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TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light, breathable, but not very durable. These pants are lightweight, pack small, and breath well. They eventually soak through (like all rain pants), but they do a great job of keeping me warm in cold and wet conditions. I can get the pants on and off without taking my boots off, but it's a bit of a juggling act (I would love if Marmot made a full zip gore-tex pant). Unfortunately, these pants are not very durable. I have only used them for one summer season and never wore crampons with them, but they already have rips on the inside of both legs and tears along the inner seams. I hike hard and aggressively, but I only wear the pants in inclement weather (about 20% of the time). Thus, they show a lot of wear with not a lot of use. I will patch these up and try to get another season out of them.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wish they would have fit me Great quality goretex rain pant. But i have large thighs and glutes and when i squatted or sat in these pants they were too tight for my body type. Standing up they felt fine but when simulating hiking in uneven terrain I would have blown out the crotch for sure. There was no stretch in the material like the essence pant. These are more durable as the nylon material was tougher. I wish these would have fit me because they were exactly what I was looking for. For reference im 5-10 225lbs with a middle linebacker build.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not durable at all I bought these as a 4 season hardshell for everything from hiking to ski touring and mountaineering. On the second trip I took them on the fly zipper completely ripped off of the pants because it was improperly sewn right on the edge of the material... leaving the mountaineering trip decidedly drafty. Additionally, the outer material that Marmot laminates their Gore-Tex to is not very durable - I have already put multiple holes in it just from sitting on a boulder to eat lunch. I have also put a massive rip in the knee from snagging an ice axe, and another sizeable rip in the inner calf from catching on a crampon tine. They really just seem to tear like paper. I always keep my avalanche beacon in the front right pocket, and the outer material is already starting to wear out and look frayed. I'm thoroughly disappointed with the durability of these pants. I would only recommend them as casual hiking pants for inclement weather, and not for anything more challenging.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Great Rain Pants I've owned 2 pairs of these pants. They are lightweight and pack down really small. My issue is that they haven't held up well here in Alaska. I'm constantly patching them. My last pair I punched a hole in them my first time wearing them. I slipped walking down a rocky trail and gently landed in a seated position. When I stood up, my wife pointed out 2 small holes. I wouldn't recommend them if you plan on going off trail.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great pants, but... these are great pants, but why are they not full zip. cannot get them on over hiking boots without taking boots off.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fit you can ask for Looked for a rain pants for a few months now. No other pants fit remotely as good as this one. I love it!
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent waterproof pants. As advertized. I needed a pair of waterproof pants to protect me on my commute to work. These have been nothing but excellent for that. I have worn them several times in light rains up to torrential down pours and they have always kept me dry. The zippers do their job too. My phone or wallet has never been wet. I would not wear "rain gear" while hiking in the rain, so I cannot comment on that, but I suspect these would perform well too in that environment.
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfertable I boughts these for a wet and rainy multiday hike out to Alaska recently. I ended up wearing these pants they entire time. When it was raining and wet out they kept me dry. When the rain stoped the pants breathed so well that I just decided to keep them on instead of switing back to my regular hiking pants. Warm and Dry. I would recommend these to anybody who is looking for a great pair or rain pants!
Date published: 2015-08-29
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Questions & Answers

Do they have adjustable cuffs?

Asked by: Mike
​No, there is a single snap at the cuff.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-03

I hike in Western Australia's winters temp range 9 C to 18 C or 48 F to 64 F and often heavy rain. Will these pants breath sufficiently walking in hilly country with a pack on

Asked by: AmbleandMeander
​Yes, these will breathe well for your hikes in western Australia. These minimalist pants are made with the Gore-Tex Paclite which is light weight, waterproof, and breathable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-25

I was recently hiking and got really wet wearing Opedix and a nylon rain pant. The pant had full zippers for each leg. My local Trail and Ski guy said that the Marmot nylon rain pant would be great and at half the price of this Marmot, why is he wrong?

Asked by: redfshbluefsh
The big difference between the Marmot Precip pants the Marmot Minimalist pants is the waterproof breathable membrane. The Minimalist pants have Gore-Tex Paclite which is a lighter and more breathable waterproof membrane. Both pants are fully waterproof and seam taped and will keep you dry.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-25

What is the inseam for men's size L Marmot Minimalist?

Asked by: Pete
​The large inseam is 33 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-25

What is the inseam on these pants?

Asked by: Shark410
​The inseam is 32 inches for size medium.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-25
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