In 1973, as students at the University of California Santa Cruz, Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley went into business making down parkas, vests, sleeping bags, and sweaters. In 1974, they founded Marmot Mountain Works in Grand Junction, Colorado. In 1976, Marmot was the first to promote Gore-Tex, a new fabric with extraordinary waterproofing capabilities. Throughout the years, they have worked in conjunction with well-known performance athletes to create top-of-the-line outdoor products for the serious sports enthusiast. In 1993, there was a management buyout of the company and, in 2004, Marmot was acquired by K2, Inc., a premier branded consumer products company with a portfolio consisting of leading brands in the sports and performance industries. In 2004, Marmot launched its Phenomenon EL, a jacket with built-in lights for skiers and boarders to be able to see in the dark or inclement weather. The Marmot brand consists of clothing, sportswear, base layer, gloves, packs, bags, tents, and accessories.
   See also Performance apparel.

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  • marmot — [ marmo ] n. m. • 1493 « singe »; p. ê. de marmotter « à cause des mouvements continuels que les singes font avec leurs babines » (O. Bloch) 1 ♦ (1640) Fam. Petit garçon. Au plur. Enfants, sans distinction de sexe. ⇒ marmaille. « les marmots… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • marmot — MARMOT. s. m. Espece de singe qui a barbe &. longue queüe. Gros marmot. laid comme un marmot. Marmot, signifie aussi, Petite figure grotesque de pierre, de bois &c. Il a bien des marmots dans son cabinet. On dit fig. Croquer le marmot, pour dire …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • marmot — mar mot (m[aum]r m[o^]t; 277), n. [It. marmotta, marmotto, prob. fr. L. mus montanus, or mus montis, lit., mountain mouse or rat. See {Mountain}, and {Mouse}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any rodent of the genus {Marmota} (formerly {Arctomys}) of the subfamily …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marmot — Mountain, LLC. Rechtsform Limited Liability Company Gründung 1974 Sitz Santa Rosa, Kalifornien Leitung Eric Reynolds Dave Huntley …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • marmot — Alpine rodent, c.1600, from Fr. marmotte, from Romansch (Swiss) murmont (assimilated to O.Fr. marmote monkey ), from L. murem montis mountain mouse …   Etymology dictionary

  • marmot — ► NOUN ▪ a heavily built burrowing rodent. ORIGIN French marmotte, from Latin mus montanus mountain mouse …   English terms dictionary

  • marmot — [mär′mət] n. [Fr marmotte < earlier marmottaine, prob. < L mus montanus, mountain mouse] any of a genus (Marmota) of thick bodied, gnawing, burrowing squirrels with coarse fur and a short, bushy tail, as the woodchuck …   English World dictionary

  • Marmot — For other uses, see Marmot (disambiguation). Marmot Temporal range: Late Miocene–Recent Yellow bellied Marmot in Yosemite National Park Scientific c …   Wikipedia

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  • marmot — /mahr meuht/, n. 1. any bushy tailed, stocky rodent of the genus Marmota, as the woodchuck. 2. any of certain related animals, as the prairie dogs. [1600 10; < F marmotte, OF, appar. n. deriv. of marmotter to mutter, murmur (referring to the… …   Universalium

  • MARMOT — s. m. Espèce de singe qui a une barbe et une longue queue. Gros marmot. Laid comme un marmot. MARMOT, se dit aussi d Une petite figure grotesque, de pierre, de bois, etc. Il a bien des marmots dans son cabinet.   Il se dit, figurément et… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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