Marmot Zion Soft Shell Introduction

Marmot Zion Softshell, all-weather jacket
Marmot Zion Softshell, all-weather jacket

Marmot’s Zion jacket shell is made for days like today. It may be Spring 2012, but today it’s snowing at the 7,500 foot elevation level in the Rockies. The wind is stirring up the mountain air, and being outside today requires underlayering and a weatherproof outer layer to stay dry and abate the piercing wind. It’s a day for wearing a Marmot Zion.

Ah, but it is a day for the Marmot Hyper softshell that we did review a while back.  Here’s the link if you want to read about very similar softshell construction and quality of Marmot gear.

Keep in mind, this is a “New Product” introduction. It’s not a product review, but the Marmot Zion is a softshell is within the family of Marmot shells we have experienced and can recommend any of them for all-season consideration. We may do a review on the Zion, but just in case we don’t, we still want folks anywhere they live around the world to check the Marmot Zion softshell out to determine if this is a piece of gear you should include in your life.

Suggested retail is: $375.00 U.S.


  • Polartec® Neo Shell® Waterproof/Breathable Stretch Softshell Fabric
  • Marmot M1 Softshell – Water-Resistant, Breathable, Windproof, Durable, Warm, Stretch
  • 100% Seam Taped – For Full Waterproofness
  • Attached Storm Hood with Laminated Brim
  • Water-Resistant CF Zipper
  • Chest Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper – Chest Pocket with W/R Zipper
  • Pack Pockets™ with Water-resistant Zippers – Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers
  • Sleeve Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper – Sleeve Pocket with W/R Zipper
  • Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment
  • Internal Zip Pocket
  • Elastic Draw Cord Hem – For Adjustability in Serious Weather
  • Angel-Wing Movement™ – Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn’t Ride Up
  • 29″ Center Back Length for Size Medium


Colors: Black, Golden Yellow, Imperial Blue, Team Red

Center back length: 29-inches or 73.7 centimeters

Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz / 510.3 g

Main Material: Polartec® Neo Shell® 79% Polyester,14% Polyurethane, 7% Elastane 8.0 oz/yd

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