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Marmot Flurry Jacket

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Manufacturer: Marmot / Type: Jacket

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      19.11.2009 18:35
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      Synthetic down jacket

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      So what is the Flurry Jacket?
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      The Flurry is a synthetic down jacket designed for use in winter especially in the mountains. Although not totally waterproof this jacket will keep you warm and dry during light snow flurries.

      Made by Marmot, an American based company producing top quality outdoor gear since 1977, this jacket is at home on the mountain or around town.

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      The Design
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      The Outer
      The shell of the jacket is made from Cubic Polyester whilst the inner lining is made from Flashback Polyester.

      The Down
      Well as it's a synthetic down jacket its not goose down!! Instead this jacket has the Marmot patented synthetic Primaloft. This is a filling which has every fibre treayed with a water repellent finish. The result is a light and highly insultating jacket.

      The Shape
      The jacket is shaped such that it has angel wings!! No not the feathered variety but it is an anatomic feature called the Marmot Angel Wing Movement. This means that the jacket allows for full movement of the arms and does not ride up when you are climbing.

      There is also a drawstring waist which can be pulled tight to stop the draughts.

      The Hood
      The hood is permantly attached and is also insulated with the same synthetic filling as the rest of the jacket.

      Chin Guard
      To keep you warm and comfortable when you are zipped right into the jacket there is a chin guard which is lined with DriClime which is a nice soft material that has the ability to wick away moisture keeping you dry and comfortable.

      Pockets
      The jacket has 4 pockets. 2 handwarming pockets, one small chest pocket and a large inner pocket, all are zipped.


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      Size/Colours
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      The jacket comes in sizes from Small to Extra Large.

      The jacket comes in Black, Ionic Blue, Fire and Bonfire.

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      Price
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      £100

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      My Experience
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      A number of years ago I went on a sea kayaking trip to Greenland. As it was likely to get cold I wanted to get a down jacket to keep me warm. Down and water don't really go well together so I was pointed towards the Marmot Flurry jacket as it had a synthetic filling.

      The outer of the jacket has a shiny look and feel to it and does offer a little bit of showerproofness. While wearing this jacket for nearly 2 weeks around camp and the bonfires that we had it got quite dirty and very smoky smelling. On return it was thrown into the washing machine and came out lovely and clean and smelling nice.

      The Down
      I've been really surprised as to how warm this jacket is. On a first look it doesn't seem to be very thick but the filling does the job well trapping the air and keeping you warm. When washed it retains the shape superbly and dries really quickly to.

      The Shape
      The jacket fits me reasonably well. My only criticism is that the sleeves are quite long but they do have a velcro closure on them so with them in place it fits really well.

      The Hood
      I didn't think that I would like the hood as there is no facility to roll it up when its not needed. This has not been an issue and sits well without getting in the way. When the hood is up and the drawstrings pulled it keeps out the draughts and leaves your head nice and warm.

      Chin Guard
      I often find with jackets that I end up rubbing my chin raw when I'm wrapped up well. Not so here with the DriClime material being lovely and soft I like to snuggle right into it.

      Pockets
      None of the pockets have very big zips or tags on the zips. This means that if you have gloves on or your fingers are cold then you will struggle to open the zips on the pockets.

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      Size/Colours
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      I've got the extra large jacket and it fits me nicely.

      My jacket is Fire (Red) in colour. The black and blue are nice but be warned stay away from the bonfire!!!

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      Finally
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      I love my Flurry jacket and wear it almost continuously during those cold winter days. A great synthetic down jacket that will cope with any bad weather conditions you throw at it.

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