Marmot Clarehall Down Jacket - Women's

Clear cut style and warmth.

When Mother Nature has unleashed a healthy serving of snow, and the weather forecaster is calling for at least two more feet, reach for the Marmot Women's Clarehall Down Jacket to provide cozy warmth and urban-friendly style. Designed to endure damp, cold conditions from Vermont to Washington, the Clarehall is a formidable force against winter weather thanks to its fully waterproof MemBrain exterior that protects you from heavy snowfall. Additionally, the 700-fill down insulation provides lofted, furnace-like fervor on the coldest of winter days, while the snap-off hood provides customized protection in the face of whipping winds. Not to mention, the Clarehall features a knee-long length that's not only practical, but incredibly stylish, so you can say goodbye to sacrificing warmth in the name fashion.

  • A warm, casual jacket for cold weather in wet climates
  • Waterproof membrane protects from precipitation
  • 700-fill down insulation provides lofted warmth
  • Hand pockets boast fleece lining for cozy feel
  • Internal cuffs further seal out cold drafts
  • Snap-off hood features removable faux fur ruff
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Toasty!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

Guess who doesn't freeze walking around downtown anymore? --THIS WOMAN! Nice and roasty, oh so toasty, and perfect for bitter winter weather. This jacket is a beast. With a 700 down fill, it's too warm for a lot of activity. Shoveling snow in this thing definitely kept me warm. Maybe a little too warm. Love the deep hand pockets and the Steel Onyx color is perfect for black or brown boots.

Really warm and comfortable

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

I am 5'6" and normally fluctuate between sizes 10-14 and am currently right at 14, so bought the XL to accommodate my different sizes. I don't often wear big sweaters or thick clothing even though I live in Chicago, and just rely on coats to keep me warm outside (I am always too hot inside!).

So the XL fits my size-14 body w/ 40DD bra size really well, although if you are my size and DO like to wear thick clothing it may be too tight for you. It's a tiny bit more snug around the hips than up top, as there's a lot of room in the shoulders and back to move comfortably. I am short-waisted and it shows a little bit in the back, but it's much less noticeable than many other coats I've tried recently.

The A-line bottom of the coat that other reviewers didn't like as much is actually really flattering on me and allows me to walk easily without letting the cold in.

I love the fleece sleeves and how the hood can be attached at the front of the neck for really cold/windy/wet days.

All in all, I love the coat and plan to use a belt to cinch in the waist if I get back down to a 12 or 10 before next winter.

Wanted to love it, but...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is a beautiful coat, and as far as styling goes, I loved it. The faux fur hood alone almost made me keep it. That being said...I had the "fat guy in a little coat" problem, even with buying a size larger than I normally wear. I have a tall, athletic build, with long arms and broad shoulders. Not only were the arms of this coat too short, I couldn't bend over or move my shoulders without feeling constrained. I had been looking forward to the internal fleece cuffs, but they didn't even make it to my wrists.

Conversely, the torso was too big. I normally wear a size 4 or 6 but purchased a medium to make sure I had room for sweaters. Even with an oversized wool sweater on, the coat was still too big around the waist. If there was some way to cinch it--such as with an internal elastic drawstring--that may have pushed me to keep it despite the shoulder problem.

Before returning it, I did test it outside in 5 degrees F with a brisk wind, and I will say it's windproof and warm as all get out. The hood is deep and the fur trim is soft and pretty. The snaps close securely and the pockets are roomy. There's a cool phone pouch inside with a vent for your headphones. However, the bell flare at the bottom is wide, and guess what, all that cold wind went right up inside the gap as I was walking around, leaving my butt and thighs chilly.

I'd say buy this coat if style is a top concern for you, if you're not a mesomorph body type, or if you're not planning on being very active in it. Returning it was a tough decision.

Great coat

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

This coat is stylish and warm but it does run a bit big in the hips. I am 5'7 and 120 lbs and it fit fine up top but was like wearing a giant bell skirt at the bottom. I ordered a small, definitely need an XS but it's sold out in black.

Didn't work for me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium and Small

I am 5'6", 130lbs, thin, athletic build. I am somewhat muscled across the shoulder blades from doing pullups and such, and also have abnormally long arms. I normally wear a size 2 in most clothing, sometimes size 4, and size Small in non-numbered clothing sizes. But for winter coats, I am having a problem finding anything that will fit comfortably. I ordered this coat in S and M, hoping one of the sizes would work. But the sleeves on both were a few inches too short for me, and both sizes were too tight across the shoulder blades, even though the Medium was quite large in the rest of the torso. I also ordered the Marmot Montreal down parka, and had the same shoulder blade width problem. So I guess this brand is not for me. I will have to continue searching for a company that makes jackets to accommodate muscles in small women with long arms.

One other stylistic thing to note is that when on, this coat flares out oddly at the bottom. I think it would look better if it was just a bit shorter (maybe 3-4 inches shorter at the bottom), and didn't have that flare. It just looks awkward. Other than the fit issues, it is a beautiful coat, and appears to be very high quality. I with the fit had worked for me. I will continue my search.