MARMOT MINIMA
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Winning the shell game

MARMOT MINIMA
Be prepared for climatic surprises with a lightweight layer of warmth and dryness.

MARMOT MINIMA
Gore-Tex PacLite waterproof fabric, Gore-Tex satisfaction guarantee, fully sealed seams, waist and hood drawcords, two-direction main zipper, zippered underarm vents, longest in torso, two large chest pockets — all excellent. But manufacturer workmanship warranty only, heaviest of products tested. 17.5 ounces. In four colors. $250. (888) 311-2900, www.marmot.com.

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd ()
ARC’TERYX SIRRUS SL
ARC’TERYX SIRRUS SL
Gore-Tex PacLite waterproof fabric, Gore-Tex satisfaction guarantee, manufacturer materials and workmanship warranty, fully sealed seams, waist and hood drawcords, zippered underarm vents — all excellent. But one-direction main zipper, only one pocket, pricey. 14.8 ounces. In three colors. $300. (800) 985-6681, www.arcteryx.com.

Note: Weights shown are for XL size. ()
REI ULTRALIGHT
REI ULTRALIGHT
REI Elements waterproof fabric, dual layered, unconditional guarantee, zip-off hood and two side pockets (only jacket in the group to have these), one chest pocket, fully sealed seams, zippered underarm vents, waist and hood drawcords, velvet-soft collar, two-direction main zipper, lowest priced — all excellent. But shortest in torso. 14.4 ounces. In seven colors. $125. (800) 426-4840, www.rei.com()
OUTDOOR RESEARCH CELESTIAL
OUTDOOR RESEARCH CELESTIAL
Gore-Tex PacLite waterproof fabric, Gore-Tex satisfaction guarantee, manufacturer’s unconditional guarantee, lowest weight of the group, fully sealed seams, hood and waist drawcords, two-direction side vents (only jacket in the group to have them) — all excellent. But one-direction main zipper. 12.5 ounces. Available in blue and in black. $199. (888) 467-4327, www.orgear.com()
GOLITE PHANTOM
GOLITE PHANTOM
Gore-Tex PacLite waterproof fabric, Gore-Tex satisfaction guarantee, fully sealed seams, best hood brim of products tested, waist and hood drawcords, two chest pockets, two-direction underarm zippers. But one-direction main zipper, lifetime manufacturing guarantee (GoLite — not you — decides what constitutes normal wear and tear). 14.6 ounces. In four colors. $230. (888) 546-5483, www.golite.com()
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