Marmot – Zion Neoshell Softshell Jacket

When brand-new, the Zion jacket is slightly stiff and crispy. It holds its shape and makes you feel a little like a mannequin in GAP. But surprisingly for this it’s a quiet material. You don’t get the ‘Shoop Shoop’ noise of a hardshell as your arms swing. And it looks great too. I’ve had experienced outdoorsy types remark on what a nice looking jacket it is, which I think is in part due to its crisp lines. It’s bold in colour, but can carry that off because it’s quite simple.

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