Marmot Optima Gore-Tex® PacLite® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

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Information about Marmot Optima Gore-Tex® PacLite® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

Specs about Marmot Optima Gore-Tex® PacLite® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex PacLite waterproof breathable membrane
  • Seam sealed: Full
  • Pit zips
  • Closure: YKK®,Zipper
  • Zipper: Right
  • Length: 28" (based on size large)
  • Fabric: 100% polyester
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Total weight: 14 oz.
  • Made in China , Viet Nam
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  • Cannot ship to Australia
  • Cannot ship to New Zealand

Marmot Men's Size Chart

Chest 33 - 35 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 45 - 47 48 - 50 51 - 53
Neck 13.5 - 14 14.5 - 15 15.5 - 16 16.5 - 17 17.5 - 18 18.5 - 19 19.5 - 20
Sleeve 30 - 31 32 - 33 34 - 35 35 - 36 36 - 37 37 - 38 37 - 38
Waist 26 - 28 28 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 37 - 39 40 - 43 44 - 46
Hip 36 - 38 38 - 40 40 - 42 43 - 45 46 - 48 49 - 51 52 - 54

Note: Measurements in inches.

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by rainman from shasta lake, ca on Saturday, March 17, 2012
very lightweight, waterproof, windproof jacket good for almost everything. If its really cold you definetely need an insulated layer. For how thin it is i use it a lot with just a shirt in blasting rain and i never get that cold wetness feel i get with other lightweight rain jackets, your not really... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kevin Hsia from Taiwan on Thursday, February 11, 2016
    This is a perfect item with good price in STP.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by phishdok from Arkansas on Sunday, February 7, 2016
    I bought the Optima as a wind/rain jacket for fly fishing and had the opportunity to put it somewhat to the test on the Spring River, AR on a cold (20-30's) blustery morning last week. It was great at shedding wind or water and very comfortable as my outer layer. When the day finally heated up after lunch, the pit zips came in handy. However, I found one fatal flaw: the hand pockets filled up with water and there doesn't appear to be any way to drain them. I'm really surprised that Marmot did not forward-think on this one. Just a small reinforced gap in the bottom seam of each pocket could have made this a perfect jacket!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dave from Georgia on Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Fit was perfect ... 5' 8" & approx 170 lbs and I ordered a size medium. Material was light, durable and good quality. You will NOT find a Gore-Tex jacket similar to this for under $100. Buy it!!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Johnny the Hiker from Boston, MA on Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Ordered an XL, was a small fit so needed an XXL which they didn't have. Seemed nice and light though.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Farm wife from Ohio on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    Excellent quality at excellent price at STP. Exchanged large for medium to fit my son. I think runs true to size
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    • Answer Don't know anything about the precip, bu I wouldn't use this raincoat for hunting, so therefore I guess not a good choice for photography. Does make a little noise when you move. Maybe check out some hunting raincoats (cabela's?)
      Answered on 12/13/2015 6:37:30 AM by Gil from Vermont
    • Answer I have two of them. They are Same as each other but i prefer optima to use at mountain
      Answered on 12/13/2015 8:36:17 AM by Agdas from Ny
    • Answer I don't have much experience with the Precip, and I don't really have a need to be quiet, but it does have a more shell like material that is quieter than the kind of material the precip uses.
      Answered on 12/13/2015 1:09:15 PM by HankMW from Louisville, KY
    • Answer No, it is much quieter. If you're on a bike, it "flaps" a bit. But it's nothing like the Precip, not crinkly in the same way.
      Answered on 12/13/2015 2:34:54 PM by CA hiker from Bay Area, CA
    • Answer Photographer here as well. No experience with the Precip, but this coat does make a little noise as you move - that crinkling "folded blue tarp" sound. Personally I think it's quiet enough if you're stationary and only really moving your arms to photograph - but if you need to be absolutely silent (i.e. birds), you might want to look at a softshell instead.....
      Answered on 12/13/2015 5:35:53 PM by The Dude from Vermont
    • Answer This jacket does not make a lot of noise. It was apparently designed with an emphasis on light weight and precip protection, so it's not as quiet as some hunting jackets designed for stalking, But, if it's raining outside, I don't think many critters will hear this jacket.
      Answered on 12/13/2015 6:00:23 PM by CulOutside from N.TX
    • Answer We have 3 of these jackets and I wouldn't have kept buying them if the fit was constricting. I think this jacket does have the angel wing cut. Check out the description of the jacket on some other sites and I think it may be stated.
      Answered on 3/31/2015 1:45:34 PM by SCskibum from Lexington, SC
    • Answer Not sure what you mean by angle wing, but the jacket has excellent movement in the shoulders with room to wear an undergarment when the weather is cold. I normally wear a large in Marmot jackets and this jacket has the necessary extra room for good movement while maintaining proper fit.
      Answered on 3/31/2015 2:51:26 PM by Traverse City Tom from Traverse City, Michigan
    • Answer Sorry, Eric, I don't have other Marmot jackets with this "angel wing" movement you mention. Perhaps you are referring to whether the sleeves are extra wide at the top? If so, it seems like the sleeves are just right, but not like "wings," and allow for layering (a thin, ultralight down vest was worn with this recently, and the jacket fit just fine). Bought this for my husband, and he likes it a lot. It's more beefy than the Marmot Precip line, and it seems like it will be a great lightweight raincoat.
      Answered on 3/31/2015 4:26:49 PM by Mary the hiker from Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Answer Yes, free radial movement in arms like their other gear, great rain jacket.
      Answered on 3/31/2015 4:39:50 PM by Mike from Texas
    • Answer Not having any other Marmot jackets I can't say. The fit is snug, but I've not found it confining.
      Answered on 4/1/2015 9:56:50 AM by Bill from Arkansas
  • Question “Does the Marmot Optima accept other Marmot zip-in liner jackets? All or only certain ones?”
    Asked on 11/13/2014 9:44:10 AM by Radio63 from Chickasaw Nation
    • Answer No it does not accept zip-in liner jackets. It is just a light rain shell.
      Answered on 11/13/2014 11:16:21 AM by Bonez from Iowa
    • Answer No. It does not have an interior zipper for a liner.
      Answered on 11/13/2014 11:43:40 AM by NMHiker1 from New Mexico
    • Answer There is one zipper on the Marmot Optima and does not appear a zip-in would work. Its a great shell over a down sweater or fleece.
      Answered on 11/14/2014 9:04:11 AM by justin from MA
    • Answer the seam sealing on the optima is better….being gore-tex. it will offer better protection from the elements. the fabric on the optima is also thicker and just seems like it is better quality. i have only had the chance to wear the jacket a few times but have been very happy with it.
      Answered on 4/17/2014 7:00:12 AM by gman80918 from colorado
    • Answer Gortex,Gortex,Gortex That is the main difference I see. I don't own the precip, but I understand it's a great buy for a rain jacket! I use my paclite as both a shell and a rain jacket and wanted the "extra" breath-ability that I know Gortex offers. I've never tried a nylon vs Gortex durability study, but I do have a 10 year old gortex "old" school with the mesh liner rain jacket. It still works even with a few patches. I needed a replacement, because it became a "trust" problem and potentially one my life could depend on... don't get wet!
      Answered on 4/17/2014 9:22:29 AM by Dadburnet from Chicago
  • Question “How many pockets does this jacket have?”
    Asked on 4/15/2014 2:16:37 PM by Media Monster from NYC
    • Answer It has 3 pockets - two zippered hand pockets and one zippered breast pocket. It's been a great jacket.
      Answered on 4/15/2014 2:30:37 PM by BK from US
    • Answer There are two side pockets and one chest pocket
      Answered on 4/15/2014 2:43:14 PM by SAM the National Park Adventurer from New Hampshire
    • Answer The jacket has three pockets. Two in the normal side hand positions, and one, visible in the picture, on the chest next to the Marmot name.
      Answered on 4/15/2014 4:21:36 PM by Adam from Upstate NY
    • Answer standard side pockets, zipper and Velcro, left chest pocket outside zipper, little shallow, no internal pockets, vented, zippered armpits not listed.
      Answered on 4/15/2014 4:48:53 PM by tom from tn
    • Answer it has three pockets. two and hand and one chest pocket
      Answered on 4/15/2014 5:24:36 PM by gman80918 from colorado
    • Answer Three in total, 2 for the hands and one on chest height right next to the marmot label
      Answered on 4/15/2014 10:12:35 PM by Section Hiker Rick from CA
    • Answer Three.... One breast pocket and two hand pockets. The jacket is very minimalist,very lightweight. Not full cut, made to fit trim body style. I bought xxl to layer underneath, as I use it as my cold weather hiking shell too!
      Answered on 4/16/2014 2:07:39 PM by Dadburnet from Chicago
    • Answer Sorry there is not a temperature rating.
      Most manufacturers do not have temperature ratings for their garments or footwear due to the number of factors that affect how warm a garment may keep you. This item is designed to be used as a layering piece. The following buying guides may offer some insight to help you dress properly for any environment.
      Answered on 9/23/2013 3:56:56 PM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “Does this jacket roll up like the precip jacket?”
    Asked on 8/1/2013 9:31:00 AM by David from Vancouver, BC
    • Answer It does not fold into it's own pocket like the Precip, but only weighing 2 more ounces than the Precip it is still very packable.
      Answered on 8/1/2013 10:30:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer Jacket can be used in certain summer conditions. As Marmot advertises it is great for trekking, hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, cycling, hunting, fishing, golfing and water sports. Not all of these are winter activities.
      Answered on 8/9/2013 4:15:49 PM by Product Specialist Marv from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “Can I wear a climbing helmet under the hood?”
    Asked on 6/30/2013 6:44:56 AM by Harris from Pennsylvania
    • Answer The hood is helmet compatible.
      Answered on 7/1/2013 2:45:52 PM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post.
  • Question “What is the difference between this jacket and the Marmot Minimalist?”
    Asked on 5/8/2013 7:48:23 AM by Brett from Utah
    • Answer Reviewing the details of both jackets, they are virtually the same.
      Answered on 5/8/2013 10:38:18 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post