For a light-weight extra layer of plush warmth, the 100 wt. micro-fleece Reactor Vest is super versatile -- simply unbeatable. A versatile, warmth-boosting top layer that's well-suited to outdoor aerobic activities or simply kicking around the house on the weekend, Marmot's Reactor vest is made of soft, warm Polartec Classic fleece and comes in a wide range of snazzy colors.
- Polartec Classic 100 polyester micro fleece material
- Flat lock construction
- Zippered handwarmer pockets
- Wind flap behind front zipper with chin guard
- Bonded zippered chest pocket
Used by outdoor professionals for nearly three decades, Polartec Classic fabrics are renowned for lightweight warmth and breathability. The 100% polyester velour construction creates air pockets that trap air and retain body heat, maintaining insulating ability and non-pilling appearance after repeated laundering. These fabrics are available in a range of weights to provide the right level of insulation for most outdoor activities, and benefits of Polartec material include:
- Warmth without the weight and bulk of traditional insulating fabrics
- Breathability to provide comfort in all activities; does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor
- Water repellence to shed rain and snow
- Quick-drying durability
- Machine washable versatility
Marmot products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau ice fields for a Glaciology school project. This was where the idea of Marmot, originally a collegiate climbing club, began. Reynolds and Huntley soon began making prototypes of down products such as vests and sleeping bags in their dorm room in Santa Cruz. By the spring of 1973, Reynolds and Huntley partnered with fellow climber Tom Boyce to open a modest rental and retail location, named Marmot Mountain Works, in a 100-year-old building in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Their first large order was for 108, as the producer called them, "very puffy jackets" for the movie The Eiger Sanction, with Clint Eastwood, which helped make down outerwear fashionable. In 1976, Marmot was one of the first companies to recognize the value of a new technology being developed by W.L. Gore & Associates. Marmot was soon producing waterproof Gore-Tex sleeping bags, with Reynolds and Huntley testing early prototypes by sleeping in meat lockers and under fire sprinklers, and later introduced the waterproof/breathable fabric into nearly all Marmot products.
From humble beginnings, Marmot and its product line have grown over the years, and today the company is headquartered in Rohnert Park, California, with offices all over the world and distribution in more than 60 countries.