goretex xcr vs. marmot membrain

3:51 p.m. on April 2, 2002 (EST)

I am about to purchase my first "real" parka. Are there any opinions out there on goretex xcr vs. Marmot's less expensive Membrain?

10:51 p.m. on April 2, 2002 (EST)

Even the Marmot website specs show xcr is more waterproof than membraine. But are you buying 3 layer xcr or 2 layer? I'd say it depends on what you expect to get into with "real". There is only about 473 different jackets out there to pick from, so you really need to pick one that fits your needs. Other features like pitzips, length, pockets, hood fit, etc. will be important.

I do know that when I get my ass into a jam, the last thing I want to worry about is gear performance.

For what its worth, I have a Marmot XCR and love it.

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