ROM Jacket (Men's) New
In Stock Product Number: 23253
Whether traversing miles or gaining vertical feet, to cover ground you need the freedom to move. The ROM Jacket’s zonal construction utilizes air permeable GORE WINDSTOPPER softshell with a wicking backer. The result is an incredibly comfortable, breathable garment that’s also windproof and highly water resistant. Marmot’s big mountain heritage shows in every detail of this Swiss army knife of softshells.
- GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER Softshell Fabric with Wicking Backer
- Marmot M2 Softshell
- Windproof, Water Resistant, and Breathable
- Attached Adjustable Hood with Peripheral Cord
- Pack Pockets
- Zippered Chest Pocket
- Internal Zip Pocket
- Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment
- Venting Side Panels
- Elastic Draw Cord Hem
- Angel-Wing Movement
- WINDSTOPPERSoftshell 100% Polyester Stretch 5.3 oz/yd, Softshell Double Weave 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane Stretch 7.0 oz/yd
Vendor ProductId: 80720
Review ProductId: 21437
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Cold Weather
- Hiking and Camping
Comments about Marmot Rom Jacket (Men's):
This is absolutely, hands-down, without a doubt my favorite jacket. If anything ever happens to my ROM, I'm going to buy three more of them just to be on the safe side. If I could give it six stars, I would do just that.
What is it? Well, it's a windproof hoody with a bunch of technical features -- pockets for ventilation, breathable side panels so you don't roast in it, adjustable cuffs and hood. It's tremendously comfortable and fits just like a regular hoody, but it works perfectly in a surprisingly wide range of temperatures. In spring and fall, you can wear it over a tech tee and it cuts the wind and provides enough warmth for most activities.
In legitimately cold weather (freezing or just above), I hike with nothing but a Capilene 2 or Capilene 3 base layer and my Marmot ROM jacket, which is both incredibly comfortable and incredibly breathable. The first time I tried that, I was honestly surprised at how warm the ROM kept me! It's seriously a swiss army knife, perfect for a very wide variety of non-precipitating conditions.
Most importantly, it breathes really well. You just never build up sweat inside this jacket, unless you're wearing a cotton t-shirt underneath (or it's just too warm for a jacket). It doesn't have pit zips because it flat-out doesn't need them; the side panels are really stretchy and breathable, and keep your body ventilated in places where you're already protected from the wind. "Body-mapping" and "air permeable" are trendy phrases right now, but Marmot has absolutely nailed it with the ROM.
This is the perfect solution for me when it comes to high-output activities in cold weather, and the hood just adds to the versatility. It's a much more comfortable hood than most hard shells, too.
Being a softshell, of course, you don't really want to wear it when it's raining or snowing because the fabric will wet out (even though the windproof laminate itself is basically waterproof). It doesn't have a DWR coating to bead up water. But if the skies are clear, for winter hiking or the approach to a climb or ski run, this is THE jacket to have... especially if the wind is ripping and you're going to be using some energy!
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