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Bring back the good ol' days.

The Marmot Men's Original Jacket brings back the style of the 1989 DriClime Windshirt but uses the newest materials for even better performance. Its combination of lightweight insulation and windproof breathable nylon makes the Original Jacket an extremely versatile piece for any outdoor activity. Wear it as a layer for skiing, for protection on a hiking trip, as a shell in light rain, to fight the wind on a mountain bike, or for anything else you could possibly do in the outdoors.

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Does anyone know (through first hand...

Does anyone know (through first hand experience) how much a sacrifice in breathability (for water resistance) the Marmot Streamline is relative to this jacket? I'm looking for something that will remain comfortable, without the wet plastic bag feel, in a crazy buckets-of-rain downpour.

If you would recommend a different waterproof breathable for such weather - what would you recommend?

Why is the lead/gargoyle and vapor...

Why is the lead/gargoyle and vapor blue/eclipse both $26.98 more for a xxl when the black is the same for all? I understand some places charge more for extended sizes but this seems extreme. It is even more confusing when black is the same price for all sizes. Even if the xxl is more, I would think $26.98 sounds excessive.

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Roger,

I think backcountry is reducing prices on color / size combinations that they have too much inventory on. The only combinations currently on sale are lead / gargoyle S & XL and vapor blue / eclipse XL.

5 5

Yes, really... it does it all. It's THAT good.

Simply put... this shirt does it all. Wear it in the valley. When you hike over the pass and the wind picks up, it still works. I don't know how 1 piece of clothing manages to do it all but... well, it does it all.However, I wouldn't suggest it if you're into overland/bushwhacking type stuff. Although I never had mine snag on anything but a bus window, I can see it getting shredded to pieces if you're in some seriously thick bush. At that point you're better off going with a durable soft shell or even canvas.

5 ft 9 and 140 pounds maybe a 38 inch...

5 ft 9 and 140 pounds maybe a 38 inch chest. Would a Medium be best?

Will be worn for cycling over a thin wool base layer or directly next to skin with a thin wind shell over it. Thanks all.

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A small would probably be fine for you, John. I'm 165 lbs. and 6ft, with a 38-39 inch chest and fall somewhere in between the small and medium (small chest fits fine but is a bit tight in the shoulders and short in the arms - I went with the medium for these reasons but there is definitely a bit of extra fabric in the back). Also, I doubt you will need another wind shell on top of this for cycling.

5 5

Great Jacket

This is by far the best layer jacket i have. Wind resistant, water resistant to an extent, breaths reasonably well. It is a very versatile layer that can be worn on its own on warmer days or as a warmth layer on the colder days. I can't ask for much more out of a layer than this.

5 5

The best investment you can make in a jacket.

There is simply no jacket that can measure up on all fronts to a shelled micro pile, and the Marmot DriClime is one of the best. If used right, it will replace your baselayer and midlayer, and if you're moving, the outer layer as well. The design of micro pile is such that the fabric has a very small contact area with your skin so you can create a stable micro climate inside your clothing. This means that you can be comfortable when it's warm because the jacket breathes and you won't heat it, but when it's cold or wet, all you have to do it heat the contact area of the material to keep warm. If you use it right, this jacket is genius, but even if you don't, a windproof layer is a very necessary item. Five Stars. One qualm, to paraphrase a friend a mine, shelled micro pile jackets offer the best functionality out there, but you look like a sack of crap. Don't buy it for looks.

5 5

Offical JHMR gear

This jacket is part of the official gear for JHMR employees who work on the MTN. Patrol, ski school, B&A, and (the best) Food and beverage!

You might never see this jacket, as it makes a great layer, and works well on as a stand alone off the hill. Great construction, just wish it hand hand pockets. Ahhhhh well, you don't always get what you want, but with this jacket, you def. get what you need! (a bomb-proof light jacket)

I'm 5'11" 170 lbs, and the L fits me great.

5 5

Dri-clime

I was trying to decide between the Marmont and the Arcteryx wind shirts for biking. I am a huge fan of Arcteryx but the Marmont looked good. Your Tech Dept talked me into the Marmont even though it was cheaper.Well day was a typical Texas day 52F wind fro m the north at 25mph gusting to 40mph.BUY THE SHIRT it works! It started off warm, and then when I got warmed up, all that I had to do was unzip the zipper and between that and the mesh pits I was comfortable. Thanks Guys.

5 5

Dri-clime

I was trying to decide between the Marmont and the Arcteryx wind shirts for biking. I am a huge fan of Arcteryx but the Marmont looked good. Your Tech Dept talked me into the Marmont even though it was cheaper.Well day was a typical Texas day 52F wind fro m the north at 25mph gusting to 40mph.BUY THE SHIRT it works! It started off warm, and then when I got warmed up, all that I had to do was unzip the zipper and between that and the mesh pits I was comfortable. Thanks Guys.

I am a huge fan of arcteryx in fact my...

I am a huge fan of arcteryx in fact my closet looks like an add for the company, but the marmot driclime windshirt looks pretty cool how does it compare with the arcteryx celeris?

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The Celeris is a wind shell and as such is closer to the Marmot Trail Wind jacket. The Driclime Windshirt is a wind shell with a high tech wicking layer on the inside and works better in wet and colder conditions then a pure wind shell.

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The Arc'teryx Solano would be one to compare to the Dri-clime, as it's Windstopper, with tapes seams, and a super light polyester fleece liner.

4 5

Dri-clime

Wore this for years,great shoulder season jacket.All outdoor activities.Unfortunatley I left it at work one day and haven't seen it since.

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Yep. I've somehow managed to lose two of them. Apparently God does *not* want me to have this jacket. I am going to buy my third in a few days...this is my absolute favorite piece of gear. Ever. I have worn it everywhere. Big mountains, around town, backpacking. Ice, snow, rain, wind. I love it. I'd buy three more.

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This jacket is a beauty....I bet the people who have your jackets,wanted to give them back....But once they put them on they just could not let go...

5 5

Layer for all conditions

Amazing piece of equipment!
I primarily use the wind shirt for Alpine climbing and Back country skiing and it is my go to layer. I paired it up with the OR Radiant Hybrid Hoody. I can wear either alone or layer up to have the hoody against my skin and the Driclime on top if it gets too cold and windy. I did alter the Driclime and attached a removable nylon hood. This combo is absolutely the most versatile for the alpine environment, bar none. These are usually my core items I might also bring a puffy and lightweight rain jacket like OR's Helium depending on activity, length and weather. I also bring the Driclime when I rock climb instead of a wind breaker because I normally wear a light weight hot weather shirt this adds a lot of warmth for little weight. Although I know it wasn’t meant for it I stuff the entire shirt in the chest pocket for storage. Great product!

Does Marmot make a version of the DriClime...

Does Marmot make a version of the DriClime with a hood?

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unfortunatly no, I attached one to mine with snap buttons so its removable.

5 5

favorite lightweight jacket

I've got 3 of these bad boys and absolutely love them. the fit is perfect, I appreciate that the sleeves are just a touch long, not oo long, just right so I never feel like the cuffs are riding up. this jacket is so cozy, it's perfect for brisk colorado days and some of our warm winter days. the thing I love in changing weather is that it keeps me warm at 20 degrees, but isn't too warm at 45.

4 5

nearly perfect, beats carrying a fleece jacket

This windshirt, paired with a puffy vest ought to handle insulation needs for most 3 season endevors. I used this set-up on 30 degree mornings and it worked fine; I even used it as an internal "blanket" to up the insulation on my +35 sleeping bag (put it over my torso). I would have liked 2 small hand warmer pockets, and thumb slits, but it's pretty awesome and beats taking a fleece jacket.

4 5

nearly perfect, beats carrying a fleece jacket

This windshirt, paired with a puffy vest ought to handle insulation needs for most 3 season endevors. I used this set-up on 30 degree mornings and it worked fine; I even used it as an internal "blanket" to up the insulation on my +35 sleeping bag (put it over my torso). I would have liked 2 small hand warmer pockets, and thumb slits, but it's pretty awesome and beats taking a fleece jacket.

4 5

nearly perfect, beats carrying a fleece jacket

This windshirt, paired with a puffy vest ought to handle insulation needs for most 3 season endevors. I used this set-up on 30 degree mornings and it worked fine; I even used it as an internal "blanket" to up the insulation on my +35 sleeping bag (put it over my torso). I would have liked 2 small hand warmer pockets, and thumb slits, but it's pretty awesome and beats taking a fleece jacket.

5 5

Glad Marmot brought it back

Have one of the first generation Driclime Windshirts and it is a versatile, light-weight jacket to own.

The second generation continues the tradition.

5 5

worth it

I used this jacket hiking in Zion National Park, biking throughout Utah and around campus/town and it has stood up better than expected in all conditions. It holds up well in the rain/weather for short periods of time but I'm not sure it'd be great for all weather conditions. Definitely worth getting and I will be picking up another one

driclime in action on the way to the top of oregon's north sister

driclime in action on the way to the top of oregon's north sister

This is a great piece for spring-summer-fall, so long as there is no precipitation! It blocks the wind great, transfers body moisture excellently, dries quickly, weighs nothing, and packs/stuffs small!