Marmot Super Mica Jacket
The best raincoat is the one you have with you. This…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199
The best raincoat is the one you have with you. This jacket is so light there is never a reason not to carry it. However, I carry it only when I don't really expect significant rain. This is because it is so light that it is not really a hard shell—a little wind blows it against your skin/base layer, making it colder than a stiff hard shell. If I know it will rain, I would carry a heavier, stiffer jacket or at least a fleece to keep this jacket off my arms.
- Pit zips
- It is colder than a true hard shell in wet, windy conditions
- It starts to wet out faster than I would expect for a new rain coat
- At $200, this is pricy for the value
I am a fan of Marmot clothing because it frequently offers the best balance of ultralight weight, performance and price. This jacket pushes the envelope a bit in that it is SO LIGHT that it barely performs its function. I refer to the very-thin fabric that, in a wind, hugs my arms and makes me colder than I would be with my Arc'teryx Alpha SL.
If I know it will rain, I will carry the extra weight of the Arc'teryx or perhaps my very-old Marmot Precip. I am not unhappy with the jacket, but its function is limited to hikes where it MIGHT rain. I would recommend it, but only if you have the $$ to spare for this limited functionality.
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Ultralight, ultra stormproof. The Marmot Super Mica Rain Jacket for men with NanoPro(TM) is not only waterproof and breathable but stretchy, making it ideal for climbs and scrambles. Super Mica jacket is a more durable, technical version of the Mica jacket, yet still only weighs 9 oz. NanoPro Membrain(R) shell offers superb breathability, drawing moisture away from the body to the outside for quick evaporation so you stay drier and more comfortable. Micro-stitched and 100% seam taped to seal out the elements. Gale-Force hood provides a laminated moldable brim. Pit zips and hand pockets feature water-resistant zippers. High-wear zones from packs and harnesses, such as hips and shoulders, are reinforced. Asymmetrical cuffs provide more coverage and have rip-and-stick adjustable tabs; hem has an adjustable elastic drawcord. Angel-Wing Movement(TM) sleeves allow unrestricted range of motion. Marmot Super Mica Rain Jacket for men features reflective logos.
- REI refers to the men's version
True, the Marmot Men's Super Mica Jacket does feature pro-level waterproofing, all-universe breathability, and enough technical features to confuse a space shuttle engineer, but that's no reason to drool on yourself. Sure, the NanoPro MemBrain laminate is rated 10K waterproof and 47K breathable (is that even possible'), and the seams are fully taped, and the zippers are waterproof, and there are underarm vents, and the pockets are harness- and pack-compatible, and the hood is designed to work with helmets, but other than that' Fine, the ergonomic Angel-Wing movement helps you hike and climb in serious comfort, and the Duralite reinforcements prevent tears in high-wear areas, and the hook-and-loop asymmetric cuffs don't ride up, but that's seriously it.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Super Mica Jacket FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Super Mica Jacket Marmot MemBrain Waterproof/Breathable Fabric Micro-Stitched and 100% Seam Taped Gale-Force Hood with Reinforced Brim ERG Hood Adjustment System PitZips with Water Resistant Zippers Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers Duralite Zonal Reinforcements Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment Integrated Cooling Vents Reflective Logos Elastic Draw Cord Hem Angel-Wing Movement SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Men's Super Mica Jacket Weight: 8.7 oz / 246.6 g Material: MemBrain Strata 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.2 oz/yd Center Back Length: 29in. Athletic fit
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Marmot MemBrain Waterproof/Breathable Fabric. Micro-Stitched and 100% Seam Taped - for maximum waterproof protection. Gale-Force Hood with Reinforced Brim. ERG Hood Adjustment System. PitZips with Water Resistant Zippers - PitZips with W/R Zippers. Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers - Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers. Duralite Zonal Reinforcements. Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment. Reflective Logos. Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather. Angel-Wing Movement - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up. Main Material: MemBrain Strata 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.2 oz/yd. Overall Weight: 8.7 oz / 246.6g. Center Back Length: 29in / 73.7cm. Available Color(s): New Black, Dark Azure
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version