Marmot Looks to Tread Lightly Starting With New Rainwear Collection

Marmot EVODry

With an eye towards developing more sustainable products, Marmot has taken on a new strategy called Treadlight. The goal is to create products that deliver the same expected performance while using the most environmentally friendly materials and processes possible. Marmot’s new EVODry rainwear technology serves as a building block for Treadlight.

Marmot sees EVODry as the future of rainwear. All garments in the EVODry collection are completely PFC-free and produced with significantly reduced water and energy consumption and minimal CO₂ emissions. In addition, the EVODry manufacturing process uses recycled waste products.

EVODry performs just as well if not better than any other rainwear, with a waterproof rating of 20,000 mm and an MVTR value or breathability rating of 20,000 grams. That rating means the outerwear delivers extreme protection for persistent heavy rain, heavy snow, high winds and very wet environments.

The Eclipse Jacket and Eclipse Pant are part of Marmot’s EVODry collection. The Eclipse Jacket is made of recycled nylon and comes fully equipped with PitZips and zippered front pockets. The pants feature a 3/4 side zipper, hand pockets, and preformed knees.

Marmot also moved to a more eco-friendly version of their Featherless insulation. Using 3M’s Thinsulate Eco Featherless Insulation, Marmot’s jackets are packable, squashable, lightweight pieces that come in at only a couple ounces heavier than a comparable down layering piece. The jackets roll up and zip into their own internal stuff sack for easy packing. And no feathers means no worries about insulation wetting out or migrating.

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