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Marmot DriClime Windshirt First Layer Tops Review

Marmot DriClime Windshirt


Description
Forgetting this piece is kind of like forgetting sunscreen as you head out for some nude sunbathing in Antarctica. You will be very sorry. Marmot's signature piece. Any activity, any layer. Shelled DriClime slides easily against your outer shell for great freedom of movement.


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Weight
10oz


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Review Date
May 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mike Fisher ,  Backpacker , from Novato, CA

Summary:
I've used this thing for just about all my outdoor activities from a casual walk to hiking to kayaking. There is no better, more comforting piece of outdoor clothing on the market. Like a lot of you I find it does grab clothes, but once its on who cares. I even took a nasty tumble one very dark night. Torn up my arm and hand, but the windshirt didn't even suffer a minor tear. By far the best piece of outdoor equipment I've ever purchased. I own several outdoor jackets, and fleece but this is always the first thing I grab when I'm headed outside.


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Review Date
November 26, 2002

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 5 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: chare ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
i have the driclime Omni Jacket. it's cut a little larger than the windshirt and has 2 handwarmer pockets and a zip rear pocket. this is my all around jacket. i use it mainly for commuting on my bike as it breathes well yet is highly wind resistant. it repels light rain fairly well but will not keep you from getting wet. i've even used it snowboarding on a warmer / dry day. it's one of those innovations that has been copied by many companies, i prefer Marmot's version simply for the extra pockets. the interior driclime does grab fleece jackets but slides smooth over base layers. overall it was worth the price i paid for it.

Customer Service:
no contact as of yet


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Review Date
November 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Clevor ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
I just bought the new Flex version, mainly because of good reviews in Backpacker magazine. I needed a light jacket to wear while traveling, during late fall.

I agree with one review, that it tends to grab undergarmets. I think it will work real well over a tight fitting Damart turtleneck, but it grabs a lot.

My first trip I wore it over just a tee shirt and the weather was colder than I expected (low 40s in the morning). Or I wore it near the ocean shore a couple of times. It will NOT keep you toasty warm unless you are really being active (hiking and stuff). But it's OK if you are really cranking it in cold weather.

It stuffs into the shirt pocket but I don't agree it is a small as a softball as the Backpacker review stated. More like a small cantalope. It could use some handwarmer pockets, as I keep putting my hands where there isn't any.

I washed it once and the water repellency seemed to go away, but that was after drying it for just a day. Will test it again.

I needed to get the jacket in a week so had to pay the $149 list for it.

All in all I would give it a plus for the light weight and the Marmot lifetime warrantee.


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Review Date
March 14, 2001

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Chris Compton ,  Mountaineer , from Anchorage, AK

Summary:
The Driclime Windshirt is simply the most versatile piece of clothing you can buy. I have worn it as outerwear, as a midlayer, and even as a base layer. I have used it on every trip I have done since owning it. The windshirt breathes well, the driclime lining keeps you warm and it blocks the wind.

If you live in or near a cool climate, I highly recommend buying this. The price is a little steep but it is worth every penny.

Customer Service:
Marmot has fairly cool customer service. If it doesn't work once, just try later and they'll probably be helpful.

Similar Products Used:
TNF hydraline anorak. (Basically just a wind breaker, no insulation) Not as good.


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Review Date
February 15, 2001

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Paul ,  Climber , from Santa Clara, CA

Summary:
The best peice of clothing I've ever owned. I use this on bitter cold days as underwear, as a light insulation piece during the summer, and a windbreaker during the fall and spring, and as outerwear in aerobic winter sports. Its warm, very wind-resistant, sheds snow wonderfully, and looks great.
My only complaint is that it tends to grab your clothes when you put it on over a T-shirt or something else, but anything that goes on over it slides on nicely thaks to the nylon.
After useing it as outerwear X-country skiing in white out conditions I've decided to buy another one.

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