Marmot Jena Vest - Women's

Toasty to the core.

Take the versatile Women's Jena Vest by Marmot on all your adventures. Just whip it out of its own pocket for the additional core warmth you need when you're running, cycling, climbing, skiing, hiking, or camping. Its DWR coated shell hangs tough in the face of abrasion and moisture, while the superlight 700-fill down insulation retains its warmth ten times longer and dries 30% faster than standard downs thanks to Marmot's proprietary Down Defender treatment.

  • DWR coated shell
  • 700-fill down insulation
  • Down Defender
  • Regular fit
  • Elastic drawcord at hem
  • Packs into pocket
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Lured by the POP! of Color

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

Indeed- I was swayed to buy this b/c it came in a vibrant Turquoise. Borderline impulse buy.
LOVE that bright color . It works for me on foggy mornings or in the night when a flashlight might be shined upon me.
I prefer being noticed rather than blending in to the forest/trees/night.
Do I need it? Naaaa.
Did I WANT it? Yep.
But other than that- my thoughts are it's BOXY.
It's not the most flattering fit.
I like the length of it though.
Will it keep me warm? Probably but it's also light weight.
Typically, I go with North Face or Patagonia on my down jackets but again, the color and the sale price...I gambled on the purchase.
I will use this eventually, but I'm not ready for that just yet, so in the mean time, it will get periodic use.
Hoping to have this for a good decade, at that rate.
We shall see...

Beautiful jacket

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

My daughter loves this jacket. Fits well and smart styling.

Love this vest!!

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

This is my go to vest...I like to wear it with a zip up hoodie or a flannel underneath...Very comfortable, light weight , and warm!!

Warm!

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

This has been my go to layer since purchasing it a couple weeks ago. It is so warm! It goes with me from the ski hill to apres. My one issue is that I cannot get the zipper close enough together to zip when the jacket lays on my body like normal. This is such a close fit, it's maybe only an inch off at the bottom band. But the chest of the vest fits just fine so its not something to size up for. It's just a little annoying to lift the vest when I zip it to close but overall, I still love the functionality and warmth of the vest! The black is not shiny and matches with everything.

Great jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Great jacket. Fits a little small but OK. Looks great also.

Medium did not zip up past my hips

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

I had to return it and I was bummed bcs it seemed like a great product. The vest did not zip up at my hips. I had another friend who is also a true medium try it and she also had problems so I think the cut on the vest was slightly off... I also bought the medium Parka and that fits excellent! I am 5'0" and 140 lbs. curvy and muscular.

Great Vest!

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

Gave this to my mom as a Christmas present, huge hit. Good fit and stylin'.

Warm and cozy

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

I bought this for backpacking trips. It's a little puffier than I wanted it to be. While it does pack down it doesn't pack down very small ( about the size of a nalgene, my down jacket is smaller). I bought it in yellow because I dug the color, bad choice, it's always dirty especially if it's my turn to start the fire. Other than that I love it, I decided to buy a different vest for backpacking, actually the backcountry brand and keep this one for car camping. I do have broad shoulders and a big caboose and it fits snug around the rear. I got a Med and I'm satisfied, I feel a large would of been too big because there's a lot of room around the waist. I usually layer with a hoodie and can throw it under my down jacket and it's comfy. It doesn't ride in the pits! I have that problem with a lot of my jackets because of my shoulders, this one is just right.

Warm and cozy

Great vest!

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

Bought as a gift for my 16 year old daughter (5'8" 130lbs; size M) and she loves it. Great fit, perfect for school.

Well done little vest!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: x small

This vest is adorable and kept this Florida girl WARM hiking in Glacier National Park. Got snowed on and stayed warm and dry. Also slim enough to fit nicely under my rain shell with no bulk.

Good Vest

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

I purchased this in black, size L, for my little sis & myself. It's a very warm, cozy vest without being bulky! I wear it constantly through Pennsylvania falls & winters & so does the sister. Normally, I would purchase a size M, as I like to layer underneath jackets & prefer them with a very loose fit. The L was the only size avail & I took a chance, as I'm fairly small (usually wear a 4-6 on top & a 6-8 in fitted pants)....my sister is a few inches taller, but we have the same basic build. Ended up working in our favor, as I got a great sale price & the vest does run a bit small. I can put a Northface Denali fleece under it on more mild winter days or a nice, chunky hoodie in the fall. Pocket size is generous, you can fit a bunch of stuff in the 2 outer & 1 interior pockets! I've even stuffed an envelope wallet that's made to hold an iPhone 6 plus cards, cash, etc in these pockets! The wallet is 7" long & 4" tall, as a point of reference.
My only real complaint/issue with this vest is that the nylon outer is thin. I snagged it on something just wearing it around town & was left with a little pinhole. It was a quick fix with a stitch or 3 of waxed black thread, but it let me know NOT to wear this kicking around my dad's 130 acres of wild & wooded property or to be cautious if I do.
No problems whatsoever with leaking down. Stays inside, right where it belongs!
Thin nylon outer aside, I would & probably will order this in another color at some point.

Great Vest for all seasons!

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

Great Vest! I was debating the small or medium & I'm glad I went with the small. It runs true to size - a medium would have fit with a bulky shirt underneath but the small is great for tshirts/more snug long sleeve shirts. The color is vibrant & the down is filled well - not marshmallow stuffed but nice & full. I'd definitely recommend this vest!

VERY warm, beautiful color, great vest!

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

I bought the vest at the end of the winter sale, so I've worn it several times but haven't taken it to the back country yet. The vest is very warm for the weather I've had it in so far, which is New Orleans late winter (40 degrees Fahrenheit).

I got the purple (more like indigo), and it's a beautiful color. Since the color is so dark, I don't have the problem others mentioned about being able to see the darker feathers.

Only complaint is the vest torso is pretty long, and my hips are wide, so it bunches up on top of my hips and creates a strange curve along the zipper mid-stomach. Had the vest torso length been a little shorter, I wouldn't have this problem. My torso is an average length/height. Sometimes I roll up the bottom few rows. I wore it with the tags for a day or two to figure out if I liked it. I liked it enough to keep it despite this torso/bunching up.

Great layering piece; I wear it under my marmot M1, as well as over long sleeve shirts just for around the office on cold days.

Can't wait to take it outdoors next winter!

Warm hugs!

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

This vest has kept me warm on a few cold mornings walking the dog, and brisk evenings in Lake Tahoe. I usually wear a S in vests, and ordered a M in this so that I can layer under instead of over. I'm 5'9", 135#, 34" chest, and can wear a base layer and sweater underneath without a problem. It is a bit boxy, but that's ok with me because of the layering. If you want fitted, order your regular size. The yellow vapor is more of a gold-mustard color, not bright yellow as pictures.

Best of the vests

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

I have used this vest as an extra layer over my fleece during the school year as well as in the backcountry. It is a must-bring whenever I'm packing and it magically fits with everything! A slightly more reasonable price than patagonia and it is guaranteed to keep your core cozy!

Best of the vests

An Everywhere Kind of Vest

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

I am a wildlife biologist and I work during the winter months. I tested out this vest in 12 degree weather wearing a thermal & a fleece under. It was perfect for hiking up the mountain because I didn't feel overwhelmed by a large down jacket which would usually result in me sweating. It kept me at just the right temperature.

Besides that, it is adorable! It goes well with basically everything in my closet and I feel great wearing it.

An Everywhere Kind of Vest

thanks for this detailed review

Warm, packable & stylish

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

Great color, awesome styling, super warm for the weight. Slightly tight in the hips vs chest & waist, but the large ended up working for me. Truly worth the money, well made and fun to wear.

Unanswered Question

How long is the sale on the Marmot vests?

Perfect for Fall in the Midwest

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

I love this vest so much that I've give it as a gift to both my sister and my mom! It's very warm and not overly puffy like other brands that I tried. I've worn it for camping, traveling, and even to work.

Perfect for Fall in the Midwest

Love It!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Love this vest. I bought a larger size to layer over sweaters etc. I like that it is on the long side.