MarmotMinimalist Jacket - Women's

If I only had a Marmot.

Marmot never had much of a market share in the Land of Oz, presumably because of astronomical shipping costs. As it turns out, it’s a good thing. If the Wicked Witch of the West had a Marmot Women’s Minimalist Jacket, things would have been very different for Dorothy and friends. The Minimalist uses Gore-Tex Paclite laminate fabric to shrug off the nastiest downpour. Paclite was developed to be lightweight and packable, while remaining completely waterproof and as breathable as Gore-Tex Classic.

  • 100% seam-taped Gore-Tex PacLite laminate fabric means water has no chance of melting anyone wearing the minimalist
  • Underarm zips offer ventilation when you need to cool down
  • Angel Wing articulated shoulders give you complete freedom of movement without the torso of the jacket moving around
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Absolute YES

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Obsessed. I ordered at least 5 different jackets before my last trek because I couldn’t find one that wasn’t an awkward short length and was still big enough to layer under. This was the answer. It even has pit zips! I love the baggier fit. Would absolutely recommend.

Absolute YES

Perfect Outer Layer for ALL seasons!

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

I bought this jacket because my mom has it in black and I love it. I bought the deep dusk. It is a beautiful color that pops when you're in the woods but isn't too obnoxious to wear in town. I normally wear an XS but bought the S so I could layer insulation under it for winter sports. I am 5ft and 125 lbs. I found it to be a bit long but the hem is adjustable as are the cuffs on the sleeves. With those adjustments, it fits well with room for layering. Haven't had heavy rain but I know from borrowing my mom's that it is very waterproof.

Love the coat, but......

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Small

THIS COAT IS HUGEEEE! For my fellow lean ladies, don't listen to reviews. Many reviews state that a Small was the perfect size for 5'4" and about 115-120 lbs. This is my exact height and weight, however this coat is massive on me! I would consider myself fairly muscular, so most of my weight is quite lean and I do have a narrow pelvis. Typically my shoulders are a bit too broad for XS in some brands, but this was a very roomy fit on me in that region. Elsewhere, I was swimming in this coat even with a thick Patagonia pullover underneath (the retool in size Small--which is boxy on me). I can literally overlap this coat by about 5 inches still with a relaxed fit with a long sleeve under it. I returned for XS and I'm hoping that it is a little less sloppy looking on me even just for hiking.

Love the coat, but......

Perfect

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I was looking for a light and waterproof jacket to wear, and this one is a perfect match for me! I am so stoked to take this on my backpacking trip this summer. I think one of my favorite things about it is how comfortable it truly is. It does not restrict movement at all, even though it is a slimmer fit. I will definitely be buying another color.

Works for rain and wind!

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

I wore this for a 19 day trip trekking in El Chalten, El Calafate, and Torres del Paine. It was great in rain as well as a windbreaker. It folds up small and is light and takes up no space at all in a stuffed pack. I like that the hood is very adjustable and would stay on under strong winds. Also, it fit my down jacket hood without issue. And my absolute favorite part is that there are underarm zips that you can use to ventilate when you still need it as a windbreaker but are getting hot.

I think it runs a bit big; I ordered the medium which is loose without a jacket under it, but it's perfect for fitting a thicker down jacket underneath without restricting movement.

Bring on the Rain

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Feedback below:
I ordered the Deep Plum color in a size small and I love it. The color is true to the image. There is a slimmer fit but I don't plan to layer too much underneath. Worked just as it should in the last thunderstorm! Definitely would recommend for anyone looking for a top notch waterproof jacket.

Never leave home without it!

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

Bought this for my wife for a gift and she wasn't sure she needed it, but it has come in so handy. The fit is true to size as she pretty much wears a small. There is a little bit of room for layering but probably nothing really bulky. Excellent rain protection and it is impossible to find a gortex shell for this price point.

Two thumbs up

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got the slate blue and love the color! It fits great and packs up small so I take it with me on all my adventures and travels around the world (or Utah, Idaho and Wyoming).

Nice Fit

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium

Bought this jacket in white for my wife. Medium fit her well as these seem to be sized small. Good rain protection. Inside is not lined, to the best of my memory. If I were to have to buy again, I would look for something similar, but with a lining.

Looked great, but tight around the hips

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Just comments on the fit, as I returned this jacket and didn't test the waterproof-ness. The small was tight around the hips (I'm about 38" around) but fit pretty well around the chest (also about 38" there) and the medium swallowed me when I wasn't wearing a down liner (5'3", 135lbs). If I were planning on layering frequently, I would have gone with the medium but I wanted something a little more streamlined as this was supposed to be my spring/summer jacket.

It Has Earned My Trust

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

I was skeptical at first. I assumed that since this jacket treads the line between rain jacket and gore-tex hardshell, it'd be good at neither. I first used it as a daily ski shell all winter in Vermont and was impressed by its breathability. It fit well over a base layer and midweight down jacket. Since then it has kept me dry on a humid and rainy hike in Puerto Rico and in chilly, rainy spring skiing conditions. It wets out pretty quickly in places but is still breathable and waterproof. So far the lightweight fabric has stood up well to light abrasions from spruce branch whiplash and a few minor falls on rock/ice, but I'm curious to see how it'll hold up as I continue using it as my go-to jacket.

I like the looser fit of the small. It's a good layering size and the looseness prevents any back-of-the-neck sticky sweat buildup. The jacket rolls up into the hood and packs easily.

My only two complaints:
--The hood wasn't designed for a helmet and doesn't stay up over a ski or climbing helmet.
--The pockets aren't well placed for wearing a backpack.

Fantastic shell for the price.

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

I've really put this through the wringer and let me say, This shell protects me from rain, wind, snow, and cold weather. Nothing gets through it. Very tough to rip or tear. Not to mention is comfortable AND sexy. I plan on having it for life, its wonderful. Very good deal for the price.

Great construction and durability

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

Light, packable, breathable, and keeps you completely dry. I've been using this for three seasons and love the gore-tex outer fabric. Holds up well to washing and works great with layers for warmth.

Perfect rain coat!

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

Got perfect feedback from reviews on what size to order my wife and it fits her perfect, with room to layer! It's definitely water and wind proof and lightweight. The arm length is perfect as well which might be longer for people without long arm issues. I will be ordering myself this jacket as well in Men's, it's awesome.

great

    Great fit, true to size, easy to pack, breathable, and no problems in light rain.

    Mixed feelings

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The large was a little snug through shoulders/chest, but the XL doesn't fit right either. It has done well in lighter rain, but has not done well in heavier rain. My shoulders and back of my neck get damp/wet. Not a good combo in the Pacific NW.

    Anticipation of precipitation

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought this for my amazing sister, and here's what she had to say :

    "I LOVE this jacket! It keeps me dry without being loud or too hot. It's breathable and lightweight but still does the job. I almost look forward to rainy days now!"

    Very Happy With Jacket

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

    I bought this jacket based on reading the reviews, particularly from someone whose size and measurements were just about mine! It fits. It's comfortable. Seems well made. I had planned to only use it as a rain jacket but as another reviewer said, I too think with warm under layers this could be a ski jacket too.

    Like, wanted to love

      I've been a huge huge fan of the Marmot Minimalist rain pants for ages, and when the last downpour had battered my rain jacket I decided to upgrade. I like this jacket, but I don't love it. I'm 5'2, 110 lbs, and find the fit is boxy and large, I wish it came in XXS. I'd definitely size down on this one, and still have more than enough space to layer and bundle. Even with multiple base layers, sweaters and the Marmot Quasar underneath I still feel like the jacket is large. Still keeping my better fitting EMS rain jacket around for lighter storms....but keeping this for torrential downpours.

      Nice material seriously

        I really wanted to keep this jacket but can't get over the hood part where it covers your mouth. The pulled in waist adjustments rock it raised the height from my upper thigh a little bit higher where I would of like it. The Velcro around the wrist rocked I have small petite wrist so love that feature. I would love this jacket and would keep it if they make it without the hood.