Marmot Superhero 2008

This soft shell jacket’s Gore Windstopper fabric is very wind- and water-resistant and hard-wearing; insulated shoulders and sides; extra-breathable armpits; rollaway hood.  But small chest pocket; relatively heavy at 682g; high price tag; pockets easily obstructed by hipbelts or climbing harness; hood movement not ideal.Verdict
Useful fabric for Alpine and winter use, particularly as there is a hood; but pocket access is limited when wearing harness or rucksack belts.

First published in Trail magazine September 2008