Marmot Hyper Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $115
The Marmot Hyper Jacket is a great rain shell. It's waterproof while still being fairly breathable, fairly lightweight, and very comfortable. I definitely recommend it for everyday use, biking, hiking, and camping.
- Good stretch
- Good-size hood
- Nice pockets
- Not warm
- Not "ultralight" for backpacking
The Marmot Hyper Jacket is great! It is waterproof, fairly breathable, lightweight, comfortable, and stylish. I originally purchased this jacket because I commute year-round on my bike, but now I have used this jacket for biking in the rain, hiking in heavy wind, and camping in heavy rain and it has kept me completely dry; the water just rolls off and I haven't had it "wet out" yet.
However, this is just a shell so it is *not* going to keep you warm. It just keeps the rain/wind off and you need other insulation layers underneath if it's cold.
The jacket is semi-fitted. I sized up after reading some other reviews, but for everyday wear over a single shirt I should have gone with my normal size. However, the looser fit (if you size up) is good if you plan on wearing a fleece or a puffy underneath.
The hood is also a perfect size for keeping your head/hair dry. You can cinch the hood shut with a drawstring. The material is very thin and lightweight. It doesn't wick moisture, but it feels good against the skin. It is also very stretchy, which is really unique for a rain jacket. You can move your arms however you want/need while wearing this jacket because it has a lot of stretch in the back and shoulders. It's a great feature!
The Hyper Jacket is completely waterproof in my experience so far in the rain. I haven't used it in the snow, but I would feel confident doing so with other layers underneath. It's also fairly breathable and I've been 100% comfortable using it for light physical activity. I haven't used it yet for vigorous hiking or biking in the rain, but there is a mesh lining on the pockets that allows some ventilation during exercise.
This jacket seems REALLY well made and I think it will last me a long time. I *really* love it, so I think it was worth the sale price I paid and even the full price. I even want to buy a second one just in case. Highly recommended!!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Marmot's Hyper Jacket is an extremely pliable shell, featuring Marmots MemBrain Strata technology for lightweight, breathable, waterproof performance. With enough stretch to satisfy even the most flexible athletes, this shell is great for climbing, mountaineering or scoping out spring turns
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Get out and stay out with a jacket that keeps you dry and never slows you down The Hyper Jacket is an extremely pliable shell, featuring Marmot's MemBrain Strata technology for lightweight, breathable, waterproof performance With enough stretch to satisfy even the most flexible athletes, this shell is great for climbing, mountaineering or scoping out spring turns
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
With the Marmot Men's Hyper Jacket on your back, rainy days become an invitation to enjoy crowd-free trails instead of frustrated days spent cooped-up indoors. The waterproof and breathable MemBrain Strata shell fabric keeps you dry and comfy inside and out while the generous four-way fabric stretch allows you to move with complete freedom whether you're climbing, mountaineering, or spring touring.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Hyper Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Hyper Jacket Marmot MemBrain 2.5 Strata Waterproof/Breathable Fabric 100% Seam Taped 4-Way Stretch Fabric Allows for Stretch Articulation Attached Hood with ERG Adjustment System Water-Resistant CF Zipper Chest Pocket with Water Resistant Zip Hand Pockets with Concealed Zippers Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment Reflective Logos Elastic Draw Cord Hem Angel-Wing Movement The SPECS Weight: 12 oz / 340.2 g Material: MemBrain Strata 100% Nylon Plain Weave Stretch 2.3 oz/yd Center Back Length: 29in. Fit: Athletic
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version