Marmot Super Mica Jacket Review
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April showers might bring you May flowers, and the Marmot Super Mica Jacket offers you protection from April showers so that you hike on to enjoy May flowers. This super light waterproof rain jacket is the perfect piece of gear for those of you that like to go ultra light, but don’t want to sacrifice on performance and durability. The Super Mica, a step up from the Marmot Mic Jacket, weighs in at a featherlight 90z. making you feel like you have nothing on at all. At first, this was a little odd for testers, but after wearing it out in the rain and on windy days, the Super Mica proved its’ point that it could compete with the best of them. With the outdoor enthusiast and backpacker in mind, the Super Mica has added durability zones that help prevent wear in the most common place and often breaks down a rain jacket over time. This won’t prevent wear eternally, but it might give you another year or two of the jacket. The Marmot Super Mica comes with off colored water resistant zippers to give the jacket a little flair and style as well as helping prevent water from entering the most vulnerable places on a jacket.
While weighing only 9oz., the Super Mica was still able to keep a lot of features that many high end heavier waterproof jackets have. Some of these features include a drawstring on the waste to keep unwanted water and wind out, taped seams that prevent water from seeping through the stitching, pit zips to keep you from overheating, zipper garages to keep zippers from flapping around in high wind situations, and an adjustable hood with a brim to keep rain from getting into your eyes. Our tester was 6’0 tall, 175lbs and found the jacket to have a slim fit while testing a size medium. A tee shirt or a light long sleeve worked, but heavier base layers made the jacket fit a little too snug. We were able to test this jacket out in mild to cool trail runs and it was nice to have a lightweight protection option that performed. The Super Mica was very versatile while running and handled excessive arm movement while pumping our arms on the climbs while also accommodating our flailing arms while trying to keep balance on super technical sections. The Super Mica also uses Marmot’s Strata membrane which is a 2.5 layer system that keeps the jacket from sticking to your skin when you sweat. A clammy jacket can really make a good run or hike not so much fun. Overall, we thought the Marmot Super Mica is a great value for being a super techie jacket and will win the hearts of gear enthusiast as well as the person looking for an everyday rain jacket. For more information on the Super Mica Jacket and other Marmot products, please visit www.marmot.com or www.amazon.com/marmot.
- Marmot MemBrain® Waterproof/Breathable Fabric – Marmot MemBrain, Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
- Micro-Stitched and 100% Seam Taped – for maximum waterproof protection
- Gale-force Hood with Laminated Wire Brim
- ERG Hood Adjustment System
- Water-Resistant CF Zipper
- PitZips™ with Water Resistant Zippers – PitZips with W/R Zippers
- Pack Pockets™ with Water-resistant Zippers – Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers
- Duralite Zonal Reinforcements
- Asymmetric Cuffs with Velcro Adjustment
- Integrated Cooling Vents
- Reflective Logos
- Elastic Draw Cord Hem – For Adjustability in Serious Weather
- Angel-Wing Movement™ – Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn’t Ride Up