The Marmot Men's Ether DriClime Jacket. Sacrifice nothing! With the magic-like bi-component wicking of DriClime on the inside, and cutting-edge wind and water resistant fabric on the outside, you'll be dry, comfortable, and happy, no matter where the trail takes you.
The Marmot Ether Driclime Jacket was designed for the top athletes on the hill. Marmot knows you are up there sweating your stuff off, and they have the answer to the problem. The Ether shell keeps the wind and water out so staying warm shouldn’t be a problem. The Driclime materials let the moisture from your body escape, so it’s not a swamp under your jacket, yuck! When you are knee deep in fresh powder, the last thing you need is dank sweaty clothes keeping you chilled. The Marmot Ether Driclime is the jacket that keeps you out there all day.
The Marmot Ether Driclime Jacket is made for serious athletes. Marmot knows you are out there sweating and they have the answer you have been looking for. The Ether has a polyester shell that is water and wind resistant and prevents heat loss. The Driclime materials let your body breathe and moves the sweat away from you skin. When you are out there grinding it out on the slopes the last thing you need is dank sweaty clothes. The Marmot Ether Driclime is the answer.
The Marmot Ether DriClime® Windshirt offers cozy, wind-blocking warmth. This versatile jacket includes a hood for extra protection from the elements.
|Back length (in.):||28.5 inches|
|Center Back length:||28.5 in|
|Dimensions:||Center Back Length 28.5in|
|Fabric:||100% nylon ripstop DWR 1.1 oz/yd|
|Length from center back:||28.5in / 72.4cm|
|Lining :||DriClime Bi-Component Wicking Lining|
|Material:||100% Nylon DWR 1.1 oz/yd|
|Pockets :||Zip Chest Pocket, Packs into Pocket|
|Recommended Use :||Trail, Camping|
|Shell fabric:||Coated nylon|
|Shell lining fabric:||Polyester|
|Ventilation :||Mesh Underarm Vents|
|Warranty :||Manufacture Warranty|
|Weight:||8.8 oz / 249.5 g|
I use this jacket to run in the Midwest; it gets very cold and windy here in the winter and I don't want to be running in a winter coat. I've used it from the teens to the forties (Fahrenheit, obviously) with just a base layer underneath and its excellent design really shows. I don't overheat thanks to its lightness (under a pound, I think), pit vents, and unparalleled driclime wicking. The windbreaking nylon cuts through wind and is surprisingly resilient; it's ripstop. The hand warmer pockets are great for glove storage, and the hood can fit over a cap (or under a helmet), and it won't blow off if you zip it up all the way. The hood in this position does a great job of holding headphones in place. I used it ~4 times a week for the past month before needing to wash it (got stinky after a while). I haven't been able to test the DWR in the field yet, but holding the sleeves under the faucet has left my arms bone dry. Doesn't get wet; dries super fast even if it does (from inside OR out). I've found myself taking the jacket for a run even if I probably don't need it; it's so light I barely notice it if I have to wrap it around my waist. I'll definitely take it to the beach or any future hiking trips, and it will definitely be my mid layer on any skiing trips - the jacket's temp range is incredible, and I love it. Most useful garment I own. Fits true to size, but a little tight by design - works best when close to the body.
Love all the driclime stuff I've tried, and I've found this piece to be the most useful for me. For the price you can't go wrong with the basic Marmot windshirt (still got mine!), but if you want a few more bells and whistles like a waist draw cord, more pockets and a hood, this is a good move. Packs down small, lightweight, surprisingly warm, windproof, water-resistant and very, very breathable. Like the basic windshirt this a great mid-layer in a variety of temps and with the hood, pockets, etc., it's a very useful stand-alone jacket as well. I wear this thing on a regular basis about 3/4 of the year, and I have found it to be useful for running in extreme conditions.
This is versatile jacket. I use it under my shell and over a 200 merino baselayer for snowboading in CO. So far it has been great! It beets using a fleece midlayer as it is slippery and moves well with the base and shell. The hood is a bit of a pain in the ass. It has a tab to roll up and store it but it seems to loosen and get goofy. I just stuff it under itself and call it good. Plus it weighs so little. No reason not to bring it with you anytime you head out side.
I accumulated a bunch of gear for an excursion to Alaska and this turned out to be the best piece I brought. It was warm, wind proof, water proof, and light weight. The inner fleece made it cozy, the good was essential, and in love that you can stuff it into it's own chest pocket for easy storage. It comes out wrinkled tho, so if you're not down with that, don't use that feature. This coat is awesome.
This was to be my 2nd, because 1st is so great and this new one has hood. Best all around jacket I've ever owned. New one ordered same size as old one, but could barely zip new one while old accomodates multiple layers under.
Will probably try to find locally to check size before reordering, becaue I don't like paying return postage for something that appears sized wrong.
Have owned a driclime for several years and think it's the best so couldn't pass up ether on sale and hood is great idea. However, jacket too small in XL despite my meeting xl specs and old one being xl. Could barely zip over chest. Also note specs fail to note there are two zippered side pockets which are nice to have.
I was looking for a jacket that I could wear during work and not get too hot, but also something that I could put under and hardshell layer. This is perfect for both. It's super light, packs down well, and keeps you warm. Perfect by it's self for a light jacket or great for a base layer in the winter.
I returned this jacket because it reminded me of old, low-tech, 2-layer fleece / nylon jackets I owned in the 80s, and not in a good way.
It is basically just a nylon shell with a free-floating brushed poly zip-t that hangs inside. I expected a modern, two-layer laminated fabric, but what this in fact is is two garments stitched together only at the wrists, hem, and neck.
It felt and looked lumpy, the nylon was noisy in motion, and it had no stretch. The wrists and hood elastic had no adjustability.
Frankly, I'd rather just wear a poly base layer and single-layer nylon windbreaker and have the option to remove each layer independently.
I had intended the jacket as a wind-resistent yet breathable layer for backcountry skiing & hiking.
Instead I got the Mountain Hardwear Onata Softshell.
It doesn't have a hood and weighs 4 ounces more, but the breathability, DWR, adjustable cuffs, fit, feel, & stretch of the Onata are just what I was looking for.
Fit notes: I'm 6'1", 155lbs with 35" long arms, and the XL I ordered was way too baggy. According to the Marmot size chart, I was between a Medium and Large size, but those sizes were out of stock at that time.