by GandfromNew Design Does Not Hold UpThe Sharp Point has been around for many years but the 2009-10 version has some serious quality issues. I went through 2 jackets and REI finally said it's a problem with the material quality.The first issue is that while the fleece lining is nice and warm, it creates a bit of friction when slipping into it. That shouldn't be a problem, but the stitching at the collar pulled out in my first jacket in the first couple weeks.The same thing happened in the replacement, but I kept it for 90 days. In that time, the pulls on the pit zips had frayed the fabric on both sides of the jacket it looked like a Goodwill reject. This is a [$] item that is not meeting minimum standards. Marmot, your name is on this and you've let the consumer down!I'm not here to bash Marmot...I really loved this jacket and am seriously bummed that I now have nothing warm with vents to wear for spring skiing.
Date published: 2010-04-19
Rated 3out of5
by jay64stangfromMarmot Sharp PointThe bad first. Its really just not that warm of a jacket and think its way overpriced. I would only wear this as a layering jacket under a rain jacket or something not as a winter jacket. It also fits a size smaller then normal, so I got the XL instead of the L. I wore this out in probably high 40s temps out and the cold seemed to just go right through me and wasnt that warm. A little dissappointed consiering its Marmot and the price. The breathability is outstanding though.
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 4out of5
by Everything ColoradofromGood layering jacketThe product is exactly as advertised; stops all wind, is breathable, very durable and sheds water well.
However, I didn't find the product very practical because there are other jackets on the market that offer the same wind stopping capability, the same durability and are cheaper, warmer, more comfortable, more packable, lighter and more versatile than the Sharp Point.
That said, the quality of the product was flawless and after a year of constant use, it doesn't look like its worn a single day. I am definitely going to continue buying products from Marmot. Just not this one.
Date published: 2009-09-22
Rated 4out of5
by LukeR84fromExcellenceI got this during a season Clearance last spring, and I love it. It is a great looking jacket, and seems to do its job well. I had expected it to be a little warmer, that is probably the worst thing about it. I start getting cold in it in 50º or so, but it is definitely good against wind. The jacket fits well, both above and below other jackets (I have the small, but I could probably wear a medium and it be a little bulky).
The stitching that separates the collar from the yoke/shoulders, along the back of the jacket started to come out, and it was really annoying (aesthetically, I think functionally it really didn't matter) so I had a friend stitch over it and it hasn't come undone since.
I also was unfortunate enough to get caught in 2 days of rain and drizzle in Big Sur; My friend had lost his raincoat on this trip, so I lent him my Marmot Oracle. The Sharp point did pretty well combined with a neck gaiter and hat against the rain and cold. After a few hours of hiking around in the rain, it had definitely soaked through, but I didn't feel that uncomfortable. This is my go to jacket until the temperatures really drop. An exterior Napoleon Pocket or arm pocket would be nice, but still, this is an excellent jacket in the wind and cool weather.
Date published: 2011-10-15
Rated 4out of5
by Pj-NoVafromvery good around town jacketI own an oracle jacket and was impressed with Marmot's quality. I was looking for a windstopper for early fall, and, after much research, I picked this. Sure, it's pricey, but I got it on sale. overall, it's very good. Great pit zips, deep pockets, excellent zippers, a well designed back for arm movement; it breathes; and it really blocks the wind - I mean it stops it dead on. My only cons are a) it's not waterproof (ok in light rain), b) no chest pocket, c) sleeves are too long (check sizing against the competition). p.s., the black is a charcoal-black mix, which makes this jacket elegant - you can wear this anywhere - formal or casual dining, it's that good looking. definitely my "around town" jacket.
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 4out of5
by MrAndersenfromGreat Jacket....Sexy as hellLooks great when wearing around town, and holds up great bombing down Mt. Hood. Great jacket from a great company.
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 4out of5
by Action Jackson 91fromGoodI'm really liking this jacket. Great for everyday use but also very good for winter hiking. The arms are a little baggy but I think that's somewhat of a good thing since when you open up the pit zips they vent extremely well. It's also a bit long but again that is a pro for the way I use this jacket.
There were a couple of lose threads which was annoying on a jacket of this price but it doesn't take away from the performance of it.
I wouldn't pay full MSRP for this but am very pleased with it for the price I got it for.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 5out of5
by Greyhound DavefromGreat JacketPicked this one up on sale, and have been thrilled by the features, performance and fit. The sleeves seems to be just a touch long, but when snowshoeing or backcountry skiing, they are just right over gloves.
For snow, wind and the occasional downpour, this jacket is perfect. Able to move and climb easily.
As a soft shell, it doesn't compress very well, but it does roll up nicely to fit in the top of your pack.
Date published: 2009-09-17
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Marmot Sharp Point Jacket - Men's Customer Reviews