Marmot continue to innovate at a tremendous rate and are THE brand for serious mountaineers, climbers, adventurers and skiers. Started in 1971 by two University of California students, Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley, Marmot began by making prototype products in their student digs. Originally making down vests and sleeping bags, down gear has been Marmot's special area of expertise, and this heritage continues to today. Marmot were also one of the first brands to use Gore-Tex fabrics when they first appeared on the market in 1976, and they are the oldest customer of Gore-Tex in the outdoor clothing, and equipment market. Recently, Marmot Clothing caused a real stir with their revolutionary technology MemBrain, one of the lightest waterproof and breathable fabrics out there. From the ground breaking Mica jacket, to their helium bags, Marmot have created a new wave of lightweight breathable products that continue to astound with their weight. Later innovation has seen this replaced with their NanoPro technology which ensures the same premier waterproof protection but with higher breathability and a more advanced 3 layer fabric. Marmot's PreCip fabric also offers value based performance to a growing number of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts alike. Marmot's expertise extends way beyond clothing, with a fantastic range of tents, sleeping bags and packs, all tested to destruction and built to withstand the worst that Mother Nature can throw at you. Marmot has you covered whether you need to rely on their down heritage with sleeping bags and Marmot jackets, their innovation with NanoPro and Precip, their design prowess with an expedition tent for a trip to the Alps or just a lightweight waterproof jacket for a summer trip to the lakes. Marmot also have a great range of thermal Marmot gloves and fleeces.