jacketjunkywrote a review of Marmot Artemis Jacket - Men's on August 30, 2014
I've got plenty of jackets but was looking for a waterproof jacket that would work well for the summer rains and be decent in a hot/humid climate where my Pro shell jacket struggles. I'm returning the Marmot Hyper Lite and the North Face Alpine Project (both GTX Active shells) for these purposes. The Artemis does breathe slightly better than those jackets. And it also has a stretchiness that just makes it more comfortable for moving around without the shell feeling--even of the Active shells, which still crinkle quite a bit. The Artemis is a jacket rather than a shell. I do, however, find the excessively deep front pockets (all the way to the hem) to be odd and less functional for storing stuff. I assume that Marmot did this so that if you want to use the pockets as vents (mesh backing) that they will extend the air flow on the inside. For sitting at a ball game during a rainy day or doing something more high output, this jacket breathes very well and avoids the sauna effect. That is what I want, period. Plus, there are pit zips, which help to keep those of us who can sweat up a storm, still relatively cool. It got a gear award from Outside, and deservedly so. If I could change anything, I would tweak the pockets, add at least an interior or chest pocket to secure a phone or keys. And the interior lining color of white, doesn't look as classy as a grey.