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Marmot Optima Gore-Tex® PacLite® Jacket - Waterproof (For Men) in Black 3969D_2 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

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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 urban jungler from chicago on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    lightweight, packable, rain proof, decent shell, nice looking. runs true to size. i'm 6'3 240 and the xxl fits perfectly with a lightweight fleece underneath.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by The Dude from Vermont on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    I've wanted a good Gore-Tex jacket for years, and finally scored a great deal through one of the email blasts. I'm 5'7 160lbs, usually wear a Medium in just about everything and this Medium fits fantastically. Nice cut; fits well but leaves enough room to move around for hiking. Great all around shell and looks sharp as well.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hank from Louisville on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Haven't used it a ton, but used it in a rain storm yesterday and came out completely dry. It is breathable, comfortable, and looks great! There is plenty of room underneath to layer it. I got an XL and am 6'2", 225lb with an athletic build. Not too baggy or tight. Looking forward to using it this rainy winter.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by John from South jersey on Monday, November 9, 2015
    I ordered a large and the sleeves were nice and long but it was a little too tight in the waist/hips area. Checked the waist vs. chest sizing chart after this and discovered they are for triangle body types with small waists vs. chests. I consider the body a little short vs. the arm length.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tim from CA on Friday, November 6, 2015
    Great shell. Only complaint is there isn't a tab to hang the jacket on the a coat hook. Kind of a weird oversight. Other than that a great jacket soo far.

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    • 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 insolent cur 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
  • Question “does the hood have rear adjustment straps?”
    Asked on 6/2/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer The Marmot Optima Gore-Tex® PacLite® Jacket does have a rear adjustment straps
      Answered on 6/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod.Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post