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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

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5 5

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.

5 5

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.

5 5

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.

2 5

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.
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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.

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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.

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Interesting. Wasn't aware of that. Still, seems like a bad design decision, as Gore-Tex is reputed to be significantly less breathable once the outer shell layer has been saturated.

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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.

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).

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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.

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I'm 5'11" 170lbs, 40" chest, 34" waist, 35" sleeves and medium fits well with room to layer light weight down jacket underneath. IMO this jacket is cut with plenty enough room for layering.

5 5

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.

5 5

Conquer the Elements!

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

This ranks among the best pieces of gear I've ever owned.

Lightweight, amazing functionality, durable build and looks good to. Keeps out the elements no matter the condition, making it the perfect shell for everything from backpacking, backcountry skiing or just walking around campus in the rain. It's the jacket I find myself wearing most, and love it every time.

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!

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Hey Chris,
I would get the medium is this just by the length alone. I typically like to be at the smaller end of my jackets so that I can layer accordingly under them. The small will be too short in the center back length and sleeves.

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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?

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Hey Al, most likely you will want to go with a Large, I'm 5'10 175, and the medium fits really well. Double check your chest size though as that's going to be the best indicator. A Large is 42-44 inches

does this jacket come in 3xl

does this jacket come in 3xl

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Hey Sanford, the largest size we carry this in is XXL. On Marmot's website, they do carry the PreCip in a 3xl, but not this one.

Mother Nature Who?

Mother Nature Who?

Beating the wind and cold on the Lunch Ledge, LCC

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How compatible is this jacket with a climbing helmet? Any issues with the fit?

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He Gabe! I have the Black Diamond Half Dome helmet and it fits under the hood, but it's pretty tight. If you have a lower profile helmet you could probably pull it off, but with this jacket I usually wear the hood under the helmet.

5 5

Rain, Snow, Sleet -call it the Mailman

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

This jacket has always delivered! I've worn it in all conditions and it has been amazing. Its waterproof and breathable and works well with layers underneath or as a standalone in warmer temperatures. I got a large and it fits perfectly, with just enough room for a few layers if needed. I'm 6'1" and 205 lbs. Get it, you wont regret it.

Rain, Snow, Sleet -call it the Mailman
4 5

Does the job.

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

I'm not exactly a mountaineer or even a casual hiker, but this jacket has kept me dry in New York City, London, and any other miserable, rainy place you can think of. I do have to agree with the velcro pockets. I don't have a huge issue with them, but they really aren't needed and take away from the coolness factor of the jacket. Nothing says "dork" like the sound of velcro, but the jacket is meant to keep you dry and it does look+feel great. HINT: You can always buy the other side of the velcro from a hardware store to rid yourself of this small issue.

If you are facing cold weather this must be layered, and there is plenty room for multiple layers. I've chosen my new Mountain Hardwear GWHD jacket as it's new partner, and they are a beautiful match in cold weather. I would highly recommend buying them together as you won't be disappointed with either.

2 5

Velcro pockets? Seriously?

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

This jacket got returned right away because of some major design flaws (all related to velcro). First, the hand pockets have zippers AND velcro to keep them closed. Zippers (as everybody knows) are enough, and the velcro scratches your hand every time you go in or out. And if you've got some kind of cloth glove then you can expect this jacket to rip them to shreds. Not just because you'll lose fome fabric every time you put your hands in your pockets, but also every time you take the jacket on or off. You see there's velcro at the top of the zipper to make sure it stays closed, so before you can open it you have to deal with it. And of course the sleeve closures have little velcro straps too. What ever happened to elastic. You know a good jacket has both vecro for overall adjustment AND elastic for taking it on and off...just enough for it to go over your gloved hand. Anyway, the fabric is awesome and the cut and look is very nice. But I got a Patagonia TorrentShell instead.

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Couldn't you just take the velcro out of the pockets? Is it not just stitched in? Crazy concept I know.

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No. That was my first thought too. The loop side is just stitched in, but the offending hook side is stitched AND glued, and because of the design you don't have access to the reverse side of those patches. Although I'm all for customizing gear (I just finished sewing elastics into the cuffs of my new TorrentShell and Sharp Point jackets), it wouldn't work in this case.

5 5

Using on future AT hike

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am planning on using this on my 2014 Appalachian Trail hike. I am 6'1", 175 lbs and I bought a large to fit over my Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody for outer-shell. I tried a medium and would work bit just a bit tighter. This Jacket is amazing. Light, breathable and completely waterproof!

Using on future AT hike
5 5

great lightweight shell

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

Large is just long enough for my 6'4" 175lb. frame. Only slightly heavier than the likes of a marmot precip type jacket, but a significant upgrade in protection from the elements. No unnecessary features to add bulk when stashed in your pack. Also, really love the hood construction on this jacket.

5 5

Wonderful Rain Jacket

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

This jacket has been used several times. It has a full cut, so I can use it to layer over top of other items. It has zippers in the arm pits to allow for breathing. The jacket repels water with ease. It was tested during a downpour while on a hike. Clothing kept dry.

4 5

excellent jacket

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

bought this on slae for 119. at first i thought that it would not last long as it is really thin and lightweight, but it holds up really well.
its great that it packs in its own pocket and has a biner loop, i dont even notice it on my harnes.
not the most confortable hood with a helmet, but it works fine.

5 5

Bring on the rain!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this and the matching pants for my father, whose 15+ Year old rain gear was looking tired and starting to leak. He's used it a few times in light rain and wind, loves it and can't wait to take it out in some serious downpour.