Marmot Ether Driclime Review
Did you know? The term windbreaker is mostly used in Japan, the UK, in the US. The term is currently in a trademark war between these three countries. All three of them want to trademark the name as its own. But currently, it's registered in the Trademark office of the USA.
The origins of the windbreaker can be traced some 500 years before the popularization (in the late 70’s), and the Inuit parkas. The windbreaker is a modern-day version of the parka. In fact, the Inuit’s first made parkas out of thick furs and animal skins, but it was later customized to a variety of synthetic materials. And why did they made the parkas? To be able to withstand the harsh and cold climates of course.
The windbreakers as we know them today became more prominent after the WW2, and in that time the use of synthetic materials like nylon became the new mainstream norm. Back in the 70’s plenty of sports fan became purchasing the windbreaker jackets in order to watch the games uninterrupted, and today, practically everyone owns such a jacket. They’re great for outdoor jogging and for every activity that’s out on the open.
But for now, let’s take a look at Ether Driclime by Marmot. What’s so great about this jacket? Scroll down to find out more.
Easy to pack
Wind and moisture resistant
Reflectivity that expands to 360 degrees
And it’s mostly used in the underlining of the garment in question. It’s a type of yarn formed with a bi-component type of technology, and it’s a source of great pride for the company. Aside from the repellent properties, the yarn has also has very prominent antimicrobial, stain resistant and anti-static properties. We’ll get into the specifics and the practicality of the mesh later in this post, but for now let’s recap with the very practical and awesome features that the mesh brings to the entire structure of the jacket.
It’s great when you have a jacket that keeps you warm in cold weather, but when it does the same in much warmer weather, there could be a slight problem. But plenty of other factors contribute to the comfort, and in this case, it’s the little things that help. Little things like the Drawcord style of the hem and the cuffs on both sleeves. Both the hem and the cuffs are highly elastic and in the newer models of the jacket are easily adjustable. In the prior models, they were not, but the company solved that problem as well.
Oh, and last but not least, the underarm vents are a great source of comfort. As the name suggests, they’re located under the pits, and they’re quite generous with the size and the aeration that they provide. Made also out of the DriClime mesh, they’re a great source for ventilation throughout the entire construction, and therefore of great comfort. They are able to balance the warmth delivered by the lining and make your jacket breathe a little.
However, the Ethel doesn’t’ rely solely on the protection provided by the materials. Sure they’re great providers of comfort and protection from the external influences, but on amazing thing gets the job done in another very practical way. The Reflectivity that can be seen through 360 degrees rotation. Every inch of the jacket can be easily spotted in conditions that are lit poorly, and in areas with very limited visibility. That’s the protection that you’ll actually want in your hour of need, should it come to that.
In fact, the athletic fit of the jacket was one of the most praised features from the customer review section. Most of the customers that have bought the Ether Driclime praised the roomy, comfortable and relaxed feeling that you get with the athletic fit, and the movement is provided as the result of that.
However, if you’re concerned about the durability regarding the external influences than you’ll have to be much more careful. The jacket will be fine after exposure to sun, rain and strong winds, but the big branches, pointy rocks and other items found in nature will cause some problem. The nylon is a very durable material, but even the most durable materials are bound to be damaged under the pressure.
Marmot does not cater to the individuals that tend to go more in the much plus size category (3X or 4X). But if you’re having doubts about the size, you can always go to the official’s sizing chart where you can measure the different body parts and compare them with the charting that was provided by the company.
Well, on point again. You can easily roll the jacket, pack it in a pocket and store it, in its now storage unit. The pouch has the very practical 3 X 5 inches (approximately) shape. You have the option to pack the jacket as it is. It’s so thin and lightweight that will basically appear as a thin sheet of paper or to roll it and pack in in its own pocket. It’s up to you and the type of equipment you use. If it’s a small backpack that you’re using on your hike, then there’s the option not put it in the backpack or, to hang it on the side thanks to the tab attached on the zipper.
The mesh used in the construction’s lining and in the underarms vents will allow it. But because of the athletic fit, there is enough space for layering. You can choose to have only a simple t-shirt underneath it, but if the weather conditions call for it, you can have multi-layered insulation underneath. It’s totally up to you.
Weighing at 283 grams, it’s very easy to wear under several layers of warm clothes, as it won’t make you bulky or uncomfortable. You’ll be able to move freely and you’ll be kept warm, dry and protected at all times. It’s truly an amazing purchase that is sure to stand the taste of time and the weather that comes with it. You’ll love it and you’ll find yourself packing this jacket on your every trip, regardless of where it may be. Hailer by the many satisfied customers as one of the most protective and durable items in the Marmot's long list of products, this is one hell of a model to own in your wardrobe. It's great for every outdoor occasion, and you won't regret buying it.