Marmot Quasar Down Jacket - Men's

Ultralight, ultra warm.

The Marmot Men's Quasar Down Jacket is nine ounces of winter-worthy warmth wrapped up in a durable shell suitable for climbers and skiers. Its goose down insulation has an unbeatable 850-fill rating for lightweight loft, and windproof Pertex Quantum protects the down from punctures. Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement helps the Quasar move with you whether you're skiing down mountains or climbing up them. This down jacket packs into its pockets for compact storage when you don't need its warmth mid-adventure. 

  • Pertex Quantum shell
  • 850-fill goose down insulation
  • Angel-Wing Movement
  • Adjustable hem
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Packs into pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good Jacket - Rips Easily/Not Breathable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Great jacket, super light and packable which is super cool, but you can get pretty sweaty in it if you put yourself to work on a climb or long hike, not the most breathable. Also this jacket rips relatively easy, I had to put ~5-6 tape jobs on it over the course of a year. They were sharp branches/thorns/metal, but the lack of "puff' in the down cause it to easily snag.

Good Gear

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: XL

Very Warm. Nice fit,

Too Light, not warm

    Although the description say 850 rating, there is almost no filling and this is really not a jacket to wear in cld days of winter. The material is so soft feels like wearing a plastic bag.

    Good fit

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Great fit, warm jacket, usable for outdoors or workday.

    I was disappointed to see a small hole in the jacket when it came, given the price, but otherwise the jacket is great.

    Size

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Lg

    I ordered a Large. Runs small. I am 6'2" 200. The Chest was tight. The arm pits were very small no room for layers. This was with a T-shirt on. Almost was like the Hulk with the jacket. Love backcountry with the return. Went from a L to XLG w/o any hassle (return). Will not give any stars on this bc I have not used it yet.

    Vests, Jackets, Toggles & Super Bowl Com

    • Size Bought: Large

    I'm glad I bought a Large because any smaller would be too small in the chest/shoulders. I definitely have extra room in belly/waist area, but that's good for layers underneath, plus this jacket has cinch cord. Being 6'0" 180 lbs and buying this jacket in Medium is highly ill advised; you'll find your sleeves to be at least 2 inches too short and I presume space up top would be extremely restrictive. For what it's worth, I first tried out the Marmot Ajax Vest in Large, and with three layers on underneath(including a XL fleece) I was still swimming in that thing. This jacket is LIGHT and WARM; it gets 4 stars because I had to send my first Quasar back due to the waistband toggle being fed through the handle hole and not the actual locking mechanism - a ludicrous scenario @ MSRP $325, but I understand: Marmot had a Super Bowl commercial to worry about lol! BC was beyond stellar as usual.

    Love this jacket

      The jacket was perfect. Right size, right color, fit perfectly and kept my husband warm. Fits true to size. And the color is amazing!

      No surprises, warm, light,

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Another great jacket from Marmot,



      As someone who is referred to as the "jacket whore" in my family I feel like I appreciate a good jacket

      I got this on sale over a year ago and have loved it. Very light jacket but with the normal pockets it doesn't feel like you're compromising function for weight.

      I ordered a medium and it fit is snug but doesn't inhibit motion at all, I wanted it for a layer.

      Has maybe lost 3 feathers while I've had it. Doesn't lose down and unlike a couple other jackets I've had even with weeks of use with sometimes dirty oily clothes the down is still completely lofted.

      Great looking jacket with a more tailored athletic cut. Also the right amount of fill I hate jackets that seem like they skimped on the down and the baffles are collapsing.

      The fabric is definitely fragile like most lightweight nylons but surprisingly durable. Not as heavy of a weight as the fabric on the comparable TNF jackets but definitely heavier than the fabric on the MH ghost whisperer. A perfect balance I think.

      Looking forward to years of use

      No surprises, warm, light,

      Does this jacket have "down defender" (I think that's the name) like the Zues does?

      I looked all over on the jacket Shawn and have been unable to establish if this has down defender. For some reason I'm leaning more towards that it doesn't if I remember correctly from when I bought it but that could be wrong.

      Gearhead?