I would like to know more about gore tex quality used in this jacket, it is fully waterproof and fully gore tex?
Yes, it is fully waterproof and fully gore tex.
Yes, this a two layer Gore Tex fabrication. 3 layer Gore Tex is considered pro level top of the line. Yes, absolutely waterproof, well known to be one of the best rain jackets on the market and for the price at SS you cannot go wrong.
Hi A shopper,
I bought my jacket in Aug 2012, and it has held up well till now. I have used it in the moderate type rain that SF gets, and it is certainly waterproof in those kind of rain. However, since I have not used it in a torrential downpour, I cannot say anything about it in that situation. Another thing to note, is I bought my jacket in 2012, and I am not sure if the one being sold is the same or a newer model.
This jacket is constructed of Gore-Tex Pac Lite, which is their lighter, more packable line of fabrics. It is fully waterproof and the seams are fully taped. I've used in in torrential downpours hiking in the Northwest and have stayed completely dry. Great jacket with no unecessary extra frills and very light and packable. Design is spot on. I like the fact that the side pockets have zippers and also has a velcro tab, keeping items in it secure, with or without the zipper being zipped. My go to shell. Hope that helps.
i bought this for my boyfriend last year and it's since lost it waterproof-ness. wouldn't recommend, especially considering he didn't wear it that much. material is pretty flimsy and would sometimes soak through.
CHARLES W BLACK H
As far as I can tell, it's fully covered in Gore Tex; it is extremely waterproof and doesn't have any sections that soak through after time in the rain. This is an awesome jacket, a very lightweight shell that is waterproof and very comfortable.
I bought this Minimalist jacket for a trip to New Zealand last winter. NZ is known for its rainfall and after walking all day in the rain on one of many treks, I was still dry as ever. So yes the jacket is waterproof, the shell is gore tex with some sort of liner on the inside. I don't know if that is part of the gore tex or something else. This jacket is a little heavier in weight and less compressible than my wife's Marmot Precip. The Precip also worked very well for her in keeping her dry. There are different kinds of Gore-tex: Porformance Shell, Pro Shell, Paclite Shell and Soft Shell. The Minimalist is a Paclite Shell and is extremely breathable and ideal when weight and space is critical according to the information that came with the jacket. In summary, my wife and I are very satisfied Marmot fans.
THOMAS J P
Yes fully waterproof and 100% Paclite Goretex.
Check out the youtube video of a reviewer under a waterfall.