Price US $170

Marmot Variant 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Marmot Variant is a mid-layer with moderate insulation, which could also make a good jacket for around town on a mild day.

Marmot Variant Mid-Layer Review

Tester: Cindy

Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Variant is not waterproof and would really only work well under a technical shell. You could also use this as a casual around town jacket on mild days, but you’ll want to make sure to not get caught in the rain or wet snow.

Warmth: The Marmot Variant offers moderate warmth. For me this is a good around town jacket on cool fall days, or great as a mid-layer on cold days on the mountain. You’re not really going to layer a bunch under this jacket, but you could easily layer over the top if you wanted.

Fit: The Marmot Variant has an athletic fit that conforms to your body. It has a stretchy Polartec material on the side panels, shoulders and arms, and a form fitting torso. This is a very comfortable jacket for around town, or perfect for under a technical shell.

Features: The Marmot Variant is a fleece lined mid layer with moderate insulation, stretch side panels, and an athletic fit. It does have thumbholes on the sleeves, and two hand warming pockets.

Bottom Line: The Marmot Variant is an awesome jacket for around town on a fall day, but it’s also great for underneath a technical shell. It’s comfortable, stylish, and functional for a day on the snow.

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Type

Fully Insulated

Primary Waterproofing

None

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Other

Taped Seams

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

No hood

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

None

Meshed Vents

No

Layer Count

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Good