With proven Gore-Tex waterproofing, a thoughtful feature set, and premium build quality, the Minimalist jacket is a great choice for the trails or everyday use.
Made from GORE-TEX® with Paclite® Technology, this Men's Minimalist Waterproof Jacket is a lightweight shell featuring a wind-blocking hydrophobic membrane and weight-minimizing Paclite technology that will add comfort to your rainy outdoor adventure. The 100% recycled fabric has a PFC-free, water-repellent finish. Zip up this shell over an insulated jacket for additional warmth and protection.
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It's strange that Marmot have named this jacket Minimalist as it's feature set sure isn't minimalist and it's not exactly ultralight when compared to the Haglofs Less Is More range of waterproofs. It's closest competitor would probably be Outdoor Research's Foray Jacket as they both use GORE-TEX Paclite technology and weigh roughly the same - in the middle of our weight category's. Taking into consideration its impressive weather resistance and affordable price, the weight is perfectly reasonable.
It’s true that Paclite is among Gore-Tex’s lightest and compressible designs, but outside of using the shell for activities it’s not designed for like skiing or rock climbing, we have very few concerns about durability. If your after a more durable waterproof then you should be looking at jackets in the Pro category rather than the Paclite.
Overall it's a well-rounded design: clean styling, secure and easy to adjust hood, comfortable fit, and plenty of pockets, offering excellent performance against the rain and wind. A great price for a high-quality rain jacket.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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