Marmot Minimalist

This multi-activity jacket weighs 404g (women’s size S); Paclite fabric is extremely waterproof and extremely breathable; single stormflap over front zip; two map-sized chest pockets; pit zips and mesh pocket linings provide ventilation; fixed hood; excellent arm movement. But the pockets are mesh-lined, so they are not as watertight as some; hood has large soft peak that is not ideal; fabric does not control condensation is good as Pro Shell.

Verdict: Better suited to walkers than bikers or runners, and hood peak may obscure vision.