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A little bit of weight for a whole lot of protection.

Thanks to its Gore-Tex Paclite shell fabric, the Marmot Men’s Nano Jacket is guaranteed to keep you dry on your next alpine climb, backpacking trip, or jaunt into town. This ultralight jacket clocks in at a mere 8 ounces, and the streamlined design makes it ideal as either a primary shell layer or as just-in-case weather protection.

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nano and supermica

nano and supermica

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Both are spring 2011 jackets, men's small

adjustable wrist cuffs

adjustable wrist cuffs

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The spring 2011 version now has adjustable (velcro) wrist cuffs instead of elastic

5 5

Perfect Hardshell!

Here's the deal, you only pull out your hardshell if you have precip so bad that your softshell won't cut it or you just want an extra thin layer. Otherwise, it stays in your pack so... you want the lightest hardshell that will do the job. And believe me, the Nano does the job. Took it up Rainier and used it as an additional wind barrier or for a little extra warmth during breaks.I also use this thing around town when it's raining badly and I've never had a leak. Always stay bone dry. As for it not having pitzips, I've never overheated in this thing and the pocket vents do work.In short, it's light, keeps you dry, and is great on the mountain or in the city during summer rains.BTW, I know the pic is gross (caked on sunscreen) and it was bright and sunny but... we were doing crevasse rescue training and I knew I'd be down there for a while (20 minutes) so I threw on the Nano instead of the overkill puffy. Love this jacket!

Perfect Hardshell!
2 5

not a climbing hardshell

As always goretex is great but....this jacket to me is missing two essential features if you are really doing alpine climbing. First it doesn't have adjustable cuffs. So you cant open them wide when you are really sweating and you cant close them when the wind is blowing slow into you forearms. For climbing, when you hands are most often above your head this can be problematic.

Also, why no pit zips? Again an issue if you are sweating at high elevation. Sure the pockets kind of vent but they are not great.

If Marmot added these two fetters this jacket would be amazing. But now, it is just a rain jacket for hiking and city use. And there are plenty of cheaper options for that use.

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I am newspho...

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Write your question here...
I am newsphotographer and live in Hawaii. WE get hurricanes and a lot of bad wet weather. I am looking for the best rain gear on the planet to stay dry and with stand the elements and let me breath.
Aloha, Duncan

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This is one of the best, you'll be set in this thing.

P.S. Write it off!

4 5

Recommended but not the end all do all rain jacket

Nice jacket overall! I'm 6'1" 175lbs. and purchased the large. It's big enough to easily fit over a couple of layers but does not look too big! It's pretty short in length and it would be nice if it hung down a couple of inches more. I trust it's 100% waterproof and breathable but it looks like a cheaper product than the $250 price.

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Recommend

Great jacket if youre looking for something light, waterproof and breathable. I bought this jacket for my husband and he loved it! The sleeve inverts toward your wrist which he found to be slightly annoying, but other than that.... he loved it! very lightweight. Water rolls off like it is waxed.

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Recommend

Great jacket if youre looking for something light, waterproof and breathable. I bought this jacket for my husband and he loved it! The sleeve inverts toward your wrist which he found to be slightly annoying, but other than that.... he loved it! very lightweight. Water rolls off like it is waxed.

4 5

Solid goretex jacket

Awesome jacket if youre looking for something light, waterproof and breathable. I bought this jacket this past July and felt like it was a great buy. First, weight is incredibly minimal, you barely feel like your wearing a coat not to mention this coat can be packed into a space the size of a nalgene. Second it beads water like no other, it definitely helped me stay dry this past winter in South Africa. Its also great in cooler weather as a wind breaker. Finally, the breathability is great from my experience especially compared to other coats. I threw it on mountain biking a few weeks ago in the snow/mud it kept me dry while allowing me full range of motion. One more major plus for this jacket is the athletic fit as most manufacturers seem to avoid making coats without tons of space in the core area. The taper fit was actually a big reason for my purchase.

If you want to see how it fits check out the video on Marmot's site, it should give you a decent idea. One confusing dimension of the coat was the zipper that comes up midface, and is awkwardly high but its not a huge deal(the guy in the video fumbles with his lol).

Before I buy this jacket, which other...

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Before I buy this jacket, which other jackets should I consider?
Criteria:
Waterproof
Breathable
Reliable
Ultralight
Not godawful ugly
Thanks

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Check out the Arcteryx ALPHA SL. Same material in a pull over.

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Arcteryx Beta SL if you're going for ultra lightweight, not the Alpha SL as it's a couple of ounces heavier because of the added pit-zips. The Beta SL is about 11 ounces and will be far superior to this Marmot Nano insofar as durability and craftsmanship are concerned. Also, it's the same price, $250.

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The Marmot Super Mica is an incredibly lightweight jacket and extremely durable. Also, if durability is not a huge concern (ie. not climbing), then check out the TNF Triumph Anorak, It's like 5 or 6 ounces depending on your size.

What's the return policy on this. If i...

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What's the return policy on this. If i take the tags off and wear it, and do not like it, can I still return it?

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Hey Andrew,

If you buy through Backcountry.com you receive an 'unconditional 100% guarantee'. We guarantee complete satisfaction and an unlimited lifetime warranty. If at any time -- now, next month, in 30 years -- you're not 100% satisfied, send your gear back for a full refund. No questions asked.

- Greg

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Its true! They're awesome about it too!

5 5

Review Title

I ordered the Nano because I wanted a lighter weight option than my other hard shells. It's definitely much lighter and just as waterproof as my older parka.

I first used the Nano on a 4 day trip in the Northern Cascades -- Two days were on glaciers, two days were on trails. We hadn't planned on it, but the trip turned out to be an excellent test of all our gear. We got rain, freezing rain, snow and precious little sun. The Nano performed better than I expected. It stayed dry and breathable, even during a day of famous Cascade snow-that-melts-when-it-hits.

The hood fits nicely over a helmet. I didn't notice the jacket when hiking, practicing crevasse rescue or ice climbing. I just stayed dry and comfortable.

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I'm looking for a lightweight, no...

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Hello,

I'm looking for a lightweight, no frills Paclite rain jacket. Tossed up between the Marmot Nano and the Arcteyrx Beta SL. Any thoughts from owners of these jackets would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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You can't generally go wrong with Arc't but in this case the Nano was 3 oz lighter with the same material and many of the same features (like core-venting only through the front pockets)...so I went with it and could not be happier. This jacket was bomb-proof in a few ridiculous monsoonal downpours in NM this summer and lasted through a very wet fall in east texas. It is always in my pack, be it on the trail or campus. All other things equal, I say go with what is lighter.

What are the difference between the Marmot...

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What are the difference between the Marmot Nano and Mica (besides price)? Waterproofness, packability and resistance?

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Nano is Gore Tex PacLite and Mica is Membrain Strata. Waterproofness, packability and wind resistance are essentially the same. The Nano wins in terms of breathability and durability and has more technical features like laser drilled pockets that double as core vents and a wire brimmed hood. The Mica is about an ounce lighter and has reflective hits for visibility.

What are the biggest difference of the...

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What are the biggest difference of the Marmot Nano and Mica, besides price? Packability, waterproofness, weight...?

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The Nano is a goretex paclite shell, and the Mica is a very thin Marmot MemBrain Strata. The Mica breathes ok, but goretex should breath a lot better. Also, the Nano should be more durable. The advantage of the Mica over the Nano is that it easily packs down to smaller than your fist. Both have similar features as far as a minimalist approach to zippers, etc, but the Mica has normal placement of pockets, whereas the Nano has alpine pockets.

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Hi, how does the hood look when secured...

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Hi, how does the hood look when secured with the Velcro Hood Tab? Have you got any photos?

5 5

Lightweight

Keeps you dry, lightweight, and plenty of room to move while also fitting well at the same time.

Write your question here...Does Marmot...

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Write your question here...Does Marmot make matching pants for the Nano Jacket? (specifically in black)

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Marmot hasn't designed the Nano Pant “yet” but the PreCip pants comes in black and work extremely well.

I used the Marmot Mica on a recent trip...

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I used the Marmot Mica on a recent trip and though it was water proof it was obviously not built for backpacking. The pockets are too low and the waist is too high among a few other things.

How does the the nano compare? Any backpackers used it in the wet?

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The Nano has higher pack pockets which will work better with a waist belt. As far as lengths, the mica is 22 and 3/4" center front and 28" center back in a a med while the nano is similar at 23" cf and 28 cb. If you're looking for something longer you might check out Marmot's Oracle which is 24 and 1/2 in front and 30 in back. It's updated with Marmot's new Membrain Strata and weighs 18 ozs in a med.

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