Fearless in the face of cold.

Zip in to the Marmot Men's Featherless Jacket to stay warm during those days it's just barely warm enough to climb. Built around Marmot's Angel-Wing construction, the Featherless Jacket gives you the capability to reach for holds and move with relative ease whether you're climbing or skiing. The jacket can stuff down into one of its own pockets for safe keeping if the weather continues to heat up, or more likely, this jacket can zip in to compatible Marmot shells when you need a some extra warmth during cold, snowy ski days.

  • A warm, flexible jacket for playing outdoors in cold weather
  • Thinsulate insulation stays warm even when damp
  • Zip-in compatible for when you need extra warmth
  • Angel-Wing construction prevents restriction of movement
  • Elastic cuffs and hem keep cool air out
  • Stuffs down into internal stuff sack pocket for easy carry
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Poor Quality

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

Stitching started coming undone immediately, insulation poked through shell, weight was nowhere near advertised. Warranty was going to cost more than it's worth (Yes, they charge. ie, Essentially no warranty).

Contacted Marmot but received no reply. You'd be nuts to buy this.

Awesome Jacket, Sleeves Too Long

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: L

The jacket quality is great. No loose stitching or problems with the material.

I plan on returning it though because the fit is great in the shoulders and body, but the sleeves are 3-4 inches too long. For reference, a large Patagonia Nano Puff fits me well.

Warm but fits like a liner!

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

I like the jacket but it was not advertised as a liner jacket for a system. I wouldn't have purchased the jacket if I had know it was a liner. Mainly because I have had 2 other Marmot jacket systems, they are great jackets but lack some features that I desired like tapered sleeves on the liner and non reversible zippers that work much better than the reversible zippers. I was going to return it but ended up wearing it in a pinch and it got dirty, so I got another closet hanger! That being said it is warm for the weight! After reading the description again I see I missed the part about it being a liner... My Fault!

Warm and lightweight

    My son loves this puffy the best out of all of his jackets. He wore it in a complete downpour and said he still kept warm. The blue is a beautiful color.

    New Featherless technology is RAD!

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

    Every now and then a new technology comes along and changes the way you think about your gear. The new Featherless insulation from Marmot is precisely that type of tech. This jacket is undoubtedly the warmest that I own for it's weight, and I can be confident that it will not wet-out when I encounter a little rain or take a spill on the river. Featherless is far from "just another synthetic insulation" both in warmth, and weight. The feel and overall weight compare very well to a 650-fill down jacket, making it the perfect layer for snowy lift service days at the resort, and early Fall mornings on the river. Probably won't replace your 800-fill ultra-light jacket, but it is a super solid "all conditions" puffy to have at the ready.

    I would say the fit is great, allowing plenty of room for a layer if needed underneath. I am typically at the bottom smaller end of a Medium in Marmot, I sized down to a small in this featherless and could not be happier about it as the sleeves run a tad long.

    My new Favorite

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

    I wear this jacket all the time; super lightweight, very warm, and it looks great.

    Perfect for backpacking with an integrated pocket stuff sack, plenty warm for layering on the ski hill, and comfortable for wearing around the house.

    Let me know if you have any questions regarding fit, I am happy to help out.


    ultra warm, ultra light

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

    They did it. This synthetic piece feels on par with all my down pieces and honestly warmer. I was shocked once i got to test this on the mountain. It also packs down into its own pocket super small making it a contender as my mid layer touring this season. The new 3m insulation is truly the best in the synthetic world. Fit on this is fairly relaxed with plenty of stretch upwards for climbing. If you have any questions, need advice, or just want to chat more about this piece feel free to reach out.

    ultra warm, ultra light

    Synthetic For the Win!

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

    I have given this jacket a great test run. I wear it quite often and am super happy with it. Usually between a Large and XL in similar products, going with the smaller size is definitely the way to go here.

    I find that the jacket feels heavier than down. Pro: it feels like a constant hug :) Con: weight is an issue when out doing physical activities. I see no difference in the actual warmth compared to down, This thing is extremely cozy! I use it in cold weather for casual wear and have used it under a Gore-Tex shell as a midlayer; works fantastic in both situations!

    I think the biggest draw here is that the 3M Thinsulate Eco Synthetic insulates when wet. Luckily, I have not tested this feature but see the true value as I am always out in the elements. I have spent a day with a soaked down jacket and it was not pleasant.

    I highly recommend this jacket to everyone! You will not regret it :)

    The New Leader of the Pack

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

    OK, I am a puffed jacket addict. I have two Patagonia Nano Puff's, three Patagonia Down Sweater's, and two North Face Thermoballs. The puff is good from 35-55 degrees. The Down Sweater's are good from only about 30-40 degrees. The Thermoballs are good from 30-45 degrees. This baby is definitely the warmest of them all and looks to be good from about 20-40 degrees. And, it's synthetic so it won't lose its warmth if you are sweating it out or have to suffer a humid winter like I do. It looks like it's down, though, as the loft is about as thick or thicker than my Down Sweaters, and definitely puffier than the Thermoballs. The real reason this one has taken the lead, though, is that 1) it fits my beer belly a heck of a lot better than the newer Down Sweaters (those are tight in the belly, now, didn't used to be, they are now.) and 2) it has real cuffs, not the crappy elastic with extended cuffs like on the newer Thermoballs. I just sold my two newer Down Sweaters and replaced them with two of these fantastic jackets.

    Awesome Down-Like Synthetic Jacket

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

    I'm 5'11" and about 175lbs - I can often be on the fence between medium and large. Medium is absolutely the way to go in this case. Marmots almost always feel a touch on the bigger side for me. With that said, the medium fits great - the cut allows for a bit of room (you could wear a thicker base layer if you needed) and still have plenty of mobility. I got the Dark Spruce color and its rad! Cool other color options too.

    I like that it has the look & almost feel of down, but is synthetic. A lot of synthetic jackets have somewhat of a bulky or funky feel to them, this doesn't at all in the slightest. I haven't packed it into a stuff sack or a pack yet, but would imagine I'll have plenty of doing so through the winter for backcountry touring.

    The pocket situation is fine - has 2 main outside pockets that are pretty big and one inner one for your phone / gypsy trinkets / etc.

    This is a great mid layer piece or even stand alone for cold weather. If you have any questions on the sizing of it or if its the right jacket for you, don't hesitate giving a shout and I'd be happy to help - my direct line is 801.204.4547 or you can email me at cojohnson@backcountry.com

    Thanks for the comment and call back. I almost ordered a large as I am also a tweener. (5'10" 175) Replacing a MH Compressor which at this point is more tenacious tape.

    Hey Bruce, no problem at all! Enjoy the jacket, its awesome!

    Unanswered Question

    For how many degrees this model is?