|Marmot Zeus Jacket|
Marmot describes the Zeus as a city jacket but a lot of us wear it both on outdoor adventures and while visiting the local barista. On some recent camping trips I put the Zeus on when I emerged from my sleeping bag and again as soon as the sun went down. This jacket is so light that I forget I am wearing it. It is like wearing warm air. It has been an excellent layer for fall rock climbing (read: belaying). It has been with me in Red Rocks, Moab, and Eldo this year and soon it will find its way into my ski pack!
|The Zeus keeping CMS Guide Eric Whewell warm in Rocky Mountain National Park|
Part of the Zeus’ comfort comes from it feeling lighter than your baseball cap and part of the comfort comes from its excellent fit. It is long enough in the arms to encourage all kinds of movement, snug and cozy but not tight around the neck, and just right in the torso whether layered over a t-shirt or a hoody. Many folks also appreciate that the Zeus is not overly bulky and thus avoids the “Michelin Man” look.
|Eric Whewell (CMS Senior Guide) in RMNP|
|CMS Guides on Spearhead. Eric (center) is rockin the Zeus.|
Other perks of the jacket are: the zippered hand-warmer pockets, the neck-warmer effect of the high collar and the lack of bells and whistles...it comes in lots of cool colors too.
The only real complaint about the Zeus comes from my other jackets: they are lonely. Now, the only question is: is it wrong to take a down jacket to a tropical paradise like Thailand? I plan to find out this week.
CMS Senior Guide
Colorado Mountain School
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