Marmot Nano Jacket
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $5
I have to say this is the best all around shell I have owned. Rain, Wind, Snow, and a mixture of all... this wins my vote. For what it has protected me from, there is not another jacket out there that has stood up to like this one.
- Weather proof
- Packs well
- Built to last
- Slightly heavy, but nothing has held up like this one
I bought this jacket at a Goodwill (no kidding – for $5 — and it was new), so first the price I paid was worth it. But let me tell you, if I had to pay $180 for it — It would be worth it.
Vents nicely. I have had it on as a rain jacket in a downpour in the San Juans. It rained so much everything got wet, except my torso and head wearing this jacket. In the winter backpacking, with a sweater or down vest or jacket underneath — it deflected blowing snow and blizzards... keeping me Dry and Warm.
I have now taken this jacket on almost every hike, year around as my main shell. If you buy this jacket you will not be disappointed.
Price Paid: $250
The lightest, most durable and excellent performing outerlayer I have ever purchased. I have worn this jacket in high wind, torrential rain and through snow blizzards while backpacking and it has held up and performed extremely well.
Large pockets are sweet. Hood is designed perfectly.
Hands down the best ultralight shell and worth the $.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Marmot's Nano Jacket is 100% seam taped with an elastic draw cord hem and water resistant zippers throughout, the Nano is guaranteed to keep you dry without weighing you down. Pack pockets feature laser-drilled pocket backing that enhances breathability.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
An ultralight offering in waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Paclite, Marmot's Nano Jacket is guaranteed to keep you dry without weighing you down.
- EMS refers to the men's version
A half-pound and a bit of space in your pack is a small price to pay to remain dry during your summer hikes, backpacking adventures, and trips to the Northwest. Gore-Tex guarantees that the waterproof breathable Paclite membrane in the Marmot Nano Jacket keeps you dry in the worst conditions; since it only weights eight ounces, you won't hesitate to pack it for hikes or trips of any length.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Marmot Nano Jacket - Closeout - Marmot's UltraLight offering in GORE-TEX(R) Paclite(R) is an evolved solution for long treks in spotty weather. 100% seam taped with an elastic draw cord hem and water resistant zippers throughout, the Nano is guaranteed to keep you dry without weighing you down. Pack pockets feature laser-drilled pocket backing that enhances breathability. Features GORE-TEX(R) Paclite(R) Guaranteed to Keep You Dry - Gore-Tex Pac-Lite: Guaranteed to Keep You Dry Micro-Stitched and 100% Seam Taped - for maximum waterproof protection Attached Adjustable Hood with Stiffened Laminated Brim Water Resistant Front Zipper - WR Front Zipper Pack Pockets(TM) with Water-resistant Zippers - Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment Integrated Laser-Drilled Pocket Backing for Enhanced Breathability 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
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version