The Marmot Alexie would make a great every-day jacket or a good casual ski jacket for dry days on the mountain. It’s a very warm down jacket, but lacks some of the skier specific features people like.
Marmot Alexie Down Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Alexie jacket is water-resistant, but doesn’t have any waterproof tech. This is a good jacket for those who ski in a cold, dry area, and never really see a whole lot of wet weather. The Alexie is also pretty low on the breathability end as well. That’s not surprising given this is a heavy down jacket designed for warmth.
Warmth: The Marmot Alexie has 700 fill-power down, and would be a great jacket for those cold mid-winter days. You could wear this on the mountain as you’re go-to jacket for the cold and dry days, or use it every day as your casual about town jacket.
Fit: The Marmot Alexie Down jacket has a traditional regular fit. It is a little on the short size, but pretty true to size otherwise. Our tester liked the fit of the medium better than the small. The medium also seemed to work much better with the hood.
Features: The Marmot Alexie blends super warm down with a casual jacket that’s more suited to around town than performance on the snow. It does have a hood, but it wasn’t very helmet compatible. The length is also pretty short, and not great for those of us that spend a good amount of time in deep snow, or sitting in the chair. There are two decent hand-warming pockets and an internal media pocket for those who like to skit with music. The Alexie lacks a chest pocket, pass pocket, powder skirt, and pit zips.
Bottom Line: The Marmot Alexie could make an okay ski jacket for casual resort skiers in cold locations. However, the Alexie would make a much better around town jacket for those cold mid-winter days off the mountain.