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    Four-season protection from the elements.

    Whether you're hiking, skiing, climbing, or just chillin', the Marmot DriClime Windshirt is ready to insulate your torso, provide excellent breathabliity during aerobic activities, and wick sweat away from your body for greater comfort. The outer fabric also features a water-resistant coating to help keep you dry during episodes of light rain and snow.
    • Wind-resistant, water-resistant, and highly breathable DriClime fabric keeps you comfortable during all four seasons
    • Mesh pit vents provide help circulate air so things don't get too funky
    • Zippered chest pocket secures keys or energy gels
    • Angel-Wing Movement allows full range of arm motion without causing the jacket to ride up
    • Item #MAR1912

    Tech Specs

    100% DWR-coated polyester
    Center Back Length
    (medium) 28.5 in
    1 chest zip
    mesh underarm panels
    Claimed Weight
    8 oz
    Recommended Use
    four season layering, aerobic, wind shirt
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    My "everything" jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I bought this for a sailing trip to have something warm to wear in the evenings and for some rain protection. I've ended up using it for pretty much everything. I use it as layering for downhill skiing, as a light jacket around town, under a vest for snowshoeing, and for evening and weekend lounging around the house. The one negative is that it is not waterproof, but it isn't supposed to be. This jacket is really light and compresses well for packing into a backpack.

    4 for Jacket 0 for Marmot Cust Service

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    Jacket felt great, a bit clingy but I could live with that. I like the side pockets vs no pockets at all. It is also extremely light.
    My biggest issue with the jacket is the split sides and the tail (back side bottom) makes the fit horrible and not possible to have a draw cord. Jacket goes back for that and would have been replaced by the Ether Driclime but in a recent issue I had with Marmot, they are completely off my radar.
    I get automated replies to my emails with a promise of a days response. Never happened. Phones have not been answered, and when I got a person on the phone that promised to resolve an issue I had, that was never followed through with.
    IF Marmot's customer service matters to you, look somewhere else.

    Not what it used to be!

      Evedentely Marmot thinks it was too expensive to make the lining like they used to. This lining is junk. They used to have real fleece in the lining not this garbage that they use now. Everything sticks to it. Dog hair, dirt, lint, everything. It is now really hard to even get your arm into the sleeves without the sleeve turing inside out. The outside also used to be a little thicker and there used to be a drawcord in the neck which was really nice when the wind was blowing hard. They've really cheapened this jacket!

      They never ever put fleece in the lining - I've been buying them for something like 20 years. They've always used "baselayer" grade fabric for the lining and ultrathin nylon (my guess is 70d or so) for exterior. The principle is supposed to be "wind-shirt" the nylon shell keeps wind out, the baselayer can be worn directly next to the skin - or over a synthetic tee - to replace a conventional shirt AND a conventional fleece. In other words, the construction is designed to be "non-bulky" unlike a 200 weight or even 100 weight fleece. In practice, for me this is MUCH warm hiking or walking than 200 weight fleece over a tee shirt, because fleece is notoriously drafty. I've even tried comparisons sleeping in an unheated room and even without wind or a draft to contend with, this is warmer than 200 weight fleece. I also use this for transpacific airplane flights. Unlike a 200 weight fleece, this acts like a vapor barrier to keep my upper torso in better condition (not so dried out) compared to a conventional fleece.

      My main issues over the years are: do I like the "shirt-tail" hem which is lower in the back and split at the sides? It's good if you wear it as a "shirt" but unconventional for sports wear. And, do I prefer it with/or without handwarmer pockets (Marmot has put them in and taken them back out during their product development cycles). I guess the current deal is they have a jacket hem and zippered handwarmer pockets on their Catalyst jacket "version" of the Windshirt, and the "Windshirt" itself has gone completely retro - no handwarmer pockets, and the chest pocket has a horizontal zipper instead of the vertical used during the middle of the incredibly long production run.

      BTW yes, in the middle of their decades long production run, Marmot did use thicker - but not 100 weight thicker - baselayer. They have also varied the thickness of the shell. I am buying yet another Windshirt today precisely because I actually PREFER the inner shell and thinner grade of baselayer - it packs smaller in my carry-on luggage.

      Adapted snow shirt

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 177lbs

      What? A downhill/alpine ski shirt? Absolutely. Wear a wool long john top, then add the DriClime shirt. Tuck both layers inside your ski pants or ski bib giving yourself a wind resistant, water resistant layer that holds a breathable layer of heat underneath the ski coat. I ski single digits with this upper body/torso protection zipped up just below the chin. I am 5ft 9inch, 177 lbs and wear a large DriClime skiing 30-40 days a year.

      Great all-in-one jacket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      I love this jacket for more mild conditions because it suffices as my wind layer and insulation. It is surprisingly warm for its weight and does a good job of blocking wind. Not very water resistant, but that's not its job. Breathability is also pretty good, I used it huffing up the Boulder Glacier on Mt. Baker in the summer and never overheated, yet stayed decently warm during 10 min breaks every once in a while.

      A nice versatile jacket that combines insulation, breathability, and windproofness into one lightweight package. Very useful in more mild conditions, could be layered in rougher conditions.

      Fantastic Addition to My Layering System

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

      I took this on a recent 100 mile backpacking segment of the Colorado Trail in late July and August, and it ended up becoming my favorite layer. With a light fleece lining built in, it's not a true windshirt, but it essentially provides 2 layers in one. It's lightweight breathable, and packs down very small. I also like that I can now have a nice soft fleece feel to my "pillow" (turn it inside out and wrap it around my stuff sack of clothing). It has replaced my down sweater layer, as I don't need to baby this as much as I did the down. While I would have loved some pockets to put my hands in while standing around camp, I appreciate that Marmot decided to save weight by leaving them off. All in all, I highly recommend this jacket. It's my favorite go-to lightweight jacket for everything (not just backpacking).

      Love the Dri clime

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

      This is the 4th Dri clime in our household, we love them, and the only reason we update is that we are hard on them, thrashing through forests etc, and the fabric can only handle so much taping up!! It has the perfect balance between warmth and breathability. Just an all round great product. Keep it up Marmot.

      Not What It Once Was.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Small
      • Height: 5'7"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      Marmot seems to have lost the plot as far as the Driclime Windshirt is concerned. While this is still a decent layering piece, it no longer works as a true windshirt.
      Marmot has decided that what is needed is a fully knit-lined jacket. No. What is needed is what the Driclime Windshirt, and the late lamented Driclime Windvest, used to be.
      Fully knit-lining the Windshirt makes this just another light jacket. Formerly, the partial knit in the front and double nylon lining in the back made the Driclime Windshirt just the right combination over a wide range of activities and climates.
      This latest iteration is too much, where the original was just right.
      Boo Marmot.

      Three Stars, a decent little jacket, but still a miss in its category.

      Another awesome must have gear item

      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      Have been a big fan of the Marmot DriClime Windshirt for years now. So functional in so many different situations at any time of year. If you don't have this in your arsenal, you are missing out. I had to purchase another one due to the zipper wearing out after 10 yrs. I usually wear an XL but the Large fits perfect and fits under an outer layer nicely too. Get this, it is a great product.

      perfect jacket

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

      I love this jacket! It is very lightweight and breathable. It is great in cooler weather where you can at extra layers or on days where you just need a little extra warmth.

      Holy. Crap.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 195lbs

      This is one of the best, most versatile jackets I have ever owned. Windproof, breathes well, wicks sweat away and dries quickly. It makes a great mid layer in cold wet weather and functions great on its own when the activity level picks up. As others have said, the only gripe is the lack of handwarmer pockets, but it's not enough to knock off a star for.

      Best layering piece, period

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

      Everybody should have a marmot driclime windshirt. This is absolutely far and away one of the best things that backcountry sells. I wear this all the time as a layer. It's really lightweight, breathable, wicks moisture away. Also great on spring fall days as your outer layer (for golf, hiking, ski touring, skate skiing etc). Packs up really small in a backpack.

      Marmot Driclime

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: XL
      • Height: 6'3"
      • Weight: 209lbs

      As a telemark skier I am constantly removing and adding layers and this is one piece of equipment that I will never leave home without. Can be used as a top layer in warmer weather, a wind breaker when the hawk howls, an extra layer in those cold (I did say cold Vt mornings) and a light protection from rain, and mist. Easy on and off, light, fits in a pack no sweat and looks good too. A must have tool in your box.

      Fantastic but wish it had pockets

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 2XL
      • Height: 5'11"
      • Weight: 270lbs

      I have worn this jacket for over a year and it's fantastic for dry or slightly damp weather in the 40's on up. It will wet through in heavy rain, snow or have a hardshell ready. This is my #1 go to jacket for being comfortable on a chilly morning, it's so soft and light that it's easy to tuck away in a pack or even just under your belt when it gets too warm. Only complaint is that I wish it had even the most basic hand pockets.


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

      Carried it on a thru-hike of the PCT. It was the perfect accompaniment to a merino shirt, or a down vest. It was very easy to hike in on colder days and didn't get drenched in sweat. I could wear light layers underneath and hike really hard on windy cold days and stay a respectable temperature. I always had it on the outside of my backpack to just thrown on whenever.

      Was never too hot or humid in it in a situation where it was too cold to just wear a hiking shirt, even when exerting myself for hours.

      It compliments other layers well when you stop exerting yourself and your body temp drops. It stands up to wear, with only a few small spots of wear in the back where my backpack would rub, but this is after 5 months as part of a clothing system.

      The weight is nice and light, even more justification to carry it on a backpack trip.

      Overall, a fantastic, versatile, lightweight wind-layer that you can perspire in and beat the crap out of.

      (Picture is on Mt Whitney) It was below freezing with gnarly windchill. (Layers underneath obviously)


      everyone should have one...

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I finally wore out my first Driclime from 10+ years ago. Although I miss the interior chest and side hand pockets I can understand and appreciate the changes. The new driclime is so much lighter and just as warm if not warmer than the original. I realize if I really want side pockets I could get the Marmot Stride Jacket however they don't have an all black version. The Medium size fits great except it seems a little shorter than I'd like so many of my t-shirts will hang lower than the jacket. I ordered a Large as well which addresses the length issue but it does seem a little large. It's meant to be more of a "shirt" which might be why they kept the length on the short side.

      quality and lightweight

        This windbreaker is perfect for a sunny day when you know it isn't going to rain but maybe it's a little chilly from the wind or you wanna keep the sun from burning your back. The lining on the inside is also really soft and comfortable. My only thing is, and I know it's just a windbreaker (why I don't downgrade on the stars) but why not just wear a rain jacket and a light long-sleeve or sweater. This conditions for having to use this in Texas are very slim, But I know it's just a windbreaker.

        It doesn't have normal pockets but it does have frocket. This is probably a contributing factor to why it is so light, but also a contributing factor as why I gave it 4 stars.

        Style and looks, It's a very good looking jacket as you can see that comfortable and moderately warm. Overall I would recommend it to someone.

        Unanswered Question

        What is a proper size stuff sack for this jacket in large? I currently use a 3 liter which is definitely too big.

        Is the Mens Marmot Driclime Windshirt able to zip into the Tamarack jacket? Or are there any other options besides the Warmlight Fleece that they recommend?

        Hey Michael,

        I own both of these and the Driclime would not be able to zip into the Tamarack. This is because of the size of the zipper teeth. You need to find a midlayer with a YKK Vislon zipper in order to combine it with the Tamarack. Marmot does make other midlayers that can work, but their length might not fit perfectly. This is why they push the Warmlight - it's length is designed to fit perfectly inside 3-in-1 jackets.

        I am 6'5" and about 275lbs. Often, I have...

        I am 6'5" and about 275lbs. Often, I have to wear a Tall in men's clothing. Do you believe that an XXL is fairly long compared to most higher quality men's jackets? (I'm looking at North Face, Mountain Hardware, and now, Marmot). Trying to find the right fit. Thank You.


        Love Marmot products and the generous fit. I feel you'll be ok with the XXL in length. I'm 6' 180 lbs and wear a medium. A great idea is to grab a Marmot and possibly one of the other choices and return the one that doesn't meet your sizing requirements. The awesome Backcountry return policy and knowledgeable Gearheads are able to set this up for you and you can't beat it. Just give them a call at 1-800-409-4502 or hookup with them on the live chat.



        I'm 5'11" 175lbs with broad shoulders...

        I'm 5'11" 175lbs with broad shoulders should I go with the medium or large??? It always seems like I'm right on the cusp of these two sizes!

        I am an inch taller and 5lbs heavier than you, with a fairly athletic build. The large fits perfectly IMO. I could wear a very light base layer below and still have freedom of movement. Anything heavier beneath would be cumbersome.

        I am 6' 225 lbs, should I opt for a L or...

        I am 6' 225 lbs, should I opt for a L or an XL? Would this be good jacket for S Florida winter 40's-50's, on a boating, kayaking, etc

        Best Answer

        Get an XL. I bought an L and I'm 6'1 and 210; I've regretted it ever since. The shirt is too tight in the shoulders/chest, making it pinch. I still wear it, but I would have been much happier with an XL

        Anyone know how the polyester outer is...

        Anyone know how the polyester outer is different than last year's (& many years in past) nylon exterior (besides the obvious of just being different fabrics)?

        Best Answer

        Actually, the Driclime windshirt has been a polyester fabric for at least the last 7 years. The difference better the spring 2011 version and the fall 2010 version is the the fabric got a tiny bit lighter, going from 1.7 oz to 1.5 oz. (Same fabric that Marmot uses on the Trailwind Hoody) That change made the garment lighter by 1 oz. Also the lining is a bit softer feeling. Hope that helps.

        Tim- thanks, though I have to admit, I'm confused. "Banshee nylon" is not nylon? See the last years windshirt specs on this website. My 5 yr old driclime jacket (w/neck cinch and pockets) is polyester, but I'm nearly certain that my three year old "original" windshirt, is made with a nylon outer...? I've got a 2 yr old Ion windshirt with the same nylon fabric..Might certainly be wrong about the Banshee fabric, but curious why it's marketed as nylon, if it's fact polyester.