Marmot Vars Hoody - Men's


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When you're going to be active outdoors, zip up the jacket that will have you covered no matter what, the Men's Marmot Vars Hoody. This full front zip hoody offers the performance and durability of Polartec®Power Stretch Pro® fabric, and design elements you've come to expect from Marmot. Polartec® Power Stretch® fabrics feature a proprietary construction with two unique surfaces, a durable nylon outer layer that is wind and abrasion-resistant, and a soft inner layer which pulls moisture from your skin, keeping you dry, warm and comfortable. The fabric also features compression stretch, which is said to improve performance and reduce the chance of certain types of injuries. Sweet design details include the zippered handwarmer pockets, elastic drawcord hem and Lycra® bound cuffs with integrated thumbholes. Whether you're headed out for a bouldering session, a trail run, or just want warmth and flexibility, zip up the uncompromising versatility of the Vars Hoody for men from Marmot.


  • Material: Polartec®Power Stretch Pro®, 53% polyester, 38% nylon, 9% elastane, 7.1 oz/yd
  • Nylon face Polartec® Power Stretch Pro® fabric
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Zippered handwarmer pockets
  • Lycra® bound cuffs with integrated thumbholes
  • Wind flap behind front zipper
  • Elastic drawcord hem
  • Center back length: 27.5 in, 69.9 cm
  • Weight: 15.8 oz, 447.9 g

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

8 Reviews

  • Build quality: 5
  • Great design: 4
  • Ease of use: 1
  • Great value: 1

  • Cost: 1
  • not as wind resistant as i would have hoped: 1
Comfort: 4.7 / 5
Quality: 4.3 / 5
Durability: 4.2 / 5
Warmth: 3.5 / 5
Fit: 2.5 / 5
Wind Protection: 2.2 / 5

8 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
from Oregon
25-34 yrs

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
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
18-24 yrs

Great Product
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
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
from Central US
25-34 yrs

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
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
from Oklahoma City, OK
25-34 yrs

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
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

25-34 yrs

Excellent Hoodie
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!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 3 / 5
from Florida
45-54 yrs

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
Comfort: 3 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5

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
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
WindProtection: 2 / 5
from Denver, CO
25-34 yrs

Good hoody
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

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Marmot Men's Vars Hoody Photo

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.

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