Nothing less, nothing more.

Since rain has a propensity to fall on virtually anything from parades to parties, the folks over at Marmot crafted the Women's Essential Jacket to keep you covered in the event your event gets rained on. Fashioned with the superlight yet totally waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite material, this minimalist jacket is both pragmatic and charming with its slimming silhouette and a longer cut that provides extra coverage when the skies open up. In addition to its bombproof Gore-Tex construction, the Essential is equipped with an adjustable hood and fully taped seams which ensure that no water can permeate its surface while the underarm ventilation system encourages optimal body temperature regulation, should that chilly rain turn into a warm drizzle.

  • Gore-Tex Paclite
  • Waterproof
  • Underarm ventilation
  • Hook-and-loop cuffs
  • Hand pockets
  • Fully taped seams
  • Adjustable, fixed hood
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect rain jacket

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

I bought this for my mom to update her old rain jacket, here is her review. " This jacket is great! It is longer than normal so it covers more for when the rain is blowing sideways. I only use this jacket for trips (it packs down well) and for around town. This jacket would get too hot to run or hike in. It does have pit vents which is an added bonus but I haven't had to use them yet. This jacket is also a great improvement from my old one since the hood fits my head, since you can adjust it. "