The folks at Marmot are doing an end of season clearance, and the prices are sharp enough that I don’t think many of these will be around for September’s Shit on Sale, so I decided to compile a list of the best buys.
- Marmot Women’s Ether DriClime Hoody – $50 (MSRP $125; 60% off): I’ve waxed poetic about how perfect this midlayer is in a prior review and I’m glad that 8 or 9 years after I fell in love with mine, they’re still keeping it in production. It deftly handles the two thing that make you cold when you’re on the uphill and putting out your own heat: wind and moisture. It occasionally pops up for $45, but as they’ve reduced the color palette, the deals pop up less and less often.
- Marmot Women’s Scree Softshell Pants – $33 (MSRP $122; 70% off): These are another pair of all-time favorite pants in my gear closet and one of the first pieces I reviewed because I felt like they were so underrated compared to best sellers like the Prana Halle Pants. I’ve never found the women’s pairs for under $49, so this grey colorway is an absolute steal. I’ve also been obsessed with this Botanical colorway going for $48.80, and the short and long inseam options are also a decent price at $60.
- Marmot Women’s Mt. Tyndall Hoody – $168.80 (MSRP $422; 60% off): Marmot is one of the few brands making a women’s-specific 8000m puffy, and certainly the only one hitting these prices. Great for winter climbing in the Cascades or Alaska (or me, anytime the temps dip below 60.)
- Marmot Women’s Plus Minimalist Rain Jacket – $75.60 (MSRP $189; 60% off): This jacket and the REI XeroDry GTX are both at very similar prices right now, and they’re fairly similar (same membrane/construction). In the Minimalist, the zippers have fabric placket covering vs taped zippers on the XeroDry (which makes the latter more packable and more expensive). But I like that the Minimalist is longer and hits mid-hip, which would keep my rear end and legs drier.
- Marmot Men’s Mt. Tyndall Hoody – $168.80 (MSRP $422; 60% off): More similar to the Patagonia Grade VII Down Parka (which does have a more wind resistant face fabric, but is also $900. $900!!) than the Fitz Roy. Great for Alaska.
- Marmot Men’s Alpinist Jacket – $312.50 (MSRP $625; 50% off): Similar to the Arc’teryx Beta FL, except with extra features like pit zips, more pockets, and a zip in powder skirt to make it more multi-functional for winter sports.
- Marmot Men’s BL Pro Bibs – $300 (MSRP $600; 50% off): I should preface this with a note that these were on sale for $180 at TJMaxx last season, but I’m not sure if I would count on this style landing at a shop that prices handbags and duvet covers every year. These are made with a Gore Tex Pro membrane, one of the most breathable and waterproof options on the market and the face fabric is really durable. The design team also really did theses right by making the bib portion zip-off (so you can wear just the pants) and included nice long vents at the leg for dumping heat in the skintrack. It also features a beacon pocket that buckles in your beeper, plus the extra security of a lanyard hook.