Marmot Gravity Softshell Jacket - Men's

Newton would love the Marmot Gravity Jacket, if he were a backcountry skier.

Whether you fight gravity on a climb or harness it while you ski a couloir, the Marmot Men's Gravity Jacket aids in you in your Newtonian science experiments. At just over a pound, this lightweight softshell jacket won't be pulling down on you at all. Wind-resistant, water-resistant, four-way stretch Marmot M1 softshell material provides unrestricted coverage and allows you to climb with ease even though the laws of physics are against you.

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Love the Marmot Gravity Coat

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

My Gravity jacket is the first piece of Marmot clothing I purchased. I wanted something different…something different than all North Face and Columbia coats found everywhere. I love my Marmot Gravity coat. It is well constructed and light weight. It definitely blocks the wind and rain. It is not the coat I would choose for a really cold Iowa winter day but it is the perfect coat for those days when you don’t have to bundle up. Since buying this coat I have bought several pieces of Marmot clothing. I am a fan.

Runs very small!!

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

Just received my Gravity jacket and initial impression is that its well made and should be fine for the colder weather. I'm 5'6, 180 pounds, 42" chest and the large was comfortable size for me, however, if anything it runs small. Medium which I sometimes fit would have definitely been too small.
Update to my initial review 12/3/17, Definitely runs very small. Arms and chest are tight if I wear a ski sweater. XL would have fit better if it wasn't too long. I'd return it if I didn't buy it during the summer and have it for 4 months.

Favorite soft shell ever

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

This jacket fits just the way I like it. It is perfect for the "not too hot, not too cold" Colorado weather. It breaths well and at the same time protects from the wind chill. It has a slim tailor to it and it is not too bulky at all.

Great shell/jacket

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

While some will call this a "shell" I've been using it strictly as a jacket and have zero complaints. The majority of the time I'm outside for 30-45mins with only a short sleeve tshirt on and don't feel to cold in mid 30 degree temps. I love the color and the functionality of this jacket. It has room that if I want to wear a heavier hoodie, it has room and doesn't feel too bulky.

Warm soft shell

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

Wonderful coat with plenty of room at the armpits/ shoulders- something I really appreciate. A very warm and windproof jacket made of a substantial fabric. Should last for years!

Awesome feedback!

Great jacket

    I bought this because the cut was a lot like my North Face Apex jacket. The apex jacket is great but it didn't stop the wind or do very much to insulate. This jacket blocks the wind and had kept my dry when I have been caught in light rain. Only down side to the jacket is that you might have to go one size larger depending how you want the jacket to fit.

    Great review!

    Almost a great jacket

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I tried to replace my discontinued 8 year old Marmot Sharp Point without success. This jacket is much tighter in the chest, no room for a sweater. I am slim and even with the waist cord fully extended, the jacket was too tight at the bottom.

    Great All-Around Soft Shell

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

    Bought this to replace a TNF fleece that had served as my casual work jacket for about 4 years. Wanted something a little sleeker that wouldn't grab fuzz like fleece. Looked at all the usual players and decided on the Marmot Gravity and overall it's a great jacket.

    The construction is absolutely solid. Fabric has a great feel and look to it, and it's very functional in terms of pockets and layout. It seems warm for what it is, but I'm in TX and have yet to wear it in a true cold environment. I also like/appreciate that the logos are subtle, not so in-your-face as some other brands. I'm paying for your product, not for the chance to advertise for you.

    I'm 5'9", 175" with a fairly athletic build. I 32" waist, 42" coat and normally wear either a large (athletic cut) or medium (regular cut) shirt. I ordered this jacket in Large and I think it's about right. It's not a tight fit, by any means, and the arms are about 3" too long, but when zipped up it's actually a very tailored fit in the chest/armpits, so I seriously doubt that a Medium would have worked. I don't mind the arms being a little long because with the velcro cuff adjustments it's fine, and with the added length the sleeves don't ride up when reaching/climbing/etc.

    I would rate this jacket a solid 4.5 stars. My only wish is that the fit was a little more trim in the large, but I'm perpetually in size hell (medium too small, large too big) so I don't really fault Marmot on this one. Highly recommend.

    Matt, your reviews are what make this community!

    Great all-around midweight jacket

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

    Was in the market for a utility midweight jacket and found it in the Gravity. Warm, fairly light, water-resistant. I also like the athletic cut for those more high-intensity activities. Good for layering or independent use on cool days.

    Marmot Gravity Softshell

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I gave this jacket as a gift and they love it. The sizing is great, athletic fit, great softshell. Not intended for big bulky layers underneath it. Repels wind/water well.

    My New Favorite

      I originally purchased the Mountain Hardwear Tech ii jacket, but returned it for the gravity by marmot. This jacket is amazing. Super warm, great fit, and well made. Marmot is my go to brand, hands down.

      Runs Small

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

      Very Nice, well made jacket, but for a large size, it definitely runs small. Uncomfortable to wear with a standard ski sweater.

      Great jacket

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

      I bought this jacket 3 yrs ago and it still looks great. I like the athletic fit and have used it extensively in the Northeast winters with appropriate layering. Good quality materials.

      Great jacket but....

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

      Awesome jacket if you like a slim or athletic fit. Reasonably warm but no good under 30 degrees unless you use a good base-layer. The small arm/should pocket isn't very useful. I used this jacket all the time for about 3 years before the zipper stopped working(wont stay zipped at the bottom). All that being said I love(d) this jacket.

      Nice jacket

        Warm, repels water nicely, collar a little high, but comes in handy when weather is foul...

        Great jacket, strange fit.

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

        Just received my jacket, it's wonderful! Fit is very snug and close to the body, narrowest part is at the waist line and ribs area, sleeves and arm pits are space full. It is extremely wind resistant, went with a T-shirt underneath at low 50s and I was very warm.
        One strange thing, even though size is perfect, the jacket seems to be a bit short, reaching my upper hip line instead on mid hip line, like most jackets do.
        I truly recommend this jacket.

        Unanswered Question

        I am 6'2" 175 athletic build and hover between L and XL, depending on the brand. I am looking at this for a spring/warm day ski shell and may add a medium layer under it on some days. Will a L allow me to layer and will an XL be too roomy?

        I am 5'10", 157lbs, also I just got the Marmot Leadville jacket in a size medium. Will the Gravity medium also work - is it the same fit?

        Hey Axel,



        The Leadville is an athletic fit and the Gravity is a regular fit. I think you can still get a medium but know that the Gravity will fit more relaxed than the Leadville and is a heavier jacket.

        I have to disagree with this. I've tried on the Leadville, ROM, and Gravity and have to say that the Gravity was the tightest for me. I am 5'8" about 180 athletic and was able to wear a medium for both the ROM and Leadville. The Gravity was very tight in the chest area. The large fit much better.

        I am 5/8 approx 180lbs. 34 waist,
        Just wondering what size to get....

        I would recommend going with a Large in the Marmot Gravity Softshell. The Medium will most likely be too low volume for you. Plus, we have a great exchange policy at Backcountry and will cover shipping both ways if you need to switch sizes.



        Contact me with any questions about Marmot Jackets:

        klivingston@backcountry.com

        801-736-4337

        Agreed, I am very close to your stats and the Large fit way better. The medium was way too snug in the chest. I am usually a Medium in Marmot with the expectation that I don't plan on layering a ton under the garment. The Gravity was too tight with even just a t-shirt underneath.

        I'm 6'2 170bs, and a skinny-athletic body. a XL it's ok for me??

        I would recommend the Large in the Marmot Gravity Softshell. I am 6'1" 185 lbs. and I wear a Large in all Marmot Jackets. The XL will most likely be too roomy if you are a lean-athletic build. Plus, we have a great exchange policy at Backcountry and will cover shipping both ways if you need to switch sizes.



        Contact me with any questions about Marmot Jackets:

        klivingston@backcountry.com

        801-736-4337