- February 3 2012
Easy to Keep With You
My wife and I have now used the Marmot Minimalist in varying conditions from the rain forrest in Indonesia to the ski slopes in Korea. Best part is, because of its packability it is easy to know you will remain dry when you need to. While it can get a little hot in warmer conditions, the pit zips are helpful. In the colder climates we just layer as required. Full disclosure is that we are always fans of our Marmot products and this one did not disappoint.
- January 25 2012
Very well put together comressible rain jacket
The Minimalist jacket is, as advertised, a very wind/waterproof and highly compressible jacket. Previously, I owned a Marmot Stormshield jacket and I found it a bit more comfortable than the Minimalistowing to the liner and softer materials used but I find that I prefer the Minimalist because it is less bulky, lighter and sheds water better. It stuffs into a much smaller package. I highly recommend this jacket for everyday, as well as wet weather use. I plan to order the matching pants next.
- January 3 2012
the jacket is a bit lighter than we thought, so it needs an extra layer underneath for snowboarding. love the fit and know it will keep the wearer dry.
- October 13 2011
Good Mountaineering Jacket
I used this jacket on a mountaineering trip in British Columbia and it turned out to be better than expected. I purchased a large and I'm 73 in. tall and usually wear a long in everything. The jacket fit great though. The weather during the trip varied from snow to brief periods of rain. The jacket kept me warm and dry the entire time. It was also breathable enough to wear when temperatures became warm but the wind was still fierce. The hood on the jacket is large enough to accommodate a climbing helmet without being too tight. Despite the material being Gore-Tex Paclight rather than their Pro-Shell, the jacket was tough. There were several instances where abrasion against rock would have been a concern, but it held up really well without tearing or damaging the shell. The great thing about it is that if you don't need it, it can be rolled up and compressed enough to fit into a medium sized pocket. Overall, this jacket is great for someone who wants a solid all-weather jacket without paying for any unnecessary bells and whistles. It's light, tough and it'll keep you dry!