Marmot Ether Driclime

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Weight 8.8 oz / 249.5 g
Main Material 100% Nylon DWR 1.1 oz / yd



A truly phenomenal product. Years ago I bought a Marmot…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


A truly phenomenal product.


  • Ultra lightweight
  • Great wicking
  • Truly comfortable in cold, high windy conditions


  • This product may wear out faster than my average garment
  • I wish the hood had a drawstring

Years ago I bought a Marmot DriClime Jacket. It was too warm for me so I gave it to my wife. Finally Marmot came out with the Ether. 

This product is significantly lighter than the standard Driclime and matches my high-sweat, high-body-heat very well. In windy, cold conditions, I hike with only a very thin short-sleeved shirt under the Ether. This is my go-to hiking garment for any hike where the temperature may go below 50°F. 

The Driclime lining is thinner than a standard Dri Clime jacket, so this jacket has less insulating value than you might expect. I found it does not work well under a raincoat in a cold, heavy rain because it provides little insulation. In this case, I am better off with a '100' fleece or two thin base layers.

The hood is a huge asset in windy conditions. The only weakness of this garment is the lack of a drawstring on the hood.  In moderate winds, this is not an issue. In high winds, I get around this problem by wearing the hood under my hat or by using an earband over the hood. 

Manufacturer's Description

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Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Ether DriClime Jacket FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Ether DriClime Jacket Wind Resistant, Water Repellent, and Breathable Ultralight Construction DriClime Bi-Component Wicking lining Attached Roll-Up hood Zip Chest Pocket Packs into Pocket Mesh Underarm Vents Elastic Cuffs Reflective logos Elastic Drawcord hem Angel-Wing movement SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Men's Ether DriClime Jacket Weight: 8.8 oz / 249.5 g Center Back Length: 28.5in. Athletic Fit 100% Nylon Ripstop DWR 1.1 oz/yd

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Marmot's Ether Driclime has magic-like bi-component wicking of DriClime on the inside, and cutting-edge wind and water resistant fabric on the outside, youll be dry, comfortable and ready for your adventure.

- refers to the men's version

The Marmot Men's Ether Driclime Jacket takes care of you during spring squalls with two layers of moisture protection. The inner layer of Driclime is soft to the touch and specializes in pulling moisture away from your skin to eliminate sweaty clamminess. The outer layer is a breathable nylon that is also wind- and water-resistant to keep Mother Nature out. Mesh underarm vents help your body regulate temperature, and the attached roll-up hood gives you added protection.

- refers to the men's version

Marmot Ether DriClime - New - Sacrifice nothing! With the magic-like bi-component wicking of DriClime(R) on the inside, and cutting-edge wind and water resistant fabric on the outside, you'll be dry, comfortable, and happy, no matter where the trail takes you. Features -Wind Resistant, Water Repellent, and Breathable -Ultra Light Construction - Lightweight Fabric Construction -DriClime(R) Bi-Component Wicking Lining - For Breathability and Excellent Moisture Transfer -Attached Roll-Up Hood -Zip Chest Pocket -Packs into Pocket -Mesh Underarm Vents -Elastic Cuffs - For Comfort -Reflective Logos -Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather -Angel-Wing Movement(TM) - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up Specs -Center Back Length: 28.5in / 72.4cm -Weight: 8.8 oz / 249.5 g -Main Material: 100% Nylon DWR 1.1 oz/yd

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version