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Mountain Hardwear
Minimizer GORE-TEX Paclite Plus Jacket - Men's

4.625 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews


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Why We Like The Mountain Hardwear Minimizer GORE-TEX Paclite Plus Jacket

With an ultralight design that compresses into its own chest pocket, we don't have to think twice about throwing the Minimizer GORE-TEX Paclite Plus Jacket in our bag. GORE-TEX Paclite Plus technology provides trusted wind- and waterproof protection along with high breathability, keeping us dry without overheating during high-output activities.


  • Packable rain jacket for on-the-go weather protection
  • GORE-TEX Paclight Plus for full waterproof performance
  • 13D nylon face fabric is durable and quick-drying
  • Adjustable hem and cuffs help seal out the elements
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets secure small essentials
  • Fixed, adjustable hood adds movement-friendly coverage
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[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX Paclite Plus (2-layer) [face fabric] 100% nylon
Waterproof Rating
minimum 28,000mm
fully sealed
Center Back Length
[medium] 29in
fixed, adjustable
2 zippered hand, 2 zippered chest
Claimed Weight
hiking, backpacking, climbing, running, casual
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 16 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

January 20, 2024

Great product

So far I’m really enjoying my new coat. It is so much lighter than my previous mountain hardware coat. Yet still keeps me warm and toasty. Quality is worth the expense!


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5 out of 5 stars

December 26, 2023

Incredibly light, feels durable

This is a great jacket and packs up small for easy traveling. I haven't worn it yet in hot weather, but it has been very comfortable so far in mild weather.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 19, 2023

My new go-to Jacket

Packs super light and it was extremely helpful during my big wall expedition in the Indian Himalayas. Post expedition I have been using this jacket on my bike packing trips as well. Highly recommended.

Kiran Kallur

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4 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2023

Almost perfect

This jacket is everything the description says. Super lightweight, breathable, waterproof and great quality. I love it, but there is room for improvement. This might sound petty, but the fact that a coat at this price point doesn’t have a hook loop to hang it is a little annoying. Low profile armpit zippers would be nice too.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2023

Paclite truly Packs Light

This jacket is not only unbelievably light but also packs so small! Having a jacket like this makes your more confident and fast on your alpine objectives. My only regret is that I should’ve ordered one size bigger.

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5 out of 5 stars

November 30, 2023

lightweight and waterPROOF

Awesome jacket to bring on the wall for unexpected precipitation to keep the layers dry. Fits nicely into its own pocket. Only minor flaw is that it needs a reinforced loop to clip onto the harness. Otherwise it strikes an impressive balance between solid protection and light/packable weight.

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4 out of 5 stars

November 19, 2023

Thin material

Thin and light weight for sure. Neck and hood are little big. The waterproofing and the packability are great.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 21, 2023

Light and waterproof. Great quality.

Very light weight and water repellent. The zippers are exposed, but seem water resistant. The jackets is very compact. So far, after several rain storms, I am pleased. The Outdoor Research rain jacket it replaces was a big expensive disappointment.

John C

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5 out of 5 stars

September 15, 2023

Great jacket for summer alpine climbing

After a full season climbing in the Alps my overall impression is that this jacket does the job! It fits well with the climbing helmet and it stays in good position under the harness, even after lifting the arms for technical climbing moves. I was really happy with the fitting, since it doesn't get baggy in the belly/chest which is a problem I have encountered before.

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5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2023

Light and great feel out of the box - so far durable on trail

Out of the box this coat feels great. It is extremely light and packs down super small (I know this is relative for the UL crowd). I'd consider this one of the smallest-packing shell layers that I've seen that doesn't look like some weird space age trash bag when you put it on. I've taken it out on a couple of backpacking trips since getting it and the material seems durable so far, with no signs of wear even under the backpack straps. Hoping this jacket lasts a long time.


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