Price US $450

Marmot Freerider 2015 Review by A Better Ski

The Marmot Freerider is definitely one of the most bomb-proof jackets in Marmots line. It has everything you want in a serious ski jacket. 2 Layer Gore-Tex keeps you dry, and allows the jacket to breathe. The seams are fully taped and the zippers are water-resistant keeping the water out. On the outside of the Marmot Freerider you have 5 pockets all varying in size and function. You have two for hand-warming, one on the arm for your pass, a small chest pocket perfect for a phone, and another small pass pocket on the side. The inside is no different, with tons of pockets for your goggles, media, sunglasses, and whatever else you need to throw in there. The snow skirt fits well and keeps snow out in the deep. Better yet, the Marmot Freerider jacket and Freerider pant can be zipped together to make a one-piece suit for the really deep snow. The Marmot Freerider just has a lot of great features, and is built to keep the wet out. The fit is regular, but runs a bit shorter than other in the Marmot lineup. The extra room is nice for layering, and combined with the Angel-Wing design you are able to move pretty freely. Overall the Marmot Freerider is just a fantastic bomb-proof jacket from Marmot. You can wear it every day on the slopes even in the harsh wet conditions.

Jacket Size- S

Matt’s Specs:
Normal Specs– 5’10”, 160 lbs,
Upper Body– 34.5” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body– 30” Waist, 38” Hips, 30” Inseam,  22” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size S Pants that have a bit more room in my thighs, that way I can actually use my pockets. And of course getting first chair with 12” of fresh powder on the mountain.
Turn Off’s: Size S Jackets that are too tight, and Size M jackets that are too loose in the waist. I really don’t like a loose waist that can allow cold air in, and I don’t like having to cinch down the waist. I also don’t like jackets that ride up when I’m skiing, The jacket should stay in place. Pants that fit too tight in the thigh, and I can’t use my pockets. Crowds in the mountains, and not being able to find a place to park in at the trailhead or ski resort.

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Type

Shell

Primary Waterproofing

Gore-Tex Membrane

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Detachable Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Proprietary

Breathability Rating

Proprietary

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Normal

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Great

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Good