Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket Review
The Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket is an excellent waterproof, breathable jacket. It is light and packable, making it easy to take on any trip where you expect “precip”-itation.
I’ve had mine for about 3 years and have been very happy with it.
The PreCip jacket is made with a single layer of material — no mesh liner to catch on your clothing.
Two large vertical pockets run from chest to above the waist and double as air vents.
Smart features include a storm flap over the zipper that closes with velcro tabs, a fleece chin guard, and an adjustable hood.
Velcro adjustable cuffs and a drawstring hem help to keep rain and wind out.
The cut is long, ensuring good coverage, and roomy enough to get a few layers underneath.
Breathability is quite good. Most of the time I’ve had no problem keeping dry in the rain, and the jacket has kept me comfortable.
There have been a few times when I was hiking hard and sweating a lot, and the jacket couldn’t keep up. But it dried out quickly when the rain stopped and I slowed down.
Weighing in at 13 ounces, the Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket isn’t the lightest rain jacket available, but then again it’s not the heaviest one either. Overall I think that the combination of weight, features, and price is hard to beat.
I’ve used my PreCip jacket quite a lot over the past 3 years. It has been on backpacking excursions, camping trips, and accompanied me around town. It has proven to be a durable jacket for me and is still in good shape despite the repeated use over several years.
I would definitely recommend the Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket to anyone looking for a reasonably-priced, high-performance rain jacket.