Seven of the Best Waterproof Jackets Under $200
2. Marmot Minimalist ($99-$199 depending on color)
Minimalist by name, minimalist by nature, this tiny, 15-ounce beauty from Marmot may be small but in this case, less is more. The Gore-Tex Paclite technology guarantees a dry day out, even if you’re caught in the type of downpour that has your less optimistic neighbors building arks. The polyester shell on the minimalist is tough enough to deal with some serious abuse and features-wise the adjustable hood, hem and cuffs, zippered underarm vents and DriClime chin guard make this a highly versatile, comfortable and efficient jacket that offers great value for money.
- Great value for money
- Versatility: Suitable for hiking, long-distance treks, alpine-climbs, cycling, everyday carry use, down to simply walking the dog in the park
- Lightweight (15oz)
- Not as durable as some competitors – after months of repeated use, certain parts of the jacket are prone to delamination and, some, have been known to eventually lose their waterproofing capability.