Made of Polartec Classic 100 fabric, the Marmot Reactor Vest is a versatile fleece that you’ll want to wear everywhere. Whether worn as a light outerwear piece around town or a mid-layer in the backcountry, the Reactor Vest is warm, soft, and durable.
An excellent piece for layering or core warmth on milder days, the Marmot Men’s Reactor Vest is a lightweight and cozy fleece option. Let’s take a closer look at some of its features.
The materials in play on this vest are a Polartech Classic 100 weight micro fleece. So it is 100 percent polyester fleece and it is a very lightweight and relatively thin fleece. Like I said, it would be great for layering or warmth on a milder day.
Some of the features we have in the vest include a bonded chest pocket with a small zipper here. So you have got a nice little pocket, maybe something like a Chapstick or an energy gel if you are out for a hike or a run would easily stow in that pocket. We do have two zippered hand pockets as well, so they are nice cozy pockets down there, pretty sizable pockets to fit some items in if you need to secure them there.
We do have a flat lock seam construction throughout the vest. So you have got really comfortable seams that lay nicely against the skin and don’t cause any uncomfortable abrasions, so definitely a nice enhancement there. Around the hem we do have a draw cord closure. So on the right side here we have got a nice little draw cord. You can pull that, cinch it down so the vest won’t ride up on you if you are wearing a backpack or a harness or a hip belt of any kind. It is going to stay put, which is a very nice addition.
The size of this vest is considered a regular fit. I am finding it to be relatively snug so that, you know, I am wearing a medium. I normally do wear mediums in Marmot apparel. This one is fitting a little snug, so if I was using it as a base or a mid layer, it would certainly be appropriate. But if I plan to use this as an outer layer, I may want to size up to fit a thicker layer underneath.
So there you have it. It is the Marmot Men’s Reactor Vest, an excellent lightweight and cozy fleece vest for whatever activity you may be up to.