Marmot Aegis/Strato 2009

The Marmot Aegis/Strato general-purpose jacket weighs 422g (men’s L); Marmot MemBrain Strata fabric offer extremely high levels of waterproofness and breathability; mesh pockets aid ventilation; hood rolls into collar; pit zips. But pockets extend to hem so access to base of pockets is obscured by rucksack belts; hood fit and movement are not ideal; 2.5-layer fabric may not control condensation so well.

Verdict: The Marmot Aegis/Strato is a reasonably light general-purpose jacket, and it’s good value if this is your budget.


First published in Trail magazine November 2009