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D L
(lamanite) - MLife

Locale: Pacific NW
marmot driclime windshirt replacement on 08/30/2012 16:59:40 MDT Print View

A very sad thing happened to me and my beloved driclime windshirt is no more. I ordered another one and was surprised to find that the newer versions don't have hand-warmer pockets. i know it sounds dumb but the situations where i was most likely to wear my windshirt were also the times i really appreciated having hand warmer pockets. I looked at the marmot ether jacket and can't figure out if they have handwarmer pockets or not (although the hood looks like a nice addition). Does anyone else have any recommendations for a replacement with pockets?

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: marmot driclime windshirt replacement on 08/30/2012 17:04:09 MDT Print View

I own the Driclime windshirt without pockets. The only thing I can tell you is that in the conditions that I wear the windshirt for I find wearing windproof gloves more versatile. I am generally on the move and need my hands free anyway so I wouldn't use the pockets if they were there.

As far as replacement, one key point. The Driclime Windshirt is lightly insulated whereas most true windshirts (Patagonia Houdini, First Ascent Sirocco etc..) have no insulation but do have hand pockets. Not sure how important the light insulation is to you. If not then there are plenty of windshirt options out there that do have pockets. The two I mentioned are good.

Edited by randalmartin on 08/30/2012 17:06:53 MDT.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Windmittens on 08/30/2012 17:09:50 MDT Print View

I know what you mean about having a way to block wind from your hands.
I now carry C.A.M.P wind mittens. Less than an ounce. They really make a difference.

They can be worn over thin gloves when extra warmth is needed.

Edited by brooklynkayak on 08/30/2012 17:10:22 MDT.

Serge G.
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
ether on 08/30/2012 18:15:56 MDT Print View

I have the ether & it does have handwarmer pockets. I love mine. I think campsaer has them on sale for a steal too.

D L
(lamanite) - MLife

Locale: Pacific NW
Re: ether on 08/30/2012 19:33:36 MDT Print View

that's great info, i think i'm leaning towards the ether. i do wear gloves but having pockets sure extends it's limits when in the shoulder season and i don't want to bring something heavier. what size is your ether and do you know what it weighs?

Serge G.
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
L 9.5 on 08/30/2012 21:54:37 MDT Print View

My size large is 9.5 oz. I wore it throughout last winter/spring with a wool hoody base. Its a great action layer with a broad temp range.

Raquel Rascal
(flutingaround)

Locale: Rocky Mtn. West
Ether on 10/28/2012 17:19:19 MDT Print View

I bought an Ether too...for women, there are pockets. It also has the advantage of a hood and mesh under armpits for ventilation. I'm hoping to experiment with it as a base layer and wind shirt combined-- with the Dryclime against my skin to take full advantage of the wicking properties.

Has anyone else experimented with a Marmot windshirt with Dryclime lining as their base layer?