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Marmot Minimalist Pant - Men's

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    Gore-Tex protection without unnecessary extras.

    When you want protection from the elements without extra bulk, pull on the Marmot Minimalist Pant. Marmot built the Minimalist with Gore-Tex Paclite fabric for the adventurer who knows they want to make miles without lugging extra weight. Fully -taped seams seal out precip when you’re trudging through the backcountry on snowshoes, and articulated knees and ankle zippers mean you enjoy a more ergonomic fit while plummeting downhill on your skis or board.
    • Item #MAR1783

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Gore-Tex Paclite (100% polyester)
    Waterproof Rating
    guaranteed waterproof
    Breathability Rating
    guaranteed breathable
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    regular
    Pockets
    2 front, 2 back
    Venting
    no
    Waist
    elastic, snap closure
    Side Zips
    no
    Claimed Weight
    10 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, snowshoeing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Best Bang for your Buck!

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

    If you are looking for a waterproof pant that won't break the bank, look no further than the Marmot Minimalist Pant. It is the only Gore-Tex Paclite pant in this price range, so if you are looking for a truly waterproof pant this is the best bang for your buck. You won't find another pant that performs as well as the Minimalist without paying $200 or more. The fit is great, but if you are looking to layer up, consider going up a size. I have been impressed with all of the Marmot gear that I own, they do a great job of making solid gear that doesn't break the bank.

    Just fantastic

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

    I can't say I had very high hopes for these, but they're just great! The most important part of making any rain gear effective is to have it with you whenever you may need it. The super lightweight and compact construction makes it a no brainer to take these on any outing. I wish they had some sort of device to tighten the waist other than the loosely cut elastic waistband, but overall I love the shear simplicity of these pants.

    Great Shell Pants!

      super light weight so easy to find room in the pack. Great light weight shell for Winter Backpacking and early spring/late summer alpine hiking in New England. not really much at all in the way of venting and the leg cuff opening isnt very big (zips only to ankle). Would love if they made a full zip version but for now Ill keep my Precip Fullzip pants around for Emergency rain shells.

      Adventure Completed

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

      The Marmot Minimalist pants so far have worked well on a Maine hut to hut snowshoe/hiking adventure. They are light and very comfortable. Never felt restricted in movement and they pack up small. Not sure on durability or waterproof because had good weather. But they did handle the wind well and my legs were not cold with proper layering. Fit is good but ankle zippers could be a little longer to make getting off or on over a boot easier.

      Strike Three - you are out.

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

      Marmot Minimalist Pant - Looks like a great product and wish I could have tried them.

      Strike one - Gear head recommended large for 5'-9" 180# 33 waist, 32 inseam. Way too long, waist a little large. - sent back.

      Strike Two - Med. arrived and fit ok, but left knee had a hole in the outer fabric right out of the package - sent back.

      Strike three - Replacement Med. arrived and fit ok, but left knee had a hole in the outer fabric just like the returned pair - sent back.

      Canceled order.

      Great Pants!

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

      I'm 5'11 and wear a 32/33 in pants; the Medium fits perfect. These rain pants kept me bone dry in multiple heavy downpours. I may try and test these out as snowboard pants in Colorado soon. Overal I highly recommend. The only con is the price, but you get what you pay for here.

      Using on future AT hike!!

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

      I am using these on my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike in February. I have tested them out in the field and preformed perfect. Kept me dry in heavy downpour. Great product

      Size up to layer

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

      I bought these for my father who is a diehard Marmot fan. I followed the sizing guide and purchased medium. The pants fit, and would be good for warm weather use, but the waist would be a little tight if you wanted to layer them with cold temperature thermals.

      Use them all the time

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

      Recently moved to a place where it rains more than I'd like, but having these pants makes it more doable. As other people have noticed, it is rather difficult to remove the pants over boots. I haven't walked through knee-high puddles, so I cannot comment on the waterproof zippers. I have worn these while riding my bike through a down-poor for 5 miles, and they held up well and dried quickly.

      Gussetted knees

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

      Note the fullness of the gussetted knees. Flexibility is excellent when flexing at the hip and knee. Also unique in having strong exterior material wrapping the inside inch of the ankle cuff (comparable pants have soft material that can wear out when chaffing boots).

      Lack of fully waterproof fly and boot zips is a the only significant detractor.

      Rain Rain Rain

        Paris nicely with the Minimalist jacket. Easy to get on over pats and boots. Easy to get off when it lets up. I don't carry it as often as the jacket but if I know it's going to be wet I use it and love it. Even did a little warm weather skiing in them and they were fine.

        Great Stuff

          I've been using them for about a year now. I take them everywhere. Just an FYI, NOTHING is waterproof under extreme conditions. They will get moist when it really rains hard. I've also used the top and bottom as a rain suit on my motorcycle...it hasn't been a disappointment yet.



          Great for cold conditions. In warmer conditions however, you just have to learn how to stay dry (they're a little warm for summer use).

          Great pants, Better deal

            I bought these on sale so they were 2 sizes larger than I normally wear. I am glad I did though, because they fit great over my clothes. They are 100% rain proof. I use them on my bike all the time. Not the most breathable gear, but very durable and water proof.

            Awesome for the price.

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I've had a pair of Minimalists for about 2 years now, and have put them through a lot of wet conditions, from snow to torrential downpours. These pants have held up like a dream. Very lightweight and breathable. In those two years they've shown no sign of losing their waterproofing, nor have I had any durability issues. Fit true to size, I am 6'0, 175 with a 33'' waist and I use the larges to allow for layering underneath. Inseam is perfect.

            Fit over snowboard boots (barely)

              It's tight, but they fit over boots. Love the fit of these pants. very very light weight. Fully water proof in my experience. packable enough to bring them on all sorts of trips

              Great with one or two tweaks

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Super awesome pants. Just wore them for 77 days in New Zealand and of everyone else I was with, I definitely stayed the driest and most comfortable. The Gore-tex breathes super well and is way more durable than I was expecting, given that they're lightweight pants. They've scuffed a little on the knees, have some tiny holes around the cuffs, and one big hole where I kinda caught them with a crampon...but they're all patched up fine! I should add that they don't feel like normal rain pants with the unlined/uncoated nylon clamminess. The exterior is a sort of brushed something which feels great, and the inside is I'm pretty sure the raw Gore-tex membrane.



              The only issues I found are the lack of belt loops and the length of the zippers at the feet. I ended up sewing my own belt loops onto the pants because the elastic just doesn't hold them up super well, especially when carrying a backpack. IMHO, belt loops (or an integrated belt) are a necessity on rain pants. As to the zippers, they're not quite long enough to make getting the pants on or off over boots very easy. You really need to wiggle them and pull hard, and if you're wearing plastic boots, forget about it. It's not as big an issue for mountaineering or skiing because you'll be wearing them all day anyway, but for hiking, it's a bit of a PITA.

              going to colorado for christmas what kind of base layer do you recommend for trekking in the snow with these pants

              How well will these fit over the La Sportiva Trango?

              Hey John,



              These would fit just fine over the Trango. It does have a snap closure at the bottom if it is tight but I do not see that being the case. And if you are wearing gaiters you can put those over the pants. Give me a shout if you have any other questions or if you want to put together and order. If they do not work out just give me a shout and I will get you a return label.

              I wear a size 33w 34l in jeans usually and wear a 33 in prana brion pants. The Patagonia super cell pants I ordered in medium and they're too tight I the rear and waist, I have a hockey butt. Any recommendation on what to buy these in if I'm planning to wear over a low weight base layer? I'm not concerned about length because I almost always wear taller boots.

              Unanswered Question

              Is the crotch zipper waterproof? I do a lot of canoeing and on most zippered rain pants the crotch zippers are not water proof. When it rains while you're sitting, the water tends to pool in that area and seeps in.

              Would these be good for hiking in Peru?

              Would these be good for hiking in Peru?

              Do these have belt loops or a waist drawcord...

              Do these have belt loops or a waist drawcord ? Doesn't look like they do and as I am right at the lower end of the medium size range I worry about them staying in place without either of these.

              I usually wear pants with 32W 29L or 32W...

              I usually wear pants with 32W 29L or 32W 30L. Which size should I pick for this model? M sounds too large while S is apparently too small. Do I have any other options? Thanks.

              Best Answer

              I wear 30x30 normally and found that the S is a bit tight around the waist (probably more accurate to say its 29-29.5) but the 32L isn't a huge problem since you can pull these up and they'll stay because of the tight waist. Pulled up above my hipbone, these fit nicely although I still wish they came in a 30L.

              Are the Marmot Minimalist men's pants...

              Are the Marmot Minimalist men's pants available in large/long?

              Gusseted? Are these gusseted? I have a...

              Gusseted?

              Are these gusseted? I have a pair of the old old model precip's and they have a bit of a gusset. I saw one review stating not for sports which leans me toward a negative on these because I ride mtb in pants like these all the time and prefer them over the lame racer type downhill pants i.e. Fox, TLD etc. Pants like these are kind of a pointless buy without a gusset.

              Best Answer

              Hey MB,



              these pants are articulated, though they are not gusseted. The articulation allows for considerable movement, making them great for hiking, etc. but as mentioned in an earlier review not as much for biking, climbing etc. If you need a truly gusseted pant, you're better going with something else.