by Adventure GuidefromWell Designed poor materialsI had this jacket for just about a year. It served its purpose as a rain jacket. The pocket on the arm comes in handy for essential tools needed near hand. It could use an interior pocket. At 11 months, The inner living started cracking near the seems and the outer material became frayed and developed a hole around the Velcro on the wrists. I was very disappointed as the jacket was indeed light weight, rain and wind proof. With the proper layers it keeps real warm as well. I spoke with an REI employee who found it strange that the jacket was wearing as it did, "normally Marmot gear last for a long time." So with that advice I will give this jacket one more go and get back to you all about any difference in wear.
Date published: 2011-03-19
Rated 3out of5
by putnamn21fromGood and BadLet me start off with what i like about the jacket.
The Membrane Strata is a definite improvement in breathability over standard 2.5 layer W/B jackets (Precip, Venture, Torrentshell). It is much closer to the performance of GoreTex without the outrageous price tag.The material is lighter and more comfortable. I do like the Driclimb coller and wrists. The jacket cut is excellent. It is longer in the back so that you stay dry even when leaned over, and the wrists are cut so that it comes over the back of your hand. The front of the hood had a stiff bill that keeps rain out of your face. Plus i think the jacket looks really cool.
Durability!!!! DO NOT let velcro near your jacket!!! It destroys the outside. I wore my backpack around school for about three days which had a tiny amount of velcro to roll up the excess straps. It almost wore a hole through the jacket! I have worn the same backpack for two years with a Northface Venture W/B jacket with no signs of wear! The material is noticeably thinner then cheaper W/B jackets like the Venture, Precip, Torentshell, etc. The jacket is also fraying around the hem. I have only had it for 5 months
I also do not like the velcro adjustment on the back of the hood. It breaks free with very little tension. My Northface Venture jacket has an elastic drawcord that is amazing for fitting the hood to your head. Secondly i wish there was some elastic in the wrists. Being able to stow the hood is a pointless feature for me. If I'm wearing the jacket it is because its raining out... so i want the hood out. Its also kinda awkward with the hood rolled up.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 4out of5
by OlyDfromGood purchase.I had a budget I was working with and purchased the Aegis during a sale. When trying on rain jackets in the price range (I purposefully didn't try on any that were much higher on the price scale) the Aegis jacket was comfortable and didn't feel plasticky(?) as some did.
My office is large and gets chilly in the winter, and I walk a good distance from parking lot to the doors so I wanted something that I could easily throw on over top of however many layers I care to wear on a given day. This jacket fits the bill very well, keeping me dry, cutting wind and adding just a little extra warmth. I'm sure the pit zips will come in handy at some point as I tend to warm up pretty easily. I also like how the hood attaches and adjusts in the front.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5out of5
by BoubonManfromReliableComfortable. Keeps me dry and well ventilated. Pit zips are effective.
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 5out of5
by PhotoTrekerfromVery Water ResistantI bought this jacket because of it's light weight, the hood folds into the collar, and the pit zips. I figured it would do well in the rain, but I did not know how well. I have just returned from Patagonia. On a hike up the Fitzroy shoulder, I encountered pelting rain driven by maybe 60 mph gusts. Underneath this jacket, my upper body was completely dry. It definitely outperformed my expectations.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 5out of5
by zurcher.craigfromGreatest Jacket Ever!Love the jacket. I'm 6'2" 205lbs and the Large fits great.Sleeves are long enough and so is the overall length on the jacket.The pockets are nice and deep and the ability to roll the hood up is a nice addition. I loved this jacket so much I got my fiance the same jacket but in women's for her (Marmot Phoenix).Marmot continues to make great products without over building the concept. Everything you need and nothing you don't is found in the Aegis.I have pictures submitted on [@] if you'd like to see sizing. Its found under my Aegis review.
Date published: 2011-03-03
Rated 5out of5
by daleabfromGreat FitI'm 6'3 and weigh 165 so for those of you with a similar build, this jacket in a large is a win. I either have problems with a really short torso and arms in a medium, or an extremely wide torso in a large. This jacket fits perfectly in the arms and the torso is only a bit wider than a medium normally fits. Plus, that extra width helps in the winter if I stick a down or fleece jacket underneath. As for quality, I mean... it's Marmot.
Date published: 2011-06-27
Rated 5out of5
by rec-climberfromGreat Purchase- As ExpectedI must preface this review by confessing that I am biased towards Marmot gear, and for good reason. I have bought most of the top outdoor brands out there (Mountain Hardwear, Rei, Arc'teryx, North Face, Patagonia, O.R.) and I have come to the simple conclusion that Marmot undoubtedly has the best price-to-quality ratio out there. From tents and sleeping bags to gloves and jackets. An all around great company that is devoted to producing gear for the true exhibitionist.
In regards to this particular piece, it has proven to be a wise purchase. I also have the Marmot Precip and the only con about that jacket was that it felt like a garbage when you started to warm up in it (if you were wearing a short sleeve shirt and your skin was touching the inside of the jacket). However, this is not a valid complaint; the Precip is not advertised as a breathable shell. Thus, one cannot legitimately complain when the piece doesn't perform at a level that it never purported it could perform at. Regardless, I now use the Precip to layer over my Marmot Zeus jacket since it is down and not waterproof. Great solution to 2 minor quarrels inherent in 2 great products (the non-breathe-ability of the Precip and the non-waterproof exterior of the Zeus).
The Aegies looked quite appealing after I watched its video. It does exactly what the video claims it does. This shell does not feel like a garbage back at all. It is actively working to pull moisture out of the jacket and keep rain from getting in. You do still feel the jacket stick against your arm a bit when you are sweating, but that is inevitable. The Aegis pulls moisture and heat out of the jacket; IT DOES NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO STOP HUMANS FROM PERSPIRING! I have been using this piece for about a month now all throughout Ireland and it has exceeded my expectations. It is also surprisingly wind resistant. It is great/ideal as active wear; that is where it really shines. It also feels great just walking around Galway when it is 50 degrees F and you have perpetually looming clouds offering intermittent drizzles.
As for wear and tear, I cannot speak to that as I have not had it long enough to do so. I can say that I have had my Precip for almost 2 years now and it has not shown any undue signs of wear (even after wearing it through an all day caving expedition that had me crawling on my stomach about 80% of the time spent in each cave).
Comparable waterproof/breathable jackets by the other aforementioned brands are easily $30 to $50 more expensive. Arc'teryx is a great brand, but its price is unconscionably high. Seeing as how most outdoor lovers tend to sacrifice money for recreation, finding a reasonably priced product of high quality is something worth writing about.
Date published: 2011-07-04
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