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Marmot Ion wind shirt / light rain jacket
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>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Marmot Ion wind shirt / light rain jacket on 04/07/2010 23:18:41 MDT Print View

I just bought a Marmot Ion from Sierra Trading post for $21.50 + $5.95 shipping. They have it already marked down to $31.50 but you can use a $10 new user sign up coupon. The $10 coupon saves you $2 on shipping since its based on order total. Both mens and womens are available in limited sizes and colors.

If the jacket stops the wind and light rain I will be happy! The weight should be incredible not to mention pack size.

coupon

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Marmot Ion wind shirt / light rain jacket on 04/07/2010 23:34:12 MDT Print View

Top notch company - believe it or not, their customer service and return policy is almost as good as REI's. I've been a customer for about 15 years - bought my first down sleeping bag from them and still have it.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
Thanks! on 04/09/2010 10:21:35 MDT Print View

I just ordered one. This will be my first try at the whole windshirt concept.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Thanks! on 04/09/2010 10:41:22 MDT Print View

Same here its my first wind shirt. I like the full zipper and low weight. I am hoping this will be waterproof enough for non torrential downpours.

Paul Iracki
(piracki) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco
Ion - Not so good on 04/09/2010 13:28:47 MDT Print View

Good luck with the Ion. I got one a few years ago at REI's super clearance for $15, wore it a few times and returned it. Might as well have been wearing a garbage bag. A disgrace to Marmot's brand. Spent $75 on a houdini and have been happy ever since.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Ion - Not so good on 04/09/2010 13:56:53 MDT Print View

Paul many of the reviews were very positive or negative. I think comes down to what year/version you have. It looks as if Marmot has changed fabrics 2-3 times since version one. I have no idea how well this one will work but for $22.50 + shipping I'm willing to take a chance.

Edit:

It looks like Benjamin Tang had some good info on the changes between 06 & 07. see here

Edited by Bender on 04/09/2010 14:13:15 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Sierra Trading/Marmot Ion on 04/09/2010 14:42:07 MDT Print View

The key code 2adventure will get you and additional 20% off :)

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Sierra Trading/Marmot Ion on 04/09/2010 15:14:35 MDT Print View

Dale unfortunately that coupon isn't and additional 20% off so it ends up being more $ than the $10 coupon. You cant use the two together.

Steven Adeff
(TinCanFury) - F

Locale: Boston
well I bit on 04/10/2010 09:59:29 MDT Print View

we'll see how it goes...

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
A litle short on 04/14/2010 19:38:01 MDT Print View

I like everything about it except it is too short for me. I am 6 4; and it is not quite long enough 4 me.

I think I will add an elastic cord inside the bottom hem to seal it off. That might help a little

Edited by bwortman on 04/15/2010 10:00:22 MDT.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Re: Sierra Trading/Marmot Ion on 04/16/2010 13:42:31 MDT Print View

I got my medium today and it came in at 137.9g or 4.86 oz! I'm tall & thin but this size fits well. It could be a little longer in the body but the sleeves and hood are great.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
Drawcors on 04/16/2010 20:14:51 MDT Print View

I added a draw cord around the waist. It now brings my XL to 6oz (5 before cord)

I like it alot better now that I can seal it up.