There is simply no jacket that can measure up on all fronts to a shelled micro pile, and the Marmot DriClime is one of the best. If used right, it will replace your baselayer and midlayer, and if you're moving, the outer layer as well. The design of micro pile is such that the fabric has a very small contact area with your skin so you can create a stable micro climate inside your clothing. This means that you can be comfortable when it's warm because the jacket breathes and you won't heat it, but when it's cold or wet, all you have to do it heat the contact area of the material to keep warm. If you use it right, this jacket is genius, but even if you don't, a windproof layer is a very necessary item. Five Stars. One qualm, to paraphrase a friend a mine, shelled micro pile jackets offer the best functionality out there, but you look like a sack of crap. Don't buy it for looks.
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