Marmot DriClime Windshirt
8.4 oz / 238.1 g
100% Polyester DWR Ottaman 2.2 oz / yd
DriClime® 100% Polyester Lining 2.7 oz / yd
This is a great 3-season piece! A must have, it blocks…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: bought it on sale end of season
This is a great 3-season piece! A must have, it blocks the wind to keep the chill off on breezy summer nights, breathes well for hiking, and is an excellent wind breaker for biking. It's super light and can fold up to fit easily in a fanny pack or minimalist Camelbak pack. Believe it or not, I've even used it on a waverunner on a windy day and the white caps were splashing the water all over me. The jacket is not a waterproof rain jacket so I got wet, but the super soft comfortable lining kept me really warm even when wet and it dried sooooo fast!!!
- Light weight
- Fast drying
- Wish it stowed into its own pocket
Fit & Comfort: Marmot does a great job with their fit. I have long arms and relatively broad shoulders and have no problem with the arms being too short. It's a slimmer fit which allows for better moisture transport form the skin.
Water Resistance: This is not a waterproof jacket. It's designed as a windbreaker. It is however water resistant and will keep you dry in a sprinkle or very light rain. The big thing is that it does dry fast in the event that you do get wet from a suprise rain.
Breathability: This item breathes well during activity, especially for a windbreaker.
Moisture: The Driclime lining does an excellent job pulling moisture up and out of the jacket. It wicks sweat nicely and dries super fast.
Warmth/Layering: The soft lining is comfortable and keeps you warm when weather gets cool. It pulls moisture away from the skin and dries fast which also help with temperature regulation. In colder weather, like in the fall, you could layer with a thin fleece for added warmth and have this as an outer layer to break the wind. It's not meant to layer bigger layers underneath as it's a slim fit so you can't wear bulky fleeces, sweaters etc. During colder weather, a warmer insulated jacket or a shell you can really layer under would be recommended.
Function: This jacket doesn't have a lot of bells and whisltes, but it's light weight and it works well.
Durability: I've had this jacket several years and it has proven to be durable, especially for the weight of the outer fabric. It has a few scuffs from trees, but resisted being torn from the branches. I'm fairly hard on my gear, always throwing it in the car, sitting on it to each lunch, etc and it has held up well.
Conditions: I use this jacket from spring through fall. I bought it to wear biking and fell in love with how comfortable it is against the skin — it feels great to throw on over a short sleeved shirt when the weather changes or you go out in the wind to run or for biking. I've worn it in the Moab hiking in the desert in April and it was perfect for those ultra-windy days. It typically lives in my car ready for any adventure where I live in Jackson, WY.
All DriClime Windshirt versions
In addition to the 1 women's review above, there are 9 reviews for other versions of the DriClime Windshirt. Read all reviews »
Here's what other sites are saying:
Another legendary piece from Marmot, this time it's the Women's Marmot DriClime Windshirt. With a sheer durable water repellant (DWR) treated shell, and DriClime moisture management technology inside, this classic Jill-of-all-trades top will keep you comfortable and dry from the beach to the high mountains. DriClime is engineered to mechanically draw moisture away from your skin and spread it out across the outer fabric to speed the drying process, hence it's not a finish that can wash or wear out, it works forever. Angel-Wing Movement shoulder construction and elastic cuffs help the sleeves stay where they should, no matter what you're doing, and the women's specific cut offers a flowing fit and pleasing silhouette. As a stand-alone top, or as a layer, you'll find a surprising number of uses for the versatile DriClime Windshirt for women from Marmot.
- Altrec Outlet
Still a top performer, the DriClime Windshirt now has an updated look and comes in new colors.
Wind resistant, water repellent, and breathable, Marmot's DriClime Windshirt would loved to be worn on workouts or stuffed in your pack on warm, summer hikes.
Still classic after all these years: Continual design evolution has delivered tons of new advancements, without sacrificing any of the dependable comfort and performance the DriClime Windshirt is known for. This legendary wind-blocking, moisture-wicking original remains in a class by itself.
- Rocky Mountain Trail