Marmot Montreaux Down Coat - Women's

A wintertime luxury.

The walk from your home to the corner café was a pleasant experience when the leaves were dressed in their full fall colors, but now that that the leaves are buried beneath a foot of snow and frost covers every car windshield along the street, you're going to want to wear the Marmot Women's Montreaux Down Coat to keep that walk enjoyable. The Montreaux's hydrophobic down fill retains insulating properties when you encounter light snow flurries—or spill a bottle of water down the front of the jacket—and a DWR finish repels everything from light precipitation to accidental coffee spills. The hood is equipped with a detachable faux-fur ruff for additional warmth during those brisk winter mornings, while a fleece-lined torso does its part to keep your core warm until you get a hot cup of coffee in your belly.

  • Down coat ensures warmth throughout winter's coldest days
  • Hydrophobic down insulation ensures reliable warmth
  • Water-resistant fabric protects against light snow flurries
  • Plush fleece-lined torso provides a cozy fit and feel
  • Down-filled hood with removable faux-fur ruff
  • Microfleece-lined handwarmer pockets keep digits warm
  • Internal zippered and drop pocket for carrying valuables
  • Long length provides additional coverage and warmth
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

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  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: S

Super warm, love the soft inside, but order size up!! It gets pretty tight in the shoulders and arms when you try to layer.

Toasty and cute

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

Love this coat. It's like wearing a sleeping bag, but way more flattering! I got the red and it's a muted color- not too bright or flashy.

Perfect length coat for cold winters!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

Runs a little small so glad we ordered a size up. Perfect length to wear with professional cloths. Love the fleece inside lining and fleece lined pockets!

It's like a sleeping bag

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

I've worn this coat all winter in MN and love it. Even when the winds are blowing at 20 mph and the windchill is below zero, I can stay warm. It reminds me of my Marmot sleeping bag.

Nice Coat

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

The coat is very warm and a comfortable fit. I am very happy with the selection.

Excellent Coat

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Bought one for my wife. She LOVES it! She runs on the cool side and always wants the warmest coat, socks, hat... Except for hiking this is her go-to coat. I purchased a medium for my 5' 6" honey and it fits perfectly, just below the knees. Below the knees keeps her warm and toasty at 8000ft in the heart of the Rockies where it gets into the single digits during the winter. She also loves the hood.
I don't remember her ever "loving" a coat...

Center Back Length

    The center back length on this jacket is 39 inches.

    Fits perfectly

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

    Since several reviews mentioned size problems, I thought I should say that for me, it fit perfectly. It outlines my body with room to fit layers underneath without looking too puffy, and I have good mobility- able to move my hands etc.

    VERY COOL

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      Fit issues

      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: Medium and Large

      The fit issues many reviewers mention unfortunately apply to me. The medium was snug and felt uncomfortable and restricted. I could get away with wearing a long sleeve t-shirt under it, but anything more substantial made it visibly tight to others. The sleeves were a bit too short. The length was fantastic though, coming to about mid-knee, but still easy to walk in.

      The large was uncomfortably large and baggy. I could fit two of my arms in one of the coat's arms. The length increased to below my knees. The sleeves were much too long for me, coming down to cover my hands to the base on my fingers.

      However, if you find the right fit, I don't think you can get a better winter coat. Marmot thought of everything with this one (other than size, I guess). The fleece lining in the pockets, torso, and collar is fantastic. It's puffy, but still sleek. The pockets are deep and the inside pockets are great additions. The collar is high, but not too high, and cozy. The hood is very warm and can be tightened. The best part is that it's warm enough to make me comfortable outside on a below zero Fahrenheit day without any extra layers.

      The zipper did stick on both. The hood is too deep to wear comfortably with the fur on a regular basis since it sticks out from my face by a few inches. It would be excellent if there were a cinch cord to adjust the hood depth like my TNF rain jacket has.

      very warm

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

      I love this coat. it can be below 20 degrees and I am toasty warm. No wind gets thru. Order one size up if you are interested in this coat. I had to order a xl after trying a large.

      Very Comfortable and Warm.

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

      Didn't think a coat could ever keep me warm, even with several layers underneath. To my surprise, this coat fits the bill. Thanks to Aleshia who helped me make a size selection and then called back after it was delivered to ask me how it fit. The coat seems to run a size small. Thank you, Aleshia.

      Thanks for the review Carol! Glad the coat is keeping you warm.

      Wonderful Purchase

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

      I am absolutely thrilled that I decided to go with this coat. I did a lot of research before deciding, and was willing to spend much more. This coat is the warmest I've ever had - in the past I've only had Northface. The coat arrived just in time for us to begin 20-30 below temps and I was so impressed (shocked in fact) that it fit the bill. The fit is great, I am typically a small but went with the medium after reading some of the other feedback. The coat has an hourglass shape to it which looks a bit more feminine compared to a straight up and down. The sew pattern is also attractive. My only minor complaint is that the sleeves are a bit short on my longer arms. It hits right at the wrist so without a longer glove I would have exposure. My ideal solve for that would be to bring the fabric down to the hand so that you could insert your thumb. The inside of the coat to the waste is fleece -love this. If I wear a lighter layer underneath this has eliminated the cold feeling of the material against the body. I love that the coat actually goes to my knees, I am about 5'8 and my NF, despite the claim of being knee length, hit me at least 2 inches above the knee. In very cold temps, especially with wind, the tops of my knees were always pretty cold. The hood on the jacket actually covers my face and ears without falling down! It was impossible for me to keep the hood on my NF up, and even if it were possible after my ears it didn't cover a thing. If I have this fully zipped with the hood up the only thing not covered are my eyes and my nose. This makes a huge different in below zero temps, especially with a brutal wind. The 700 fill makes a huge difference as compared to my NF 550 fill. Honestly this coat has exceeded my expectations, especially for the price. My aunt has a CG and I tried it on, I actually do prefer the fit and fill of of the Marmot. The biggest difference I would say is the waterproofing of the CG but with that addition you do sacrifice a bit of comfort. After using Northface coats for so many years I think I grew a bit complacent in that I figured for the price I wasn't going to do much better - clearly I should've branched out. I would absolutely recommend this coat to anyone living in extreme cold, and if you are within the 20 - 15 degree winters I'd say you'll never be cold again!

      So happy - best winter purchase yet!

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

      I was on the hunt for a heavy winter coat, and all reviews pointed to this baby as the best combo of warmth & reasonable cost. I ordered two Marmot coats - the Montreaux and the Chelsea (because the Chelsea had better water resistance ratings) both in Port Royal, both in Medium. They both fit just fine, but the Montreaux was the clear winner for me. It is lighter weight, softer fabric so it moves with you better, and the fleece lining is heaven! I was worried about the color being too orange and shiny, but I love it in person. It's a dark burgundy with a slight blue undertone and no shine - I think it's a great neutral and a refreshing break from the sea of black coats I see out & about here in New England.

      Sizing: I found it to be a true medium, with none of the tightness in the chest others have mentioned, even with a bulky sweater underneath. I like the length; it hits right at my knees, not too long or too short. The sleeves are just long enough for me, but I do have longer than usual arms. The important thing is I have no gapping or wind leaks when wearing gloves, so long enough when it counts!

      Additional Positives: Warm warm warm! Wore this shoveling the plowed-in driveway, and was sweating buckets within minutes! The fleece lining, as mentioned before, is amazing. 21 degrees & windy this morning walking the dog, and with the hood up I didn't need a hat or scarf! I will never again buy a coat that doesn't have fleece or some such lining the neck; ditto for fleece-lined pockets positioned behind the down layer (check & check). The quality of the faux fur on the hood was a pleasant surprise - very soft and pretty. Love the 4 pockets! I'm able to run to the store without a purse (huge plus in my book), with enough space for my keys, wallet, glasses and phone, all safe from scratching each other, and still have room left over for my hands :-)

      Negatives: While I love the abundance of pockets, the 2 outer ones hang strangely low. Not an uncomfortable level for hands, but I find walking annoying and sitting impossible with anything solid, like my phone, in an outside pocket (it's just an iPhone 6s, not the bigger plus) because it hits right at the hip joint, something I've never experienced before. I'll get used to putting my phone in an inner pocket, but that's less convenient, especially since I have to unzip the coat to access those pockets and that lets the cold in. Brrr! Really wish this had a placket with snaps like the Chelsea, for those times when I don't want to fully zip up such as quickly dashing from the house to the car, or running to check the mail. Lastly, a back drawstring on the hood would have been nice. When up it does come pretty far forward, blocking peripheral vision. However, I will say that I didn't mind this aspect at all when it was windy!

      My specs: I'm 5'6", 145 lbs, sizes 4/6 and 36a/34c depending on the manufacturer (seriously people, can't we get some uniformity on sizing?!), something of an hourglass frame.

      sadly it doesn't work

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

      I can't get past the color, port wine, which makes me think of dried blood. It looked much brighter on screen. The fit is strange. I am 5'10, 168 lb. , 36A. Customer Service advised trying both L and XL. The L was too tight in the chest (which seriously NEVER happens to me) and the XL fit well in the chest but was ridiculously loose everywhere else. The sleeves are a tad short and very loose, the coat hits above my knees, and the hood is ginormous and can't be tightened. I did love feeling like I was in a sleeping bag when I had it on and if I hadn't disliked the color so much I might have kept it. But, on a dark winter day your coat should mae you happy, and even the sale price couldn't convince me to like it.

      Ordered the Large after reading comments

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

      I ordered the large, based on the size chart and comments. I wish I had ordered the medium. A very warm, well made and attractive coat. But the large fit me strangely. Too big in the hips, arms and hood. With a sweater on the chest fit well, but I still had room. I am going to try the medium and update my review when received. I do wish that the coat were longer. It's hard to find down maxi coats that are well made.

      Did the medium work out for you?

      Warm and well-made

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

      In truth, I was undecided about this coat until almost two weeks in to wearing it. My husband asked what the weather was like outside and I told him, "It's mild" - turns out it was colder than mild but i was so well-insulated in Marmot's 700 down filled Montreaux parka that I could barely feel the cold. That said, it wasn't windy and it wasn't raining - two conditions where I'm not so sure if this coat will perform. Because Backcountry allows free returns over $100, I ordered both the large and medium and kept the medium. I'm 5'5", size 8/10. As with other reviews, it does fit a bit snug across the chest (I'm 38b/c), so my boobs are smooshed, but not enough to deter me from the other excellent attributes of this coat. The rest of the coat fits so complimentary and the beautiful outer material is so soft, silky and somewhat stretchy that I'm hoping that as I wear the coat, it'll start to give a bit more around the bust. I like the snug cuffs on the sleeves to keep heat in (although I wish the cuffs were longer, with thumb holes) and the sleeve length fits just right on me, so if you have long arms or a large bust this coat might not be for you. Another bonus: There is NO DOWN LEAKAGE - something I've struggled with in my last two down coats (from Patagonia and Basin & Range). I really like the fuzzy fleece on the core interior and in the hand pockets. The hand pockets by the way are perfectly placed and disappear entirely when zipped up for a very svelte look.
      I love that it has a bottom up zipper too. Other reviewers had zipper problems, I've had no problems with the zipper but it's not a heavy-duty zipper so I already know that it's got to be lined up just so before I start yanking on it.
      The hood is a bit too deep and although it has around-the-face elastic, it doesn't come with a back-of-head cinch, so in order to not be completely blinded by the hood I need to roll the fur back every time I put the hood on - definitely an oversight on Marmot's part.
      Overall the coat fits well, it's not too puffy and not too boxy. Remember I opted for the medium instead of the large - the pros of this decision are that it fits snug, I still have feminine shape, + less heat will escape. The cons are that it flattens against my chest a bit and there's no extra fabric on the sleeves or cuffs to protect my hands.
      Note: I took this coat in to North Face and tried it on side by side with the Triple CII and the Metropolis and I must say I looked better in this coat due to the fit and the down baffling design.
      I hope this helps!

      So good!

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

      I'm an aussie girl experiencing my first real winter in Norway and this jacket has been amazing! So warm and comfortable. Well worth the money, no complaints!

      Fit Issues

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Size Bought: medium

      This coat is very warm, and seems well made, but the fit was definitely off for me. For reference, I am 5'3", somewhere between 125-135 pounds, and 38-29-38. Based on reviews here, I bought the medium. This coat landed about two inches below my knees, so probably better for someone taller, unless you want to feel as though you are wearing a (admittedly cozy) sleeping bag. The sleeves were too long for me, as well. Tight-ish around the chest and hips, but large everywhere else. Just strange on me, and although I have had puffer coats in the past, this one took my shape away more than others I've had. I bought the Montreal as well, and had pretty much the same fit issues, although the length on that coat was better for someone my size.