Marmot Troll Wall - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Marmot Troll Wall - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

   Photo: Shana Novak


Good for Backcountry
Looking for something you can backpack in all summer and then ski in come winter? The Troll Wall is your jacket. Simply detach its powder skirt and you've got a lightweight—just 19 ounces—and easy-to-pack rain shell you can wear year-round. The pit zips shunt body heat regardless of the season. Gore-Tex's top-of-the-line Pro Shell material repels water and snow with equal aplomb. The hood fits just as well with or without a helmet, and the bit of moldable wire in the brim is a nice touch in either a blizzard or a downpour. Our testers wore it for six months straight, from backcountry skiing in Colorado to climbing in Utah, and, amazingly, came back with no complaints. 1.2 lbs;

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