Marmot was founded by two adventure-fuelled friends in university who used to make prototype down products in their dorm room. It was very much born out of a passion for and fascination with new techniques and fabrics that could be put to specific use in the outdoors.
There’s no better example of this than the fact that in 1976, after finding out about a new concept in performance fabric at the time called ‘Gore-Tex’, Marmot co-founders Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley sewed sleeping bags out of the stuff and then spent seven nights testing them against similar bags in a commercial frozen meat locker.
Anything for the cause, right?
“This is a viable alternative to down with all the benefits of a synthetic coat….”
That deep-rooted intrigue and fascination with the behind-the-scenes of outdoor equipment and the potential for the advancement of the industry is what you know you’re getting when you go with Marmot.
Their new Featherless Hoody is a prime example of this.
Marmot say it redefines the phrase “light as a feather”, and in many senses (apart from perhaps, the literal one), they’re absolutely right. There aren’t many down-style jackets on the market right now that are lighter than this.