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Marmot Aegis Jacket Wins 2009 â€œGear of the Yearâ€ Award
in Outside Buyer's Guide
Santa Rosa, CA â€“ Marmot's Aegis jacket with MemBrainÂ® Strataâ„¢ -- a new 2.5 layer laminated technology introduced this spring -- has won Outside Magazine's 2009 â€œGear of the Yearâ€ Award in the "shell" category. Both the jacket and the award are featured in Outside Magazine's 2009 Summer Buyer's Guide, on newsstands April 29th.
The award-winning Aegis weighs in at just 14 ounces. It is an athletically inspired waterproof, breathable shell â€“ perfect for all types of mountain and outdoor activities. The jacket has superior weather-beating performance; the MemBrainÂ® Strataâ„¢ fabric sheds water and breathes easily to keep you dry.
"The well-priced Aegis ($140.00 USD) is tricked out with a thoughtful array of featuresâ€”from the stashable hood to pit zips to small fleecy patches at the chin and back of the neck. But what really impressed us was how breathable it is," says Outside Buyer's Guide editor, Sam Moulton. "Usually, jackets in this price range have a tendency to get clammy quickly, but the Aegis kept us cool and dry in everything from a fast-moving and fierce Colorado rainstorm to an all-day drizzle in Alaska," he adds.
For more information about Marmot's Aegis jacket, check out Outside Magazine's Buyer's Guide 2009 or visit www.marmot.com.