A packable microclimate.
Marmot's barely-there Ether DriClime Men's Jacket is light enough that you might forget you've stashed it in your pack, but its utility will be apparent as soon as you whip it out for protection from ridgetop winds and light rain. While it stuffs easily into its own pocket for easy transport, the Ether's DriClime lining wicks moisture if you're running or hiking, and the shell keeps the elements off your back if you're knocking off a few peaks or going for a blustery trail run.
- Nylon double mini ripstop face fabric
- DriClime bi-component moisture-wicking lining
- Mesh underarm vents
- Zippered hand and chest pockets
- Elastic cuffs and elastic drawcord hem
- 360-degree reflectivity
- Packs into own pocket
- Q & A
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
I've been using the Marmot Driclimb windshirt for years. It fits a little loose, lots of extra fabric. So I thought I'd try the Ether Driclime jacket. It is a nice jacket, definitely less floppy, less extra fabric, a nice fit. But, as someone else had commented, it's hard to get your arms into the sleeves if you're wearing a long sleeve baselayer. For some reason this jacket "catches" the arm area of your baselayer much more than the regular windshirt version of the product. Maybe the dri-clime material is different in the Ether version, or maybe it's because the sleeves have less volume. But I couldn't justify keeping it since my 'ole driclime windshirt was so similar and did not have the sleeve thing happening. So, I returned it.
Not what it use to be!
Evedentely Marmot thinks that cheapening this jacket was a good idea. The lining is now junk. It used to be a nice fleece. This stuff they have as lining is garbage. Everything sticks to it; dog hair, lint, dirt. The outer layer used to be thicker and it used to have a drawcord in the neck which was really nice on a really windy day. I don't see any reason they would cheapen this jacket except to make a few and I mean few extra dollars.
What is the difference before ether driclime and regular driclime jackets???