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Marmot Essence Jacket - Men's

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Item #MAR00SA

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Tech Specs

Material:
[membrane/laminate] NanoPro MemBrain, [face fabric] nylon stretch ripstop
Seams:
fully sealed
Fit:
athletic
Length:
hip
Center Back Length:
28 in
Hood:
yes, helmet compatible
Pockets:
zippered chest
Reflective:
yes
Claimed Weight:
6.3 oz
Recommended Use:
hiking & camping, climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Packable protection for the high places.

The Marmot Men's Essence Jacket offers reliable waterproofing in a lightweight and highly compressible package for alpinists, backpackers, and trail runners. Marmot's NanoPro MemBrain equips the Essence with waterproofing that stays highly breathable for intense activities, and the fully taped seams enhance waterproofing by preventing rain and snow from seeping through. The jacket's athletic fit includes Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement for full range of motion, too, so you can run, hike, and climb without feeling restricted. Integrated cooling vents keep you comfy when you work up a sweat, and the moldable brim keeps the hood out of sight and conforms when stuffed in your backpack.

  • NanoPro Membrain
  • Nylon stretch ripstop fabric
  • Fully taped seams
  • Regular fit
  • Integrated venting
  • Helmet-compatible hood
  • Elastic drawcord hem
  • Reflective details

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Bought this jacket replacing an old Mountain Hardwear jacket that was too baggy and lost its water proofing. Hiked Katahdin wearing it above treeline in 20-35 mph winds, about 55 degrees. I've never worn a jacket as breathable as this. No condensation build up and blocked the wind very well. Chest pocket fit my samsung s10 fine. I kept reaching for hand pockets out of habit but just something to get used to not having them. Very lightweight. Haven't tested the waterproofing yet.

Usually have trouble finding jackets that fit my wide shoulders without having a ton of material in the belly area. This fit my athletic build like a glove.

Can't get any better

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

The material is thin and lightweight but also feel very nice to touch that doesn't feel plastic-y or shiny. I love the trim fit and doesn't feel baggy. It is so light and pack really small that I switch out my other rain jacket in my bag for emergency. I don't mind the missing pockets. The chest pocket is enough for em to stow my wallet for easy accessible. My only desire is that it would be better if it can be stowed in its own pocket. It is the only rain jacket I ever need.

So light and functional

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

I found this jacket at a great price so I decided to cut some weight in my pack and get Essence by Marmot. I could see me losing this jacket it crams into small spaces and can really go anywhere. Breathability is unbelievable. I bought it in XL and it still is a little small as I wear Large normally. Using it in summer with a t-shirt or light long sleeve should be OK.

Packs small, works well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

Super minimalist, keeps things dry and does a decent job as a windbreaker. Will probably wish it had hand pockets once the weather gets a little colder, but as a good everyday carry on the bike or in my pack, it works amazingly well.

Thanks for the review John! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

Great product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

This is a high quality lightweight rain jacket. I actually use it for day sailing for rain showers and wind spray in warm weather. It's very well built and very comfortable. The hood is just right to keep water out of the eyes. Note: it is definitely an athletic fit so don't expect to wear it over layers (or order larger than usual if you do).

Best UL jacket I have ever owned

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

My primary goals were waterproof, lightweight, and packable. I asked the gear experts at Backcountry for a recommendation, and I couldn't be happier that I did. The Essence exceeds my expectations in all three areas.

I've used the jacket on the river for early season fly fishing, on the trail for MTB, and around town during spring storms.

Glad to hear you like the Essence. It is my favorite UL Jacket too! So versatile and lives in the bottom of my pack at all times.

Just what I needed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

This is my emergency rain jacket. I bring this climbing with me, mountain biking or throw it in the car if it's looking gray. It's light enough to stuff anywhere but still keeps me perfectly dry. I can always count on marmot to produce a quality product.

Just what I needed

God sent this jacket to me in a vision

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

Fantastic! Lightweight and perfect for long arduous backpacking trips (or otherwise) were quality dependable lightweight products are key. If you have this jacket on, you will not be rained upon. Well, aqua touching your body that is. The vents do there job and the single pocket for a map or phone is fine and dandy. Thank you gearhead Sarah for leading me to this product. S M I L E S

Gear Lightweight Rain Jacket.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I bought hthis jacket as a last resort rain jacket that is always in my bag. It weighs next to nothing, and you will never know its in your bag. The trade off is that there is no pockets on the side, and there is no hem cinch. If you know it is going to rain, its worth it to bring a jacket with more features, but for everything else, its great. It does great in wind, it sheds water like a husky sheds hair, and its breath ability is fantastic.

Touring Star

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Wore for a week of ski touring in Alps. Chose this over many bulkier jackets due to low weight, small stuff size and good visibility (bright lichen). Did not disappoint. Fit well over long sleeve base layer then either a Nano puff jacket or Nano vest. Found good breathability on the ups and arm pit vents seem to work (no pit zips). Single chest pocket fine for a bar or camera. Paired with OR Trailbreaker pants which have lots of pockets. I always had a pack so no issue of needing more pockets. Easy on and off with full zip and just elastic wrists so no velcro fiddling. Stuffs easily into pack. Cuts wind well, quiet and a little bit of stretch. Stayed dry in snow, mist and light rain but had no downpours. Hood fits a ski helmet but barely. Easily fits under helmet. Abrasion resistance fine for skiing but not burly enough for rock climbing. Will use for hiking, paddling and mt biking. Solid low weight piece that is much more than a Ghost Whisper, Houdini or Helium but not a full parka. In January I would take more, in June maybe less.

Touring Star

Great review.

Great review.

Great Lightweight Rain/Wind Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I bought this jacket a month ago and used it on a Joshua Tree backpack trip for five days. Though we didn't have any rain, we did have significant wind and it worked great for that. It is light, compact and well made. I look forward to trying it out in the rain, and based on the construction details, it looks up to the task.

Average

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

Bought this to replace my old Zpacks jacket which finally fell apart after a few years. I wore it for a cool (55-60 deg) San Diego hike, did not rain . . . was little disappointed . . . I' m going to return it and get another Zpack
Pros: very lightweight, good hood design, surprisingly good movement given tight fit, pocket placement allows for good access with backpack on.
Cons: I'm not a big guy but was tight on me. Sleeves so tight that might limit what you can wear underneath it: rec. 1 size bigger when ordering. I got hot/sweaty on a cool day, no pack, easy hike: tight fit didn't help, liner gets sticky on arms, needs better venting (how about pit zips instead of nonfunctional pit slits?? Don't like elastic at wrists -- cinch cords would be better, more durable solution.

So, not a bad but not a good ultralightweight rain coat. Would not take much for Marmot to fix it. Certainly, cheaper than some other coats out there (Zpacks) but you get what you pay for I guess . . . .

Excellent

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Got this around 1 minutes nth so ago. Everything about is great from the weight to its usefulness. Was caught in a shower recently and came through unscathed with no drop of water on me at all.

Marmot

Men's Apparel
 XSSMLXLXXL
Size283032343638
Chest

33 - 35in

(84 - 89cm)

36 - 38in

(91 - 97cm)

39 - 41in

(99 - 104cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

45 - 47in

(114 - 119cm)

48 - 50in

(122 - 127cm)

Neck  

15.75in

(40cm)

16.5in

(42cm)

17.25in

(43.8cm)

18in

(46cm)

18.75in

(47.6cm)

Sleeve

31in

(79cm)

32in

(81cm)

33in

(cm)

34in

(86.4cm)

35in

(88.9cm)

36in

(91.4cm)

Waist

27 - 29in

(68.6 - 73.7cm)

30 - 31in

(76.2 - 78.7cm)

32 - 33in

(81.3 - 83.8cm)

34 - 36in

(86 - 91cm)

37 - 39in

(94 - 99cm)

39 - 42in

(99.14 - 106.7cm)

Hip

34 - 35in

(86.4 - 88.9cm)

36 - 37in

(91.4 - 94cm)

38 - 39in

(96.5 - 99.1cm)

40 - 42in

(101.6 - 106.7cm)

43 - 45in

(109.2 - 114.3cm)

45 - 48in

(114.3 - 121.9cm)

Inseam**

30in

(76.2cm)

31in

(78.7cm)

32in

(81.3cm)

33in

(83.8cm)

34in

(86.4cm)

35in

(88.9cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Neck:
Measure around the thickest part of your neck, holding tape loosely.
Sleeve:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
**Men's inseams with multiple lengths: Short 30in - Regular 32in - Long 34in