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Marmot Nano AS

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Looking for a new hard shell for this ski season - something Gore Tex and stumbled upon the Marmot Nano AS.  The Gore Tex Active membrane looks like it will get the job done for full non-stop days at a big mountain resort.  I'm not too concerned about ultra waterproofing as I'm not looking to be outside in full on monsoon season, just skiing with perhaps a fair amount of wiping out.

 

Does anyone own this or have any other recommendations for a good light weight top layer?

post #2 of 10
I just bought a Marmot shell from skiessientails.com, it was last years model, paid like 210 for it, don't recall the name but it is gore-tex, the sleeves are a bit long, but not as long as my old Cloudvail.

You'll be fine it, Marmot is one of the big names you see around the hill, its good stuff.

just looked it up.

http://www.skiessentials.com/apparel/men-s/outerwear/marmot-nano-as-jacket.html

No powder skirt,
post #3 of 10
For some reason I can edit the post, above.

No powder skirt, I'd keep looking. If your looking for a serious shell, $285 in not going to get you there.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi Max - I ended up with a Rab Xiom.  Doesn't have a powder skirt either, but I think it suits my purpose.  Thanks for the feedback!

post #5 of 10

is there a big difference between a technical shell and a hard shell?  I just got a technical shell and am wondering if it is more accustomed to warmer weather than snowsports.  Sorry if this is a bit hijack-y :)

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Originally Posted by thekidd326 View Post
 

is there a big difference between a technical shell and a hard shell? 

 

 

The terms  refer to different things. 

 

 A technical shell can be a hard shell or a soft shell depending on the amount of *stretch* allowed by the fabric.    Hard shells allow zero- or next to zero stretch. 

 

 A hard shell can be technical if it has purpose-built features/adaptations or it can be just generic.    

 

My old  Cordura barn coat is an example of a non-technical hard shell, since it's just basically a button-up nylon tent with no give at all. 

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Originally Posted by bucknejo View Post
 

Hi Max - I ended up with a Rab Xiom.  Doesn't have a powder skirt either, but I think it suits my purpose.  Thanks for the feedback!

May you wish you had a powder skirt many days this winter :) (meaning you will have a LOT of DEEP days)

post #8 of 10
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The terms  refer to different things. 

 

 A technical shell can be a hard shell or a soft shell depending on the amount of *stretch* allowed by the fabric.    Hard shells allow zero- or next to zero stretch. 

 

 A hard shell can be technical if it has purpose-built features/adaptations or it can be just generic.    

 

My old  Cordura barn coat is an example of a non-technical hard shell, since it's just basically a button-up nylon tent with no give at all. 


so a hard shell will be even more waterproof/windproof, but not as comfortable?

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by thekidd326 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

 

 

The terms  refer to different things. 

 

 A technical shell can be a hard shell or a soft shell depending on the amount of *stretch* allowed by the fabric.    Hard shells allow zero- or next to zero stretch. 

 

 A hard shell can be technical if it has purpose-built features/adaptations or it can be just generic.    

 

My old  Cordura barn coat is an example of a non-technical hard shell, since it's just basically a button-up nylon tent with no give at all. 


so a hard shell will be even more waterproof/windproof, but not as comfortable?

 

That's the tradeoff with the current state of technology, yes. 

post #10 of 10

The Marmot Nano AS has Gore-Tex Active Shell.  It's 3-Layer, but designed as a thin/lightweight jacket, like a rain shell, or MAYBE a touring shell for high-output activity.  It's not designed like a hard shell to take the abuse in the trees, or anything else.  Good jacket, but not very burly.  No Gore-Tex active shell will have a pow skirt, because that's an entirely different intended use.  For that sort of thing, they'll need 3L Pro material, not Active.

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