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Pros Adjustable hood, great fit, waterproofWater resistant, wind resistant and breathable, dual direction whole side/pit vents, dual direction main zipperExceedingly water resistant, great fit, comfortable fabric, good zipper design, very durableIncredibly stretchy, comfortable, breathable, long arms, not crinklyExceptionally packable, lightweight, impressively waterproof, easy to move in
Cons Expensive, breathability, Velcro on the pockets is very abrasiveVery difficult to pack into its pocket, sleeves a bit short, main zipper difficult to match upNo pit zips for dumping excess heat in a pinch, doesn't pack into a pocket, expensiveThin, hood not great coverage, not windproofNo vents or hand pockets, lack of everyday features
Bottom Line Cute and comfortable but not packable or waterproofIn spite of its relatively large packed size and weight, this jacket will meet every other expectation you have for a rain shellOffering impressive protection from the elements in a very comfortable and well-fitting jacketYou'll pay more for the stretchy fabric of this model, but it just might be worth it if you partake in a lot of aerobic activitiesA solid packable rain layer that will keep you dry but doesn't have a lot of everyday comfort features
Rating Categories Marmot Minimalist - Women's Aspire Arc'teryx Zeta SL - Women's Stretch Ozonic Helium Rain Jacket
Water Resistance (30%)
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Comfort (25%)
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6
Breathability (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Weight And Packability (10%)
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Specs Marmot Minimalist... Aspire Arc'teryx Zeta SL... Stretch Ozonic Helium Rain Jacket
Measured Weight 12.2 oz 11.4 oz 9.4 oz 9.4 oz 5.6 oz
Number of Fabric Layers 3 2 2 2.5 2.5
Material Gore-Tex Paclite, 100% recycled polyester Gore-Tex with Paclite technology 2L, 100% polyester 50D plain weave 40D ripstop (N40r) Gore-Tex New Paclite Plus, DWR treatment Dry.Q Active Stretch 40D 2.5L (100% nylon) Pertex Shield, Diamond Fuse 30D ripstop nylon
Pockets 2 hand 2 hand, 1 chest 2 hand 2 hand, 1 chest 1 chest
Pit Zips Yes Yes - dual direction No Yes - dual direction No
Pit Zip Length (in) 11" 21" N/a 13" n/a
Helmet Compatible Hood No Yes No Yes No
Stows into Pocket No Yes No Yes Yes
Carabiner Loop in Stow Pocket No Yes No No Yes
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