It was on a school project in Alaska that college students Eric Reynolds and
Dave Huntley first conceived the idea for Marmot in 1971. There, in the Juneau
Icefields, was the beginning of a revolution in the fight against cold weather.
For the next couple years Eric and Dave spent countless hours back in their
dorm room making prototypes of down products. Among their first creations were
a vest, a sweater, a parka, and a sleeping bag. In 1974, the two teamed up with
Tom Boyce and the actual company of Marmot
It was in 1976 that the group met a man who introduced them to the newest concept
in outdoor sporting performance fabrication. Perhaps you’ve heard of Gore-Tex?
The guys were intrigued and had soon produced some sleeping bags with the new
material for testing. For the next week, they spent the night in a frozen meat
locker and under fire sprinklers to compare the bags. The team immediately changed
every product line to begin including Gore-Tex, and therefore became the first
outdoor company to incorporate the technology.
Everything Marmot stands for can be summed up by their waterproof
This bad boy is the ultimate weapon against cold weather conditions. The advanced
MemBrain fabric features technology that delivers 20k waterproof and breathability.
A full arsenal of user-friendly extras makes the Manatra Jacket the buddy every
outdoorsman wants to team up with.
Marmot does the ladies plenty of favors with Mamot
jackets like the Sling
Shot. The 650 fill goose down conjures up all the warmth you need
to take on the nastiest of weather. Of course Marmot has been in the down jacket
business long enough to know how to do it right, so they bring you the amazing
Angel-Wing Movement feature that allows for full range of motion and it won’t
Their commitment to warmth is best demonstrated with the Angel Fire and Never
Summer Sleeping Bags. Lightweight, filled with goose down, and designed with
a goal of perfection, these bags are prepared to take on whatever chilly nights
you can dig up. Old Man Winter’s wrath has nothing on these two, as comfort
and luxury combine in Marmot’s ultimate sleeping bags.
Over the years, Marmot
has branched out and developed other product lines for the serious outdoor lover.
For example, they have shown tents how to be ultra light without sacrificing
an ounce of functionality. The Limelight
2P Tent weighs in at a mere five pounds, is made of Rip Stop fabric,
and even has reflective points so you can find it at night. Marmot also produces
a plethora of gloves and mittens, like the Ultimate Ski Glove, which uses Gore-Tex,
DriClime, and Primaloft to defend against cold, wind, and water.
Marmot makes a believer out of everyone who tries their products. The unrelenting
quality and nonstop high performance of each piece proves that Marmot is the
most trusted brand in the field for a good reason.