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Barely legal amounts of awesome contained within.

Like a waterproof breathable force field the rugged Marmot Men’s Super Mica Jacket protects you from wet weather and practically floats around your body thanks to lightweight MemBrain fabric. Born from the ever-popular Mica Jacket, the Super Mica includes a host of pro-level features and performance details in a feather-light package. Adventure super- heroes looking for cool, no-holds-barred performance can wipe away the drool now.
  • Micro-stitching creates a rugged construction without the usual burly weight
  • Gale-force hood provides extra face protection and adjusts with locking pull cords
  • Main, pit, and pocket zippers are water-resistant and seal out wetness
  • Duralite construction at the shoulders and hips provides reinforcement in high-wear areas
  • Angel-Wing Movement underarm gussets allow full range of motion in the arms to reduce jacket ride-up on-the-go

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5 5

Sweet Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

This is a great jacket. But a snug fit for large frame people. XXL fits with good length but a more XL girth.

4 5

Marmot Membrain

I am a huge fan of Marmot and own about a dozen pieces. They are the only jacket I buy. Period. I own the Oracle jacket which uses the same Membrain Strata material as the Mica. I can tell you that if you plan on being outside in the pouring rain for an extended period of time you'll get damp. I wore, again the Oracle, while fishing on a lake here in Maine. I stood on the back deck of the boat in a downpour for three hours. Eventually the jacket reached the point where it stopped repelling and started to let the rain in to my base layer. I was standing still in heavy, heavy rain probably best suited for an old school rain slick. I still love the jacket but now know its limits and bring a back-up for the nasty stuff.

5 5

Great fit and finish

The jacket looks great, fits great, and has all the Gucci features of a lifestyle jacket or technical shell stuffed into an ultralight package. While there is some tradeoff in durability for UL products, the material and fixtures of this jacket suggest they will hold up admirably. Obviously this isn't a hardcore bushwhacking jacket, or even one you would necessarily want to wear everyday; however, it is perfect for throwing in your Camelbak, daypack, or keeping on you at all times just in case. It was well worth the purchase, especially when price matched at 40% off.

5 5

Super Super Mica

Maybe the best ultra light technical shell available.
Pros - highly breathable, ventilatable, fully waterproof, full coverage & very well designed.
Cons - sacrifices durability for ultra light, but this is my second one and I pleased with how well the first one held up.
Note - I usually wear a large, but need an xl due to trim cut. Dang thing is so slick it won't stay tied around your waist.
Overall a great shell. Highly recommended.

5 5

5 star rain jacket

Lots of great things about this jacket, but keep in mind it's not for every situation.
The Super Mica is absolute waterproof. I have taken it in a couple of full on deluges this year. I thought for sure water would get through but it never happened. I was impressed. It is also as windproof as it is waterproof.
Second, it is very light weight. Only 9 or ten ounces. You barely even feel like your wearing it. So for anyone in traveling fast and lightweight this is one of the best pieces of weather protection you can buy.
With those good things said, realize the versatility is limited. Because it is so lightweight, it doesnt't have the versatility of something with a Gore tex pro shell. So you need to be a little careful with it.
Second is the breathablility or clamminess. It does get clammy and a little sweaty in warmer weather. But in my experience, most 2.5 layer shells are like that.
All in all I love the jacket. But I would only use it situations where I'm not moving a whole lot, and where I'm not tearing through a lot of brush.
I recommend the jacket.

how small does it pack down too and is it...

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how small does it pack down too and is it really only 8oz?

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Official weight is 8.7 oz in size medium. It stuffs down to a size slightly smaller than a softball.

Marmot Essence (left) and Marmot Super Mica (right)

Marmot Essence (left) and Marmot Super Mica (right)

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2 5

Not what I had hoped for....

I bought my Super Mica on line based on the great Outside review it received. I see there are a lot of good reviews here at Backcountry but my jacket is wet inside the hood and the shoulders after 10-15 minutes in a light rain. I've also worn it over a down sweater a couple of times in colder weather and found that the jacket didn't breathe well enough to prevent the down sweater from getting moist and losing some loft (and warmth).These are not the qualities of a jacket that I'd even take on a summer day trip with the chance of heavy precip. I do take it on day trips if the weather doesn't look bad since it packs so small, weighs so little, cuts the wind and can handle a light rain for a bit. But that's as far as it goes.
A note about the fit: I normally wear a large but I found that the large Super Mica smaller than most. Sizing up wouldn't work as the arms on the Large already fit a bit too long.

5 5

lightest fully featured rain jacket out there...and you look good in it too

In my opinion, this is the ultimate lightweight rain jacket on the market. I'm not advocating that this replaces Goretex Pro shell 20 oz alpine rain jackets or other significantly burlier jackets, but I think that this is the perfect compliment to those heavy thick 4 season rain jackets. Or if you're not into big mountaineering/backpacking/ski touring then this is a great versatile rain jacket for general outdoor use.

I use this rain jacket for spring/summer/fall outdoor adventures. Lately I've been using it for sea kayaking expeditions and it has performed great. I love that this rain jacket has full pit zips, 2 standard hand pockets, a solid hood, and is still just 8 oz with a durable Membrain Strata fabric.

This jacket is as waterproof and breathable as any jacket that uses fabrics other than eVent or Goretex. It's stood up against heavy rain on consecutive days and kept me dry and comfortable and aerobic activities like hiking have been totally fine for breathability.

The fabric has held up so far, but I do worry about the duralite zonal reinforcements "de-laminating" or peeling.

Overall, this is a great jacket. It packs up small. It's relatively cheap (compared to 300-600 Goretex and eVent jackets). It's super stylish in town. It's definitely waterproof and breathable. It's fully featured. I'd recommend this jacket as a great all around jacket for most people or as the ultimate lightweight stash coat for those who already own heavier jackets (like the Marmot Exum/Arc Teryx Beta AR, etc).

Can you ship to chile by usps ???? i really...

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Can you ship to chile by usps ???? i really want to buy one of this.

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Pablo, you would get a much quicker response by using the "Chat Now" feature in the upper right hand corner of your screen or by calling 1-800-409-4502 and talking to a gear rep about shipping.

Marmot Super Mica jacket

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Jordan from Marmot shows us the Super Mica jacket at the 2011 SIA tradeshow in Denver, Colorado.

rolled into its hood next to the Spring 2011 Marmot Nano

rolled into its hood next to the Spring 2011 Marmot Nano

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Both jackets are men's small

shoulder reinforcements

shoulder reinforcements

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this is a close up of the "duralite zonal reinforcements" that are on the shoulders and hips.

I was wondering about the sizing. I am...

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I was wondering about the sizing. I am 5'11" and weigh about 220. I want it to be a bit looser fitting, for layering purposes. Would an xl or an xxl fit better? Also how long is the cut? Does it hang well below a pack?

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The Super Mica is a trimmer fit than the Precip Jacket, so if you want it a bit looser fitting for layering, I would say go for the size XXL. As for length, the center back length is 29".

Hi will the medium & large in gargoyle...

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Hi will the medium & large in gargoyle colour be back in stock soon?

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Hey Priya,

Unfortunately we do not have anymore coming in stock. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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While there are no M's and L's in gargoyle in stock right now, BC just added Black and Blue Ocean in every size. Check it out if you're still trying to get this hard to find jacket. I have it in blue and love it!

When is it going to be back in stock and...

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When is it going to be back in stock and do you carry the lime green?

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Black is in stock in every size as of 5/27, but there are only 14 total in the inventory (so no more that 2 per size/color combination). Lime green was the Spring '10 color line and is no longer available.

How durable is this thing?

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How durable is this thing?

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There's always going to be a trade off between durability and weight, but I've found the Super Mica to be very durable. Mine is 1 year old and I've used it on the river, for climbing and a winters worth of backcountry ski tours. Marmot armored the shoulders and waist to make it hold up well when wearing a pack. Hope that helps.

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Will Marmot stand behind this product if a twig punctures it?

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This is a very durable jacket for the weight. It's made with MemBrain Strata which Marmot claims to be 5X more durable than regular MemBrain. Marmot has a lifetime warranty on all its products so they'd replace it.

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I would say... not great, but for the weight, ok. Honestly you can't buy a jacket this light and expect it to be bombproof. That said I'm less than impressed with the durability. Had mine for a year and a half, the seams ripped under the pit zips (weird on both sides) and the coating is sloughing off a bit on the inside. I am pretty rough on gear and got plenty of use from this though. But I didn't expect loss of waterproofing and the rips in those places.

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