The Marmot Jena Jacket is a warm down mid-layer. It would be good underneath a technical shell or for a casual cold weather jacket.
Marmot Jena Down Mid-Layer Review
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Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Jena has a DWR coating and Down Defender. This will give you a touch of water resistance for the days you get caught in a snow. This won’t be good in wet weather, but at least you won’t soak through immediately. Underneath a technical shell this will give you bomber warmth without having to worry about getting wet.
Warmth: The Marmot Jena has 700 fill down insulation for some pretty solid warmth. This would be a great insulating layer underneath a technical shell on a really cold day. It would also work well on its own, but you want to make sure it’s not going to get wet.
Fit: The Marmot Jena fits slightly small and short. It’s not all that atypical given that is has pretty thick down insulation, but would probably want to size up if were planning on using it as more than a mid-layer.
Features: The Marmot Jena is a pretty standard down jacket. It has a heavy amount of insulation, two zippered hand pockets, and an elastic hem. It also has Marmots angel Wing movement for better mobility.
Bottom Line: The Marmot Jena is a warm insulating down jacket. It would work great under a technical shell. If you’re the type of skier that always runs cold, and need a really warm mid-layer this would fit the bill pretty well. You could also use it as an around town jacket on dry days.