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An air-light water blocker.

Is your backpack so stuffed that you’re sure you couldn’t squeeze another item in if your life depended on it? Good. Go ahead and add the Marmot Women’s Crystalline Jacket. This ultralight rain jacket slides into the undetectable spaces of your pack, and when it starts to pour, the fully taped seams and waterproof breathable MemBrain Strata on this jacket ensure torso and head dryness. The Angel-Wing Movement design means your arms won’t feel constricted while you hike.

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5 5

Great rain jacket

Works great. Kept me dry on an AT thru hike. I would recommend it!

Just a few cons: Lithium color ended up a muddy grey - I'd choose any other color. AND The hood is WAY too big. I ended up sewing another velcro button way down the back to allow for visibility.

I just got my jacket in the mail, and I'm...

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I just got my jacket in the mail, and I'm thrilled with it! The only thing is that elsewhere on your site, you say that the jacket can fold into its left pocket and there's a double zipper and a clip inside it. My jacket folds into either pocket easily, but neither pocket has a double zipper or a clip. Is that why these ones are on sale?

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Just checked the Crystalline and you are correct, the jacket folds into either pocket, but neither one has a double slider. Still, it's quite easy to zip closed. Hope that helps.

4 5

Very light and packable

This is the lightest, thinnest, most packable rain jacket that's also breathable that I've seen so far. Unfortunately, Greenlight is a horrible bright and tacky color, so I'm returning it. I can't attest to its actual breathability and durability since I haven't tested it yet. I'm wary that it has no pit vents, and I wouldn't mind some sort of chest pocket, but if it's on sale in a prettier color, I would definitely consider buying again.

Is this jacket good for backpacking in...

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Is this jacket good for backpacking in rainy day. Is it enough for treking in rainy day or do I need GTX pack lite membrain?
I´m looking for a really light, breathable but also really waterproof jacket.

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This i exactly what you're looking for, this is essentially the women's version of the Marmot Mica. Completely waterproof, very breathable, incredibly lightweight. Exactly what you want for trekking.

If you're looking for slightly more breathable at the cost of weight and price, you could upgrade to the Whisperlite, Marmot's paclite offering which weighs around an ounce more than this jacket.

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Lightest rain jacket

Whenever I go climbing I bring WAY too many clothes. At the risk of sounding cliche, I think it's a girl thing. But bouldering in Colorado's high alpine requires you to be prepared for every weather pattern -- blazing sun, torrential downpour, icy snow and high winds -- all in the same day. To keep it light, I depend on Marmot's Crystalline Jacket as my waterproof rain jacket.

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have you had any trouble with it ripping while climbing? I'm worried that it might be too thin with regards to durability...