Chocolate pretzels are amazing because you get salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, all jammed up together in a delicious package. There's no implication that the designers at Marmot are chocolate pretzel fiends, particularly, but they applied the same together-is-better logic to the Downtown Component Women's Jacket, so you can have solid waterproofing and cozy insulation in one city-slick package. If your early fall meeting is scheduled during a rainstorm, leave the warm liner jacket and its Thermal R Eco synthetic insulation at home and arrive at the office without looking like a river rat. The outer shell, made of polyester, features Marmot's 2L MemBrain laminate and fully taped seams to give you quality protection from sudden storms, along with a zip-off hood to keep your 'do done right. When the November sun pops out but the air stays chilly, swap the trench for the inner liner jacket. It's packed with eco-friendly Thermal R Eco insulation, so you'll stay warm without suffocating, and has a stylish silhouette that's just as fashionable as the overcoat. Adjustable cuffs close magnetically to keep drafts from creeping up your sleeves, and the zippered hand pockets help your fingers stay warm so you can munch on your private pretzel stash while you're strolling past snowdrifts and along frosty sidewalks.
My Marmot Downtown Component Jacket - Women's Midnight Navy, M came in amazingly nice packaging, but this is last good thing about it. I am disappointed by Marmot, and I won't be buying anything from them.