The Marmot Montreal is more of an everyday jacket than it is a ski jacket. You could use it on the slopes, but this would probably cater to those who are only hitting the slopes a few times a season and only for a few runs each time. Still, this would make a great après jacket for those who want a warm and extra-long down jacket.
Marmot Montreal Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Marmot Montreal is a water-resistant down jacket with down defender. This is really a jacket for dry days, and won’t do a great job keeping you dry in any kind of wet or heavy snow. Down Defender does help to keep the down from getting soaked through and continue to insulate. The Montreal is a warm down jacket that isn’t really meant for any high output activity. This would be a good jacket for around town, but awful if you’re looking for a breathable option for hiking to your favorite run.
Warmth: The Marmot Montreal is a very warm down jacket. It has 700-fill and would be great for about town on a cold winters day. There is room to layer underneath for the extremely cold days, but for most of us that would only be in extreme conditions.
Fit: The Marmot Montreal is an extra-long jacket that does a great job of keeping you warm with the extra length. It fits true to size, and it is a comfortable jacket for around town. However it’s not the best for a day on the slopes. The length is just a bit too long and restricting, and would probably be very annoying for getting on and off the lift.
Features: The Marmot Montreal is designed more for about town than it is for the slopes. It would be great for walking around the ski area base village on a day off from skiing. You could take it on the slopes if you want, but would really only work for those skiers who go out once or twice a season. They do have a wrist gaiter, and hood, but it is not helmet compatible. The jacket also lacks a powder skirt, and any good pockets for gear.
Bottom Line: The Marmot Montreal is more of an around town or apres jacket than a ski jacket. You could use it on the slopes, but would really only work for those who only get out a day or two in a season. This is a great everyday jacket for those who want an extra-long and warm down jacket.