Toby wrote a review of Marmot Minimalist Jacket - Men's on August 30, 2012
Super lightweight, packs small and provides great protection against the gnarliest weather.
I had this jacket and the Arcteryx Beta SL to try at home and decided for the Marmot. The Beta Sl was great, too, but I liked the extra space in the Marmot for extra layers. I also like the velcro strip in the back of the hood, so you can prevent the hood from dropping too far into your face, but if the weather takes a serious turn for the worst, you can put the hood all the way down to your chin and hunker down.
The other cool thing is how much space you have inside. I wore a heavyweight fleece jacket, a long sleeve and a technical short sleeve shirt underneath and still had space for my DSLR with a 105mm zoom lens. The jacket's hood extended quite a bit, so it covered the camera body while taking photos. The lens stuck out a little, but there was only light rain and the lens hood protected the lens from any rain drops. The photos turned out great!
I got the green jacket, because it was seriously discounted (2011 model). The color is quite "vibrant" or in other words: People will notice you! :o) I don't care though. It was a great deal and the jacket is very functional and worked out great for me in the Alaskan backcountry.