Marmot Aegis 2010

The Marmot Aegis general-purpose jacket weighs 422g (size L); MemBrain Strata is extremely waterproof and breathable; front zip gets double external stormflaps; hood rolls into collar; mesh pockets aid venting; huge chest pockets. But jackets with a mesh lining or 3-layer fabric with scrim will be less clammy; access to bottom of mesh pocket lining is easily obscured with rucksack belts; short body; hood fit and movement are poor.

 

The Marmot Aegis is good as a lightweight jacket, but not as a general walking jacket.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010