Marmot Alassian Featherless Jacket For Men is a versatile piece with an advanced synthetic insulation instead of down, with added weather resistance and great performance even when wet. See more below.
- Advanced insulation.
- Performs great even at very low temperatures.
- Designed not to absorb water.
- It dries faster than down fill.
- The jacket is very pleasant.
What type is it – who is it for
This is an insulated jacket, designed for a variety of activities in cold weather, like snowshoeing, ice fishing, winter hiking, skiing, etc. On the first look, it looks like a typical down jacket with all those baffles.
The fabric is 50D, which looks quite strong when you compare it with some other advanced models on the market where you have typically 20 – 30D materials.
With the declared weight of 1 lb 8.9 oz (706 g), it is heavy. You realize this when you compare it with some top brands where this is typically in the range 12 – 20 oz (340 – 566 g). See for example this Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody for men, described in my another text, which is 362 g (12.8 oz).
They do not provide information on how much of that is the insulation material.
The two hand pockets are warm and equipped with zippers. On the cuffs, you have elastic; this is again quite typical but I would prefer something different like some Velcro tabs combined with the elastic.
The drawcord toggles are in the pockets, I love this design. With this, you make the hem snug and prevent warmth from escaping, see the system below.
They describe the fit as regular, but it looks a bit snug to me. The collar is pleasant and quite tall as you may see from the pictures. The front zipper is with an internal flap, you can see this in the picture below.
If you have a shell jacket, you might try to use this Allasian jacket as an inner layer. The fabric looks smooth and as such it will fit nicely with a typical screened 2L rain shell jacket. In such a combination you will be safe in any weather conditions, literally.
Insulation: 3M Thinsulate Featherless synthetic
The jacket is with the 3M Thinsulate insulation and this material is equivalent to 700 down fill. It is used by Marmot instead of down because it performs great even when it becomes wet. But it is designed not to absorb water, and if it does, it will dry faster than a down fill.
It is also very compressible and lightweight. Note also that this is an Eco-friendly item and it is a Blue Sign approved technology. See a bit more in this short promotion video:
Good and less good features & rating
See my short summary:
- Great insulation.
- Great comfort.
- 5 nice colors to choose.
The price depends on the size and also on the color. See more in the link below.
As you realize, this is the Prime item on Amazon. See how I rate it:
- Gender: for men.
- Type: insulated jacket.
- Weight: 1 lb 8.9 oz (706 g).
- Fit: regular.
- Center back length: 26.25 in.
- Insulation: 3M Thinsulate Featherless.
- 50D woven baffle fabric.
- Zippered hand pockets.
- Elastic-bound cuffs.
- Elastic drawcord hem.
- Main material: 100% polyester plain weave Pre-baffle 5.5 oz/yd.
- Colors: 5.
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL.
Marmot Alassian vs Patagonia Nano Puff
See how the Alassian compares with the top-rated Patagonia piece:
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To conclude this Marmot Alassian Featherless Jacket For Men review, if for any reason you want to avoid down jackets, then this is a great option for you. The Alassian allows for layering underneath it, so you can use it at really low temperatures. It might also fit under your shell jacket if it is not a snug fit, to use in a 3-in-1 combination, though I do not think it is designed strictly for such a purpose.
Note that they also have the corresponding model for women with the same features.
If you need something different, please check in my page with jackets, there are many great models described there. Thank you for reading, please let me know if you have any question or comment. Have a nice day.