lite and compact but you might as well wear a trash bag

Reviewed by Mike from Virginia on Monday, November 9, 2015
Got this jacket at Marmot in SF Union Square store. Was told about how breathable it is. I have had it for 2 years now and use it only in emergency windy conditions only below 50F with some warm jersey under. Its only really good to keep some dirt off your other layers if needed. Fortunately it packs to a size of a ball of socks so there is one star for that. Also its super lite so there goes star number two. Wearing it in the rain is a nightmare. It actually lets water in faster than it drains so In heavy rain the sleeves become water bags . In the wind it protects well everywhere but at huge armpit vents making you cold fast. In warmer temperatures it makes you sweaty right away. Mine says 100% polyester on the tag. Would be nice to have this in some really good versatile fabric instead of a polyester rip-stop that is as good as a black yard waste bag protecting you from elements. Overpriced for a limited usage.
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