Marmot PreCip Review
|Brand and Model||Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket|
|Pros||Excellent Price, Great breathability, Functional hood|
|Best Uses||Day Hiking, General Outdoor|
Marmot PreCip Overview
The Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket is a basic model very popular due to its low price and its excellent performances like waterproofing, breathability, adjustment capabilities and lightweight construction, so the PreCip is a great choice for hiking.
Below we break down the Marmot PreCip performances, let’s take a closer look.
Knowing that is nothing truly 100% waterproof , the Marmot PreCip is DWR water-repellent coating built with a 2.5-layer NanoPro waterproof and breathable shell, which provide solid protection in downpour by making water bead and roll off your jacket, as well as allowing the ventilation of water vapor from your perspiration through the jacket’s proprietary membrane.
Marmot design allows maximizing breathability through the pit zips and chest closure which lets you stay cool with a smart feature set.
As mentioned, the jacket has pit zips for quickly scaling down the heat. Besides, the hand pockets are made of mesh to release even more heat.
Generally, the jacket has to be thick enough to keep water from getting in but thin enough to let air out from the inside.
Weight, Durability and Packability
Weight is of course a main issue when hiking; in fact the weight of Marmot PreCip feels very light in hand. With a men’s medium weight of 10.3 ounces, it’s a nice balance in terms of reducing weight.
The durability of the jacket is good, but in general you need to care for and maintain it appropriately to get as long as possible out of it.
In terms of packing the jacket rolls up into its left hand pocket, which includes a two-sided zipper for storage.
The PreCip comes with a quality and fully adjustable hood via a Velcro tab at the back and two pull cords on either side at the front.
With regards to pockets, there are 2 zippered pockets nicely sized and can store small and light items.
Fit and Comfort
The fit of Marmot PreCip is right on, it can be worn with a wide range of layering combos and still look nice and regular. Additionally the mobility is excellent even when adding a lightweight down jacket underneath.
Concerning comfort the PreCip rain jacket seems pretty well constructed with enough room for layering, it is quite cozy with a thermal or fleece between the skin and the interior 2.5-layer.
Pros and Cons
- Excellent mix of price and performance
- Great breathability and ventilation
- Functional hood with plenty of adjustability
- Heavy rainfall can make the liner can feel clammy
- Cheap Velcro used for the main zipper