Made from GORE-TEX Paclite, the durable, lightweight Marmot Minimalist Jacket offers full weather protection for anyone looking for a waterproof/breathable shell they can use in any season.
I am wearing the Marmot men’s Minimalist jacket. It is a lightweight and durable outer shell made with a Gore-Tex Paclite waterproof breathable membrane. It is a go to shell for when the harshest weather approaches. Let’s take a closer look.
The fabrics in play with this jacket are a nice, durable shell fabric with a Gore-Tex Paclite waterproof breathable membrane. Now wet materials can really make you feel uncomfortable and rob you of a good backcountry experience. Gore-Tex products are guaranteed to keep you dry. They are highly breathable, high durable materials and they are guaranteeing that you will stay dry and comfortable in the back country, so really nice fabric there. It is also very light weight. This jacket only weighs in about 15 ounces. So with that light weight Gore-Tex and that durable outer shell, you are sure to have a reliable jacket.
Checking out some of the features on this jacket, we have got a full length zipper on the front with a storm flap. And at the bottom of that storm flap there is actually a really nice snap closure, so it will keep that flap dry and closed in the event that the rain is really coming down. You have got a chest Napoleon pocket with a water resistant zipper. You have got really nice easy access to items if you need to get them quickly. You have got two zippered hand pockets with a Velcro closure and that Velcro closure is going to provide some extra weather protection.
Looking at the cuffs here you have got a Velcro adjustment so you can cinch those cuffs down in the event that you want a more snug fit or if you want to put a glove over the jacket. It provides a nice, seamless integration there.
Under the arms we do have pit zips, which occasionally, if you are moving fast, you will generate some body heat and you will need some extra ventilation. Pit zips are really good for dumping that extra body heat. But the way they are positioned, they still keep you dry. So it is a really nice feature there as well. You have got dual hem adjustments. So on either side of the jacket there is a hem draw cord so you can cinch that down. It is not going to ride up if you are wearing a backpack or a harness of any sort.
You have got a helmet compatible hood which offers some really nice features alone. You have got a really cool kind of shaped brim, really gives it some structure and stability, so it sticks out a little bit, gives you that extra protection. You have got adjustments on the front, two, one on either side and adjustment in the back.
Also you get some really good protection when you zip up the jacket all the way, really nice closure here that just gives you fully enclosed protection from the harshest weather. So it is a really nice hood with great features there.
So this jacket is a regular fit so it is a relatively loose cut. It is not very athletically tailored. I have got plenty of room to layer underneath. I am wearing a medium. I normally wear mediums. So this jacket fits me very well. It has also got Marmot’s angel wing movement. So in the shoulders and in the arms, you have got a lot of mobility and it is not restricting in any way. So you won’t feel like the jacket is holding you back from, you know, a technical climb or any type of movement out on the trail.
So, overall, great fit, plenty of room for layers.
So there you have it. It is the Marmot men’s Minimalist jacket. It is a go to piece for all season use providing dependable waterproof, breathable protection.