Marmot Estes Hooded Softshell Jacket - Women's
MarmotEstes Hooded Softshell Jacket - Women's

Soft and sweet.

The Marmot Women's Estes Hooded Softshell Jacket is ideal outerwear for fall climbing trips, backpacking in the spring, or walking to your Saturday yogalates class on a mild September morning. The M3 softshell is Marmot's most breathable softshell, and its comfortable stretch and regular fit let you layer a little bit; for the late-fall hike you'll start at sun-up (so you can finish before nightfall), you can comfortably wear a silkweight tee and a trim-fitting fleece under this shell without feeling like an overstuffed teddy bear.
Angel-Wing arm articulations let you freely swing your trekking poles or reach for that high hand-hold. The low-profile hood stays close to your head, and you can zip up the collar to keep your neck warm. Hiking across town instead of through the woods? An internal zipped media pocket lets you bring along your smartphone without exposing your tech to the elements. Three external pockets offer ample storage space for cash and credit cards so you can leave your purse behind for truly unencumbered exploring.

  • Marmot M3 softshell
  • Regular fit, hip length
  • Angel-Wing Movement arm articulation
  • Hood
  • 1 internal media pocket
  • 2 zipped hand pockets, 1 zipped chest pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Breathable softshell

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

Great breathable softshell that serves its purpose. I've worn it for travel, hiking, climbing Mount Rainier, and it held up great under windy conditions. Also has harness-compatible pockets, all of which zip which is awesome. It's not windproof or waterproof - only part of a layering system. Got drenched wearing it in Iceland and unfortunately it took awhile to dry, but that's the only drawback.

Breathable softshell

Do-it-all Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

This is a great jacket for nearly all conditions. It doesn't excel in extreme temps or when it is super rainy. However, most of the time, it is just right and plenty comfortable too.

A rather light soft shell

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

I purchased this to replace my 8 year-old Marmot. This is not the same jacket. It is much thinner, with no real insulation. I live in upstate NY, so this will work in late Spring or early Fall, but would need a fleece or vest if it gets colder than 50 F. On the plus side, it's stretches well, and the color is beautiful (magenta/ dark purple). I haven't tried it in real rain, but kept me dry in a light storm. It does run a bit small.

Runs Small -

  • Size Bought: sm

Awesome coat, runs small in the chest area but the coat is stretchy so it works. Black is not really black but more like a midnight blue color, still a nice coat , good hood , pockets in a weird location.

Love the color, but runs super small

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

I purchased this in the green color. I have the Marmot PreClip rain jacket that fits perfectly in XS, so I assumed that this would be the same in sizing, and have friends with Marmot softshells who agree with that assessment. It was too short and too tight in the arms, wrists, etc. Gorgeous, but size up! At least in the green. Unfortunately, the next size up for me was sold out. Not meant to be, I suppose.