Marmot DriClime Jacket
This is my bicycle commuting jacket, in addition to…
Price Paid: $78
This is my bicycle commuting jacket, in addition to hiking wear. Breathes pretty well, the Driclime-lined interior is comfortable against bare skin, the shell blocks the wind perfectly, which contributes to the fact that it is plenty warm over a dress shirt on 45 degree, breezy San Francisco mornings or standing atop Twin Peaks in what would otherwise be bone-chilling 20 mph gusts. Haven't had a chance to test its water-repellency yet.
Fits well as a mid- or base layer under a my Oracle or Arcteryx Epsilon AR Jacket. Loose enough fit in the large (I fall right on the line between medium and large sizing guidelines, so I opt for the large) to fit comfortably over a 200 weight fleece for cold, dry temps when not moving. I chose this over the more expensive Marmot Catalyst and the less expensive Marmot Original Windshirt because it has hand pockets, though the chest pocket on all three is ample. I just like pockets.
I would have sacrificed an ounce to have zips on the handpockets, as I tend to drop stuff. The pocket depth is more than adequate that it shouldn't be an issue unless I overstuff though. I wish this one had the more breathable pits of the Original or the breathable side fabric of the Catalyst. Still, an indispensable garment.
If there's one piece of gear that goes with me on…
Price Paid: $60
If there's one piece of gear that goes with me on every trip, this is it. I've used my DriClime Jacket for hiking, skiing, mountaineering and mountain biking, as well as just casually wearing it around town. For high aerobic activities, this jacket serves as my outer layer, and with a wool baselayer I've used this jacket down the low- to mid-20s. For skiing and mountaineering, this jacket generally gets used as a middle layer.
I personally find that the shell on this jacket wets out pretty easily, so I don't try to use it in wet conditions as an outer layer. But the windproof shell with the lightweight DriClime lining makes this jacket ideal for cooler, windy environments where you don't want a bulky jacket on.
One combination that I found very effective when hiking and rock scrambling in wind and snow in Ecuador at 16,000 feet was combining this jacket with a Windstopper vest.
I also own the windshirt version of this jacket which is every bit as functional. I happen to like the cut of the jacket better since I don't generally want to tuck this garment into my pants, as the windshirt appears to be designed for.
First off... this jacket is awesome. I've owned two…
Price Paid: about 80-90 bucks
First off... this jacket is awesome. I've owned two of them. The 1st was accidentally left behind and the second (my present) serves me well despite a minor flaw (it has a twisted cuff at the wrist) doesn't sound like much I know, but it becomes irritating cuz the cuffs are elastic and cling to your wrists like rubberbands. I'd rather have velcro honestly. Plus when you consider the cost (80+ bucks) you shouldn't end up w/ a defect...
Anyway, on the plus side, I got caught in an unexpected 10 hour hail/rain storm while trekking the Andes in Peru and I stayed bone dry! Despite this not being a "rain shell", it worked great repelling wind AND rain. I was pleasantly surprised and can honestly recommend it as a reliable piece of gear.
I am writing this review because I think this is a…
Price Paid: $99
I am writing this review because I think this is a great jacket. It is warm and keeps out light rain great.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . Wind resistant, water repellent, moisture wicking and breathable, multi-tasking is a way of life for Marmot's DriClime(R) windshirt jacket. Available Colors: GRANITE/SKYLINE BLUE, CAROB/CILANTRO, ECLIPSE/BLACK, FOREST/BLACK, FIRE/BLACK, GOLDEN/BURNISH, BLACK/BLACK, GARGOYLE/BLACK, FLASH ORANGE/GARGOYLE, LEAD/GARGOYLE, VAPOR BLUE/ECLIPSE, MARS/GARGOYLE, COBALT/BLACK, TEAM RED/BLACK, MARS ORANGE/BLACK, BLACK, COBALT BLUE/BLACK, GARGOYLE /BLACK, ORANGE SPICE/BLACK. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, XS.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
For those of you who don't factor inclimate weather into your plan, meet the DriClime Jacket from Marmot, which doesn't stop for less-than-stellar weather either. You'll stay dry in moderate conditions from the inside out with a breathable, wicking liner that pulls sweat away from your body and allows it to evaporate while the DWR-coated outer shell sheds some precip and blocks the wind.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
The Marmot DriClime® Jacket preserves the features of the Original but wraps it in a forward thinking shell with a potent DWR finish to protect against light rain. DriClime Jacket Features: On seam hand warmer pockets Fabric update Wind resistant, water repellent, and breathable DriClime® Bi-Component wicking lining Napoleon chest pocket Elastic draw cord hem DriClime® lined collar and chin guard Wind flap behind front zipper Elastic cuffs Angel-Wing Movement™ Standard Fit Materials: Banshee P-170 with Marmot Defender DWR Lining: DriClime P-275
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
The Marmot Men's DriClime Jacket has been praised for years as one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can wear in the mountains. Its combination of a wicking lining and a windproof breathable nylon shell make it an excellent choice for a mid-layer on winter trips or a stand-alone top in nicer weather. The DriClime Jacket weighs only 14 ounces and compresses well when it's time to stash it in your pack; though it's not likely to be in there very often.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version