Marmot Essential Women's Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, Gore-TEX with Paclite Technology
- Lightweight women's rain jacket is great for casual everyday use such as spectating sporting events, late-season barbeques, and outdoor concerts where the potential of rain is one of your concerns
- GORE-TEX with PACLITE technology provides optimal waterproofing, breathability, and packability; taped seams ensure true weatherproofing
- Attached hood can be adjusted for better facial coverage
- PitZips let you regulate the garment's internal temperature by increasing airflow, improving comfort
- Velcro cuffs block drafts and zippered hand pockets add storage
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- Package Dimensions : 37.85 x 30.23 x 7.87 cm; 405.4 Grams
- Date First Available : 1 November 2017
- Manufacturer : Marmot
- ASIN : B0118D47Q0
- Item Model Number : 36570Arctic NavyXS
- Department : Womens
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,521 in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories)
- #35 in Women's Sports Jackets
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However there are two reasons for my one star review. One is that this jacket is not complete waterproof despite being gortex. It was no March for being in the rain even for 20 minutes. Second, the pocket seam has come apart so the right pocket is completely useless as anything I put in it falls right through. I've contacted Amazon who gave me a generic reply to contact Marmot which I did and haven't heard a single thing. Very disappointed with my purchase. My husband got the same jacket in a men's style and his isn't waterproof either nor has he received a response from Marmot. Would not purchase again.
Columbia Womens Shine Struck II Waterproof Rain Mid Hooded Jacket (XL, Red Camellia) on sale for about $100
Marmot Essential Women's Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with PACLITE Technology- in Dark Rasberry on sale for about $170.
I have not tried either in the rain, but both claim to be completely waterproof, and other reviews seem to be happy with this feature . The sizing was about the same. I ordered an XL (one size up from my shirt size), and they both worked well alone or with a fleece under. Movement with arms was easy and comfy on both. Hood fit about the same on both. Both had cord to adjust /sinch the hood. Both have 2 way zipper. See photo comparing colors.
Nice color- dark rasberry is a good description.
It is about 2" longer (This Marmot size XL is 34" long in length from the seam of the hood to the hem) than the Columbia which barely covers butt when I sit (it is 32" from hood seam to hem).
Velcro (on pockets as well, that doesn't make putting your hand in your pocket nice). Velcro might not work after a while???
No inner pocket.
Pit zips are good for venting.
Flattering cut (maybe because it is longer?)
Liked the snaps rather than the velcro as I will often just snap a few rather than using the zipper. Velcro comes apart more easily when you sit, ect.
About 2." shorter than the Marmot (32" long from hood seam to hem) Does not really cover my butt when I sit (I have a longer torso).
I like that essentially, it has an inner pocket that is created by the linning of the regular pocket. There is aobut a 2" gap in the stitching of this inner pocket (small things could fall out, or one could easily stich this up so small things would not fall out) that could easily accomodate headphone wires. This pocket will be perfect for my cell phone and keep it nice and dry.
It has back venting - might be better than the pit zips- have not tried them out, but some sort of venting is good. Even with breathable fabric, I think it could get sticky without some sort of vent. The Red Camillia color is okay. much more bright/ orangey/pink than the Dark Rasberry-Marmot. Red Camillia is very simmilar to an azalea that is blooming in my neighbors yard. See photo .
Conclusion: I'm going with the Columbia. Although I liked the color of the Marmot better, and it looked better with my completion (I'm a winter), my one goal in a new raincoat was that it be a BRIGHT raincoat that will make me visable in the rain and fog of the Northwest, I'm not crazy about the Columbia color, but it fits the bill. Snaps are better than Velcro. This was a big deciding factor. I need snaps. Even though it is shorter (I like the longer Marmot, with my long torso), I think it will be fine, it is long enough and I like the inner pockets and back vents of the Columbia. I don't think I'll use the waste cord to sinch it since I'm thick around the middle, but nice feature anyway. Although the fabric (Marmot is gortex, Columbia is some other waterproof/breathable) wieghs about the same, the Columbia feels more flexable and thinner... I think.
And... it is about $70 cheaper when I got these.
The only thing to know before purchasing this coat is that it is somewhat fitted in the hips.I am a 6-8 on the bottom. I ordered a medium (size 8-10) and while it was comfortable and I liked that fit - it was not particularly roomy. If the purchaser wants a looser fit, consider a size up.