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Historic Range: $100.00
Reviewers Paid: $175.00-$190.00
This is an all purpose shell well worth $175 US. Probably not as waterproof as a good quality Gore-Tex. But this is probably a good second jacket. This is the one you use all the time. Use the Arc'teryx for serious outdoor. Use the Marmot for windy hikes, light drizzle, trips to the pizzaria and 90% of what we do. The cut is nice and light. The pockets are well placed. Mesh inside so you see what is in the pockets.
Membrain is more breathable than gore-tex. Waterproof enough, breathes more when hot, breathes less when cold or windy. Breathable is direction.
Good all round. Not for going to the top of Mt. Everest.
Price Paid: $175 (1/2 price)
Great jacket!!! I have a TNF Gore-Tex Mountain Light that I paid about $160 more for (a couple years ago) and this jacket is easily comparable. It's a nice lighter weight jacket that depending on what fleece I'm wearing underneath has kept me warm and dry in heavy rains, wind, snow, etc.
Marmot's Membrane fabric really is as waterproof as Gore-Tex, and it breathes a little better too. And the fabric's strong and tough--it's stood up to a lot of bush-whacking, abrasion from packs, etc, without showing any signs of wear, much less holes. Zippers, seams, elastic pull-cords, and other details are extremely high-quality. The only thing that seems a little cheesy is the interior chest pocket which is only made of mesh instead of nylon, like you might expect.
I'd buy this jacket again in a heartbeat.
Fabric: Marmot's proprietary Membrane
Price Paid: $190 (on sale)