The Marmot Moonshot is a good jacket for the casual resort skier. It’s a comfortable jacket with some cool “eye popping” colors, and all the features you’ll want when skiing at the resort.
Breathability: The Marmot Moonshot has a MemBrain 10 2L breathable material and a decent amount of Thermal R insulation. It’s not the warmest jacket out there, but it also doesn’t breathe super well either. When working hard to earn your turns, the Marmot Moonshot won’t keep the sweat from building up. The jacket does have vented pits to help cool you down quickly, but the Moonshot is better suited for those who don’t plan on exerting a ton of energy on the mountain.
Waterproofing: The Marmot Moonshot is okay in a light to moderate snowfall, but not the best for a wet climate. The 10k MemBrain is right at the industry standard for waterproofing, but would not be great if you plan on skiing in wet weather more often than not.
Warmth and Comfort: The Marmot Moonshot is moderately warm. Our tester does run a bit warm, so we find the insulation suitable for colder days on the mountain. Those of you who run cold would probably have the need for a bit more insulation and warmth, but with a decent base and mid layer, the Marmot Moonshot could be good in cold to really cold temps.
Fit: The Marmot Moonshot has a regular fit that feels pretty true to size. The torso does seem to taper in slightly and the waist is a bit loose. The length is really nice and hits below the waist. Our tester found both the small and medium to fit, but obviously the small was a bit more conforming. When sizing up to the medium, the jacket offered more room for layering, but also felt a bit baggier.
Features: The Marmot Moonshot has a ton of great pockets. We love the position of the second “chest” pocket which is located high on the waist. The two hand-warming pockets are a decent size and offer plenty of space for gear. The upper chest pocket is okay, but we’d rather see a vertical zipper pocket instead of the horizontal flap. Maybe it’s just us, but we find the horizontal chest pockets a little bit harder to use. The Marmot Moonshot also has a removable hood, removable powder skirt, mesh it zips, and fully sealed seems.
The Marmot Moonshot is a good jacket for casual resort skiers. It’s warm, water-proof, and comfortable. It doesn’t have the same high end fabrics of a technical shell, but still offers plenty of protection from the elements for most casual skiers. Those who ski in a really wet climate will probably want to look for a jacket with a bit better waterproofing.
Jacket Size – M
Normal Specs – 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body – 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body – 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam, 26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt but fit well in the waist. That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill.
Turn Off’s: Size M jackets that are too tight in the shoulders and hips while being boxy in the waist. I really don’t like a tight fit at the hips that rides up and allows snow in my jacket and pants. The jacket should stay in place! Size M Pants that fit too tight in the thigh so I can’t use my pockets but so loose in the waist they fall down and I get snow in my pants.