Marmot Mica Jacket
7 oz / 198.4 g
MemBrain® Strata™ 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.2 oz / yd
So far I have worn this jacket in a range of temperature…
Price Paid: $90
So far I have worn this jacket in a range of temperature in all types of wet weather. First and foremost this jacket does not leak and is VERY WATERPROOF! For the first month of wearing it temperatures ranged in the 70-80 degree range during wet humid rainy days. This jacket does not vent at all which is what I wanted. That being said, it never felt clammy or sticky on humid days. I was happy with how it performed in warm wet conditions.
For the ultimate test I decided to wear this jacket on a trip to the Cave of The Winds deck at the base of Niagara Falls. While standing on the observation deck you are literally feet away from the base of the falls being bombarded by the Niagara River. Underneath the Mica I had a long sleeve rugby shirt on which remained bone dry.
The weather has been getting colder here in Buffalo NY and I plan on using this jacket as a waterproof windproof shell with a down midlayer for warmth. THE WATERPROOF ZIPPER IS HUGE!! The other more expensive model that uses strata material has vents but does not have a waterproof zipper.
If keeping dry is what is most important to you, I would strongly suggest The Mica.
Used the jacket daily for 4 months, mainly for hiking…
Price Paid: $130
Used the jacket daily for 4 months, mainly for hiking and cycling in moderately warm weather with frequent rain. Excellent for its weight and small bulk, and the hood is well designed.
However, in my case the jacket is absolutely not waterproof, not even water resistant! Also the jacket is already starting to wear out after only 4 month of normal use. Finally, at 5’9’’ 170lbs the medium just a little tight, perfect for wearing under a small shirt but too small for layering.
Good lightweight hooded wind protection, but just not good in the rain and not durable.
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Marmot's Mica Jacket is winner of several prestigious design awards. Supremely detailed and pro-minded, The Mica is made for traveling light in tough conditions. The Mica is 100% seam taped, waterproof, and highly breathable, thanks to MemBrain Strata fabric.
The Marmot Mica Jacket is super light waterproof/breathable rain jacket that doesn't skimp on the features. 100% seam taped Attached adjustable hood Water resistant front zipper Packs into pocket Reflective logos Elastic draw cord hem
Marmot Mica Jacket for Men Small Glacier GreyThe Marmot Mica Jacket for Men Small Glacier Grey is a great choice for your days spent outdoors. Its Marmot MemBrain Strata is made of 100% Nylon Ripstop to make this jacket very durable so that it can withstand the elements. It has 100% taped seams, which are strong and do not come apart. The seams also prevent water from seeping in so you stay dry. This jacket is waterproof and has a water-resistant front zipper so that the rainy weather does not ruin your adventurous day. Its reflective logos keep you visible to prevent any mishaps. You can use the elastic draw cord hem to adjust the fit properly, according to the weather. The jacket can be folded and packed into its own pocket so that you can carry it around easily. Enjoy your hikes in the wilderness with the Marmot Mica Jacket for Men Small Glacier Grey.
In favor of the Mica Jacket's feathery, six-ounce weight, Marmot engineers ditched the bells and burned all the whistles. The still highly capable 20k-rated weatherproof fabric allows this jacket to fend off three seasons of nasty, mountain weather. And despite its minimalist design, fast-packers, hikers, and gram-counting backpackers will find comfort beneath this jacket's breathable membrane and articulated fit.