Tom G.wrote a review of Marmot Speed Light Jacket - Men's on August 6, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Bought the jacket for a trip to new zealand, to replace my old OR gortex shell. Thought I would step it up with the speed light because of the potential for heavy rain, and oh boy that was a mistake! The first good rain I had, the pockets filled with water (not a little water, but like FULL of water) I thought it might be a fluke, so I dried they out. The next rain I had, I made sure the pockets were zipped perfectly, with the zipper tucked under the little hood. no go. still didn't work. Very disappointing to have this piece of gear not work as advertized on the other side of the globe. It rains a lot in new Zealand, and i expected more form marmot (i have loved all my other marmot products). If it was to rain more than .5 cm the pockets would just FILL with water, what a weird flaw. So far I have worn the jacket a total of 60 times, and in 35 rain storms. About 15 of those rainstorms have been sprinkles, and the other 20 I got water in the pockets. One storm I must have had close to 200ml of water in each side. What didn't make since to me is that the waterproof zipper kept water in but not out... typically I don't write reviews this quickly, but I figured it would be worth while because of this failure. I found a similar review on another web site, so I am not the only one.