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Marmot Super Hero Softshell Jacket


Pros: Windstopper

Cons: No powder skirt

Great jacket. It's a great east coast ski jacket. Downside for skiing is some may find it a touch short, although the back is cut 1" longer than the front. And it has no powder skirt.

I've worn it in conditions from 40F to 0F. It has no insulation, but the Windstopper does it's job. I just adjust my baselayer and midlayer. At 40F you would not need anything more than a silk wicking layer. At normal winter temps I'll use a mid-weight base layer and a Marmot DriClime Windshirt as the mid-layer. That works extremely well with the Super Hero. The Super Hero does not have pit zips, but does have a very breathable material under the arms. As the DriClime Windshirt is highly breathable I have not found pit zips a necessity on this jacket.

For really cold conditions I use an expedition weight base layer and replace the DriClime Windshirt with a Patagonia Micro Puff vest. That combination works well, but does start to get a little tight around my middle. Better for me if I lost about 10 pounds.

I've also used this jacket put west. It's just a great piece for layering.


Pros: warm, lightweight, feels good, looks good

Cons: Price

I love this jacket. That says it all. I was a bit hesitant on price (can be found cheaper from backcountry, but I rolled with REI for return purposes). It's lightweight, yet warm. The Windstopper technology is worth every cent and the build quality is great. It's hard to explain, but the jacket feels good inside and out. The softshell is much softer than others I tried (even other Marmots) and it has a thin fleece lining on the inside.


It seems wick away water pretty good, even though I wouldn't stand in a down pour.


I have yet to use it for skiing, but this would definitly be a good 40+ degree (which happens a lot in the mid-atlantic) jacket (with a couple layers underneath) or it could work as a baselayer to a water proof shell on colder days.

Marmot Super Hero Softshell Jacket

Great all-around softshell jacket for most cool to mild conditions. Comes with gusseted pits and removable hood. * Adjustable Velcro® Cuff Adjustable Velcro Cuff * Angel-Wing Movement™ Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up * Designed to Fit Over a Light Layer * DriClime® Lined Collar and Chin Guard Moisture Wicking Fabric for Comfort Around Your Neck and Face * Elastic Draw Cord Hem For Adjustability in Serious Weather * GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Wind and Water Resistant * Inside Zip Pocket Secure Pocket to Store Small Items * Laser-Drilled Water Resistant Chest and Hand Pockets Laser-drilled WR chest and Hand Pockets * Marmot M2 Softshell Water-Repellent, Highly Breathable, Wind-Resistant, Durable and Warm * Reinforced Shoulders and Elbows * Underarm Venting Gussets * Windproof, Water Resistant, and Breathable * Zip-off Coated Hood * Zonal Construction Anatomical Placement of Fabrics

MaterialWINDSTOPPER® Softshell
TypeShell jacket
Additional Info
Powder Skirt
Seam Taped
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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