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      • 2-layer Marmot MemBrain® waterproof and breathable nylon shell increases comfort by reducing chill effect of condensation build-up; 100% seam-taped
      • Angel-Wing Movement™ provides a roomy fit that won't pull or bind, and can accommodate layering
      • Reinforced shoulders and elbows add abrasion resistance; zip-off hood easily adjusts to perfect the fit
      • PitZips™ extend along body of jacket, offering excellent ventilation control
      • Adjustable cuffs and a powder skirt with elastic gripper keep out the spindrift and retain warmth
      • Features laser-drilled sleeve and chest pockets with water-resistant zippers; handwarmer pockets
      • Soft polyester-lined chin guard and brushed-tricot collar and shoulder lining reduce skin irritation
      • Zippin™ feature lets you zip in compatible Marmot mid-layer insulating pieces (not included)
      • Elastic drawcord hem on the Marmot Tamarack shell jacket keeps chill out and warmth in

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      Marmot Tamarack Shell Jacket - Men's

      Specification Description
      Best use Snowboarding, Downhill skiing, Snowshoeing
      Windproof Yes
      Waterproof Yes
      Type of waterproofing MemBrain 2-layer waterproof breathable laminate
      Insulated No
      Hood Yes
      Back length Hip-length
      Back length (in.) 29 inches
      Gender Men's
      Shell fabric Nylon
      Shell lining fabric Polyester

      Marmot Tamarack Shell Jacket - Men's

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      Rated 4out of5
      by fromPerforms as advertised Been dreading dropping big cash on a waterproof jacket for all around winter use. This popped up on sale and I jumped on it, knowing how well Marmot takes care of its customers. I used it on a ski trip out in Montana and it performed very well. I never got wet, cold, or over-heated. The jacket is light enough to allow easy mobility; the one negative is the hood does not seem sized to fit over helmets, which is an odd issue with a jacket specifically sold as a winter sports jacket. Otherwise a great purchase!
      Date published: 2013-01-02
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat! Even better than I thought. Great! Even better than I thought it would be. My first Marmot jacket and I like!
      Date published: 2013-01-23
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromDecent basic shell It's an outer shell and it works for snow sports. The only issue that I have is the zip pits are completely open to the inside when unzipped. Many jackets have some mesh or something to keep snow and other foreign material out of the interior so that was kind of a surprise. I don't biff it all that often anymore so it's not a big deal for me but it's worth mentioning. Interestingly the velcro patches are smaller/skinnier and less aggressive than some other jackets I've had but they seem to work. It's actually just enough to keep things in place without being frustrating to pull apart. So it's not super secure if that's what you like but it works for me.
      Date published: 2013-02-27
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat all around jacket I have had many jackets over the years and only two or three really stand out in terms of overall functionality and performance. This jacket is one of them. I use it primarily as my "80% of the time" ski jacket in CO. It blocks the wind well, is roomy enough to layer under neath, the hood covers a helmet (although could use a little more room there), and keeps me dry no matter what. It could use a little more wind resistance but that is asking a lot from a thin material and I would not want the jacket to be any heaver. I have found that I like it so much, I tend to take it home with me when I travel back east. On those cold North East storm winter days it is great. The water repellant finish did not last too long allowing for a little water absorption when it really get wet but I never get wet inside. A very true fit is nice too. I am 5'11" at 165 lbs and the medium fits with room for a good layer when really cold.
      Date published: 2011-12-26
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromVery functional jacket I mainly have worn this during a cloudy and cold day of golf and for leisure wear.
      Date published: 2012-03-14
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromVery Pleased! I purchased this jacket as a gift from an REI gift card back in November 2011. I spent countless hours, both at stores and online, reviewing each jacket specifically in an attempt to target the perfect jacket. I wanted something waterproof, windproof, durable, and somewhat insulated... although I was willing to eliminate the latter. I found everything I needed and more in this Tamarack jacket by Marmot. Having owned a precip light rain jacket that FAR exceeded its value at under $100, I was familiar with the performance of Marmot and put my trust into this company once again. They have not failed to come through once again and deliver, as I'm please to declare my upmost approval with this wonderful product. It was tricky, to steer clear of the $500+ gore-tex pro jackets, but I'm so glad I didn't get sucked into the "hype." Membrane creates a perfectly light weight, durable, waterproof/windproof garment. Gore-tex is a great product, but it has been duplicated by other companies and improved and now has competition. Event and Membrane are giving Gore-tex a run for their money. So far, this is what my jacket has been through and performed flawlessly... -numerous lengthy uphill hikes (mostly up tiger mountain, and the Issaquah alps) without sweating, even so pit-zips are there in case you do! -walks with the dog in hard Seattle rain along with gusty winds, remaining completely dry inside and warm -an accidental brush with a pricker bush while off trail and was caught deep, with little to no rips, scratches, tears for what was certainly a rough encounter with a very sharp blackberry bush. To be honest, I'm very surprised it didn't rip or poke a hole and remained intact. I would not have blamed the jacket should it have ripped as it was completely an idiot mistake trying to navigate through a pricker field... -a few bike rides, again not breaking a sweat and having great water/windproof Bottom line, this jacket is awesome...
      Date published: 2012-01-30
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGreat Layering Shell Love this jacket, needs to have mesh liner on side vents is my only (small) complaint (most brands do not have this: Sierra Design used to have them, Spyder does); my Mt Hardware does not).
      Date published: 2012-02-23
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromPerfect all around jacket When I set out to find a jacket, I wanted something that could be used everywhere. My wife and I are avid hikers and all-season bike commuters and, in the winter, I ride on Mount Hood. After some research and hours trying on shells and jackets at REI stores, I decided on the Tamarack because of the length of the torso/arms, the vents, pockets, powder skirt, and waterproofing (a must for winters here). The fit is perfect. It seems that this year's design is made for people with athletic builds. I'm not very tall, but have small waist and broad shoulders and the medium fits perfectly. The arms allow for movement without pulling the jacket up and the torso is long enough to not be a problem when I commuting. Like with any other waterproof jacket with taped seams, this jacket does not breathe like a nice softshell. It does a much better job than my Precip, mainly because the nylon liner does a good job of wicking away any moisture that does stay inside. In hiking, riding, and biking, I have not had any breathability issues or condensation on the inside. Like most gear geeks, I like useful pockets. Though the geek in me thinks that one or two more external pockets would be nice, the pragmatist in me thinks the inside and outside pockets are perfect. The inside one is a strong mesh and perfect for stashing a phone. The shoulder pocket is great for lift passes. The side pockets are soft and very cozy. Like with the Precip, the Tamarack does an excellent job of keeping the rain and snow out. I've biked in rain and kept toasty and dry. So far, I have had no leaks or seepage. My only real complaints are the hood and velcro. If you do not zip all the way up, the top velcro rubs the shell. It would be nice to have a small flap to cover it. Since I use it for snowboarding and biking, it would be nice to have a hood that would allow for a helmet. With that said, the hood fits perfectly without a helmet and for a majority of the time, that is how it would be used. Since the hood unzips, would it be a lot to ask for a two hoods, one for riding and one for normal wear? Overall, this is an excellent jacket and, with proper layering, keeps me warm and dry.
      Date published: 2012-12-20

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