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    51 Reviews


    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

    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Paclite, [shell] polyester
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    guaranteed waterproof
    Fabric Breathability Rating
    guaranteed breathable
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    2 front hand, 1 chest zip
    fully taped
    underarm zip vents
    Claimed Weight
    15 oz
    Recommended Use
    rain shell, hiking, backpacking, trekking
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    What's not to like?

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

    Perfect packable rain gear- lightweight, functional, GoreTex quality, Pit zips. I couldn't ask for more. I have several different Gore Tex jackets /parkas. I love that this is flyweight. Pit zips vent any excessive heat and is not too heavy/warm in warmer temps. Consider this the best Windbreaker (Rainbreaker) you'll ever need. So Nice- I felt Alice should enjoy the comfort- so I bought her one too.

    Nice Jacket

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Bought this as a birthday gift for a buddy and he really likes it. Great for spring and fall seasons in the mountains with ever changing weather.

    Love this jacket

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

    This is a great jacket. Was looking for a good foul weather jacket to use on the boat and decided not to go with marine brands because they tend to be bulky, heavy and overpriced. I've had it a week and have worn it every day. Come winter it will be good with layers in the snow, too. If I could change one thing I think it doesn't need the velcro over the pockets because it is pointless (that's what the zippers are for), and it catches on the sleeves and hands when putting them in the pockets. Other than that I love it. Also I got it here for $140 vs the competition at $200-$215. Can't go wrong!

    Very nice rain jacket!

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Have been wearing Marmot Precip rain jackets for over 15 years. Decided to "move-up" to the Minimalist, and it was a great decision. The Gore-Tex paclite is really nice. I like the fit, the pockets and the utility of the hood. Wore it in heavy rain, and I stayed dry!
    Very glad I decided to get the Minimalist; very nicely made.

    Great Jacket - Best Place to Buy It!

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

    This jacket is a high quality wind breaker and rain protection. Great fit and you will not go wrong with the jacket and the buying experience from Backcountry. Paid $119 and at that price it is a good bargain.

    Amazing Jacket

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

    This jacket is aces. Have worn it in howling winds at Camp Muir and been fine, have worn it in total downpours and been dry. Wrists and hood all cinch down really good, your face is barely even exposed. It actually bottles in heat pretty good too over a good base layer, but the pit vents help let that all out if you need it. Extremely well made and high quality, easily one of the best pieces of gear I own--and for only 120 bucks it was a steal--sells for 200 on other sites, and is worth every penny.

    Good jacket, but a few flaws

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

    Waterproof, breathable, and sturdy to boot. Not as packable as my old Marmot Precip, but overall a good solid jacket.

    UPDATE AFTER FIELD USE: Gotta say, I was a little disappointed in this jacket after a few rainy expeditions. The DWR coating seems a little weak, especially in the shoulder areas, as parts of the jacket seemed to start absorbing water after only a few minutes. The inside of the jacket did stay dry, however, and the pitzips were able to compensate for the slightly compromised breathability. This could be due to the polyester shell having a weave that's not as tight as, say, a nylon shell, but even so one would expect a better DWR treatment for a higher end jacket like this. Hopefully reactivating the DWR will help somewhat. On the plus side, once it did stop raining the outer shell dried fairly quickly.

    I will say this, the Minimalist is definitely sturdier than nylon-based shells and handles bushwhacking and abrasion very well, so it's kind of a mixed bag, really.

    In summary, the Minimalist is decent...but probably best for situations when you're not going to be in heavy rain. Interestingly, the Precip repelled downpours much better, but is not as durable. If you need something that's going to withstand some punishment, though, the Minimalist will definitely handle it.

    Rain, No Wet for you!

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

    This year in Seattle has been exceptionally wet in the low land and this jacket has been amazing. Rain rolls out it like water off a ducks' back. I have worn it as a shell skiing in the pouring (RAIN) also and it has been great, it breathes well and keeps the wind from chilling you to the bone. The fit is good for layering or for your only layer. If you are looking for a versatile rain/wind shell for a great price this is it.

    Good to Go

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

    Great rain jacket! This thing is water-tight and not all "rubbery" like some waterproof gear. The Gor-Tex fabric is top notch. I live in Alabama where it rains every few days and this jacket is exactly what I was looking for. I'm always pleased with Marmot quality and once again I'm not disappointed. It's true to sizing, the color looks good and from the way it's made, I can tell it's a piece of gear that will last.

    Awesome Jacket

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

    Loved the bill on the hood and fit of the jacket. Pit zips offer up a great way to keep the heat inside the jacket down. Got the XXL so I would be able to place layers under it in the event I want to use it for some snowboarding. Can't wait to put it through more use as I am sure it will stand the test of time like all the other Marmot products I have used.

    All I could ask for!

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

    Great Jacket! This was a replacement for a Mountain Hardware jacket I liked but after a few years the rain membrane delaminated so it was back to the drawing board. This is more heavy duty, made much better with nice attention to detail. It runs true to size and is very comfortable. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

    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

    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.


    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


    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,...


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


    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....

    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)?

    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.