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True, the Marmot Men's Super Mica Jacket does feature pro-level waterproofing, all-universe breathability, and enough technical features to confuse a space shuttle engineer, but that's no reason to drool on yourself. Sure, the NanoPro MemBrain laminate is rated 10K waterproof and 47K breathable (is that even possible?), and the seams are fully taped, and the zippers are waterproof, and there are underarm vents, and the pockets are harness- and pack-compatible, and the hood is designed to work with helmets, but other than that? Fine, the ergonomic Angel-Wing movement helps you hike and climb in serious comfort, and the Duralite reinforcements prevent tears in high-wear areas, and the hook-and-loop asymmetric cuffs don't ride up, but that's seriously it. 

  • NanoPro MemBrain 47K breathable/10K waterproof laminate
  • Nylon ripstop shell
  • Fully taped seams
  • Underarm zips
  • Helmet-compatible hood with laminated brim
  • Harness- and pack-compatible pockets
  • Waterproof zippers
  • Angel-Wing movement

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5 5

Excellent lightweight jacket!

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

See my answer to Kirill below for more details.

The bottom line: be sure you are getting the 2014 NanoPro version of this jacket - heartily recommended! This is my go-to for lightweight weather protection. The only drawback is that it doesn't pack into its own pockets, but you can roll it into its hood easily enough.

5 5

Super sweet

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

I got my pops one of these and I was surprised. I did not think I would like so much. Very packable and lightweight. I love Marmot products, they are well made and thought out. Nothing fancy it just plain works. I will be getting myself one.

2 5

XL -- sleeves are too short

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

I just received my XL Marmot Super Mica that I bought for the sale price of $146.22. Unfortunately, the sleeves are too short for me at 6' 3". When I reach for something, the cuffs slide up my arms. As a result, I feel the 'angel wing movement' doesn't work, and the only thing that will keep the cuffs from sliding up my arms is some extra length in the sleeves. A blue XL is being returned.

On the plus side, the cuffs on the Super MIca can be cinched down nicely with the velcro. With most of the Marmot rain jackets I've tried on, the velcro on the cuffs does not offer enough range to cinch them down small enough. For some reason(inattention to details?), Marmot uses different positioning for the velcro on the cuffs from model to model. The Marmot Precip also has cuffs that work for me.

2 5

Not for extremes

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

I bought this jacket last year to use in an ultra trail run, so my requirements, ordered by importance, at the time were: waterproofness, weight and breathability. I got really surprised with how light the Super Mica was and looked forward to using it.

I ran in the mountains wearing the jacket and a light 12L backpack on top. That time there was no rain, so I only used it to get wind protection and keep myself warm in the night. No issues there, but right away after the race I noticed that in the lower back area, where there must have been the most friction with the backpack, the jacket's material split into layers. With more use that problem spread over the whole jacket, and you can see the result on the attached picture. Importantly, in places where the layers split, Super Mica was no longer waterproof.

I was quite disappointed, and still am.

Not for extremes
Responded on

They updated the Jacket for Spring 2014 with a completely different fabric. They didn't even offer the Super Mica Jacket in this color for this year. This may have been a valid for last year's jacket but you're not comparing apples to apples.

Responded on

I'd like to second Adam's comment. I have had both versions of the Super Mica (the prior version in the same color, even), and the 2014 NanoPro one is FAR superior. The old version used a type of Marmot's proprietary MemBrain Strata technology, which while ordinarily well done did not work on the old version of this jacket. I returned my old one to [a certain outdoor retailer] and got the new version, and I am much more pleased with it.

There are other differences too, BTW: the NanoPro version is less transparent than the Strata version, and the shoulder and hip belt zonal reinforcements are toned down (visually) in the NanoPro, making for a better overall presentation as well as better performance. Overall, the NanoPro version just feels more substantial, while not adding any extra weight. Buy the 2014 NanoPro version with confidence!

What about wind protection ?

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What about wind protection ?

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Its windproof. Luckly it has vents!

5 5

Exceptional performance

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

The Marmot Super Mica Jacket delivers exceptional performance due to NanoPro Membrain which allows it to rival jackets nearly twice the price. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a lightweight but fully functional and featured, waterproof-breathable, jacket should definitely consider the Super Mica jacket.

Pros:
NanoPro Membrane is Highly Breathable
Waterproof
Lightweight
Fantastic performance / price ratio
Durable
Aesthetically pleasing designs and color options

Cons:
Needs a little more room under the arms
Doesn't stuff into its own pocket.

For the complete review of the jacket go to:
http://sunrisegear.blogspot.com/2014/05/marmot-super-mica-jacket.html