Marmot Guides Down Hoody  $140.59

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By popular demand, Marmot added a warm, insulated hood to the classic Guides Down Sweater. Perfectly expressing big mountain roots, this lightweight garment provides warmth and comfort for extreme conditions, and forms an impervious thermal mid layer when paired with a waterproof shell. Also makes a brilliant cold weather jacket in drier conditions.
  •  Attached Down-Filled Hood
  •  Zippered Handwarmer Pockets - Soft Fabric to Warm Hands
  •  Zippered Chest Pocket - To Secure Small Items
  •  Interior Zippered Pocket
  •  Wind Flap Behind Front Zipper - Protects Against Drafts
  •  Adjustable Velcro® Cuff - Adjustable Velcro Cuff
  •  Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather
  •  Angel-Wing Movement™ - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up
 Center Back Length:28.5in / 72.4cm
 Overall Weight:1 lbs 7.2 oz / 657.7 g
 Main Material:100% Polyester Ripstop DWR 1.6 oz/yd
 Lining Material:100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.8 oz/yd
 Insulation Material:650 Fill Goose Down - 209g

From the beginning, down has been Marmot’s foremost insulator. No synthetic surpasses the lightweight, compactability and longevity of down.
Marmot Down DNA:
Down is in our DNA. Marmot was founded in 1974 as a manufacturer and seller of premium quality down jackets, vests and sleeping bags. To this day we only use the finest quality certified goose down for our down insulated outdoor products. Mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide rely on Marmot down gear for warmth, comfort, and sometimes survival.
Marmot Down Quality:
Down quality is determined by fill power and durability which is dependent upon the age/maturity of the bird and the processing of the down. The best down comes from larger, more mature birds and goose down is better than duck down (when age/maturity are equal). More mature goose down has larger filament clusters than less mature goose down. These clusters, when grouped, provide many more trapped air pockets and therefore provide better insulation. To maximize the effectiveness of the down clusters, the proper processing of the down (sorting, washing & drying) is required to open them up.
Higher fill power means higher loft, better insulation, lighter weight, and greater durability. We test all of our down for content, cleanliness, species, and fill power. We guarantee minimum fill power for all of our down clothing and sleeping bags. That means, for example, that our 800 fill sleeping bags are guaranteed to have at minimum 800 fill power. We don’t believe in or – variation when it comes to comfort.
Down Origins:
Down is the light, fluffy undercoating at the base of the feathers of waterfowl. Down is a multi-dimensional structure that insulates by creating pockets of still air that retain body heat. Down is highly breathable and exceptionally comfortable. Pound for pound, high quality down is the most efficient natural insulator there is.
Geese are raised primarily for food and the down that is derived from them is a by-product of the food industry. Geese are raised on large and small farms and roam free outside on these farms. This is their natural environment. They are not raised indoors in controlled conditions. Geese are grain fed and also have access to local plant life.
Geese are generally harvested after 4-9 months for food. Some female geese are kept for breeding stock and are harvested between 1-2 years. These are the geese called the “mother birds” that provide the best, most mature down. After the geese have been harvested for food, the down and feathers are removed, washed, dried and then sorted by separating the down and small feathers from the larger, heavier feathers. These processing methods determine the final quality and fill power of the down. Marmot currently buys down primarily from Russia, Poland & China.

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