Marmot Sizing Chart
Care Instructions Marmot does not recommend dry cleaning for any of our products. Gore-Tex® fabric products, MemBrain® fabric products, down insulated products, and fleece are all machine washable. Follow the care instructions.close
4.8 out of 5
July 23, 2012
This is a nice all around mid-layer. It has an athletic fit to it, and longer than average sleeves; I'm 6'8" 230, and the xl fits perfect. There's enough room to get a base layer under it, and it isn't too bulky to integrate under a shell by any means. Also, it really moves with you, which makes it ideal for any athletic activity. Oh yeah, and it looks really nice too...Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
November 19, 2010
The Vars Hoody is very comfortable and the thumbholes are a nice touch. I was expecting the wind resistance to be a bit better though. All in all, I am very satisfied with my purchase.Pros: Great design, Build quality
My FAVORITE hoody!
December 20, 2011
I've been wearing this hoody around for a few months now, and I absolutely love it. The thumbholes are a great touch, and are probably my favorite feature. I will be using this as a midlayer for skiing next week, and I have no doubt it's going to do a great job of not only regulating my temperature but also keeping snow off my wrists. Comfortable, warm, versatile - I only wish they offered it in more colors!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Great Light Jacket
December 19, 2010
Vars Hoody is a great light jacket that can be worn year round. After reading the buyer guide in Outdoor magazine I decided to give this jacket a try. Having already owned the North Face fleece I was was wanting something a little lighter and more breathable. Also the North Face fleece is not available with a hood/thumb holes so the Vars is a perfect combination. So far the jacket has held up great and the sizing follows the other Marmot jackets I have (Super Hero, Zeus vest and Precip). Highly recommended if you're looking for a light fleece that can be used in many situations.Pros: Great design, Build quality
May 12, 2011
I am a sucker for hoodies in the winter. The combination of warmth, comfort, style in this hoodie does not disapoint. If you are in the market for a great hoodie, it is worth the wait to place a back order for this one. Fits snug as others have suggested, but that makes it a fantastic layering piece. It is slim enough to fit under a jacket, but thick enough to wear alone. Highly recommended for hoodie lovers!
August 27, 2012
My favorite garment. I use it as a combo base/mid layer for shoulder season backpacking. During the day it's my on/off layer depending on weather and time of day. At night it's my base layer to sit around then sleep in. With the full zip and hood there is a wide comfort range. I'm 5'11 , 175 lbs, average frame, and switched from the large to the medium because I like a tight fit with backpacking clothes for thermal efficiency. The medium is snug but with the powerstretch it is still very comfortable. The materials and workmanship are first rate.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, versatile
Great, but runs small...
January 05, 2011
...I'm about 5'11 and 175lbs, and usually a Marmot medium has the ideal "athletic" cut for me. I didn't realize that this hoody was like a power-stretch/membrane item, designed to fit extra snugly. If I can find a large, I'll probably order it because I liked the construction, quality and the thumb holes; size was the only reason I gave it 3 stars for "comfort."Pros: Build quality
October 17, 2011
I bought another, similar North Face stretchy midlayer that I expected to keep instead of this, but I loved this one so much I kept both. Very trim cut. I am 6'3" 200lbs and the large is a very "athletic" fit. I think it will fit nice for athletic activities. This hoody has a fleece lining in it that makes it very comfortable and adds a little warmth for how light it is. I see me using it as an outer layer over a tshirt on cool (below 50 degrees) hikes or as a midlayer on colder days.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Cons: Cost
Bright Grass/ Dark Fern, Cinder/ Slate Grey, Cobalt Blue/ Bright Navy, Cobalt Blue/ Dark Azure, Dark Granite/ Black, Green Envy/ Gator, New Team Red/ Brick and Team Red/ Brick.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: s, m, l, xl.