Why I Love My Marmot DriClime Windshirt

Marmot Driclime WindshirtI love my Marmot DriClime Windshirt. I am such a fun of the Windshirt that I wear it all the time, not just when I’m camping and hiking. It is light, warm, and makes me look cool (or so I like to think).

The windshirt has an outer layer of polyester and an inner layer of DriClime fabric — a soft, fleecy, breathable material.

The DriClime fabric pulls moisture from your body to the outer layer, where it spreads out and dissipates. It is designed for aerobic activities.

It weighs about 11 oz., and packs down small, about the size of a baseball. It stows in the single chest pocket for easy packing.

I use it most often as a midlayer, although it is also very comfortable next-to-skin in mild weather. It is very breathable and dries quickly. It simply doesn’t stay wet.

The Marmot DriClime Windshirt also blocks wind well.

It has a storm flap behind the zipper, the cuffs are elastic, and the high collar has a fleece chin guard.

The back is cut longer than the front, to keep the shirt from riding up under a backpack and save hikers from uncomfortable chaffing.

However, there is one small downside to the Marmot DriClime Windshirt; the bottom hem is not elastic, so unfortunately wind gusts sometimes sneak up underneath.

The cut is close, but not restrictive. Actually, it fits me like a glove.

The outer layer is water repellent, so it will shed a light rain.

The Marmot DriClime Windshirt is a perfect layer for day hiking — something to add a little warmth and cut the wind when you get to higher elevations. It’s very thoughtfully designed and I have been glad to have it as an asset on many hikes.

Now I rarely hit the trail without it.

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