Marmot PreCip Jacket

7 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   4
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   1

Specs

Weight 11.4 oz / 323.2 g
Main Material PreCip® 2.5 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.7 oz / yd

Reviews

0

This was 3 years ago.  The outside material is too…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50

Pros

  • Good fit
  • Good weather protection

Cons

  • Sleeves ball up when tied around waist
  • Friction from swinging arms wears down contact points

This was 3 years ago.  The outside material is too fragile for outdoor use.

Good for city use.

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Great, waterproof jacket. Great for layering. Nice…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99

Summary

Great, waterproof jacket. Great for layering. Nice cut and fit.

Pros

  • Effective waterproofing
  • Easy to pack
  • Good fit and cut

Cons

  • Breathability

This is one of the best investments I've ever made. As a nice, thin and waterproof jacket it's perfect for someone who lives in a warm climate but travels to cooler climates. I've been able to wear it in the rare AZ rainstorms and also layer it over longsleeves and a thicker jacket for wind and water protection when cooler.

It was a lifesaver this past summer when hiking in the Grand Canyon and it rained on us most of our descent. I like that it is a longer cut (I'm tall) and cinches well at the arms, hips and around the hood.

Only negative is that — like anything you want to be waterproof — it isn't super breathable.

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It's quite waterproof, even if it doesn't have Gore…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: don't remember- it was a deal on campmor

Summary

It's quite waterproof, even if it doesn't have Gore tex. Thus far it appears to be durable (it's been on about 20 nights worth of backpacking trips). I do recommend it as a cheaper-than-Gore-tex option — good for spring, summer, and fall backpacking trips.

Pros

  • waterproof
  • durable

Fit is good — I bought a large so I could fit it over layers, and that was a good choice (I'm 5'7''). 

Thus far waterproofing has held up.

I do tend to get a little moisture underneath it, so perhaps it's not as breathable as all that, but I value waterproofing over breathability

I've used it on about 20 nights worth of backpacking trips in the Adirondacks so far, including one in which I was outside in a downpour for 2 hours — I thought I was getting wet, but when I took the jacket off in the lean-to later, I was dry.

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It's raining, it's snowing, it's PreCip time. I own…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

It's raining, it's snowing, it's PreCip time.

Pros

  • keeps you dry in all conditions up to 15 hours
  • fast drying
  • great pocket placement, even with pack straps
  • nice color choices
  • light weight
  • compacts to a small size in your pack

Cons

  • will eventually soak through (not a concern for all day hikes)
  • a bit stiff
  • could be more breathable

I own 3 of these! Best light weight rain/snow jacket I have found at a reasonable price!

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This jacket was given to me as a gift for my birthday.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: a gift

This jacket was given to me as a gift for my birthday. I have always heard that Marmot is a great company with good quality products and lifetime warranty. And this jacket is nothing but greatness!

It's perfect for any outdoor adventure. Easy to wash and clean and care for. Easy to pack away and take for those weekend trips or vacations. Comes in a variety of colors that are very stylish. I received the Cardinal/Fire design.

But the best part was the pockets! Many pockets to put keys, kleenex, lip balm, etc. I love the snug fit. Never big or bulky like some jackets are made to be. And this jacket will keep you dry when worn out in the rain.

Love it! Recommend it to anyone.

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I got my PreCip Jacket probably six years ago and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $79

I got my PreCip Jacket probably six years ago and used it a ton (as in, I live in MT and didn't leave home without it in the fall, winter, spring), in all sorts of conditions, heavy mountain snowstorms, wet coastal rain, and everything in between.

Contrary to some of the other reviews I've seen, I never had any problems with the weatherproofing, until recently, since the laminate is worn and has started to peel. I have no reasonable complaints about the classic cheap Gore-tex alternative jacket. It's a good quality purchase for a fair price.

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Bought this jacket and got wet every time I wore it…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $99

Bought this jacket and got wet every time I wore it in the rain. Because I like the fit and they have a good reputation I returned the jacket to Marmot who promptly sent me a new jacket saying that the first had delaminated.

I saw no indication that there was any delamination on the first and the second one has left me soaked every time it rains. Use it for a windbreaker only and enjoy it.

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