A highly versatile 3-in-1 option, the Marmot Ramble Component Jacket consists of a waterproof/breathable shell and a cozy fleece liner that can be worn in tandem or on their own.
A technical jacket for a variety of different conditions, the Marmot Ramble Component Jacket is an excellent option for those wet and cold adventures. A variety of different wearing options make it an excellent layering system. Let’s take a look at all of its features.
The main story with this jacket is that it is a three in one piece. So you have got a shell. You have got a liner. You can wear them both together. You can wear the shell by itself or you can wear the liner by itself. So essentially you have got three different wearing options. I am going to talk about the shell a little bit and what it is constructed with. We have got Marmot’s membrane waterproof, breathable fabric. It is a fully waterproof breathable material with 100 percent of its seams taped. So you have got confident weather protection. It is made with 100 percent polyester plain weave, so you have got a really nice soft hand feel and a good freedom of movement with the shell.
We do have some features to call out on this shell. We have got two zippered hand pockets with some storm flap closure over the top. So you have got nice confident pockets here. You can store items very easily. You have got a full length front zipper with a little bit of a storm flap there so, again, waterproof protection. And that zipper is covered with a Velcro storm flap as well, so you have kind of got a double storm flap there to keep you protected. We do have a hood on the piece so we have got a nice sizable hood. It has got kind of a shaped brim here and you have got good adjustment throughout the hood as well.
We do have two toggles on the hood, one on either side. And we have also got a Velcro toggle on the back to adjust that sizing of the hood as well. So you do have a lot of adjustment with the hood.
Down at the cuffs we have got some Velcro. So we have got just simple Velcro closure here to really cinch that down in the event that the weather is kicking in or you are wearing gloves and you want to just make that a little bit more seamless. And at the hem we have got dual draw cords. So draw cord hem for cinching it down in the event that you are wearing a backpack or a harness and you don’t want the jacket riding up on you, so nice adjustment there.
We do have a few other pockets to mention on the jacket. We have got one chest pocket on the exterior which is a water resistant zipper chest pocket. So you have got easy access to some smaller items there. And there is an internal pocket as well. So it is a zippered internal pocket for any items you want to keep stored away a little bit more securely, so nice pockets, a lot of storage and accessory on the jacket.
Moving on to the insulation on the inside of the jacket, so I want to just show you how to go about taking off the shell to expose that liner. You have got two clips, one on either cuff. So they are really easy, kind of just snap closures there. And they are going to kind of integrate with the sleeves so they don’t... you don’t lose them inside the jacket. So once you undo those you can open up the jacket completely and there will be a zipper on the inside on either side and you can just zip that from the top down on both sides. And it will allow you to remove the shell so that you can expose the fleece jacket underneath. So you have got a really nice, lightweight, 100 percent polyester fleece. It is a 100 weight fleece jacket. It is very light weight, very warm and super breathable. And with that jacket you don’t have too many features. It is a very simple fit, very standard, but you do have two zippered hand warmer pockets on the piece. So nice zippered pockets for any internal storage if you are wearing this jacket by itself. And we do have a hem draw cord so you can, again, cinch that down and prevent the jacket from riding up if you needed to do so.
And if you want to throw the shell back on and integrate the pieces again, just throw it back on and reverse those steps. So first do those side zippers and then you will do the cuffs, clip those back together and the piece is back together.
The fit on this jacket is fairly standard. I am wearing a medium here and I do normally wear a medium in most Marmot gear. I have got plenty of room to layer underneath although it does come with that layer so I only would need maybe a light or a mid weight base layer, a very good fitting jacket. It does have Marmot’s Angel Wing technology so you can definitely move freely in the piece and get about the mountain or the slopes as you need to, so certainly a warm and very versatile piece.
And there you have it, an excellent layering piece with multiple different wearing options. It is the Marmot Ramble Component Jacket.