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Marmot Men's Fordham Vest

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This down jacket will keep your core warm, your arms mobile, and your style stoked!

The Fordam Vest has the look of the classic twill vest with modern functionality. A MemBrain® waterproof and breathable fabric is filled with water-resistant 700-fill-power down and finished off with a couple of hand pockets and an internal drop pocket.


Technology


NanoPro™ Membrain
The pinnacle of 2.5 and 3-layer lamination technology Marmot NanoPro Membrain™ is our most comfortable waterproof/breathable technology ever. NanoPro's™ superior microporous structure is dynamically air permeable, allowing for air exchange to help shed excess moisture vapor without compromising the waterproofness or windproofness of the garment.
  
How does it work?
Marmot NanoPro Membrain™ utilizes a new microporous lamination technology with a pore structure that is 200% smaller than previous generations. These very small pores (three microns in size) are very densely packed allowing for enhanced breathability while maintaining excellent waterproofness. This pore structure is also air permeable allowing for dynamic air exchange. This air permeability combined with the enhanced breathability creates a fabric that is incredibly comfort through a wide range of actives.
To further improve breathability NanoPro Membrain™ is laminated together using a new advance process that reduces the amount of adhesive necessary to bond the membrane with the fabric. This new lamination process combined with the thinness of the lamination helps to maximum breathability, and greatly improves the drape and hand of the fabric.
 
What are the benefits of this technology?
Quiet with a soft supple hand, Marmot NanoPro Membrain™ technology has created the most comfortable 2.5 Layer fabrics that we have ever offered. Up to 140% more breathable then our previous 2.5 lamination technology, its unsurpassed breathability and superb waterproofness make it our high performance choice for lightweight 2.5 Layer garments.
 
Performance Specifications
Waterproofness: 10,000 mm minimum JIS-L 1092
Breathability: 20,000 to 47,000 gm / 24h JIGS-1099 B1
11,700 to 12,500 gm / 24h JIGS-1099 A1
CFM: 0.14 to 0.20 CFM Air Permeability
Hohenstein RET: 2.9 to 4.0
Technology: 2.5 Microporous lamination with Dry Touch finish
 



 
Down Defender
Marmot Down Defender is an insurance policy for your down garments and sleeping bags. This specially treated highly water-resistant down offers an extra level of moisture protection for down garments and sleeping bags exposed to wet environments. Down Defender helps prevent down from clumping and losing its loft when exposed to water, thereby greatly increasing its ability to keep you warm and comfortable.
How does it work?
Stays drier 10 times longer than untreated down Maintains 150% more loft than untreated down in damp conditions Dries 30% faster than untreated down Treatment is PFOA and PFOS free Bluesign approved We currently use Down Defender in our Snowsports, Urban Exploration and Kids collections and in many of our sleeping bags.
This pore structure is also air permeable allowing for dynamic air exchange. This air permeability combined with the enhanced breathability creates a fabric that is incredible comfort through a wide range of actives.
 
What are the benefits of this technology?
The most technically advanced 2.5 Layer coating on the market. Offering unprecedented performance in a coated fabric with it's Dynamic Air Permeability, and long term durable waterproofness.Marmot NanoPro™ is 43% more breathable than our previous coating technology. This advancement in fabric technology brings a new level of performance to value conscious consumers.
 
Performance Specifications
Waterproofness: 10,000 mm minimum JIS-L 1092
Breathability: 17,000 gm / 24h minimum JIGS-1099 B1
11,500 gm / 24h minimum JIGS-1099 A1
CFM: 0.2 CFM Air Permeability
Hohenstein RET: 5.0 to 5.4
Technology: 2.5 layer Microporous Coating with Dry Touch finish
 



 

In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska's Juneau Icefield on a school Glaciology project. It was there on a glacier that the idea of a Marmot Club began. The name 'Marmot' refers to a group of highly social, large ground squirrels that live in mountainous areas.

To become a Marmot, you had to climb a glaciated peak with another Marmot. One of the rules of the club was that everyone was President. Most of the other rules dealt with a collegiate fascination for bodily functions.

 

Throughout that summer and over the next two years, Eric and Dave also began making prototypes of down products in their dorm room. Their first products were a down vest, a sweater and a parka and, later, three down sleeping bags. The warmest bag, the PIKA (now known as the CWM) was rated at -45 degrees F.

In the winter of 1973, Eric did an ascent of the Grand Teton in Wyoming with Tom Boyce of Grand Junction, Colorado. The following spring, Eric and Dave joined Tom in Grand Junction where they rented a 100 year old stone building near downtown and opened a rental and retail shop under the name of Marmot Mountain Works. They taught cross-country skiing in the winter to get by. Thus, in the spring of 1974, Marmot the company was born.

That fall, Tom was climbing in Peru where he met famed adventure filmmaker Mike Hoover. A few weeks after his return, Tom received a call from Mike. He was calling on behalf of 20th Century Fox who were filming a movie called The Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood, and needed 108 very puffy jackets. "No problem", said Tom, "we were working on that when you called." Well, they weren't, but they then did. Within a week, the Marmots had designed the Golden Mantle (very puffy jacket). Marmot was now in the movies. It also had its biggest order to date.

In 1976, another meeting would change the future of Marmot when Eric met Joe Tanner of W.L. Gore & Associates. Eric was one of the first in the U.S. to see a new concept in outdoor performance fabrication called Gore-Tex. He was intrigued, and within a couple weeks had sewn prototype sleeping bags using the new Gore-Tex fabric for field testing. He and Dave proceeded to spend seven nights in a commercial frozen meat locker comparing bags with and without the Gore-Tex fabric as well as testing the bags under fire sprinklers. They liked what they saw and immediately changed everything in the line to Gore-Tex fabrications. Today, Marmot is the oldest customer of W.L. Gore in the world outdoor market.

Marmot has grown quite a bit since our humble beginnings in 1974, but one thing has never changed; our commitment to designing the highest quality performance product.



Features

Features

• Zippered Hand Pockets
• Internal Drop Pocket
• 700 Fill Power Down with Down Defender

Specifications

Specifications

MaterialMemBrain® 100% Polyester Herringbone Twill 4.9 oz/yd | MemBrain® 49% Nylon, 33% Polyester, 18% Cotton Plain Weave 6.8 oz/yd
Insulation Material700 Fill Power Down with Down Defender
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ItemUPC CodeSKU
Steel Onyx-1515,XX Large78556237752371830-1515-XXL

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