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The Land Rover of Winter Jackets
on March 1, 2013
Premium, rugged, functional, warm, smart: the Marmot Shadow combines the simple functionality of a casual, about-town winter parka (super warm high-quality down, high fleece-lined collar) with the performance details of an ski/winter sports jacket (pit zips, powder skirt, removable hood, lots of pockets, long sleeves, waterproof outer lining).
This thing is such a dream come true for me, delivering all the right elements for hardcore cold-weather activity in a simple, single layer. I live in South Dakota and picked this up right before a cold snap this winter that plunged us into high temps of -5 and lows of -25 (before wind chill) -- and boy did I make the right call. I'm not as active outdoors in the winter as I used to be, but I wanted one jacket I could wear to/from work, picking up kids, walking the dog, etc. that would also do the job on the slopes or back country. Basically, I wanted a "sport utility jacket" and the Shadow is it.
I have been a disciple of Marmot for 25 years but don't buy a lot of their gear because it's just so bomb proof you never need to replace it. I was curious if this coat would stand up in quality to all the other Marmot products I've worn over the year. I can assure you it does. Marmot is one of the greatest companies around; their products are exquisitely designed, built and warrantied. This coat cements my loyalty. You seriously should look no further; you will love this coat and you will love this company.