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Marmot Greenland Baffled Down Jacket - Men's
MarmotGreenland Baffled Down Jacket - Men's

When warmth is a matter of survival.

Marmot stuffed the Men's Greenland Baffled Jacket with the highest quality goose down to make winter climbs and below-zero nights on the glacier as nice as reading a book in front of the fireplace. The Greenland's 800-fill down insulates like crazy. Baffles prevent the feathers from shifting to one spot, and the down-filled draft tube stops cold leaks through the zipper. Marmot's Angel Wing Movement construction lets you use your arms freely, and one of the Greenland Jacket's pockets functions as a stuff sack so you can store this down coat easily in your winter pack.

  • A heavily insulated down layer for mountaineering and climbing
  • 800-fill down insulation has a superior weight-to-warmth ratio
  • Ripstop fabric treated with DWR for protection against wetness
  • Drawcord adjustable hood cinches down when cold winds blow
  • Hook-and-loop cuff tabs seal out drafts and trap body heat
  • Angel-Wing design allows arms to move freely
  • Regular fit allows the jacket to be worn over bulky layers
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

5 winters in, my thoughts.

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

This is my 5th winter with this jacket and I have used it in almost every way it could be used.

The jacket is basically a big baffled bag of high quality down that you wear. No frills, it will simply keep you very warm. I am 5'10" athletic build and the medium fits me okay. I wish it was both a bit longer in the sleeves and torso but it's not "short" either, I just prefer longer.
The jacket construction is decent. Thin fabric saves weight as does the lack of amenities, and the large interior pockets are very useful.
The hood is as warm as can be, cinches down well, and is adjustable for depth or head size.
This jacket is warm... almost... too warm for ordinary use. I've used it down to -10F and have never been let down or felt cold because of it.
It swallows you up if you try to wear it while driving, and forget being active in it, hiking, skiing, shoveling, climbing ect. it's too warm for that. Also, it will take up the space of 3 jackets in your closet and it should be stored properly. To clean the shell I simply wipe it down with a damp towel and leave to air dry. I will never put it through the wash.

My only complaint is the lack of "niceties". For such a high performing jacket I wish the design was a bit more thoughtful. The fleece lined pockets are nice although the velcro by your face that holds the draft tube closed tends to roll in making the edges kind of sharp resulting in frequent adjustment. Not something that's fun to deal with for 10 hours at -10. Maybe it's just mine and certainly not a dealbreaker.

Headed to Nepal

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

I bought this coat for a 14 day Himalaya trek I'm taking in March. This coat has an amazing fit and is amazingly lightweight. It is super warm, but at the same time doesn't feel like your wearing a coat at all. It really forms to your body and has a great feel.

Great Jacket!

    Great jacket and very warm!

    For these types of circumstances.

    12,000 ft, 5 degrees F and 40 mph winds. There is a person in there, I promise. Sometimes you have to lose feeling in your fingers for a while to get ridiculous pictures like this.

    For these types of circumstances.

    Only one reason to use it.

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

    There is only one situation where you will pull this jacket out: It's freaking cold. You will never use this jacket when it's wet out. Don't worry about the down getting wet. You will never use this near a fire or while moving. Don't worry about the durability of the exterior material. You will only use this at high altitude camp or on belay when you are stationary and freezing. It will never let you down. Don't buy it if you intend on hauling wood to your cabin while wearing it. It will tear. Don't buy it if you need a jacket for running errands. You will sweat (and probably get the excess material stuck in the car door). Buy it if you put yourself in uncomfortably cold places on a regular basis, and know how to properly look after technical gear. You won't regret it.

    Solid value

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

    Bought this jacket for a trip to Denali in May, and for winter camping around the Tetons. I bought an XL and a L to find the best fit, expecting to size up to leave room for extra layers underneath, but I ended up going with the large. Overall I'd say this is an excellent belay parka for ice climbing or as a 6,000 meter jacket. It packs down super small in its own pocket sack and has all the features you would want in a climbing parka, including the 2 way zipper, and it seems to cost less than comparable jackets from other brands. For Denali I cut all the zipper pulls off and made my own longer ones out of paracord so I could manage them with huge over mittens, other than that everything about this parka exceeded my expectations.

    Great jacket!

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

    I wear an XXL T-shirt and the XL was just about right size. While the shell feels somewhat fragile, it should stow away in a back pack really well for those unexpected nights outside in the cold. Very warm jacket. I'm very happy.

    Alaska approved

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I live in Fairbanks, AK where it regularly gets down to -40 degrees in the winter. My roommates and I call this jacket "the atmosphere" because when you put it on, it feels like you have your own atmosphere independent of the weather outside! I could wear just this jacket with a light layer underneath at -40, and not feel cold whatsoever. This is probably the hands-down warmest jacket I have ever put on my body.

    Downside: the other reviews are correct, the shell is very fragile, and the jacket is very bulky.

    BIG , warm,fragile.

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

    I wear an extra large in many jackets ,got the large in this one.Quite roomy when wearing a sweatshirt under it(I'm 6',180lbs),a medium would probably be a bit small.It's too warm for cross-country & woods skiing here(Idaho mtns) but is perfect for less strenuous activities ,esp in below zero weather. Very warm hood altho it adjustments could be better.
    Shell is quite fragile but ok if you're careful.Carrying firewood into the house can be hazardous to it's health.
    Zipper is hard to start,esp in the dark.A far more rugged zipper would have been nice.Really warm, nice jacket.

    Warm Enough for Ama Dablam!!!

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

    Took this jacket to the summit of Ama Dablam (22,349') in the Himalayas and it worked flawlessly. I ordered a size large (me: 5'11, 155lbs), and it was fine. I did have 6 layers on my torso, so the extra volume of the large size was good to have. This thing is super-warm and may be overkill for many things, but it was great for what I needed it for. Will also be a good belay jacket for ice climbing in Ouray, and I hope to take it to Denali in a couple of years. Definitely a solid jacket.

    Warm Enough for Ama Dablam!!!

    After a year I hate this jacket

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

    I bought this jacket to replace my beloved Marmot Plasma jacket assuming it would be an improvement. It is not. It is called the Greenland Baffled Jacket, but it is not baffled in the shoulders. This leaves a seam where there is no down at the apex of the shoulder. When I go out to walk my dog I wear this jacket with a T-Shirt underneath. In temperatures of only 15 degrees F I can feel the draft coming through the shoulder because it is not baffled so there is no down at the top of the shoulder. Baffling, for those who don't know, is a method of offsetting the seams such that the seams on the inside don't line up with the seams on the outside to prevent drafts. This jacket is garbage. My old Plasma jacket had true baffled shoulders. They were also reinforced. The Plasma also had pockets with a flap over them. This allowed me to put my hand inside to get warm without letting warm air leak out. They had no zippers. The Greenland has vertical zippered pockets which allow lots of heat to escape when using them to warm your hands. Marmot is degrading in recent years. Now, if you want the best down you can buy get a Western Mountaineering or Rab.. Marmot sold out and the big company that owns it now is just milking its image while skimping in quality to maximize profits.

    Blizzard? What Blizzard?

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

    I am a 5'7" female, ~120 pounds, and I ordered the Small. Needless to say I am not the kind of lady who asks if so-and-so garment makes me look fat. And yes this garment makes me look quite pudgy. I couldn't find a women's down jacket that was as beefy as this one. I bought this for the few days/weeks when temps hover in the teens or get below 0. I was sweating in this jacket at 20 degrees in sunny, fair weather, and very toasty when it was around 0 at night. This is my "winter blizzard" jacket, and unfortunately I bought it right after it was -10 and then never got that cold again for the rest of the season. My only concern with this jacket is the durability. When I went to pick it up at the warehouse I was about to get a small jacket when I noticed a small hole with down poking through and they traded it for another one. I would be worried about snagging the fabric on anything because it does feel thin, even though it would otherwise feel right at home in a winter mountaineering setting. At the warehouse I compared the feel of this jacket to 2 other down jackets: the Mountain Hardwear Nilas and the Marmot Mountain down jackets. The Nilas looked a lot nicer aesthetically but the zipper kept getting caught, and the Mountain looked too thin for 0 and below. If I could describe this jacket in one word: Pillow. Even though I don't get to pull it out more than a couple of times a year, I will be able to have it for years to come, and looking like a pillow is totally worth the added warmth.

    Cobalt blue/ blue night

    Size medium on my 5'3" 157 lbs

    Cobalt blue/ blue night

    Warmest Puffy You'll Need

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

    This jacket is stuffed full of down. Most amount of down I could find in any jacket barring high altitude jackets with waterproof shells. The construction seems very high quality and full featured. The velcro on the storm flap and collar are a nice touch and very useful without adding real weight. The down it distributed very well, and there are no thin spots anywhere. Reasonably light an packable for how warm it is. The length is nice and it has a drop tail that completely covers my butt. I will be using it as a belay jacket for cold days cragging, bitter cold days bouldering, and backpacking in the mountains in winter. This is the warmest jacket that is suited for those type of activities. Excellent value if you get one on sale compared to other companies down parkas. Seems to go one sale pretty often, so wait for that and get one. Get one! You won't regret it when you are toasty as crap.

    Warmest Puffy You'll Need

    Great review Dan, super helpful!

    Simply the BEST

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

    I have a sickness - ice climbers are all gear junkies, but I am truly a fanatic. I own WAY too many down coats, from the Patagonia sweaters to the EB Peak XV. This is simply the best of the lot, and here's why:

    1. Best down to weight ratio. Almost 11 oz. of down to ~31 oz. weight (mine is L).

    2. Lofts incredibly. Fills all available air space, but completely unrestrictive.

    3. Compresses well. The light shell and super high quality down crush down.

    4. Great design. The belay zip works, and the flash pocket is key. The hood is perfect.

    5. The baffles work. It is not GWS or Pertex, but I don't care - in hurricane force winds I feel nothing, even when the wind chill is -40F. If you're as dumb as me to be climbing (or worse, belaying) in those conditions, well, better have this coat.

    Remember 2 things:

    1. Don't worry about the down - if you need this coat, there is no liquid water anyway.

    2. It's not burly, so watch those points. I bring a stuff sack to protect it in my pack.

    I simply love this coat. It's like a wearable sleeping bag. I consider it essential survival gear.

    Simply the BEST

    What a great photo! You really convey the performance and protection this jacket offers.

    Thanks, Lisa - took this selfie while hanging from a bolted anchor in the Catskills this past season on a particularly burly day.

    Greenland vs MH Nilas?

    The Greenland. It's awesome and a better price than the Nilas. THe hundred dollar difference is mostly Mountain Hardwear name. I don't think the slight difference in fill will matter. Once you reach 800 fill, things are pretty solid.



    Plus while the wristbands on the Nilas might be a snug fit, great for under a glove but donning/doffing becomes a hassle.

    Best Answer

    Courtney: the differences are more than name:

    QShield treated down vs. untreated

    Airshield 2L laminate face fabric vs. DWR treated nylon

    AND

    since BC.com price matches, look around! You might find the Nilas $100 cheaper than the Marmot.

    Noted. Did not do my research.

    I'd probably say Greenland for general use as I think it would probably be warmer overall. Nilas only if you are going fast/light as it is more expensive and more niche product. i.e. whatever raucous stuff Ueli Steck is doing these days.

    What a view!

    Summit of Cayambe, Ecuador. Would be great except for the hack blocking the horizon.



    Summit was maybe low 20's. At altitude, that's pretty cold, but maybe not justification for a 6000 meter jacket... But i run a little cold so i choose to carry a little bit of luxury. And it makes for a great bivy jacket in case of emergency.

    What a view!

    There is supposed to be a jacket in this picture...

    Puffy

    Yes this will make you look fat.

    Puffy

    FLUFFY BUNNY!

    Denali Layering System

    Lightweight baselayer 1/4 zip

    100wt fleece (el cheapo expedition weight baselayer)

    Synthetic Puffy

    Rab Latok Shell

    Marmot Greenland

    Denali Layering System

    seriously layered up!!

    Thanks for sharing Rabbit, this is cool!

    Cant get enough layers at altitude!

    Glad you like it.

    Would this fit well under the Marmot Spire...

    Would this fit well under the Marmot Spire Jacket?

    IVHorsemen,



    This jacket is better off being an outer layer rather than layered on top of. It is on the bulky side and will restrict movement of the arms and torso. You could always size up on the Marmot Spire or any other shell but no guarantees on a comfortable wear. I would look at another option if you are looking for a down jacket to be paired with an outer shell.