Price US $275

Marmot Ama Dablam 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Marmot Ama Dablam is a very warm down jacket that is good for the casual skier that needs a lot of warmth. This won’t be you’re go to for nasty storms or wet weather, but perfect for cold and dry days.

Marmot Ama Dablam Down Jacket Review

Tester: Cindy

Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Ama Dablam has a DWR coating that is water-resistant, but not water-proof. Down jackets are great for cold and dry days, but won’t work well on a wet day. The Ama Dablam is also not very breathable. This isn’t a surprise since this is a warm down jacket and meant for cold days on the mountain, and not really designed for high output activities like boot packing.

Warmth: The Marmot Ama Dablam is one of the warmer jackets we’ve tested. It has 800 fill goose down in a pretty streamlined construction. The best part is that it’s warm without being too overly bulky. This won’t be a good jacket for blustery snow storms, but for cold and dry days, this is just about perfect.

Fit: The Marmot Ama Dablam is very comfortable and true to size. It feels pretty streamlined for such a heavy fill.

Features: The Ama Dablam is a pretty standard down jacket. It’s designed for warmth, but not great in wet weather. It does have a water-resistant DWR coating, but nothing more for water-proof tech. The Ama Dablam does have a countered helmet, but it’s not super compatible with a helmet. The two hand warming pockets are well placed, and we do like the pass pocket on the sleeve. It does have a rip-stop outer shell, but it’s not going to hold up as well to abuse as a technical shell will. This is designed more for casual skiers looking to stay warm, or for about town after a day of skiing. This would also work pretty well as a mid-layer.

Bottom Line: The Marmot Ama Dablam is a warm down jacket. Down jackets are great if you run cold all the time, but they don’t have much for waterproof tech, and won’t be great in a storm. This would be okay as a resort jacket, especially for casual skiers. However, it’s not the best stand-along piece for hardcore skiers that are going to put it through some abuse. If you still like to have down for warmth, this could work well under a technical shell. It would also make a great around town jacket for cold mid-winter days.

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Type

Puffy

Primary Waterproofing

None

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Down

Taped Seams

Criticaly Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

None

Meshed Vents

No

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Normal

Packability

Thick

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Poor

Warmth

Excellent