User Review: Marmot Men's Oracle Jacket
Price Paid: $100
The '05 Oracle is very light, very waterproof, and the athletic cut fits perfectly. As always, Marmot's quality is top-notch. This jacket delivers excellent performance for the price. The core vents/front pockets ventilate beautifully and keep your stuff from falling out. I never overheated or felt clammy even during strenuous hikes.
Overall a very well-designed jacket, with two exceptions - the hood is huge and is nearly impossible to adjust to keep the brim from obscuring your vision (I flipped the brim up to get it up and out of the way), and I do not like the stowaway hood feature in the stand-up collar. It's bulky and adds unnecessary weight. If Marmot redesigned the hood/collar (to work like most of their other jackets) the Oracle may be the perfect lightweight shell! If you don't use the hood very much, you'll probably love it.