2009 Model No Longer Available
Marmot Oracle Jacket - Men's - 2009 BCS
The Marmot Menís Oracle Jacket canít predict the stormy future, but its waterproof breathable PreCip Plus shell fabric can certainly protect you from it. This lightweight shell jacket blocks out storms thanks to its fully taped seams, and it stays highly breathable when youíre moving fast. Strategic stretch panels improve your mobility, and the storm hood zips off or stows in the collar when you donít need it. Marmot sized the Oracle to fit over a light fleece or softshell and gave it two high hand pockets that can be accessed with a pack or harness on.
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November 29, 2010
I have been using this jacket as a waterproof outerlayer for skiing and touring. Gave this a real good product test in BLIZZARD conditions in Mammoth the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It did great in 60+ mph winds, blowing snow, etc. Nothing got thru! I combined this with a pair of Marmot Tamarack pants in that weather...What a great combo! I was warm, dry, and comfortable... The next 2 days were sunny, and I was very comfortable skiing all day both days, even in the direct sun...Good Gear!!
R & J Schoonveld
February 20, 2009
This is a great lightweight jacket that is easy to store. I'm 6'4" 210 lbs and the XL fit great with some room for layering but also fit just wearing with a T-Shirt. So far it has been completely waterproof for me and I have no complaints especially since I got it on SAC at a great price! Plus with Backcountry you can always return it at any time if you have any problems.
Is the black on this jacket that black or is it just that the picture is too dark?
May 3, 2011
Well the black variant is just that; a black jacket. However the picture does not show the two shades very well as it is indeed two toned with a slightly lighter black.
By: Josh Chapman
May 4, 2011
March 15, 2011
You can't tell, but it's cold and windy! This jacket has always been on my trips for the past 3 years!
June 29, 2009
The main reason why I bought this jacket is for the fit. I already had two rain jackets but one is too short (a medium Columbia) and the other is too loose and roomy (a large WhiteSierra). I'm a tad over 6'2" and weigh 175 lbs and the large Marmot Oracle fit me nearly perfect. Awesome arm and waist length but not too loose and baggy on the chest or armpits. I bought it in the winter because it was on sale and I found myself wearing this with a fleece zip up hoody to college everyday because I could easily throw it in my bag unlike my big winter coat. It worked awesome as a shell in the winter but now that summer is here it works even better. The fabric on the inside feels awesome on the skin. Even when I start sweating the fabric doesn't feel wet, it just feels, um... smooth. It was a little wierd at first but I like it now. The pitzips are nice and big, i like the lightweight fully mesh pockets, and the hood is very protective. I love wearing this jacket!!!
men's marmot rain jacket
November 16, 2010
Ordered a marmot rain jacket for my son's birhtday. He liked the jacket when he finally received it, but backcountry mixed up the order no., which caused him to receive the wrong item, and finally after many calls to customer service, he got the jacket at least
a week after his birhtday.
Good jacket, but would probably never order through backcountry.com again.
We need a waterproof light-weight jacket for an upcoming cruise
We need a waterproof light-weight jacket for an upcoming cruise to Alaska. Is this jacket as good as the write up about it: Marmot Mens Oracle Jacket
February 15, 2011
As Simon posted, this is a nice jacket and will do what you need it for. A couple other ones to look at are the Patagonia Torrentshell and the Mountain Hardwear Typhoon. All of these jackets are on sale right now and all would suit your needs.
By: Gone Fishing
February 15, 2011
This jacket is lightweight, totally waterproof, fairly durable and about as good as you can get for the price. Precip plus is a PU coating, a jacket with a higher performing laminate (like gore tex) will be more breathable and more expensive.
By: Simon Hatfield
February 15, 2011
it is what it is
September 30, 2010
it does what it is supposed to do, repels summer thunder storms, packs well and is pretty durable (i have beat the heck out of mine both around the farm and out on the trails and its still kicking!). its not bombproof and wont keep you dry in torrential rain lasting hours upon hours. i give it 4 stars because the zippers arnt the smoothest, the mesh is kind of annoying in the pockets and stains don't come out of it well, but all in all it has served me well and is a great rain jacket
On sale at REI
August 29, 2010
Love Backcountry, but you I just bought this jacket at REI during the labor day sale for $115. Review to come.
According to Marmot's Web site this jacket has been updated
According to Marmot's Web site this jacket has been updated to use the new MemBrain® Strata 2.5 layer laminate:
Is this an older version?
By: Forrest Tree
March 3, 2010
all colors that are on sale are the discontinued colors for this jacket. Anything that is full price is current for this season.
By: Ed Ayres
March 3, 2010
Marmot Oracle Jacket
July 17, 2009
Here is a picture of the Marmot Oracle jacket after hour six of a lite drizzle on the Superior Hiking trail.
Wish it rained more often!
May 28, 2010
Needed a new shell for a Yosemite trip and I'm sure happy with this one. Super comfy, not clammy, great fit, and excellent water/wind protection! It saw rain, sleet, hail, snow, and plenty of waterfall spray and I stayed 100% dry. Didn't even have problems where my straps were going over it. If you're looking to get a great jacket without spending $200+ I'd get this one right here. I've always really liked Marmot gear (have a soft fleece by them that's wonderful) and this one is no exception.
good jacket, bad zipper.
April 8, 2010
I've had this jacket for about a year now, and used it for backpacking, spring ski trips in variable weather, and everyday rainwear. I've been impressed with the precip fabric's waterproofing. the hood is easy to cinch down or zip off. my chief complaint with the jacket, however, is the zipper construction. from day one, the zipper has been difficult to start, snags on the fabric next to it easily, and though it hasn't actually broken yet, the quality seems low for marmot. I also have an insulated shell from marmot and have similar issues with that zipper as well. the zipper is an issue EVERY time I put the jacket on. that being said, I've been happy with the jacket in every other aspect. The fit roomier, as stated in the description, so layering is easy.
Great jacket- Light Rain/ Light hiking
February 16, 2010
I've owned a couple of these over the years. It's a great jacket and the PreCip Plus fabric is adequate. I would only recommend this jacket for light rain less than 2 hours, or as a back up to throw into a pack. I would classify it as the type of jacket you'd take on a day trip when you can come home somewhere dry. On an overnight, I recommend at least Gore paclite or eVent. I traded mine in eventually for a bigger brother. I just wasn't satisfied with the fabrics Marmot was using at the time. Now they have some better ones but the precip Plus won't keep you dry all day. The jacket will dry fast. The inside is smooth so wear a base layer or you'll feel extremely clammy. The side zips are nice but you'll still get clammy, especially if it's raining and humid. I couldnever tell if the jacket wetted out or just built up moisture from my body, but the inside will get wet if you're active. If you're out in town, this is perfect. The DWR coating is great, but the fabric itself isn't technical enough to take with you on a big trip. I DO recommend this for light applications. It fits really nice (i'm 5'10" 160# and wear a small). For heavier longer trips look elsewhere. It does pack nice and can fold itself inside one of the pockets. Watch out though because the stiff hood can get permanently bent. (Might be fixable with a cool iron with a cloth over it.)
Nice jacket if you're doing light things or don't mind being a little clammy until you can get back inside.
February 5, 2010
I love this jacket. It is just wonderful. Pity the main zipper is just god aweful. They chose to use a poor quality zipper that gets torn up so quickly that it renders the jacket useless after a week of use. DO NOT BUY THIS JACKET!!!!!!!!
October 31, 2009
I had my eye on this jacket over at REI when trying on rain jackets last season. Luckily, I hemmed-and-hawwed long enough to see it posted on SAC. Heck yeah, instant buy! I'm really happy with the purchase. The fit is perfect, good set of features, looks nice, and works great. Granted, I'm in SoCal so we don't see much rain but I do a lot of ocean/surf fishing. You tend to risk getting wet from the waves hammering the jetties and rocks. This jacket's kept my butt from getting soaked many times. Actually, my butt does get wet, but my top has always stayed bone-dry!
Not as good as the Aegis...
May 14, 2009
This jacket is very bulky compared to the Aegis and is a noticeably heavier. I didn't see much advantage to the zip-off hood either. When you do take it off you're left with a bulky collar...
It'll definitely keep you dry though!