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    Little impact in your pack but a big impact during sudden summer storms.

    The Marmot Minimalist Jacket trims down your pack weight for long hikes and treks into the unknown while its Gore-Tex Paclite technology guarantees it can keep you dry during torrential rains. With just the features you need for a safe, comfortable experience in the storm season, this 15-ounce rain shell keeps the rain out without weighing you down or letting you overheat during muggy summer storms.
    • Polyester shell stands up to abuse and keeps down the weight, while the fully taped seams and Gore-Tex Paclite membrane keep out all moisture
    • Adjustable hood, hem, and hook-and-loop cuffs further seal out the monsoon rains
    • Zippered underarm vents dump excess heat and interior humidity during rainstorms
    • Front pockets hold necessities and are easily accessible while wearing a pack or harness
    • Water-resistant zippers and a front storm flap reduce vulnerabilities to near zero for ultimate protection
    • DriClime-lined chin guard provides comfort and a little insulation for your face during mountain storms
    • Angel-Wing movement and lower back hem ensure coverage no matter how you stretch and contort your body in the backcountry
    • Item #MAR2327

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Paclite, [shell] polyester
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    guaranteed waterproof
    Fabric Breathability Rating
    guaranteed breathable
    Hood
    yes
    Fit
    regular
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Pockets
    2 front hand, 1 chest zip
    Seams
    fully taped
    Venting
    underarm zip vents
    Actual Weight
    Black, M: 447g
    Recommended Use
    rain shell, hiking, backpacking, trekking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    great rain jacket

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs small
    • Size Bought: large

    I love this jacket because it offers the right balance between functionality (pockets, zippers, hood, etc.), material quality (GTX), and comfort (size, shape, cut, etc.).

    This is my second minimalist jacket.... lost first one at a soccer tournament and bought a replacement the following week.

    I'm 5' 11" and 170 lbs and the large fits perfect. I usually buy medium.

    I really like the chest pocket for my phone.

    Good investment

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I have been looking for a new rain coat for over a year. I don't impulse purchase and I do a lot of research. This jacket is REALLY water proof. I have been in some real torrential rain and I stayed dry and it breathed better than my prior jacket with DWR coating. There is no velcro on the closures so you can "tack" it shut when using it as a light jacket with no rain; however, the zipper is great and I am adjusting to no velcro. The hood fits very well and the visor is light years ahead of the last one I had. The jacket fits closer to the body so the layers underneath will be limited. This is not a bad thing, rather it looks cleaner, fits better under a pack and is reason to purchase some new more technical layers to put under it! I would purchase this again!

    Great Jacket

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

    I have had this jacket for two years now. I have worn it backpacking in Arkansas, Mountaineering and Skiing in Colorado, and around school. It is completely waterproof. I have stood in the rain for 6 hours of heavy rain and come out completely dry under it. It fits great with just a t-shirt under it, but it also accommodates a few layers well.

    Great Jacket

    Tough Enough for Iceland

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    I would highly recommend getting this jacket. My wife and I both brought our jackets to Iceland where there is a lot of precipitation .We were never wet.

    The jacket is great for the traveler, who does not have a lot of room. It's is very light weight and I love the vortex. It makes is so that you definitely stay dry.

    We used the jackets pretty much everyday, not only for rain, but for wind breaking as well.

    Tough Enough for Iceland

    Excellent Product From Marmot

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    Overall this is a great rain jacket that could be used as hardshell if you really needed to. The details that have amazed me. Stiff brim on the hood, secure media pocket, the length of the arm is longer on the backside of the hand for protection, the large pit zents etcs.

    WEATHERPROOFNESS: I've worn this in downpours walking my dog (my dog loves rain and running in rain) on a local trail or a sidewalk, in wintry mix, and out and about. It worked against everything that mother nature threw at it. I've read reviews about about how the jacket looks like there are wet spots. I still haven't had issues with that. The jacket works against wet weather very well and drys off pretty quickly. The Goretex Paclite hasnt failed me yet.

    FIT: The fully zipped jacket with hood came to upper lip which provided great protection. With the hood off, it covers my neck and sits right below my chin. It is slightly baggy on me ( I have XL could've got L). The reasoning was I usually have a hoody, light insulated jacket underneath in the fall and/or winter. I prefer to be able to layer it at my leisure. The arm length is long enough to cover my whole hand when the freezing rain comes around. The cinch on the hood and the hem are great and I haven't any issues with.

    If I could change one thing about this jacket, I would place some nice microfleece on the neck but thats maybe the only thing I would change but it isnt a game changer.

    Very nice

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    So after several downpours the jacket performs very well. My climing helmet firs in the hood. The outer layer of thr shell tends to soak some on top of the shoulders but thats usually from the DMR wearing off and is quickly remedied by reapplying a new coating. Water never leaked during several hours in the rain. For the price its a great shell and fairly light. Fits just about right. 5'10", 220.

    Marmot Minimalist Jacket

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Used it many times in town and a couple of times in the mountains including Kilimanjaro (5890 meters). Great value for money.

    Marmot Minimalist Jacket

    • Size Bought: xl

    what a great jacket for here in Seattle. I've gone through other brands and find this jacket superior for this Seattle weather. it breathes well, fits well and keeps the rain out.
    what more could I ask for!!

    why ask WHY when you can stay DRY !!!

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

    I work outside and I use this jacket all the time when it rains. It beads off rain and keeps me dry all the time. The jacket is very breathable and the angel movement works great !! I been in pouring rain in this jacket and always kept dry. The jacket does get soaked if you're in pouring non stop rain but it drys quick and keeps you dry. I used this on a recent backpacking trip non stop rain and I was dry !

    why ask WHY when you can stay DRY !!!

    McCall ID

    This jacket withstood some pretty impressive rain encountered during the late monsoon summer of 2014. The jacket held up well in a downpour we had one evening. It also combined well with a fleece to provide windproof and waterproof warmth.

    McCall ID

    Stay dry.

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

    I've used this jacket on several backpacking trips this summer, both in the Wasatch and the Olympic Peninsula. I've been in everything from downpours to light rain, and this baby has kept me dry through it all. Super lightweight but durable construction paired with GoreTex Waterproofing? You can't go wrong. It breathes well (even better with pit zips open), but if you were doing something high intensity like touring or trail running, I'd suggest getting something with GoreTex Active Shell, for added breathability.



    Fits true to size, I'm 6 feet tall, 180 lb and a large is great. Fits well with either an insulating layer underneath or just a shirt.

    Bomber Rain jacket

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

    I have used many rain jackets but I believe this is the best one of all. I want to start off and say I have many jackets for different purposes, so I have only used the minimalist in select conditions. This is a not a do everything jacket, but for what it is designed for (Rain) it does very well. The gore-tex paclite makes it a great light weight jacket to wear when it's storming out. It feels very light and offers a great range of motion when wearing it. Its a jacket that I would throw in my pack on a day hike if I expect a bit of rain. Now it is not a gore tex pro shell, its durable, but it does have its limits. I wouldn't take it on a multi day trip and use it as my primary protection from the elements. With that being said, I am more than satisfied with this jacket. If your looking for a dedicated rain jacket to wear around town or to throw in your pack if your expecting some rain, you should definitely consider the minimalist jacket.

    What Brian said. I live in San Diego, and have only used it once in an hour-long downpour so far. Dry as a popcorn fart. I'll be taking it to the High Sierra in September for a ten-day hike in the JM Wilderness, but I am bringing a dedicated windproof soft shell and using the Minimalist only as a rain jacket.

    I've read some of the other comments on the exterior material saturating quickly and hence affecting breathability. While this may be true and while I don't want to seem like I'm defending my purchase, I have never found a rain jacket or hardshell from which perspiration effectively dries out through gore-tex without manually venting the jacket anyway. In my opinion, to think otherwise is a pipe dream. I sweat, and unless I unzip, I stay damp.

    Nice Rain Jacket - Especially On Sale

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I am impressed with the Marmot Minimalist Jacket. It is perfect for what I want it for. However, most of the criticisms that I've read in the other reviews are valid. Waterproof zippers would be a nice feature that would be superior to snaps and velcro. The jacket most definitely runs large. I got a medium and it fits perfectly. I don't wear a medium in ANYTHING." I'm not going to be climbing any mountains in driving sleet and freezing fog. I wanted a versatile rain jacket to walk the dog in the sping, summer, and fall. The Marmot Minimalist jacket will work perfectly for that purpose. It is nice to know that if I am lost in thought, and my dog pulls me into some alpine environment that I'll have a better shot at survival than if I had purchased another jacket! The Marmot Minimalist jacket is an extremely nice jacket if your expectations parallel its specs.

    My experience is that the Minimalist jacket does not run large.
    I am 6'2", 185 pounds and bought a large which fits perfectly. It is not tight but it definitely is not loose-fitting. The sleeves are a bit long but I prefer that over a bit short!

    Pitiful DWR finish. Shell wets out.

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    I'm going to buck convention a bit by complaining about this jacket. It is adequate for casual use, but is a bit lacking for serious back country adventure.



    From a design perspective, the jacket fits great and looks nice, but I would have preferred waterproof zips instead of storm flaps, snaps and velcro. It packs down nicely, and the shell material feels a bit more supple than other jackets I've had in the same category.



    However, my main issue — which seems to plague a great deal of Marmot products is that their garment materials don't bead water well. I suspect the DWR process they use is just not up to the task, as I found the M1 softshell material and the Super Mica to also fail at beading water shockingly fast when compared to similar garments from Mountain Hardware or Patagonia.



    While the jacket stays dry inside, once the shell is saturated, the GoreTex ceases to be breathable – or at least becomes less breathable than it was. While the water doesn't come through, since moisture isn't escaping as well, it will still feel clammy inside after more than 20min in the rain. (Notice in the photo that the shoulders and sleeve cuffs are super dark and soaked – this was from a 15 minute walk in medium intensity rain.)



    Keep in mind this jacket has only been used about five times, only one of them being in the back country (most recently) and the wrists and shoulders wet out in 5 min. That is just unacceptable.

    Pitiful DWR finish. Shell wets out.

    I agree with this review. I just got the jacket and have worn it five times in the field in moderate to heavy rain. I like the fit, and to reiterate, it does stay dry on the inside. However, I was also surprised at how quickly the outer material soaked through especially at the shoulders. At first, water beaded off as expected, but the jacket has already developed areas that become wet like the picture in the review above. It does seriously impact the comfort and breathability of the jacket and now I am worried that eventually it might soak through. I am a field biologist and work long hours outdoors hiking and bushwhacking etc. and these things are important to me. For a $200 dollar jacket, I wasn't expecting to be considering applying a new DWR coating after such little use.

    Polyester will never bead water very well. If you want the outside layer to bead water, you are going to have to treat it with silicon spray found at like Walmart for $8 a bottle. They make some that works with Goretex materials. The only waterproofing part of the jacket is the Goretex material underneath the polyester.

    I have had a similar experience, I work in western Panama (its very wet here) and every time I have taken this jacket out it has soaked out in 10-20min. The decreased breathability is a huge issue to me as it is quite warm and I end up sweating so much wearing the shell becomes redundant. I got to say this is my first Marmot garment and I am quite disappointed by the performance.

    Great Jacket

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

    This is an awesome jacket. It's my first experience with Gore-Tex, so I'm sure that's influencing my enthusiasm towards this. When I was pricing jackets this one seemed to be the best value, especially at a sale price. So far I have used this more as an outer, windproof layer than a rain jacket, but it works great for rain as well. It works great to keep wind and rain out when on a motorcycle or bicycle. You get really good coverage with the hood and chin part. Sometimes I find myself fighting the chin part when the hood is not on because it's rather tall (gets in the way a bit when dealing with a moto helmet). The hood opening is a bit tight as well; I typically can't don the hood unless the top of the jacket is unzipped slightly. Other than these very minor issues, I love the jacket. Lightweight, waterproof, windproof. It has done well through winter, and I'm interested to see how it performs during summer.

    I was wondering about the fit and sizing for this jacket. I'm 5'7, 180 lbs, 42" chest, 31" waist. I find with most apparel I fit in medium as long as there is enough room for my chest and shoulders. Would a medium be too small to use a light insulated layer or fleece with this jacket?

    Hey RCorpuz,

    Based on your measurements, I would recommend a Medium in the Minimalist Jacket. You should still have ample room for a light fleece or other insulating layer underneath. I have a couple Marmot jackets so feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

    Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

    I am looking to pick this jacket up but and stuck on whether to get a Large or an XLarge. I am 6'5" and about 210 lbs. I recently picked up an Eddie Bauer Travex jacket and it fits perfectly as a size Large. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Hello! how does this jacket compares to the essence jacket by Marmot (has NanoPro Tech + MemBrain) but I did not see/ touch any of them. What would you recommend for durability and quality?

    The Minimalist jacket is a stellar piece - Gore paclite means it's light but durable. A great price for such high performance fabric. The Essence jacket is Marmot technology and is ultralight (6 oz compared to the Minimalist at 15 oz). The Essence jacket is stretch and has just a few more bells and whistles than the Minimalist - moldable brim, cooling vents, reflective hits. The Essence is more of an athletic fit, whereas the Minimalist is a regular fit. Both are great value and serve a similar purpose of water protection in all conditions. To the touch, the Minimalist is much thicker, the Essence is light and fast.

    Hi everyone! How is the size of this...

    Hi everyone!

    How is the size of this jacket according to the size chart??

    Should I go for what the chart tells me (Small) or go fon a Medium. I'm 5'10'' and i weigh 143lbs (Skinny).

    Best Answer

    Alexander,



    If you'd choose between those two sizes, I'd recommend the Medium.

    I am about 5'7" (148lbs) and have two of these in Large to wear as (alterning) winter jackets with lots of layering underneath.

    I do like my jackets a bit loose, though...

    If you don't need to layer up heavily, a Medium would probably do fine.



    In any case, a great jacket.

    Hey guys, I am 5'11" extremely skinny...

    Hey guys, I am 5'11" extremely skinny (distance runner) and am wondering what size to get. I was thinking about the small, but the length might be too short. The medium might be a tad big in the width and in the chest. Thanks!

    It depends on if you are okay with some extra material around the chest and on the arms. I am also 5'11'' and a runner and I tried this jacket on in a store the other day. The jacket is already cut generously to allow for layers, and I prefer the fit of the small. I have a 31" inch waste, and there was plenty of room for a 200wt fleece or a down jacket without any mobility restriction. The medium was just plain baggy on me.

    Just something to consider!

    Im 6ft tall and like 210 , athletic build...

    Im 6ft tall and like 210 , athletic build what size do you recommend I get?

    does this jacket come in 3xl

    does this jacket come in 3xl

    I'm looking for a new rain jacket for my...

    I'm looking for a new rain jacket for my partner's birthday. He's 6'2 and around 165lbs. He solidly wears a Medium in most jackets/tops--I'm wondering if I should stick with that for this jacket? Thanks for your advice!!

    Hi, Can i use this jacket for climbings,...

    Hi,

    Can i use this jacket for climbings, speacially in high altitude (over 6500m)?

    Thanks

    Well, I suppose you could, but it really depends on what you are using it for. It can get pretty get cold that high and if you want to use only the Minimalist without layering it probably won't work too well. But with proper layering it will be a good waterproof shell.

    I was wondering about the fit of the jacket....

    I was wondering about the fit of the jacket. I am 5'8" and very skinny (105 lbs.) I want the jacket to fit nicely for hiking and just a walk in the city. I am still growing so if it is a bit long it doesn't matter that much, but it needs to be slim enough. I do not want much sag in the back and I do not want the sides of the jacket to parachute. I was debating between a Small and a Medium. Also, what jacket is better, this one? Or the outdoor research Foray jacket. And how do their fits differ? Thanks.

    It may be tough to get a great fit in this coat for you. I am 5'10 165lb and I have a pretty atheletic build (skier/climber). The small fits me well in most dimensions. The medium is too billowy for me but the sleeves are pretty perfect. I chose to go with the small as I don't really intend to climb in this jacket so the long sleeves for overhead reaches wasn't really a concern. I think the Small will work for you base on height, but at your weight you will likely have too much volume in the torso regardless of what size you get.

    Looking for lightweight weatherproof shell...

    Looking for lightweight weatherproof shell for hiking. Have had a good run with Marmot in the past but unsure of sizing for this. Will need it to go over soft shell and mid layers for work in up to -20C. Would normally stick with XL which aligns with TNF soft shell. Any ideas ? Im 6 ft - 220 lbs.

    Unanswered Question

    Any idea on pit to pit measurement 2011...

    Any idea on pit to pit measurement 2011 vs 2012 size small and medium? Thanks!

    looking for a versatile jacket for berkeley...

    looking for a versatile jacket for berkeley daily temperatures and rain commute and have a marmot fleece but dont really want to layer up on a daily basis if i can avoid it which jacket would be best?

    i am 6 ft, 200lbs

    Dude, I live in Berkeley too! This jacket is awesome and lightweight, but it doesn't do much in the way of insulating. It's strictly a shell, great for biking/walking in the rain/wind. If you're looking for a goretex layer, this is the best one you can get for this price.

    If you want something cheaper, the Marmot Precip is an awesome shell; smaller, lighter, more compressible, but less bomb proof.

    Love Marmot jackets. Does this Minimalist...

    Love Marmot jackets. Does this Minimalist have a velcro at back of the hood to allow it to roll up into a collar? The Marmot website picture of this jacket doesn't show it but it's in their description. Also does it have the inner zipper pull on the left pocket that you use to stuff the jacket into it? Thanks.

    Thanks Thomas. My 2009 or 2010 Minimalist can be stuffed into the left pocket. The zipper has a zipper pull for it. Not that I use it often. I usually just stuff the jacket into the hood. My old jacket also has the velcro on the hood which can be used to roll the hood into a collar by securing the velcro on the hanger loop by the collar. I noticed that the new Minimalist has a shock cord at the back of the hood which gives it a better fit. So does the latest model have both the shock cord and the velcro? I wonder why the Marmot website picture didn't show the velcro. Hmmmm. But definitely an awesome jacket. Just looking to purchase another one with a different color. Thanks.

    you are wrong. this jacket does stuff into its own pocket there are lts of neat videos on the internet that show this and it also show a cool little trick where you can roll the hood up and use the velcro with the jacket hook to make a collar and roll the hood up.

    Hi I really like the fit of this jacket....

    Hi
    I really like the fit of this jacket. Realizing that it is not as heavy-duty as Proshell or XCR, will this still be a suitable downhill skiing shell (with appropriate layers)?
    Thanks!
    Jeff

    You could pull it off. Especially if you are more or less on piste most of the time. The place where the heavy duty shells really shine is in the trees or on rock where there is a lot of abrasion and potential for damage. To reiterate, since it is paclite it will not have the same durability as some of the heavier shells but is totally doable as a skiing shell.