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
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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.