Keep it simple with the Mica storm shell.
In favor of the Men's Mica Jacket's feathery seven-ounce weight, Marmot engineers ditched the bells and burned all the whistles. The still highly capable waterproof and breathable MemBrain Strata shell allows this jacket to fend off three seasons of nasty mountain weather. And despite its minimalist design, fast-packers, hikers, and gram-counting backpackers will find comfort beneath this jacket's adjustable hood, cuffs, and hem, as well as Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement, which allows your arms to move comfortably whether you're climbing or rigging a bear hang before you call it a night on your backpacking trip.
- MemBrain Strata shell
- Nylon ripstop face fabric
- Fully taped seams
- Regular fit with Angel-Wing Movement
- Adjustable hood
- Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs
- Drawcord hem
- Zippered hand pockets
- Packs into hand pocket
- Item #MAR00SC
- Q & A
Good for some, not all hiking situations
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
I have used this jacket for 5 years and it just failed on me. Seam ripped on the shoulder. No real complaints there for a light weight soft shell, but more durability would be good.
I found this jacket light and a "no brainer" to throw in the pack for trips where I expected little rain.
If you are looking for protection from a constant rain; however, this will NOT do. It will soak through and you will get wet. For a light rain and wind shell, its great.
Fits well and breathes
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Unfortunately I haven't been able to test this out in a storm yet, but I can tell you it packs well into it's own pocket, it's SUPER light, very stylish, and it fits really well and true to it's size.
True to brand
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Marmot is known for simple construction and durability. This jacket meets both of those. It is a light shell that is great for touring or spring days shredding the slopes. It can also double as a rain jacket for those summer squalls in the high country.
The articulation of the sleeves is good, even while wearing a pack and I never experienced chaffing or sleeve lift.
Overall a solid choice for mountain goers.