Our bright red test Rom does a similar gig to the Berghaus Taboche mixing an upper half made from fully windproof Gore Windstopper fabric with a lower section using Marmot’s own M2 softshell fabric for added breathability, mixed with decent wind resistance. As with the Berghaus, we found the combination excellent in anything up to short and heavy showers. It’s comfortable too, happy with hiking / mountaineering use, though not quite up to faster-moving running or biking. The cut is fitted, but relatively long, which maybe reflects its US origins. You also get harness and pack-friendly venting hand-pockets, all-round adjustability and a hood that just about takes a helmet. One detail we missed was the lack of a double-ended zip, particularly given the jacket’s length. Overall the longer cut didn’t really work for me, but taller users may fine it ideal. Good protection and comfort.
A fully-featured, premium, protective mountain softshell with a longer than average fit.