Marmot Phoenix Jacket
Price Paid: $99
I hike in the N. GA, TN, and NC mountains during late spring, late summer/early fall. Sometimes late fall. also some hiking in FL. Pretty much during the rainy seasons. I gave my first Pheonix Jacket to a friend (I lost a bet) and regreted it since. I just got my second one this year. I got orange b/c of hunting season.
This is a great jacket. Lightweight, compact (to the size of a nalgene bottle) and quite breathable. I have worn it from extemely heavy monsoon type rain (with PreCip Full Zip Pants) to sleet (with base layer and fleece) and have remained dry and warm. Armpit zips are a plus. Rubber wrist straps that adjust cuffs never come loose. Hood can be rolled away when not in use. Pockets could be a lil bit higher so you won't have to unbuckle the waist strap on your pack but it's really no big deal. This is a must-have for your gear closet!!
Fabric: Precip technology
Price Paid: $70
I was looking for a lightweight yet somewhat functional rain jacket. I happened onto the Marmot Oracle and Phoenix jackets. I was drawn to both. However, I gave the Phoenix the nod and was glad I did. The Oracle was very competitive, however, the pockets were too large and awkward.
The nicely sized pockets are perfectly located and are sufficient for use to warm hands and to hold glove liners (among other things). The interior pocket is roomy as well. The jacket is very lightweight and compact. Easily folded down and tucked into my Marmot Daypack. The hood also folds down and stays put when not in use. Easy to engage from tucked position.
So, if you are needing a lightweight rain jacket for your arsenal, the Phoenix is a solid choice (not to mention the Garnet color is unreal). This guy is not looking back.
Fabric: Marmot PreCip waterproof fabric
Price Paid: $72
Great jacket. Very lightweight, just throw it in your bag and forget about it. Perfect for any weather since it's a layering piece. I've worn it in 5 degree weather with just a sweater on underneath. Awesome product, also extremly water-proof since the seams are taped and the jacket is made out of PreCip material.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Phoenix Jacket (Fall 2005) The Phoenix Jacket by Marmot is sturdy but light rainwear that excels for hiking, backpacking and general outdoor use. PreCip Dry Touch Technology, Waterproof/Breathable 100% seam taped Attached hood and collar combo PitZips Hand Pockets DriClime lined collar and chin guard Single outer flap Elastic draw cord hem Angel-Wing Movement Standard Fit Weight Size Medium: 1lb 0oz/454g
The Phoenix is a wonderful around-town and travel jacket that will protect you from the elements without weighing you or your pack down. PreCip® waterproof, breathable coating has been improved with increased breathability and waterproofness. Dry Touch™ finish with a new dimensional print reduces condensation, eliminating that clammy feeling. All seams are taped for complete protection. Ripstop pattern has been updated giving the jacket a new and different look. Full visibility hood has a peripheral cord adjustment; independent collar stands up to protect neck even when hood is not being used. DriClime® polyester-lined collar and chin guard wick away moisture and are soft against your skin. PitZips™ allow built-up body moisture to escape. Double storm flaps over front zipper, elastic drawcord hem and adjustable cuffs seal out the wind and rain. Angel-wing Movement® sleeves allow unrestricted range of motion. Jacket has standard fit for easy layering; longer length offers a bit more coverage. Features two zippered hand pockets and one inside security pocket.
The Marmot Phoenix: Sturdy but light rainwear that excels for hiking, backpacking and general outdoor use. Available In: Indigo Blue Marmot Phoenix Jacket Features: PitZips™ Single outer flap100% seam tapedAttached hood and collar comboHand pocketsElastic draw cord hemPreCip Dry Touch Technology, Waterproof/BreathableDriClime® lined collar and chin guardAngel-Wing Movement™Standard Fit
Marmot's Phoenix Jacket features new lines and a slightly longer silhouette than their standard PreCip, making this distinctive jacket incredibly functional for backpacking, climbing and wearing around town on wet days.