Marmot Alpinist 2010

The Marmot Alpinist weighs 730g (size M); Gore-Tex Pro Shell; four large chest pockets; pit zips aid ventilation; removable snow skirt; good hood: wired peak and volume adjustment. But no external stormflap on main zip (although it does get internal guttering flap); slightly shorter than some options; main drawback is the price.

The Marmot Alpinist is an excellent winter mountaineering and Alpine jacket, but the price is very high.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010