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Marmot Exum Jacket Review


Rain Jackets - Men's

  • Currently 4.0/5
Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: April 17, 2010
Street Price:   $425
Pros:  Light, breathable, packs small
Cons:  Expensive
Best Uses:  Climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Marmot
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ April 17, 2010  
The Marmot Exum Jacket has been discontinued. If you're in search of a rain jacket immediately, consider the Marmot Essence, which wins our Editor's Choice Award in the rain jacket category and costs almost $200 less. To compare all of the rain jackets that we tested, check out The Best Rain Jacket Review.

The Marmot Exum Jacket stands out for being very light yet able to handle just about anything. I used this jacket Trip Down the Grand Canyon with Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell and skiing and some El Cap climbs. It's an awesome jacket no question. Fits over any helmet, very breathable and very light. Real question comes down to price: at $400 it's not cheap. If I was on a budget, which I usually am, I would probably get the Marmot Precip. Sure it's not nearly as burly or breathable, but it's a 1/4 the cost and very lightweight. But that's me. If you are someone who wants a burly hardcore technical jacket for climbing, then the Exum is definitely near the top of the pack and most competitors jackets are about the same price. If you are mainly a skier, I would get something a little less expensive with a powder skirt.

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Chris McNamara

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Most recent review: April 17, 2010
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