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Marmot Original DriClime Windshirt

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      21.11.2009 14:01
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      Great jacket from Marmot

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      So what is the DriClime Windshirt?
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      This is a lightweight windresistant, water repellant and breathable jacket with Marmots DriClime lining. An ideal jacket for all outdoor activities.

      According to Marmot, DriClime Moisture Management Technology is a family of uniquely plaited bi-component knit fabrics engineered to mechanically draw moisture away from your skin to keep you dry, warm and comfortable. The key to DriClime is 3-Dimensional Wicking. As moisture moves from the inner fabric touching your skin to the outer fabric, it spreads out across the outer fabric to speed the drying process. DriClime never stops working; it continually passes moisture through to the outer surface for fast evaporation. It is not a finish that washes or wears out; it works forever.

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      The Design
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      The Outer
      The outside of the jacket is made from 100% Polyester with Marmot Defender DWR.

      The Lining
      The lining is made from Marmots patented DriClime which is a Bi-Component Wicking material which allows for breathability and excellent moisture removal.

      Pit Vents
      For the uninitiated the pit vents are located in the under arm area of the jacket! The vents are mesh which aid breathability and moisture wicking.

      Chest Pocket
      There is a small zippered chest pocket to secure small items.

      Chin Guard and Collar
      There is nothing worse than a rough zip rubbing your chin. Not so with this jacket as it comes with a DriClime Lined Collar and Chin Guard which is lovely and soft but is also moisture wicking for comfort.

      Wind Flap
      Behind the front zip there is a flap of material which protects you from draughts.

      Cuffs
      The cuffs have elastic in them for comfort.

      Angel Wings
      Have you ever lain in the snow and made a snow angel? In most jackets when you move your arms up and down the jacket rides up. Marmots Angel-Wing Movement allows full range of movement in the arms without the jacket riding up.

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      Size/Colours
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      The jacket comes in sizes from Small to Extra Large.

      The jacket comes in black, lead/flint, eclipse/tempest, forest/dark cedar, fire/flint, golden eye/burnish

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      Price
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      £70

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      My Experience
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      I've had my windshirt for nearly 6 years now and it gets worn frequently. Great for cycling, dog walking, kayaking and you could even wear it out jogging.

      The Outer
      The outer is a shiny thin material and unfortunately does snag and rip easily if you do catch it on trees or as in my case a barbed wire fence. Its not stopped me wearing it or the functionality of the jacket.

      The Lining
      Oh how I love DriClime. Its nice and soft and best of all it wicks moisture away keeping you warm and dry which is great when I'm wearing it in sporty situations. It also dries really quickly so is great in expedition settings.

      Pit Vents
      You would'nt really notice that these are there which is as it should be, they simply do the job they are there for.

      Chest Pocket
      The pocket is small and as it is on the chest you certainly don't want to put anything bulky into it. I find that even my car key is quite annoying.

      Chin Guard and Collar
      Once again the comfort of your chin has been considered and I just love the softness next to my chin.

      Wind Flap
      When you see how thin this jacket is you'll be surprised that it is wind resistant but it is and the wind flap on the zip area helps to achieve this.

      Cuffs
      The elastic in the cuffs is good my only gripe is that I can't roll the sleeves up because the elastic is too tight!

      Angel Wings
      If you have read my Flurry review you will know that this jacket doesn't ride up unfortunately although this windshirt has angel wings I do find that it does ride up when I put my arms in the air or when I am cycling.

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      Size/Colours
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      I've got the large jacket and it fits me nicely.

      My jacket is eclipse/tempest (blue) in colour.

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      Finally
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      This is a great jacket for those days when you out and active and you need a bit more than a jumper on. It's also great as a spare layer in you rucksack for when you need a little extra warmth. I've had many adventures in mine and I'm sure there are still more to come!

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