Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rusty from Bothell, Washington on Monday, February 9, 2015
I bought this shell to replace my other Marmot jacket which had zipper issues while in the mountains. Instead of paying someone to fix it I decided to find a decent replacement. I needed a shell that was light, breathable and waterproof. Those combinations are hard to find without breaking the bank. This jacket meets all of those requirements. I've been surprised with its overall breathability and its ability to keep me dry during a few moderate downpours here in the Northwest. Keep in mind I bought this jacket as a light shell for mountaineering. I'm curious how it would do at waterproofness during longer intervals of rain and snow. I'll be taking this up St. Helens in April, Baker in May and Rainier in June, I'll put it to the test and see for sure. It dried quickly once back inside and so far I'm happy with the purchase. Well worth the price if you ask me.