Marmot Essence Jacket
Price Paid: $70
This rain jacket is great. I've had it for a little while now and it's great for packing down small and is by far the lightest rain jacket I've come across.
Don't make the mistake however, of thinking of this product as a warming layer, it's great for keeping your layers dry but not for keeping you warm by itself.
Steep and Cheap has it on their site every so often for a great price as they always do. This jacket is a must buy and I highly recommend it.
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Marmot's Essence Jacket is featherweight, hooded rain protection, mountain-tested by guides--ideal for ultra-light hiking, adventure races and multi-pitch alpine climbs.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
The essence of backpacking is getting out into the elements. When those elements turn cool and wet, grab the Marmot Essence Jacket from your pack and charge on. Marmot made this minimalist jacket with waterproof breathable MemBrain Strata fabric to prevent rain from soaking your base layers. Its fully taped seams keep water and melting snow from dripping down the fabric and sneaking in through the joints, and its highly water-resistant front zippers keep the jacket sealed tight. Weighing in at just six ounces, this simple, compressible rain shell won't force you to attempt complicated mathematical equations in order to figure out a way to fit it in your pack.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Essence Jacket FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Essence Jacket Superlight 12 denier marmot NanoPro Membrain Waterproof/Breathable Fabric 100% Seam Taped Adjustable hood with laminated moldable Brim Chest Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper Integrated Cooling Vents Asymmetric Cuffs with elastic 360 Degree Reflective Accents Elastic Drawcord hem Angel-Wing movement SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Men's Essence Jacket Weight: 6 oz / 170.1 g Center Back Length: 28in. Athletic Fit NanoPro Membrain 100% Nylon Ripstop 1.5 oz/yd
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Essence is featherweight, hooded rain protection, mountain-tested by guides--ideal for ultra-light hiking, adventure races and multi-pitch alpine climbs. Marmot's proprietary 2.5 layer MemBrain(R) Strata uses micro non-organic particles on the inside of the lamination to increase durability and provide a dry touch instead of that clammy feeling you get from some other products. The back print pattern is carefully designed to achieve the maximum durability and breathability. Abrasion tests rate 4-5 times better than regular MemBrain(R) (which is why regular MemBrain, as well as all 2-layer laminates require a separate lining). Compared to 2.5 layer coatings in the market, our 2.5 layer lamination is about 100% more breathable. In addition, laminated stretch fabrics stretch more and have a softer hand than 2.5 layer coated fabrics.
- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version