Women's Classic Marinac Jacket
This jacket does its job.
I have had the same jacket for the past 8 years, so it was hard to change. But I gave the jacket its real test this morning. I have a 20 minute walk to and from work everyday, and today there was a storm with gail winds coming in, and a light rain. The wind did not make its way through, and I did not get wet. Stayed nice and cozy. However, they didn't have my size and I had to get a size up and it is much too large in the arms, and not tight enough around the neck when zipped all the way up. And then I was sad to see that just after I get my jacket in the mail, they have it in my size now. *sigh*... I am not going to bother with the return/exchange. But overall I find this a good jacket for windy and mildly damp weather and would be even happier with the right size!
December 11, 2013
This is my favorite jacket. The size is perfect to fit over a light sweater. It is warm and keeps me dry and cozy from autumn to spring. My first jacket is several years old and it is now soft and not so stiff. Even though it has been washed many times, it still retains the windproof and water resistance. It's my go to jacket for walking my dogs - even in the winter. I have since purchased another jacket in a new color and love it and would highly recommend it.
December 7, 2013
Winter Biking Winner
This jacket has been amazing so far this winter for biking. With just a base layer and this I biked home from work this week in a snow storm with 20 degree temps and it was perfect. It is long enough to cover my butt when I'm on my bike. I've also used it while biking with below zero windchills, with more underneath, and it works great for that too. I'm here today to buy a second one for everyday.
December 6, 2013
It's just what I was looking for
I already had, for several years, a polortec jacket, without the membrane to stop the wind. That jacket is warm and I wear it all the time. But when it's windy, the wind goes right through it. That's why I got the Marinac Jacket. It came yesterday, and I gave it a test drive this morning, while walking my dog. It's 42 degrees, and I was toasty warm. I expected that. I gave it the "walk by the lake" test; there is always wind coming across the lake. It passed with flying colors! This was money well spent. The only negative thing is that the zipper doesn't glide easily which may be a problem at some point. I don't need to return it now, but I will keep my receipt just in case I do. That's the only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars.
November 19, 2013
Not nearly as good as previous version
I have been a fan of this jacket. I have the old version in 2 colors and pack the black one as a travel staple in cool weather. I ordered a new black one as a replacement and was very disappointed. The fabric is of lesser quality, the old nylon lining is gone, no inside zipper pockets to secure cell phone, etc. the hem now dips in the back--more coverage but makes the jacket look more like a sweatshirt so less appropriate for cities. Fit is a little small for layering. I had to order one size up and now the sleeves (with cheap elastic) are too long. Haven't yet tested this version for wind and rain resistance.
October 22, 2013
the only inside pockets have whole at the bottom. Why? I returned this item
September 30, 2013
windproof and warm
This is my second Marinac Jacket, I've lost too much weight to wear the other with comfort anymore but I loved the jacket so much I had to replace it with another. It is lightweight and comfortable and completely windproof. I live on the top of a hill where we regularly get winds over 70kmph. I've stood outside and not one draft has passed thru. Which in my books is near a miracle.
August 3, 2013
I ordered this in green.It is a beautiful color.I also paid the sale price.It fits perfect.Will be worn a lot next winter.
June 23, 2013
This jacket fit ok.
I am the owner of two of the original Marinac jackets and like that quality, fit and fabric much better than the newer version. I find the present jacket doesn't slip on as easily and the fit is slightly different. Also, it would be nice to have a broader selection of colors.
Please bring back the original - it was a winner!
June 4, 2013
I love the Marinac Jacket
It's my third jacket. I loved everyone of them. I'm size 6-8 and small is perfect and I can wear it over a light fleece or sweater. Great for layering and looks good perfect for travel
May 29, 2013