Wednesday, November 03, 2010

My Review of Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket - Men's

Originally submitted at REI

The tried and true PreCip® jacket from Marmot® has been updated with new style lines and improved PreCip coating.

Great Rain Jacket For The Money

By thelosthiker from Central Kentucky on 11/3/2010


4out of 5

Fit: Feels true to size

Sleeve Length: Feels true to length

Chest Size: Feels true to size

Pros: Waterproof, Durable, Comfortable, Lightweight

Best Uses: Casual Wear, Hiking and Camping, Wet Weather

Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide

Was this a gift?: No

I've had one of these for 4 years now and it hasn't let me down yet. For less than $100, you can't beat them. I've taken mine backpacking and hiking in some pretty rough conditions and it's came away unscathed. I've even used it as a light splash jacket while guiding on the river. It's light and packable enough to throw into a spare side pocket on a backpack or a drybag on your boat. It doesn't contain any sort of liner or insulation, but that's ok with me. If I need any sort of a liner or insulation, I just wear a fleece jacket under it, problem solved.

My only gripe is when wearing this jacket in a car on a rainy day, when sitting down and pressing your back against the seat, the semi porous nature of the jacket allows a bit of moisture to come through. It was never enough to be a huge issue, just annoying at times. They made this jacket to be semi porous to allow most moisture to escape or breathe. However, when something else (in my case, a car seat) presses against the outside, it can sometimes seep in. This in no way affects any of its ability to shed or repel water in normal situations, just a funny side effect of the design.

All the seams and DWR is still intact and working great, and I will probably purchase another one when this one wears out someday...but it'll be quite a few more years, mine still looks brand new!