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They should have named it the Force Field.

The Marmot Men's Ether Driclime Jacket takes care of you during spring squalls with two layers of moisture protection. The inner layer of Driclime is soft to the touch and specializes in pulling moisture away from your skin to eliminate sweaty clamminess. The outer layer is a breathable nylon that is also wind- and water-resistant to keep Mother Nature out. Mesh underarm vents help your body regulate temperature, and the attached roll-up hood gives you added protection.

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1 5

Disappointed

  • Fit: True to size

I am very disappointed with this purchase and jacket. Jacket does not breathe well, zippers constantly snag and the chest pocket mesh has a small rip or flaw already. I have only worn it 3-4 times and not even used this pocket. Item has been sent to the back of my closet and I will go back to the 15 year old North Face that this jacket was supposed to replace.

5 5

I 2nd, perfect for running

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

ordered the cobalt blue XL. I am 5'11, 215lbs, big frame...thought it fit well, a little snug but all in all, how I like it for running...ran in about 15 degree weather, little breeze, just two layers underneath and it was perfect in protecting from the cold.

Very lightweight

5 5

Perfect for running

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

I use this jacket to run in the Midwest; it gets very cold and windy here in the winter and I don't want to be running in a winter coat. I've used it from the teens to the forties (Fahrenheit, obviously) with just a base layer underneath and its excellent design really shows. I don't overheat thanks to its lightness (under a pound, I think), pit vents, and unparalleled driclime wicking. The windbreaking nylon cuts through wind and is surprisingly resilient; it's ripstop. The hand warmer pockets are great for glove storage, and the hood can fit over a cap (or under a helmet), and it won't blow off if you zip it up all the way. The hood in this position does a great job of holding headphones in place. I used it ~4 times a week for the past month before needing to wash it (got stinky after a while). I haven't been able to test the DWR in the field yet, but holding the sleeves under the faucet has left my arms bone dry. Doesn't get wet; dries super fast even if it does (from inside OR out). I've found myself taking the jacket for a run even if I probably don't need it; it's so light I barely notice it if I have to wrap it around my waist. I'll definitely take it to the beach or any future hiking trips, and it will definitely be my mid layer on any skiing trips - the jacket's temp range is incredible, and I love it. Most useful garment I own. Fits true to size, but a little tight by design - works best when close to the body.

why only feminine colors?

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why only feminine colors?

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That's news to me. The colors are high visibility; they work well for what I use this jacket for: running. If you don't like them, you can wait till next next season... though that'll be one more season without this awesome jacket.

5 5

good stuff.

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

Love all the driclime stuff I've tried, and I've found this piece to be the most useful for me. For the price you can't go wrong with the basic Marmot windshirt (still got mine!), but if you want a few more bells and whistles like a waist draw cord, more pockets and a hood, this is a good move. Packs down small, lightweight, surprisingly warm, windproof, water-resistant and very, very breathable. Like the basic windshirt this a great mid-layer in a variety of temps and with the hood, pockets, etc., it's a very useful stand-alone jacket as well. I wear this thing on a regular basis about 3/4 of the year, and I have found it to be useful for running in extreme conditions.

5 5

EPIC

I accumulated a bunch of gear for an excursion to Alaska and this turned out to be the best piece I brought. It was warm, wind proof, water proof, and light weight. The inner fleece made it cozy, the good was essential, and in love that you can stuff it into it's own chest pocket for easy storage. It comes out wrinkled tho, so if you're not down with that, don't use that feature. This coat is awesome.

How water resistant is the jacket? How...

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How water resistant is the jacket? How long before it soaks through?

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Basically if a jacket is water-resistant instead of being waterproof it will repel water but at less than 10,000 mm. Typically most companies will not report any test findings or numbers unless it meets or exceeds that 10,000 mm rating. Anything under 5,000 mm is not considered water-resistant so all we can determine is that its going to fall within that range.

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Hey Jon,
Outdoor Gear Lab reviewed this windshirt in comparison with other similar models. It was reviewed as being one of the lesser water-resistant pieces in a light rain. Though it's one of the more durable and versatile pieces. Check it out: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Wind-Breaker-Jacket-Reviews/Marmot-DriClime-Windshirt

2 5

Disappointing

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I returned this jacket because it reminded me of old, low-tech, 2-layer fleece / nylon jackets I owned in the 80s, and not in a good way.
It is basically just a nylon shell with a free-floating brushed poly zip-t that hangs inside. I expected a modern, two-layer laminated fabric, but found what is in fact two garments stitched together only at the wrists, hem, and neck.
It felt and looked lumpy, the nylon was noisy in motion, and it had no stretch. The wrists and hood elastic had no adjustability.
Frankly, I'd rather just wear a poly base layer and single-layer nylon windbreaker and have the option to remove each layer independently.
I had intended the jacket as a wind-resistent yet breathable layer for backcountry skiing & hiking.
Instead I got the Mountain Hardwear Onata Softshell.
It doesn't have a hood and weighs 4 ounces more, but the breathability, DWR, adjustable cuffs, fit, feel, & stretch of the Onata are just what I was looking for.
Fit notes: I'm 6'1", 160lbs with 35" long arms, and the XL I ordered was way too baggy. According to the Marmot size chart, I was between a Medium and Large size, but those sizes were out of stock at that time.

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Very helpful. Thanks BergMann

I'm 6 feet tall and weigh 158 pounds. I'm...

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I'm 6 feet tall and weigh 158 pounds. I'm usually a medium but should I get a large here?

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Hey Rajesh,

Thanks for the question. While other factors can come in to play such as how much layering you'll be doing underneath and other measurements, based on the vitals you gave I would go with a large if layering is involved and a medium if you want an athletic fit and have narrower shoulders.

5 5

great piece of gear

Bought this to provide "in between" comfort...it's perfect for cooler temps with high humidity..dense fog/ light rain....works great and is super light..love the green color, too!!

5 5

Perfect option

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was looking for a jacket that I could wear during work and not get too hot, but also something that I could put under and hardshell layer. This is perfect for both. It's super light, packs down well, and keeps you warm. Perfect by it's self for a light jacket or great for a base layer in the winter.

I am 5'10", 220lbs. Not exactly athletic...

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I am 5'10", 220lbs. Not exactly athletic build, but I am wondering if I need an XL or not. I'd hate to buy a Large and return it because its too tight. Can anyone give me helpful info?

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Go with XL, it'll leave you room to put on some layers underneath.

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Took your advice and went with an XL. Glad I did. I can wear a fleece jacket or a couple of thin layers, such as a wicking shirt, and the jacket is not uncomfortably tight. This is probably my favorite piece of outerwear that I own. So glad I got it.

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I bought this about a month ago and I love it. I'm glad I ordered a size up (Im somewhat 'thick'). If you keep moving, this will keep you warm. I carry it on dayhikes constantly, but because it's so thin, be careful if you're going somewhere you may have to go through thick brush with thorns or briars. I got it snagged several times on small thorns and I thought it put a hole in it. No tear was detected, but I won't do that again. I'll wear a thicker shell next time. I wore a Columbia longsleeve wicking shirt under a Columbia short sleeve wicking shirt, and had this over it, and I was warmly hiking in low 40F degree temps. For bike rides, hiking, running...it's great. Best piece of outdoor gear I own, because it performs well, very very lightweight and versatile.

5 5

Incredible jacket, sizing wrong

This was to be my 2nd, because 1st is so great and this new one has hood. Best all around jacket I've ever owned. New one ordered same size as old one, but could barely zip new one while old accomodates multiple layers under.
Will probably try to find locally to check size before reordering, becaue I don't like paying return postage for something that appears sized wrong.

5 5

Incredible product - sizing off

Have owned a driclime for several years and think it's the best so couldn't pass up ether on sale and hood is great idea. However, jacket too small in XL despite my meeting xl specs and old one being xl. Could barely zip over chest. Also note specs fail to note there are two zippered side pockets which are nice to have.

Marmot Ether Driclime Jacket

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Marmot Athlete Zahan Billimoria, of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, reviews the Ether DriClime Jacket, new from Marmot for Spring 2011.

Marmot Ether Driclime Jacket

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Marmot Athlete and Professional Mountain Guide Fabrizio Zangrilli reviews the Marmot Ether DriClime Jacket, a hooded version of the classic Marmot windshirt. Learn more about Fabrizio at http://marmotpro.com/fabrizio_zangrilli.

5 5

Great mid layer jacket

This is versatile jacket. I use it under my shell and over a 200 merino baselayer for snowboading in CO. So far it has been great! It beets using a fleece midlayer as it is slippery and moves well with the base and shell. The hood is a bit of a pain in the ass. It has a tab to roll up and store it but it seems to loosen and get goofy. I just stuff it under itself and call it good. Plus it weighs so little. No reason not to bring it with you anytime you head out side.

5 5

lightweight windbreaker +

This jacket is a light ,easy to carry wind breaker for cool weather. The Driclime liner keeps the nylon outer off your skin so you don't get the cold touch.
Great for bicycle commuting in 35 to 40 degree weather.Bright orange color is very visible.

5 5

lightweight windbreaker +

This jacket is a light ,easy to carry wind breaker for cool weather. The Driclime liner keeps the nylon outer off your skin so you don't get the cold touch.
Great for bicycle commuting in 35 to 40 degree weather.Bright orange color is very visible.

does the hood fit over a helmet?

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does the hood fit over a helmet?

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Nope, it's designed to fit under it. It's less of a jacket and more of a bottom layer.