Marmot Aegis Jacket

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   2

Specs

Weight 13.4 oz / 379.9 g
Main Material MemBrain®Strata™ 100% Nylon Ripstop 3.0 oz/yd

Reviews

1

I would recommend avoiding Marmot jackets with a MemBrain…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Fabric: MemBrain

I would recommend avoiding Marmot jackets with a MemBrain lining.

On mine the lining delaminated and disintegrated after less than a year, and one of the zips broke.

Marmot refused to repair/replace it under warranty.

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0

I bought this jacket in red. Red is a bit too bright…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $179

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Fit

Cons

  • Large hood

I bought this jacket in red. Red is a bit too bright for me. I should have gotten black. Anyhow, the quality is superb and the fit is great. Most jackets ride up when you lift your arms; this does not.

My only con is that the hood is very large. Odds are you won't be wearing a helmet 90 pct of the time so there is a bit extra fabric you will have to deal with up there. Otherwise a great, if pricey jacket.

0

Even at  the $150 price tag which is a bargain price…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $150

Even at  the $150 price tag which is a bargain price in the outdoor jacket market this is a really cheaply made jacket that feels like it should be sold out of a 99 cent store.

CONS:

-Thin cheap laminate.

-Sloppy collar and storm flaps with little neck protection. Collar fleece also gets wet and cold easily since it is designed to be turned upwards and outwards.

-Pockets are mesh lined with a thin cheap nylon meshing that snags on everything. The don't keep your hands warm when it's cold, they don't work to vent well, they snag on keys or anything square or angular you put into them.

-Expensive for the quality. I won't take this anywhere wild with me, not for a summer hike, a spring hike or even a day hike in Central Park, NY. This sort of fashion is only suitable for the urban high schooler market.

PROS

-Belay zip

-Sort of light weight but they are a billion better lighter cheaper-priced jackets you could buy.

-Color choices are awesome

 

CONCLUSION:

North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, and even other Marmot jackets offer better choices for a light Spring shell in the $150 - $250 range. I have no idea what type of laminate the Aegis uses but GoreTex Paclite, DryTec, Hyvent or the H2NO stuff that Patagonia uses seem much more practical, durable and realistic than fancy marketing lingo.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Marmot's Aegis Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Superior weather beating performance with a wealth of creature comforts were combined to create the Aegis Jacket from Marmot. MemBrain Strata fabric sheds water and breathes easily to keep you dry.

- CampSaver.com

Marmot Aegis Jacket for MenThe Marmot Aegis Jacket for Men is one of the finest weather beating jackets on the market today. Its Marmot MemBrain fabric is waterproof, breathable and durable. An adjustable hood is stowed in the collar, when not in use. PitZips that extend into the body provide ample underarm ventilation. With 100% taped seams, water is kept out completely. DriClime lined cuffs with adjustable velcro ends, help keep out the cold. The DriClime-lined collar wicks moisture away and is soft on the skin. There are two hand warmer pockets to keep your arms tucked away, when the temperature drops. A sleeve pocket with a water-resistant zipper is helpful when you need to keep your things dry. Go ahead, venture into the outdoors in the safety of the Marmot Aegis Jacket for Men.

- SunnySports

Grab the Marmot Aegis Jacket when the weather really starts to move in. This lightweight rain jacket will keep you dry with Marmot MemBrain Strata waterproof breathable fabric.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Aegis Jacket FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Aegis Jacket Marmot Membrain Strata Waterproof / Breathable Fabric 100% Seam Taped Attached Adjustable hood that Rolls Into Collar PitZips Handwarmer Pockets with Water Resistant Zipper Sleeve Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper DriClime lined Cuffs with Adjustable Velcro Tabs DriClime lined Collar and Chin Guard Elastic Drawcord hem Angel-Wing movement SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Men's Aegis Jacket Weight: 13.4 oz / 379.9 g Center Back Length: 28.75in. Regular Fit Membrain Strata 100% Nylon Ripstop 3.0 oz/yd

- Moosejaw