As its name suggests.

Named after the second highest mountain in the Écrins range—not to mention, this same mountain is home to some seriously burly skiing—the Marmot Men's La Meije Jacket is designed to tackle tough vert, cliff jumps, and bottomless pow alike. First and foremost, the jacket boasts a Gore-Tex Performance construction to provide fully waterproof protection and breathable performance, while the fully taped seams bolster your defense against moisture and precipitation. A removable powder skirt safeguards your baselayers and core warmth, and the hem (as well as the cuffs) are fully adjustable, meaning you're able to personalized and fine-tune your fit.

However, should the temperatures begin to warm up, the La Meije is equipped with zippered underarm ventilation that assures on-the-go temperature regulation, so you don't have to forgo weatherproof protection in favor of dumping excess heat. Additionally, the jacket features Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement, a design that ensures you're able to maintain unimpeded mobility as you navigate tricky terrain. Not to mention, the pockets tout pack and harness compatibility, further advocating for the La Meije's versatility and adaptability. So whether your journey takes you to the Écrins themselves, or simply to the backwoods of your local secret stash, the La Meije assures performance from start to finish.

  • A weatherproof performance shell for on-piste or the backcountry
  • Gore-Tex exterior is durable, waterproof, and breathable
  • Fully taped seams further safeguard you from moisture
  • Zippered underarm ventilation dumps excess heat easily
  • Angel-Wing Movement provides unimpeded mobility
  • Myriad of pockets keep necessities close at hand and secure
  • Powder-skirt is removable for customized protection
  • Hem and cuffs are adjustable to provide a personalized fit
  • Brimmed hood is helmet-compatible for versatility
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  • Q & A

bombproof but not bruiseproof

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

I put in 50+ days this year, thank you EPIC pass, this was the only shell I wore.

I started off wearing just the Black Diamond Mission Down Parka but it wasn't resilient enough, wind/cold, as a stand alone jacket on the colder sub10F 25mph Abasin days.

Looking at the jacket today, with a fresh wash, it appears to be 'as new', which is shocking. I hit so many tree branches, sliding down 50ft past rocks and stumps, (thank you POC VPD) and it looks like the day I bought it. The La Meije seems like a heavier build than other 3L products I've used in the past.

mE: 170, 5'10" 32-3 waist, 34" sleeve, 16" neck, telekinesis (powers growing stronger daily).

Fitment_ got the L, I wear a 40-42 in jackets

Layering: layerd with some tech gear, including Under Armor 4.0 shirt and a UA Infrared stretch lycra thermal hoody, then an Outdoor Research Deviator midlayer on warmer days, adding a thicker midlayer puffery jacket on freezer days and was usually fine...

the GOOd: plenty of well placed, sealed zipper pockets, fit is great at LARGE with an athletic build. The hood has a rear adjustment and under chin pulls that cup the head or helmet. The one day I forgot my helmet, it worked great keeping the wind out, heat in, with just a cap and hoody layers.. I still have a tattoo on my forehead from that day that imprinted through the wool cap and hood. Wear your helmet.

I spent most of my days in the trees and bumps, caught more than a few branches as I sped by, which felt really great but left more bruises but no mark on the 3l goretex..

All seams and zippers intact, overall it looks to be in 'as new' condition. . I'm shocked and stoked on how well this gear performed, how well it held up, how great it looks (periwinkle blue very nice).

theBad: I don't want to sound like a cheerleader, or look like one for that matter but wow, nothing bad here, all good.

Great review! Thanks!

Highest Peek in THE Northeast, USA.

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

Skinned up the Tuckerman Trail to Herman Lake Shelter. Stayed over a night. Then climbed up to the summit of MT. Washington with skis in hand, yes in hand. Wore this shell and stored all emergency gear in stow pockets, ski boots on feet with crampons, snow axe in hand and North Face Gore-text shell pant. Left Heavy Overnight pack at the Herman Lake Shelter. This shell was my only outside protection and it stood up to heavy winds, snow, and some light rain, then sun. We had it all on this climb. I was so dry, it vented well, and when my skis pulled at it the jacket held up and didn't rip. It was amazing. I warm and sweat left my body escaping. I am only 5'7 so the large hangs below the waist. I may have been able to wear a Medium but I like room.

Highest Peek in THE Northeast, USA.

Rad! My wife has same skis!

I am 5' 7" as well. and like room as well but don't like it to hang to far below the waist. How long was this on you? did it hang down so far on your hips that it felt uncomfortable when making turns?