- November 18 2011
marmot aegis jacket
Was look for a waterproof shell that I could use year round. This jacket is long enough in back to cover your seat and decent coverage in front also. Fits well with thick sweatshirts underneath and lightweight down sweaters. The fit is athletic enough to wear with a t-shirt alone. Haven't had a chance to test the waterproofness of the membrain strata since its winter in Chicago. Overall I'm very please with the jacket. BTW I bought the jacket in fatigue which is a really dark green. Cons is any would be ( this may be personal taste) I wish the sleeves had elastic and velcro on the cuffs. Great jacket...great price. Thx altrec!
- May 9 2011
Bought this for my 15 year old son. He loves the blue color. Nice overall fit where medium fits true to size with room to layer - he is 69 inches, 125 pounds and thin. Quality jacket with lots of nice features. Zippers are easy to operate. Water beads up on jacket giving confidence that it'll hold up well in steady rain. Light and packable.
- October 29 2010
Haven't yet had the chance to try this in a real downpour, but the quality and fit seem grea.
- October 19 2010
Solid, as always
This is my second Aegis -- the first one was stolen out of the back of my car -- and I still haven't found a better storm shell. Hiking in the spring in Indiana and Tennessee can prove to be quite wet at times, and the Aegis has held up to everything I could throw at it. It held back a absolute downpour for a steady 2 hours, much to the dismay of my hiking pants that couldn't keep up. Best of all, unlike many of it's Gore-tex cousins that I have had, it actually breathes and you don't get that clamminess that accompanies many jackets -- an absolute must for summer hiking excursions. And all for under $150 bucks. A few things to note, the black model shows on the pictures that the zippers to the pockets are gray in color and they are actually black. The only contrast on the jacket is the Marmot logo, which is gray. The fit is excellent for me. I bought a medium and I am 6', 175lbs, with an athletic build. It allows layering with a nice mid-weight fleece underneath but is still cut pretty thin. The cuffs are cut in an interesting manner which seems weird at first, but you soon realize that they provide better coverage in rain within getting in the way of your hands. Finally, you should note that due to the athletic cut, it is pretty short in the front. Like I said before, I'm 6' and it's just fine for me, but I prefer my jackets to fall just below the belt. The back is a little longer in length, which is nice to keep the rain at bay. Overall, this is one of the best investments in outdoor gear I have ever made. You won't be disappointed.
- May 3 2010
Different from other Gore-tex shell, it has a lighter weight and same excellent performance, The windproof, waterproof,Breath-ability are not worse than other GTX jacket, I believe that Membrane of Marmot is absolutely worth with its price, I must recommend it to my friends.