Marmot Minimalist Pant – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Marmot Minimalist Pant – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 90 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 67

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Effective at keeping water and wind out.
  • Lightweight and packable.
  • Easy to get on and off.
  • Well-tailored and fits nicely.
  • Not baggy, so they don’t hinder movement.
  • Great mobility.
  • Waterproof zippered side pockets and front zip fly, for durability and functionality.

Expert Reviews

  • A great rain pant that is easy to pack.
  • Features Gore-Tex Paclite with a breathability score of R=6-8, making this suitable for middle-of-the-road dynamic activities.
  • Seams are fully taped, enhancing weather protection.
  • Features two zippered pockets, and ankle zippers, for keeping snow out and heat in.
  • Material wicks moisture away.
  • Among the best in this review at weather-resistance.
  • Articulated legs move well with the user.
  • Lightest Gore-Tex pants tested in this review.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • No adjustability or elastic at the waist, so may fall down or not fit correctly.
  • Not the most durable for off-trail use.
  • Leg zippers are not full length, reducing breathability.

Expert Reviews

  • Needs a longer zipper to be able to put the pants on over boots.
  • Needs more pockets, since the existing pockets are quite small.
  • Only has elastic at the back half of the waist area, and does not have any belt loops, so very difficult to adjust.
  • Doesn’t have any additional ventilation features, besides the zippers.


The Marmot Minimalist Pant for men is a lightweight rain pant, plain and simple. There are few bells and whistles, but what it does do, it does well – namely, keeping your legs dry. This pant is a great option for those looking to go light, fast and stay dry.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.