Marmot's Dash Hybrid Jacket combines ultralight windproof nylod with stretch panels and internal mesh for comfort and high wicking ability.
Marmot says: Ultra-lightweight, ultra-thin, ultra-fast! The Dash Hybrid Jacket is an exceptionally technical jacket designed for activities that call for effective weather protection at a minimal weight. The fabric is highly breathable, windproof and water repellent. The stretch panels at the sides deliver the maximum freedom of movement required when running, biking or going fast and light for the summit. Special extra feature: the zipped chest pocket has a media port.
Marmot DriClime Moisture Management Technology is a family of uniquely plaited bi-component knit fabrics engineered to mechanically draw moisture away from your skin to keep you dry, warm and comfortable.
Marmot's Dash Hybrid Jacket combines a windproof nylon outer fabric on the key areas of front, back and upper surface of the arms, with soft and stretchy highly breathable fabric in the rest of the jacket. Inside there's a high wicking mesh in the areas zoned by the windproof nylon.
The combined effect of this is to provide a garment that stops wind as effectively as a wind shell in the key area, but the internal mesh keeps you comfortable. The stretch areas add breathability and a lot of comfort - you have a garment that fits closely and doesn't restrict movement yet gives protection above expectations for something this light.
Feature-wise weight is minimised by just having a single chest pocket. The cuffs are simply finished and incorporate thumb loops.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
What is it? DriClime®mesh is a bi-component denier gradient dimensional knit made of two different denier yarns. Using extremely fine deniers this knit is extremely light with superior wicking performance.
The larger outer yarns are a special filament yarn with an open capillary structure, which pulls the moisture away from the skin to the backside of the mesh where it spreads to increase evaporation. The dimensional structure of the knit combined with the smaller denier yarns on the backside of the mesh increase the surface area allowing for greater moisture holding capacity.
This technology increases the interior comfort of the garment by enabling the wearer to feel less clammy and more comfortable over a wide range of temperatures and conditions. The mesh prevents condensation from collecting on the skin no matter what the level of activity due to its 3 dimensional structure. The dimensional knit structure also helps by spreading the moisture over a larger surface area maximizing the efficiency of the evaporate process. This technology solves the problem of condensation and internal comfort that even the most breathable of fabrics have problems with during high intensity activities.