Marmot Minimalist rain jacket for women is a very popular and reliable completely waterproof, windproof, and breathable rainwear for outdoor activities.
Best place to buy
- The best place regarding the price and shipping conditions is usually Amazon.com.
In spite of its name, Marmot Minimalist jackets have far more features than some other jackets from Marmot, like the Essence for example. There exists also a version for men as well, described in this site.
This is a polyester Gore-Tex Packlite jacket, with all seams taped, completely waterproof windproof and breathable. Being a rain jacket, this is just a shell, you do not have internal mesh layer inside or insulation of any kind. But its design is such that you can easily add extra insulation fleece layers beneath the shell, and use this jacket throughout the year.
The front is with a traditional full-length zipper, with an external storm flap and with a snap button on the hem. The adjustment elements on the hem have cords with toggles on both sides.
Angel-Wing design, typical for Marmot, provides a complete freedom of movement, so the torso of the jacket is not moving around during your activity.
The hood is of a proper size, with a brim and elastic cords with toggles on both sides of the face. The third adjustment point is yet another drawcord with a toggle on the back. You can see all this in the pictures.
Two side pockets are with zippers and velcro tabs. They are rather low and naturally you will not be able to use them when you carry a backpack with a hip belt.
On the cuffs, you have velcro tabs for adjustment. Higher up you have very long pit zips with storm flaps, and without mesh from the inside, all the same features as in the men’s model.
See this person taking a shower while wearing his Marmot Minimalist rain jacket for men:
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight: 14.4 oz (408 g).
- GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology.
- 100% polyester 3.6 oz/yd.
- 100% seam taped.
- Pit zips.
- Attached adjustable hood.
- Zippered hand pockets.
- Storm flap over zipper; snap/velcro closure.
- Elastic drawcord hem.
- DriClime lined chin guard.
- Angel-wing movement.
- Regular fit.
Pros and cons & users’ experience
My summary of pros and cons for this jacket is as follows:
See below how Amazon customers rated Marmot Minimalist jacket for women. The average rate is 4.6/10. The fit as expected statistics (picture below right) is exceptional; 94% of customers were perfectly happy with the fit after purchasing the jacket online.
- Machine wash warm with like colors.
- Powdered detergent.
- Tumble dry warm.
- Close all fasteners
- Do not: use softeners, iron, bleach, dry clean.
Comparison with Marmot PreCip for women
There are many similarities between the two models, but compare the price. The PreCip jacket is currently around half of the price of the Minimalist jacket. The essential differences are in the membrane and the shell fabric:
|Marmot PreCip women||Marmot Minimalist women|
|Shell material||nylon ripstop||polyester|
|Internal mesh liner||no||no|
|Stows into its pocket||yes||no|
In spite of a better fabric, I rate Minimalist jacket slightly below the PreCip because of the high price and the lack of a few other features.
The Marmot Minimalist rain jacket for women can be combined with fleece jackets and it can be used in winter as well. Here are a few suggestions:
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