When I was in Kintail a few weeks back with Tim & Co, I was impressed by some of the kit he was using. He’d picked out some of Marmot’s lightweight kit at their UK HQ on the way up to fit in with the theme of the trip and it caused me to raise an eyebrow. FastForward and just arrived are few samples of test kit.
Unfortunately the Eos 1P tent that Tim used (seen in the photie below) wasn’t available, but it’s in the same area as the MSR Hubba HP and the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 and it’s definitely worth a look. Small packing, light, roomy and quick pitching.
What we have here is their Nano Jacket, Atom Down Bag, PowerStretch Half Zip and Powerstretch Gloves. It’s nice kit, with a bunch of surprising features, and all nicely light.
I’ve used plenty Marmot kit over the years, clothing, sleeping bags and gloves. It’s always worked well for me and it’s nice to get an update because it’actually all very different kit indeed. The styling of the clothing is much sharper than in the past, the gloves still have the same outstanding fit, and the down bag, which is Marmot’s heritage, also has the freshness of design that seems to run through the whole range.
I’m heading out with this stuff shortly, first looks imminent.