Weighing just 6.3 oz and incorporating waterproof/breathable stretch fabrics, the award-winning Marmot Essence Jacket is a fantastic ultra-lightweight option for hikers, backpers or climbers.
Weighing only 6.3 ounces the fully waterproof/breathable Marmot Essence Jacket is a fantastic ultra-lightweight option for hikers backpackers and climbers seeking lightweight and compressible protection from wet and windy weather.
Marmot's proprietary Stretch NanoPro Membrain 2.5 layer laminated fabric uses micro particles to increase durability and provide a dry touch instead of the clammy feeling provided by many waterproof shells. It's also breathable and incorporates comfortable stretch to move with you. The micro-stitched 100% seam-taped Essence Jacket will keep you dry even in a downpour.
Other features of the Essence Jacket include drop shoulder seams to eliminate chafing under shoulder straps integrated cooling vents water resistant zippers and a single chest pocket. An adjustable hood lets you fine-tune the fit and a laminated wire brim keeps rain out of your face. Asymmetrical cuffs with Velcro adjustments and an elastic drawcord hem offer weather-tight protection. Marmot’s Angel-Wing movement reduces ride-up and allows freer arm movement.
Available in a variety of size and color options the Marmot Essence Jacket includes reflective accents and has an athletic fit that layers well over light to medium weight fleece sweaters or base layers.
- Superlight 20 denier stretch NanoPro Membrain waterproof/breathable fabric
- 100% seam taped
- Adjustable hood with laminated moldable brim
- Chest pocket with water-resistant zipper
- Integrated cooling vents
- Asymmetric cuffs with elastic
- 360 degree reflective accents
- Elastic drawcord helm
- Angel-Wing Movement
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Running/Fitness, Cycling Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Warranty Limited Lifetime Type Ultralight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket Shell Material NanoPro MemBrain 100% Nylon RipStop 2oz/yd Number of Pockets 1 Item Weight 6.3 oz Hood Yes; Adjustable Fit Athletic Fit
Likes: All I want to do is stand in the rain! But really, rain jackets are notoriously clammy and ho hum. The essence is so comfortable you might find yourself looking for excuses to get out and explore in the rain.
Dislikes: What to do with my hands! Would appreciate having pockets. I understand that wearing the jacket while backpacking would render pockets moot but for the price and given its incredible comfort I'd like to wear it to sports games or concerts too.