Minimalist Pant

When you want protection from the elements without extra bulk, pull on the Marmot Minimalist Pant. Marmot built the Minimalist with Gore-Tex Paclite fabric for the adventurer who knows they want to make miles without lugging extra weight. The regular fit and elastic waist can be pulled out of your pack and layered over a pair of pants when the rain picks up. Fully taped seams seal out moisture and articulated knees allow for a comfortable range of motion when you're trudging through backcountry trails in the rain.

  • A waterproof pant to wear outside during torrential downpour
  • Gore-Tex Paclite is waterproof and packs down easily for storage
  • Fully taped seams repel moisture from leaking into the pants
  • Regular fit and elastic waist layers over a pair of pants
  • Articulated knees provide mobility while hiking back to camp
  • Ankle zippers cover or open up over a pair of high top hiking boots
  • Water resistant zippered pockets protect essentials from getting wet
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

what is difference of this years model and last years model of minimalist pants other thanthe 50 dollars?

Luis,



They are the same pant. We are just clearing out last years model so that is why it is on sale. If it is in your size for the sales price pull the trigger!



Thanks,



Corbin

great value

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

awesome pants. great value. fits true but they are slim side. would recommend a size up if you like a lot of extra room.

Nice Pants

    Versatile rain pants that work in very adverse conditions. They are also incredibly light and pack very small to stuff into your pack. My favorite rain pants so far. I'm looking forward to seeing how to material holds up to trail abuse.

    Great color, looks great, straight leg

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

    The color and material is really good and it fits really well for straight leg/slim leg folks, but if you have wide hips or beefy thighs you might find this a little tight.
    The material and color is so good it can almost pass for 'work' pants on a bad weather day. Overall, it was great on my trip to Scandinavia where we went as far up as Alta, Norway.

    Note; I'm wearing the Arc'teryx that I also bought from Backcountry and it was super awesome. Plus, I'm wearing the Ghostwhisperer in the same pic with reviews of it's use to loow.

    Great Pants

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

    I have used these for work for over the last month or so working outside in the rain for multiple hours a day and they have kept me really dry. The only moisture that I had on the inside was from me sweating not from the pants leaking through. The fit is true to size and they fit great. If you are looking for a lightweight waterproof pant.

    Not Waterproof

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

    I've had these pants for 4 years now. I initially got them to complement the jacket of the same brand and model, both backpacking and for rain protection when riding my motorcycle.

    I can't say I can ever remember a time when these were actually waterproof. They've always leaked through the zipper. They also soak through the seat of the pants, though this could be because I use them on to commute in the rain on my bicycle. However, my biggest frustration is that anytime I get somewhere and take these off after being in the rain, the water on the exterior of the pants somehow makes it to the interior. I'm not sure if it is condensation from the external fabric being cold or if the water is actually soaking through, but I am incredibly uncomfortable every time I have to put these back on after being in the rain once already.

    A second frustration is that the leg zippers are not full-length. This makes changing layers when mountaineering difficult, as I am typically wearing crampons.

    I also have found these pants to be highly unbreathable, even for gore-tex. This is purely anecdotal, but I feel like the pants are only half as breathable as the jacket.

    These pants are water resistant, but by no means waterproof. I've retreated the DWR and still keep running into the same issues. Here's a quick guide of my applications for these pants and the outcomes:

    Hiking: Not very breathable, even for Gore-tex. Can't sit in these as the seat of the pants will soak through, even in snow.
    Cycling: Again, not breathable. Also, the seat soaks through in as little as 2 miles.
    Motorcycle: Water pools in the crotch, and leaks through the zipper

    My takeaway from the Marmot Minimalist products is that Gore-tex paclite technology is incredibly inferior to their pro tech (3L). I've upgraded my upper shell, and I'll be replacing these pants sometime this year as well.

    Earns its name.

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

    This lightweight, packable pant from Marmot earns the minimalist title without sacrificing on performance. If you're looking to stay dry, these pants will deliver on that time and time again.

    The Pac-Lite also means they don't take up much space, so you'll be more likely to bring them along for those times when Mother Nature sneaks up on you.

    Killer Pants

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

    Great pants! Kept me dry on a week long excursion in Iceland...constant rain and wind were no match for these bad boys! I'm 5'9 and 155lbs, the mediums fit perfectly over my regular pants.

    Best Bang for your Buck!

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

    If you are looking for a waterproof pant that won't break the bank, look no further than the Marmot Minimalist Pant. It is the only Gore-Tex Paclite pant in this price range, so if you are looking for a truly waterproof pant this is the best bang for your buck. You won't find another pant that performs as well as the Minimalist without paying $200 or more. The fit is great, but if you are looking to layer up, consider going up a size. I have been impressed with all of the Marmot gear that I own, they do a great job of making solid gear that doesn't break the bank.

    Just fantastic

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

    I can't say I had very high hopes for these, but they're just great! The most important part of making any rain gear effective is to have it with you whenever you may need it. The super lightweight and compact construction makes it a no brainer to take these on any outing. I wish they had some sort of device to tighten the waist other than the loosely cut elastic waistband, but overall I love the shear simplicity of these pants.

    Great Shell Pants!

      super light weight so easy to find room in the pack. Great light weight shell for Winter Backpacking and early spring/late summer alpine hiking in New England. not really much at all in the way of venting and the leg cuff opening isnt very big (zips only to ankle). Would love if they made a full zip version but for now Ill keep my Precip Fullzip pants around for Emergency rain shells.

      Fits well

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

      I'm 6'0" and often where a 34, and the large is a perfect fit. I debated getting a medium but am happy with the large.

      Adventure Completed

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

      The Marmot Minimalist pants so far have worked well on a Maine hut to hut snowshoe/hiking adventure. They are light and very comfortable. Never felt restricted in movement and they pack up small. Not sure on durability or waterproof because had good weather. But they did handle the wind well and my legs were not cold with proper layering. Fit is good but ankle zippers could be a little longer to make getting off or on over a boot easier.

      Strike Three - you are out.

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

      Marmot Minimalist Pant - Looks like a great product and wish I could have tried them.

      Strike one - Gear head recommended large for 5'-9" 180# 33 waist, 32 inseam. Way too long, waist a little large. - sent back.

      Strike Two - Med. arrived and fit ok, but left knee had a hole in the outer fabric right out of the package - sent back.

      Strike three - Replacement Med. arrived and fit ok, but left knee had a hole in the outer fabric just like the returned pair - sent back.

      Canceled order.

      Great Pants!

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

      I'm 5'11 and wear a 32/33 in pants; the Medium fits perfect. These rain pants kept me bone dry in multiple heavy downpours. I may try and test these out as snowboard pants in Colorado soon. Overal I highly recommend. The only con is the price, but you get what you pay for here.

      Using on future AT hike!!

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

      I am using these on my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike in February. I have tested them out in the field and preformed perfect. Kept me dry in heavy downpour. Great product

      Size up to layer

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

      I bought these for my father who is a diehard Marmot fan. I followed the sizing guide and purchased medium. The pants fit, and would be good for warm weather use, but the waist would be a little tight if you wanted to layer them with cold temperature thermals.

      Use them all the time

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

      Recently moved to a place where it rains more than I'd like, but having these pants makes it more doable. As other people have noticed, it is rather difficult to remove the pants over boots. I haven't walked through knee-high puddles, so I cannot comment on the waterproof zippers. I have worn these while riding my bike through a down-poor for 5 miles, and they held up well and dried quickly.

      Gussetted knees

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

      Note the fullness of the gussetted knees. Flexibility is excellent when flexing at the hip and knee. Also unique in having strong exterior material wrapping the inside inch of the ankle cuff (comparable pants have soft material that can wear out when chaffing boots).

      Lack of fully waterproof fly and boot zips is a the only significant detractor.

      Rain Rain Rain

        Paris nicely with the Minimalist jacket. Easy to get on over pats and boots. Easy to get off when it lets up. I don't carry it as often as the jacket but if I know it's going to be wet I use it and love it. Even did a little warm weather skiing in them and they were fine.