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Marmot Minimalist Jacket - Men's

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    Little impact in your pack but a big impact during sudden summer storms.

    The Marmot Minimalist Jacket trims down your pack weight for long hikes and treks into the unknown while its Gore-Tex Paclite technology guarantees it can keep you dry during torrential rains. With just the features you need for a safe, comfortable experience in the storm season, this 15-ounce rain shell keeps the rain out without weighing you down or letting you overheat during muggy summer storms.
    • Polyester shell stands up to abuse and keeps down the weight, while the fully taped seams and Gore-Tex Paclite membrane keep out all moisture
    • Adjustable hood, hem, and hook-and-loop cuffs further seal out the monsoon rains
    • Zippered underarm vents dump excess heat and interior humidity during rainstorms
    • Front pockets hold necessities and are easily accessible while wearing a pack or harness
    • Water-resistant zippers and a front storm flap reduce vulnerabilities to near zero for ultimate protection
    • DriClime-lined chin guard provides comfort and a little insulation for your face during mountain storms
    • Angel-Wing movement and lower back hem ensure coverage no matter how you stretch and contort your body in the backcountry
    • Item #MAR2327

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Paclite, [shell] polyester
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    regular
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 front hand, 1 chest zip
    Venting
    underarm zip vents
    Claimed Weight
    15 oz
    Recommended Use
    rain shell, hiking, backpacking, trekking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great basic rain layer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    While not the most lightweight, the benefit of this rain jacket lies in its durability and reliability. You don't have to worry about all the potential snags from the branches you're walking through - this jacket just works. I've found the best success by reapplying a waterproof wax layer after heavy use, especially if I'm frequently carrying a backpack (the straps wear the coating away).

    I really “wanted” to like it......but...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    Ok. Bought this jacket. Love the way it fits. Looks to be a quality piece of gear. Just used it yesterday on a 6 mile round trip hike in light to moderate rain here in the mountains of North Carolina. Temps hovering around 45-55, depending on elevation. Foggy in the higher sections. Very humid to say the least. I was absolutely soaked after the first 3 miles. Inside and out. I had the armpit vents unzipped, but I could literally wring the water out of my clothes. I had to stop and find a rocky ledge to get under and do a complete clothing change. I don’t necessarily want to blame the jacket, because I did sweat a lot, but am I missing something here? Could I have done anything to prevent getting soaked inside and out? My Precip pants fared the same, as my pants were soaked as well. I really thought the goretex would breathe better. Any advice from anyone who has experienced the same? Or is this just a fact of life when hiking in the rain. I honestly wouldn’t have been any wetter if I had not even put the jacket on. Cold, yes. But not any wetter. I do think if I had just been sitting and not moving around, i would have been dry. Also think it will make a great shell for the cold and snowy conditions I plan on hiking in this winter. We shall see. Like my title said, I really want to like this jacket. Maybe someone could tell me what I was doing wrong?

    Worth Every Dollar!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this Jacket! Had it for over a year and it still keeps me dry. I used it working on boats during the summer and bike deliveries in the pouring rain. Its lightweight and doest feel heavy in hot weather. Side vents help keep it breathable or close them up when you want more warmth. After one year it still keep me dry! I never have had a coat work this well. Worth the money for sure.

    Didn't live up to expectations

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I went from my car to a building a couple of times over the course of a morning in a pouring rain and the jacket did not keep me dry. Water was in the shoulder area and the upper arms. Maybe I got a bad jacket. I expected more from Gortex.

    Best rain jacket for the money

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    FIt as expected. I got rained on for 8 hours straight while in a canoe paddling and not only did I not get wet but I also didn't create a micro climate inside the jacket. I didn't get any wet spots by the seams either. All in all this jacket is just as good as any Paclite Gore Tex you would get from Arcteryx in my opinion.

    Great Rain Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    This is a great jacket for the price point - it's kept me dry without issue (although I haven't had any half to full day excursions in it yet). It's lightweight and packable, and has become my go-to rain jacket around town. Fit is good - not overly large that it feels baggy but not so tight that you can't layer effectively underneath.

    Exactly What I Wanted

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I was looking for a very basic and lightweight rain shell to replace an older rain jacket (a jacket that I had run into the ground, so to speak, after years fishing and abrasive outside activity) and this jacket is just that; very basic in design, extremely lightweight yet seemingly pretty darn rugged. Couldn't be happier with this purchase!

    Great gear

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 06'01"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    I live in Florida and work outside a lot. I've needed a jacket that can take a downpour and not get saturated. This is finally the one.

    I've had this in a few Florida heavy rains now and it has held up beautifully. Everything stayed dry from the rain, but typical moisture from sweating in the heat stays in during exertion. The pit-zips are great and the pockets stay dry. The water wicks right off.

    I'm 6'01", 210 lbs with a 36" waist. I bought an XL and it's just loose enough around the waist to cover my pouches and meter on my belt. A large might have been sufficient, but I wanted a little room to cover the tools on my waist.

    It's very easy to stuff in my gig bag and has not snagged on any of my sharp tools.

    I just ordered a second one that I can keep in the car and wear out without it smelling and looking like a work coat.

    Right price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I bought one of these during a sale at my REI. I've used it on three weeklong expeditions, one in the Tetons in January and two to Moab since then. It is my go-to rain and snow shell front country and back. It has never let a drop through. My only qualm is when you cinch the skirt it rides up more than other jackets I've owned. Not a big prob.

    Not fully waterproof

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I've had this jacket for about 8 years now. Initially it was great—I used it on the requisite hiking and backpacking trips, but also as a rain jacket on my motorcycle in the Texas summer showers. Initially it worked incredibly well, but over time, even with reapplication of DWR, it's less than what I need.

    When I first got it, I used it heavily in downpours while riding my motorcycle, frequently at 70mph on the freeway. It kept me ALMOST bone dry, with the exception of one little dribble that worked its way through the front zipper. I couldn't complain, I was subjecting it to harsher conditions than it was designed for.

    However, over the last three years, I've been using it here in New England as my hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering shell, pulling double duty as my bicycle commuting rain jacket. During this use, the waterproofing has suffered.

    in early 2014, one of the seams inside the left armpit started experiencing delamination. I contacted Marmot, and they fixed it up (for free under warranty, I believe). When I received it back, I decided it was probably due for another DWR treatment. I always use spray-on rather than wash-in for membrane products. Shortly thereafter I started to notice that my shoulders felt cold and wet under my pack straps, primarily when biking but also when in the woods. At first I thought it might just be heat conduction from the cold water on the face fabric. But eventually I noticed actual soaking on the garments beneath the jacket. I've retreated DWR several times, and always give the shoulders some extra love, but no matter what I do they always soak through after a short while.

    About two months ago, the seam that Marmot had repaired started delaminating again. The shoulders are still wetting through.

    While this jacket keeps me fairly dry, I can't give it a decent rating because it doesn't live up to expectations. From what I have heard, Gore-tex products should last 10-15 years when treated with care. Mine goes in the wash after every second or third use (unless I'm riding, in which case it gets washed as soon as there's sunshine in the forecast). I retreat the DWR at least once a year. I wash with soap, not detergent, and do a second rinse. These are all care guidelines from both Marmot and Gore-tex. Even with this care, the jacket doesn't hold up as much as I'd like it to.

    I don't know dude, this is really an "affordable" yet good quality option, and it sounds like you got great use out of it. I wouldn't expect something at this level to perform perfectly for that long under that heavy of a use. Sounds like you got your money worth and then some.

    Tough and no piggy banks were injured.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    My brother has had this for 5 years now. He definitely has put it through the wringer. He spends full days out in the high alpine, searching for rare, native plants. He doesn't ever go inside, so he needs a very waterproof jacket. He always stays dry in the Minimalist.

    He was nervous to spend so much and at full price, but he hasn't regretted it. He wears a very heavy pack, up to 75 lbs or more and carries sharp tools. So, having a strong jacket is necessary. This has been impressive, considering is a light weight rain jacket, and not a bomber ski jacket. It's still is very good shape.

    The minimalist packs down. There are some that will get smaller, but you'll pay a lot more. Same with the breath-ability. It breathes fine, but you'll pay more for a little more breath-ability.

    He is pretty beefy. His bulk is in his chest. He has big shoulders and arms. He is typically a large and the large is right for him in the Minimalist, as well.

    This is a solid jacket that I sell confidentially. It will keep you dry for days!

    Tough and no piggy banks were injured.

    Didn't keep me dry.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Hiked for 4 hours in continuous light rain. By the end of my route drops were falling on the back of my neck through the hood. The matching Marmot Minimalist pants were soaked wet, as if they just came out of the washing machine. Won't trust this product with anything but short walks from car to office and back. I hoped the concept of waterproof-breathable fabrics can do what the manufacturers claim, but now I sincerely doubt it.

    It did keep me dry on shorter rainy hikes, for about 2h. I also make sure to restore DWR and re-apply nikwax every year or so. Have it since 2013.

    You wont get wet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I work in the yachting industry and needed a light jacket for the summer months that would keep me dry. With big vents and a lightweight design thats exactly what you get. I can stay dry without getting over heated. The sleeves are long and the hood is big for optimal water protection. The jacket does fit a bit short. I wish it had just a bit more length for a taller body/fit. Overall I have had to adjust the lines of the boat during rain storms blowing sideways, and this jacket kept me dry.

    Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    LIghtweight, waterproof, packs easily. Breathes reasonably well. If you can get it on sale, it's a no-brainer.

    Great rain jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I keep one of these in my day pack at all times in case I encounter storms on any hikes. It's a lightweight rain jacket with overall good quality. It doesn't restrict my movement and seems to be pretty durable. So far so good.

    Awesome and then some

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 184lbs

    I took this jacket camping and it kept me dry, cool and its very light. feels comfortable and it has vents to cool down if needed. And since I am always hot, the vents did help. overall looks great and feels great. And best of all it is Wife approved, since she is into fashion, and I am not.

    Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    This jacket is great. Have used it in rain storms on the boat here on Long Island, just took it to Bergen,Norway where it rains more than shines. Hiking in sideways rain on the folgefonna glacier. Bone dry each time.
    This thing rules. A great buy.

    Will this jacket stop wind from stealing body heat?

    Hey Curtis! This is a bomber jacket for water and wind protection.

    If you have any more questions feel free to hit me up directly. My phone number is 801 204 4694 and my email is kswistak@backcountry.com

    Unanswered Question

    I'm 154 lbs,5 ft 9,chest:98cm,neck:39cm,sleeve:75cm,I kinda in the middle of the S size and m size,so should I get the bigger one or the smaller one that would suits me better?

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    Hi I'm size 47 chest let me know which size should I buy this jacket to wear a layer below average and not left me tight ?...

    I was wondering about the fit and sizing for this jacket. I'm 5'7, 180 lbs, 42" chest, 31" waist. I find with most apparel I fit in medium as long as there is enough room for my chest and shoulders. Would a medium be too small to use a light insulated layer or fleece with this jacket?

    Hey RCorpuz,

    Based on your measurements, I would recommend a Medium in the Minimalist Jacket. You should still have ample room for a light fleece or other insulating layer underneath. I have a couple Marmot jackets so feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

    Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

    I am looking to pick this jacket up but and stuck on whether to get a Large or an XLarge. I am 6'5" and about 210 lbs. I recently picked up an Eddie Bauer Travex jacket and it fits perfectly as a size Large. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Hello! how does this jacket compares to the essence jacket by Marmot (has NanoPro Tech + MemBrain) but I did not see/ touch any of them. What would you recommend for durability and quality?

    The Minimalist jacket is a stellar piece - Gore paclite means it's light but durable. A great price for such high performance fabric. The Essence jacket is Marmot technology and is ultralight (6 oz compared to the Minimalist at 15 oz). The Essence jacket is stretch and has just a few more bells and whistles than the Minimalist - moldable brim, cooling vents, reflective hits. The Essence is more of an athletic fit, whereas the Minimalist is a regular fit. Both are great value and serve a similar purpose of water protection in all conditions. To the touch, the Minimalist is much thicker, the Essence is light and fast.

    Hi everyone! How is the size of this...

    Hi everyone!

    How is the size of this jacket according to the size chart??

    Should I go for what the chart tells me (Small) or go fon a Medium. I'm 5'10'' and i weigh 143lbs (Skinny).

    Best Answer

    Alexander,



    If you'd choose between those two sizes, I'd recommend the Medium.

    I am about 5'7" (148lbs) and have two of these in Large to wear as (alterning) winter jackets with lots of layering underneath.

    I do like my jackets a bit loose, though...

    If you don't need to layer up heavily, a Medium would probably do fine.



    In any case, a great jacket.

    Hey guys, I am 5'11" extremely skinny...

    Hey guys, I am 5'11" extremely skinny (distance runner) and am wondering what size to get. I was thinking about the small, but the length might be too short. The medium might be a tad big in the width and in the chest. Thanks!

    Best Answer

    Hey Chris,

    I would get the medium is this just by the length alone. I typically like to be at the smaller end of my jackets so that I can layer accordingly under them. The small will be too short in the center back length and sleeves.

    It depends on if you are okay with some extra material around the chest and on the arms. I am also 5'11'' and a runner and I tried this jacket on in a store the other day. The jacket is already cut generously to allow for layers, and I prefer the fit of the small. I have a 31" inch waste, and there was plenty of room for a 200wt fleece or a down jacket without any mobility restriction. The medium was just plain baggy on me.

    Just something to consider!

    Im 6ft tall and like 210 , athletic build...

    Im 6ft tall and like 210 , athletic build what size do you recommend I get?

    Best Answer

    Hey Al, most likely you will want to go with a Large, I'm 5'10 175, and the medium fits really well. Double check your chest size though as that's going to be the best indicator. A Large is 42-44 inches

    I'm looking for a new rain jacket for my...

    I'm looking for a new rain jacket for my partner's birthday. He's 6'2 and around 165lbs. He solidly wears a Medium in most jackets/tops--I'm wondering if I should stick with that for this jacket? Thanks for your advice!!

    Hi, Can i use this jacket for climbings,...

    Hi,

    Can i use this jacket for climbings, speacially in high altitude (over 6500m)?

    Thanks

    Well, I suppose you could, but it really depends on what you are using it for. It can get pretty get cold that high and if you want to use only the Minimalist without layering it probably won't work too well. But with proper layering it will be a good waterproof shell.

    Best Answer

    This jacket is perfect for climbing. The angel-wing construction allows you to lift your arms without raising the jacket. I have climbed in this jacket several times, and I have never been disappointed. If it is colder outside, then just use layers. This jacket is very versatile.

    I was wondering about the fit of the jacket....

    I was wondering about the fit of the jacket. I am 5'8" and very skinny (105 lbs.) I want the jacket to fit nicely for hiking and just a walk in the city. I am still growing so if it is a bit long it doesn't matter that much, but it needs to be slim enough. I do not want much sag in the back and I do not want the sides of the jacket to parachute. I was debating between a Small and a Medium. Also, what jacket is better, this one? Or the outdoor research Foray jacket. And how do their fits differ? Thanks.

    It may be tough to get a great fit in this coat for you. I am 5'10 165lb and I have a pretty atheletic build (skier/climber). The small fits me well in most dimensions. The medium is too billowy for me but the sleeves are pretty perfect. I chose to go with the small as I don't really intend to climb in this jacket so the long sleeves for overhead reaches wasn't really a concern. I think the Small will work for you base on height, but at your weight you will likely have too much volume in the torso regardless of what size you get.

    Looking for lightweight weatherproof shell...

    Looking for lightweight weatherproof shell for hiking. Have had a good run with Marmot in the past but unsure of sizing for this. Will need it to go over soft shell and mid layers for work in up to -20C. Would normally stick with XL which aligns with TNF soft shell. Any ideas ? Im 6 ft - 220 lbs.

    Best Answer

    I love Marmot and have a number of their jackets. You'll probably be fine with the XL, but it may be beneficial to get layered up with everything and take a chest measurement. I'm 6'1" 180lbs and wear a large in a jacket/outershell.

    I can concur with Matt on this one. The Marmot Minimalist is a reasonably relaxed fit that would be comparable to a similar jacket from The North Face. Neither of these companies goes very trim with their light shells. You should be solid with an XL.

    Unanswered Question

    Any idea on pit to pit measurement 2011...

    Any idea on pit to pit measurement 2011 vs 2012 size small and medium? Thanks!

    looking for a versatile jacket for berkeley...

    looking for a versatile jacket for berkeley daily temperatures and rain commute and have a marmot fleece but dont really want to layer up on a daily basis if i can avoid it which jacket would be best?

    i am 6 ft, 200lbs

    Dude, I live in Berkeley too! This jacket is awesome and lightweight, but it doesn't do much in the way of insulating. It's strictly a shell, great for biking/walking in the rain/wind. If you're looking for a goretex layer, this is the best one you can get for this price.

    If you want something cheaper, the Marmot Precip is an awesome shell; smaller, lighter, more compressible, but less bomb proof.

    Love Marmot jackets. Does this Minimalist...

    Love Marmot jackets. Does this Minimalist have a velcro at back of the hood to allow it to roll up into a collar? The Marmot website picture of this jacket doesn't show it but it's in their description. Also does it have the inner zipper pull on the left pocket that you use to stuff the jacket into it? Thanks.

    Thanks Thomas. My 2009 or 2010 Minimalist can be stuffed into the left pocket. The zipper has a zipper pull for it. Not that I use it often. I usually just stuff the jacket into the hood. My old jacket also has the velcro on the hood which can be used to roll the hood into a collar by securing the velcro on the hanger loop by the collar. I noticed that the new Minimalist has a shock cord at the back of the hood which gives it a better fit. So does the latest model have both the shock cord and the velcro? I wonder why the Marmot website picture didn't show the velcro. Hmmmm. But definitely an awesome jacket. Just looking to purchase another one with a different color. Thanks.

    you are wrong. this jacket does stuff into its own pocket there are lts of neat videos on the internet that show this and it also show a cool little trick where you can roll the hood up and use the velcro with the jacket hook to make a collar and roll the hood up.

    Hi I really like the fit of this jacket....

    Hi
    I really like the fit of this jacket. Realizing that it is not as heavy-duty as Proshell or XCR, will this still be a suitable downhill skiing shell (with appropriate layers)?
    Thanks!
    Jeff

    You could pull it off. Especially if you are more or less on piste most of the time. The place where the heavy duty shells really shine is in the trees or on rock where there is a lot of abrasion and potential for damage. To reiterate, since it is paclite it will not have the same durability as some of the heavier shells but is totally doable as a skiing shell.