- Dec 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm #3569611
Flyer PBPL Member
Hi, guys I been doing some reading and was almost set on the Marmot Minimalist for the price and due to the gore-tex but then I found the Marmot Eclipse and the no need to be applying DWR coatings and I liked that idea.
I also found that Columbia have something similar.
The Marmot Eclipse is on sale for $165
Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Tech Shell $175
Main use for this would be in the 60-70F temp, Florida winters or when is raining, not a whole lot of activity, more like standing around or slow walks, visit the Disney Parks :-)
would those fabric be any good in those temps or are they more for colder places?
I would definitely need Pit Zippers.
I seen some videos of Outdry fabric and it seem loud, is the Marmot the same?
Thanks for any advice!Dec 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm #3569851
Nathan WattsBPL Member
What’s your desire for a DWR-less fabric? Is it for environmental reasons or do you really find yourself needing to reapply DWR often after just standing around in amusement parks etc? I would think that would be a pretty easy life for most shells. Maybe look for something higher quality that what you’ve been using in the past and it’ll hold up much better. I don’t think you need something w/out DWR.Dec 24, 2018 at 6:35 am #3569915Dec 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm #3570249
Brad WBPL Member
Patagonia Houdini?Dec 27, 2018 at 6:50 pm #3570458
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
The fabric has little to do with temperatures. Ventilation features are what you want to look for in a rain jacket. Pit zips, venting pockets and Velcro tabs or snaps on the front zipper will allow airflow.
In that temperature range, a windshirt would work for me for other than rain. For urban use, a windshirt and umbrella would be fine and a light colored or silver umbrella would provide sun protection too
I travel with a light stretchy softshell like the OR Ferrosi or Eddie Bauer Sandstone. They are heavier than a windshirt but tougher and breathe well. Hoodie versions are.available too.
Dec 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm #3570746
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by Dale Wambaugh.
Diane “Piper” SoiniBPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara
Where I live year round average daytime temperature is 70F. I wear a patagonia down sweater every single day. I wear it on my motorcycle on the way to and from work. I wear it in my frozen office. I wear it if I go outside in the evening or when I go out for coffee on the weekends and sit on the patio. If it’s colder or raining, I add a rain coat, especially on my motorcycle.
If it’s not cold enough to wear my jacket, I wear a large men’s dress shirt as a light jacket.Dec 30, 2018 at 9:47 pm #3570762
For around town, I’d just get an inexpensive REI rain jacket. They have a couple for $50.Dec 31, 2018 at 3:42 am #3570813
Steofan MBPL Member
@simauliusLocale: Bohemian Alps
Marmot PreCip jacket is usually on sale somewhere, if not $99 is not a bad deal for the color choices, pit-zips and a good fitting hood. Seen these in use from Seattle down to Orlando.Jan 13, 2019 at 9:09 pm #3573021
Flyer PBPL Member
i ended up up getting a cheap one from the blue store Swiss tech brand for like $20.
once this one fail in a few years I look into the Precip it seem it have good reviews.
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