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Marmot Minimalist Jacket - Women's

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    If I only had a Marmot.

    Marmot never had much of a market share in the Land of Oz, presumably because of astronomical shipping costs. As it turns out, it’s a good thing. If the Wicked Witch of the West had a Marmot Women’s Minimalist Jacket, things would have been very different for Dorothy and friends. The Minimalist uses Gore-Tex Paclite laminate fabric to shrug off the nastiest downpour. Paclite was developed to be lightweight and packable, while remaining completely waterproof and as breathable as Gore-Tex Classic.
    • 100% seam-taped Gore-Tex PacLite laminate fabric means water has no chance of melting anyone wearing the minimalist
    • Underarm zips offer ventilation when you need to cool down
    • Angel Wing articulated shoulders give you complete freedom of movement without the torso of the jacket moving around
    • Item #MAR1075

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Gore-Tex Paclite
    Waterproof Rating
    guaranteed waterproof
    Breathability Rating
    guaranteed breathable
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes
    Pockets
    2 front
    Venting
    underarm zips
    Claimed Weight
    14.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Nice material seriously

      I really wanted to keep this jacket but can't get over the hood part where it covers your mouth. The pulled in waist adjustments rock it raised the height from my upper thigh a little bit higher where I would of like it. The Velcro around the wrist rocked I have small petite wrist so love that feature. I would love this jacket and would keep it if they make it without the hood.

      Simple is the word.

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

      Albert Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible, no simpler.” And if that doesn’t answer all your questions, here’s what I have to say. I bought the Minimalist jacket several years ago filled with anticipation and joy, joy that I might have have found the jacket that exhibited the perfect combination of light and long-lasting; comfort and versatility; breath-ability and impermeability; sexy and cute. I’ve taken this jacket to the windy peak of Chirripo in Costa Rica to the stormy skies of Montana. It’s super compressible and lightweight and it fits wonderfully over layers if need be. I have experienced some serious condensation with this jacket, which is no fun for anyone, but I attribute it to the high humidity I was in, sometimes, you’re just going to sweat a lot when it’s hot and raining, so embrace it. In the meantime, take a hint from ‘ol Einstein here, sometimes you don’t need a product with unnecessary features and gimmicks, just one that works, plain and simple. Marmot gives you...the minimalist.

      INCREDIBLE

        Kept me warm and dry through numerous rainstorms on a month-long expedition. So easy to pack because it's so small, yet sturdy enough to portage through dense brush. This jacket was a lifesaver!

        Thanks for contributing to the Backcountry community Catie! Glad the Minimalist jacket has treat you well so far. Where was your month long expedition? Feel free to reach out to me directly if you ever have any backpacking gear related questions in the future!

        Expert Gearhead
        Jelam@backcountry.com
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        My mom trusty trail jacket

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

        When the wind picks up or the rain clouds move in the is her go to pack/trail jacket.
        The gor-tex paclite makes it easy and light to stow away until moments before the storm. The name is very fitting the "minimalist" approach to this jacket it was she loves, no bells and whistles, just a shell to keep her dry.
        She says it's great for around town use as well with its sleek stylish look.

        It fits!

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

        I live in FL and there aren't any stores that carry the variety of product that Backcountry does, so I ordered 8 jackets to try on & compare. I need a jacket for an upcoming hiking trip to Nepal & Tibet as well as raining day tours when I am off a cruise ship. I think this jacket will work well. I gave it 4 stars because I haven't put it through the paces yet, but will update once I do. I am 5'4" ,180 lbs, 38DDD. I ordered all the jackets in XL and tried them with a fleece sweater underneath. The Marmot jackets seemed to fit me the best, with the most room in the chest. Patagonia was the tightest. I tried the Black Diamond Alpine Start Hooded Jacket but my biggest complaint is that it has no pockets and the material did not seem waterproof. The fit was good though. The Columbia jackets were a little snugger on me but would work. The Pardon My Trench jacket was very long and the belt cuts the torso in 2 visually. The Arcadia II Jacket wasn't bad but no pit zips and it it looked like water could get in through the seams. It did have mesh that covered the plastic interior though which was nice.
        So at the end my favorites were the 3 Marmot jackets: PreCip, Southridge & Minimalist and the North Face Venture Jacket. I excluded the Southridge because it didn't have any pit zips. The Marmot PreCip and the North Face Venture were very comparable. They were both very lightweight, with a plasticized white interior. In the end I went with the Marmot Minimalist Jacket because it had everything on my wish list plus it is made with Goretex so it will breath. It is a little heavier in weight. The seams are really well sealed. I also love the way you can tighten the cap so it stays put and frames your face. No hands needed to keep it on your head.

        First Wind, Now Rain

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

        A while ago I reviewed this jacket purely from the wind-protector perspective, since I wore it to run the Antarctica Ice Marathon. Then I wore it to raft the Grand Canyon, but it's tough to determine water-proofness when the water is coming at you like a fire hose. But this summer, I wore this jacket on a long backcountry horseback pack trip in the Washakie Wilderness, and it proved its rain-worthiness beyond a doubt. One day we were on the horses for about 10 hours and over 20 miles, and it rained the entire time. And wherever this coat was covering me, I stayed dry! In fact, my brother was so jealous that we just ordered him the men's version as a birthday present for him. This is a fantastic coat for any adventure I can come up with, and that's saying something.

        Begging for Rain

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

        I live in Socal, so with the expected El Nino coming this winter I knew it was time to bite the bullet and buy my first jacket since leaving the East Coast 2 years ago (I know...woe is me). Two of the most important things to me when looking for this jacket was for it to be waterPROOF (not resistant) and breathable. Even when it rains down here, it is super muggy and warm - I could just picture myself walking to get lunch and feeling like I had run a marathon through the jungle. Yuck. There was a Marmot sale going on and after searching through all of the jackets I immediately knew this was the one. I haven't put it through any bad weather yet, but I did take it on a few test drives and I think it will do the job just fine! I got it in the Midnight Purple color and although I'm not one to wear bright colors often it was beauuuuuutiful! I'm in love, bring on that rain!!

        Perfect waterproof yet breathable shell

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

        I purchased this raincoat for my first ice climbing expedition in the alps. I needed something lightweight and versatile that would breath in warmer rainy weather and also be the outer shell layer needed to keep warm in the cooler temperatures in higher elevation. This was a last minute decision to splurge and get a coat with Gore-Tex and I am so happy that I decided to purchase this coat. It stood up to all types of weather conditions and was very breathable. There was a significant difference between the gore-tex quality and other rain coats that I have purchased in the past.

        Perfect waterproof yet breathable shell

        Yay - It Fits!

        • Size Bought: Large

        I am 5'4" and 150 pounds with a pear-shape "petite" body type. I bought a size Large and that's perfect. The sleeves are a teensy bit too long, but it doesn't matter since the cuffs can be made snug. It's long enough to cover my butt, but not so long that it looks like my boyfriend's jacket. The pit-zips are awesome, and I stay dry even with the zips are open. The high-visibility green color is awesome for outdoor activities, and there is a little bit of reflective tape which isn't really needed for the high-viz green color. The hood is nicely adjustable and the adjustment does stay-put.

        Haleakala Crater

        Marmot Minimalist in Hawaii. The BEST lightweight, breathable, price-point piece to add to your collection. Layer over fleece if it's cold, but is a great stand-alone if it's warm with precip!

        Haleakala Crater

        Excellent rain jacket

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

        I've owned this jacket for 2 years now. It's the best rain jacket I've had. I had a PreCip, but eventually the waterproofing wore out, and refreshing it didn't work. Even when the PreCip was new, I'd feel moisture on my arms. This jacket doesn't have that moist feeling, and being Gore-Tex, has kept the waterproofing through 2 years of regular use. I love it, and have gotten a friend to buy one too!

        Great jacket!

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

        I was skeptical about ordering the dark raspberry, but very glad I did. Gives a punch of color without being in your face. The fit is awesome; at the hips, the sleeves are a perfect length, pit zips, etc. Can't go wrong. I wear to work, hiking in the Cascades and around town. Love it!

        Susan, I'm looking at getting this jacket, but can't quite tell what color the dark raspberry actually is! Marmot's site shows it as one color, but then on Zappos's site, it looks totally different. Is it more of a red, or more of a raspberry color? Thanks in advance!!

        Love

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: Runs large
        • Size Bought: Small

        This jacket is great. It's waterproof, it's breathable, it doesn't make the annoying sound of cheap Gore-tex material, and it keeps you dry!!

        I love the pit vents, too; makes for the perfect rainy hiking shell.

        I will say, however, I typically am a medium in just about every jacket I own, and I find myself swimming in a medium in Marmot. I have a small in the Minimalist and it fits great.

        stylish fit, keeps me dry!

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

        i haven't yet worn this jacket in a torrential downpour, but i have used it as a light windblock for speed hiking and running, as well as in sleety/snowy conditions. it keeps me dry and warm enough with layers underneath, and i love the flattering fit. i am usually a small in jackets, and i went for the XS in this, as i pretty much live in it around the city and otherwise. it doesn't allow for much layering room, but i can fit some smartwool and capilene layers under it just fine.

        Total Product Failure in City Conditions

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

        I bought this jacket in spite of reading a review stating that someone had experienced a total product failure. I went ahead because it was recommended by my guide company for Aconcagua. I've worn it three times in city conditions, no washing or mistreatment of any kind, and this sucker leaks like a sieve. Absolutely not sweat accumulation. I walked around the block in the rain. I live in Ecuador and I'm SOL in terms of getting a decent quality Gortex jacket before I leave for my climb in two days. In terms of design, it's OK. It is minimalist- big enough to layer a med-down jacket under (sm on a 5'2' 110) a chest or shoulder pocket would be nice, or an inner pocket, velcro on the wrist closure seems flimsy and will probably wear out quickly. Basically, if you want a simple wind breaker- this is a green light, but if you intend to be protected from the rain or melting snow, get an Arcteryx. I wrote Marmot to see if they will help me. I won't get back to make a return to Backcountry until May 2015. I'll update this based on that response from Marmot. *update- I also got the Minimalist pants, though they never saw rain, they were shredded after three weeks on the mountain. Just not strong enough material for climbing and/or the occasional brush with a crampon.

        Its all about GoreTex!

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

        I got this as a gift and the person has used it a couple times. The GoreTex Paclite material is the cream of the crop when it comes to rain shells. But this jacket can handle so much more. With a bit of layering it can handle a day snowshoeing or even skiing. The fit is great and the pit zips give you the freedom to shed heat in a hurry so that you can avoid sweating. Recommendation .... Buy it!

        Rain, rain, go away! Minimalist hurray!

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

        The minimalist is exactly what the name implies: minimal and simple. Two hand pockets, two pit vents and a one way zipper. This jacket is very lightweight and packs down very tight but comes in handy when the wind or rain get goin!



        Yet another product I used for my 6 month trip in South America. It held up to the wind of Patagonia and the rains of the Ecuadorian rainforest.



        This is a great jacket and I would say it fits true to size. I'm 5'3" and bought a small. I was able to fit a thin synthetic underneath for really cold days, but wouldn't be able to fit a puffy down. Coloring is as is shown on the website. I don't think the turquoise that I bought is an option anymore.



        The minimalist protecting me while I try to fly like a condor with the winds atop a summit in Chile!

        Rain, rain, go away! Minimalist hurray!

        Can anyone compare this to the Marmot PreCip? Specifically the fit and "noise factor". I find the PreCip NanoPro makes too much of a crinkly sound. Is PacLite quieter?

        Better ventilation - better material quality. Might be a tad bit warmer - but I doubt it. Both are definitely not warm stand-alone pieces. I would layer if you're looking for warmth. Precip might be a smidge lighter, due to material quality. But the Minimalist is definitely a light jacket, also!

        i'm just shy of 5'11...145lbs and slender but am leaning toward a L for length. yes/no?

        Does this jacket have a 2-way front...

        Does this jacket have a 2-way front zipper?

        Best Answer

        Molly,



        Great choice, great product, great manufacturer and great price. Unfortunately the Minimalist doesn't have a two way zipper and you'll not find a 2 way on any of the Marmot light weight jackets. Many manufacturers have eliminated two way zippers (for the weight weeny) on most of their products and it's a real bummer.



        Stay dry and enjoy!



        Scooter

        Does this jacket stuff into a pocket for...

        Does this jacket stuff into a pocket for easy packing?

        Has anyone tried to fit a light coat such...

        Has anyone tried to fit a light coat such as the Patagonia sweater coats under this? I like to layer while backpacking et al.

        Best Answer

        This is an awesome shell that is designed just for what you've described. Marmot sizing is generous and you'll find that adding a mid-layer such as the Patagonia down sweater or Marmot Sol down jacket will increase the warmth and comfort during the cold weather. There should be no need to go up a size to allow for the mid layer.

        Hi, I'm only familiar with European sizes....

        Hi, I'm only familiar with European sizes. According to sizing charts I would need an M, but am not sure if I then will be able to wear anything underneath. My height is 170 cm and weight is 66 kg. Is M or L recommended? Thanks

        Does anyone know if this jacket has a liner...

        Does anyone know if this jacket has a liner of any kind in it (mesh or nylon)? or is it one of the straight single layer jackets. I can't find a photo of the interior anywhere!

        Best Answer

        There isn't a separate liner in this jacket - but it does use gore tex paclite. There is a driclime material on the chin area that makes for a nice soft layer where the jacket hits your face. On the inside gore tex paclite shells use a specific gore tex membrane with a protective layer made of an oil-hating substance and carbon. So the interior doesn't feel the same as the exterior - it's that protective layer that will be against your skin. Not a liner since everything is welded together, but I find paclite jackets to be perfectly comfortable against your skin.

        I am vacationing in Australia and New...

        I am vacationing in Australia and New Zealand this summer (June). Would this jacket be appropriate?

        Best Answer

        Yes! I just returned from Australia myself and this was the jacket I brought. Despite it being summer there now, it was a wet and wild summer (for Australia) and the Marmot Minimalist worked like a charm. (Why fiddle around with an umbrella, when you can stay dry and hands free?!?)

        As another respondant mentioned, you will want to layer for extra warmth when needed, but otherwise, this is a great, lightweight Gore-Tex jacket -- perfect for travel.

        Write your question here...I am vacationing...

        Write your question here...I am vacationing in Austraila and New Zealand this summer (June). Would this jacket be appropriate?

        Yes! I just returned from Australia myself and this was the jacket I brought. Despite it being summer there now, it was a wet and wild summer (for Australia) and the Marmot Minimalist worked like a charm. (Why fiddle around with an umbrella, when you can stay dry and hands free?!?)

        As another respondant mentioned, you will want to layer for extra warmth when needed, but otherwise, this is a great, lightweight Gore-Tex jacket -- perfect for travel.

        I'm training for an ultra run in June....

        I'm training for an ultra run in June. Would this jacket function for my long runs in the rain near Seattle, Wa?

        While this jacket is very light-weight it's not the most breathable because of all the goretex. I suspect that if you use it for long runs you'll end up about as wet from all of your sweat that's been contained in the jacket as you would be from the Pacific NW showers.

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        I'm training for an ultra run in June....

        I'm training for an ultra run in June. Would this jacket function for my long runs in the rain near Seattle, Wa?

        I am interested in this jacket but having...

        I am interested in this jacket but having trouble deciding what size. I am pretty small 5'2" 120lbs. I want to be able to layer my mountain hardware insulated jacket underneath so I am considering either the XS or S?

        I'd go for small, but check the size chart to be sure. I'm the same weight, but 5'3", and my measurements put me between a small and medium. I also like to layer, so I sized up to the medium. It's a bit too roomy, but I'd rather have extra room then feel too restrictive... Overall, I don't think this jacket is cut well for petites.

        If you do the Backcountry chat, they may be able to send both sizes with the RMA/return stuff, with the expectation that one of them will be returned.

        Is this jacket fitted? How do the sizes...

        Is this jacket fitted? How do the sizes run?

        I find this jacket has a great cut is more form-fitting than other shells. Usually shells are super boxy on my petite frame but this one fits perfectly! I'm 5'2", 100 lbs and normally an XS, and the XS is super cute on me! I think the shoulders / armholes are cut slightly smaller to fit a woman's frame and the body is also cut better to fit a female figure. As far as layering goes, I can fit a light layer underneath but I can't fit a fleece jacket underneath.

        i guess it would depend each persons body, but for me it's not too fitted. im a medium in a few other marmot jackets (leadville and paceline) so i bought a medium in this jacket as well. since it's a shell it's definitely on the baggier side compared to the leadville and paceline which are very fitted on me. i tried on a small and i couldn't move my arms around too freely as i have pretty wide shoulders. decided to go with the medium and can fit the leadville jacket under comfortably.

        Hi! Im in new zealand and i saw this jacket...

        Hi! Im in new zealand and i saw this jacket in one of the shops and i fell in love with it. i was able to try the size 8 on and it fits perfectly. Im planning to purchase this online but im not sure which size to take since the sizes are in small, medium, large. does anybody have an idea of the size equivalents? thank you very much!!!!! :D

        HI, what seasons would this jacket suit?...

        HI, what seasons would this jacket suit? I need something that will keep me dry in a torrential downpour but cool enough to wear while working in CAlifornia over the summer. I almost ordered the Crystalline but read it's not really durable enough to be worn with a heavy pack, which I will have to do if it rains.

        Could this jacket be worn for skiing, if...

        Could this jacket be worn for skiing, if one were to wear layers underneath?

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        I'm climbing to Everest Base Camp and am...

        I'm climbing to Everest Base Camp and am considering this for my hard shell. Do you think it's adequate? I'd obviously layer with a down jacket and baselayer for warmth, but for wind, snow and rain, would this be OK?

        What's the difference between, say, this and one of the more pricey jackets from Arcteryx?

        I'm looking for a replacement for my almost...

        I'm looking for a replacement for my almost 4-year old Marmot rainjacket--don't remember what model it is but it seems similar to the precip, and is no longer waterproof at all despite my efforts to revive it. I have 2 questions--first, what is the main advantage of the Gore-tex over the crystalline or the precip? Second, why the 1-year warranty when everything else seems to be lifetime? If I make the investment I want it to last longer than what I had before...

        Best Answer

        Great questions Laura. First, let me say that the 1 year warranty is a typo, all Marmot products come with a lifetime warranty. Regarding Gore-tex Pac-lite vs Membrain Strata (Crystalline Jacket) vs Precip, it really does come down to long term durability. Gore-tex is still the gold standard, giving the best combination of waterproofness, breathability and durability. Other fabrics may initially offer better breathability, but none offer the longterm durability of Gore-tex. Membrain Strata used in the Crystalline is a laminate like Gore-tex and also offers great breathability and waterproofness but won't last quite as long as Gore-tex in the most demanding conditions. It is a lighter and less expensive option, however. Precip is a coating and offers a good combination of waterproofness, breathability, and afford-ability, but with lesser long term durability than the other technologies. Hope that helps.