Award Winner - Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award 2014
The Marmot Women's Essence Jacket is a superlight rain jacket for the minimalist outdoorswoman. The NanoPro MemBrain fabric is 100% nylon ripstop, waterproof, and more breathable than its predecessors. At 5 ounces, the Essence skips the usual hand pockets, but allows for a single zippered chest pocket so you can keep a small essential or two close by. The zippers on the jacket are water resistant to deter leaks while elastic cuffs and an elastic draw cord hem prevent drafts. The athletic fit stays close to your body so it won't get snagged on your pack, a nearby tree, or any gear while on the trail. Cinch the hood and the laminated brim allows you to see what's ahead of you without dripping rain into your eyes.