I searched the internet & Altrec for a solid month attempting to find a winter jacket with the features of this jacket within my price points. There are many great garments out there, but none match the Marmot Yukon for its price and quality features. Specifically, I wanted down insulation, water proof exterior, detachable hood, accessible pockets, waist and bottom draw cords, adjustable velcro cuffs, double front zipper, mid thigh length. The Yukon is warm and light weight. In mid 30's temp with a light mist & 15+mph winds, I was warm with a T shirt undergarment. Granted, it is somewhat bulky and not "form fitting"; getting in and out of a vehicle is not a problem. The design of the arm / shoulders permit good flexibility for a variety of activities. If you want a quality, multi-featured winter jacket, get the Marmot Yukon!
Men's Yukon Classic Parka
I grew up in the Copper River Basin, Alaska, where winters can bring -45 degree or colder, but a very dry cold. I have lived in Michigan since 1991. In the winter, temperatures are not even close to being that cold, but, like today, it is a very damp cold. We call it the "lake effect," as the wind comes from the West, picking up much moisture from Lake Michigan. Also, the weather changes very rapidly. yesterday morning it was raining; by afternoon, sleet; by evening, snow. It is +27 outside, but the dampness and wind makes it feel much colder. This jacket is awesome - an excellent investment. it is definitely rain and wind proof and very warm! I ride the city buses and walk outside alot. Even standing while waiting for a bus, I stay warm in the wind and rain. The hood is warm and your face and neck are well protected. I look foreward to wearing it when I visit my family in Alaska in the winter months! However, you need to know that it fits VERY large. I had to return my L and exchange it for a M. So my advice - order a size below what you would usually buy in a jacket.
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I am a big fan of all Marmot products and this jacket lives up to Marmot's great quality. Wind proof, water proof and very warm, great jacket for Chicago's nasty winters. Runs a little large, room for sweaters or sport coat. Purchased this jacket for my husband for a last minute Christmas gift. Altrec delivered within two days as promised. Thanks Altrec, he loves it.