Erin B.wrote a review of Marmot Minimalist Jacket - Women's on December 12, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I bought this jacket in spite of reading a review stating that someone had experienced a total product failure. I went ahead because it was recommended by my guide company for Aconcagua. I've worn it three times in city conditions, no washing or mistreatment of any kind, and this sucker leaks like a sieve. Absolutely not sweat accumulation. I walked around the block in the rain. I live in Ecuador and I'm SOL in terms of getting a decent quality Gortex jacket before I leave for my climb in two days. In terms of design, it's OK. It is minimalist- big enough to layer a med-down jacket under (sm on a 5'2' 110) a chest or shoulder pocket would be nice, or an inner pocket, velcro on the wrist closure seems flimsy and will probably wear out quickly. Basically, if you want a simple wind breaker- this is a green light, but if you intend to be protected from the rain or melting snow, get an Arcteryx. I wrote Marmot to see if they will help me. I won't get back to make a return to Backcountry until May 2015. I'll update this based on that response from Marmot. *update- I also got the Minimalist pants, though they never saw rain, they were shredded after three weeks on the mountain. Just not strong enough material for climbing and/or the occasional brush with a crampon.