Marmot Super Hero soft shell jacket

SuperheroHoly ground-dwelling weasel, batman! It’s the Marmot Super Hero soft shell jacket! Women will appreciate its stylish cut for a svelte above-the-harness fit, but like its namesake there’s a lot more to this jacket than good looks.

The shell material is Gore Windstopper N2S Scuba, the hood is both stowable and zip-off, and shoulders are reinforced for that monster pack you’ll be carrying to live up to your new image as a crime-fighting rock-goddess.

This is a serious mountaineering soft shell, part of Marmot’s M1 line and their lightest, most minimalist piece at a mere 1lb 5oz. As befits its purpose, insulation value is also minimal. The only real tradeoffs are the lack of zip-vents (there are lightweight, breathable pit gussets instead) and a main zipper that doesn’t zip up from the bottom to allow better harness access. If those minor caveats don’t throw you, you’ll be leaping tall cornices in no time.

$259.95 at


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