An insulated mid-layer that packs toasty core warmth to your ski outfit or everyday wear.

When winter temperatures really start dropping, the Marmot Men's Guides Down Vest offers additional core warmth to keep you nice and toasty. This vest 700-fill down insulation is light, lofty, and highly compressible, and is treated with water-resistant Down Defender so it doesn't clump up and stop insulating if it's exposed to moisture. The durable polyester shell and lining have water-resistant coatings as well, so you're doubly protected against wet weather.

The Guides Vest features a smooth DriClime lined chin guard for against-the-skin comfort, and a wind flap behind the front zipper seals out blustery weather so you don't feel a chill. An elastic drawcord at the hem keeps in warmth. And two handwarmers have a soft interior to keep you hands cozy as well as warm.

  • Polyester ripstop shell with DWR coating
  • Embossed polyester lining with WR coating
  • 700-fill down insulation with Down Defender
  • Wind flap behind front zipper
  • DriClime lined chin guard
  • Elastic drawcord at hem
  • Two handwarmer zips
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Puffy love

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

I am brand new to vests and finally made the leap. I am really digging the warmth without the bulk, and not having to be so sweaty under my arms. I got a Marmot Reactor fleece vest for more active pursuits, which is a great vest, and decided to try a down one for around town for these 40ish degree days.

I am a little bit in love with this one. It's super snuggly and a perfect amount of warmth for chilly days. If I needed more warmth than this, I would just grab a coat. The fit is a little bit on the boxy side, but not unflattering. It has a waist cinch so you can pull it in a little so it doesn't stick out at the bottom. And the fit means I can wear a baselayer and flannel/sweater under it very comfortably. I have been wearing this as an outerlayer, but you could layer this under a shell if you needed, it's not *too* bulky, but definitely has some puff to it.

I'm a big guy and the Large fit me perfectly, plenty of length in the torso. Plenty of room throughout, but not crazy big.

What I love most are the little details in this one, two very large handwarmer pockets with a warm lining, a really big internal pocket, the waist cinch works really well, the collar has plenty of down in it and a really warm fleece-feeling lining that makes it really snuggly around your neck.

I did have it out in some rain and it got wet very quickly, so don't expect much wet resistance. I was impressed with how fast it dried, though, so there's that.

I never thought I would use the word snuggly so much in a gear review, but this vest is awesome. It would be hard to top this one for me. Marmot quality seems top notch, haven't lost any feathers yet and I've been wearing it daily. Very happy with it.

Good for bivouac and daily use.

I am 5' 10", 180 lbs, W36. Size L fits very good. Picture was taken in outdoor base after 3 days hiking with temperature range +7/-5 C excluding wind chill factor. My son on his first rope access training.)))

Good for bivouac and daily use.

Good but not great

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

I'm 5'11, 180lbs, 34 waist, bought L in black.

pros: super light, super warm for a vest, great value.

cons: I'm not an athlete, but to me, waist of the vest is still too big, looks baggy; also (not important), the black color has a blue hint..

Met requirements

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

Great vest, very light, I'm 5'11", 220lbs, and use 36W pants, the L fits great

It's not very cold here, but at 30's with 20's windchill does a great job.

I expected it to be more warm, compared with another Nautica down vest I got in a flea market for $5, is not, but is not that "puffy", so that's give you more room for a rain jacket and doesn't male you look like you are going to a polar expedition.

I gave it 4 stars just because of the color, not a perfect black, and that it wasn't as warm as I expected, other than that, great deal!

Great daily wear vest.

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

Not a layering vest. Super warm, but too bulky for layering under

shell. Love it though for daily use. Great quality.

So warm!

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

This vest is great for layering or just on it's own. I've put it under a light down jacket and been able to play outside all day in the snow.

I'm now a vest person

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

First vest ever ordered, now I'm a believer. Warm, check. Compressible, check. Don't look like I'm wearing Arctic survival gear, check. Is it big, that is up for debate, its not an athletic fir but I don't think its meant to be. I'm 6'3 and it is slightly below my waist. I use it almost daily, very comfortable and warm. Marmot makes a great down vest, I'll be back in the future for something similar...

Runs big.

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

I'm 6'1" and 200lbs, and this thing was too big. I returned it for a more fitted vest.

Met requirements.

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

I have ordered Marmot Guides Down Vest for alpine climbing purposes. Really lightweight! Regular fit, but I guess it?s something between regular and slim, if you have athletic shapes.

Very long!

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

It's very long. But it's made well and warm!