User Review: Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket
Fabric: Marmot precip
Price Paid: $45
If you are looking for a super simple storm shell, then you've found it with this. It's exactly what I was looking for. The jacket isn't full of bells and whistles, so if you need more than two hand pockets or fancy adjustments look elsewhere.
The pockets are placed in just the right spot to be fully usable with a pack on and they are mesh inside. They are large, running down to the bottom hem. The jacket has pit zips to open up when a bit of ventilation is needed. Combine these with the mesh pockets on the front, and you'll be nice and breezy.
The hood has a draw cord adjustment and the visor doesn't collapse on my face when I sinch the hood down. The bottom hem has a simple drawcord adjustment as well and the cuffs are elastic with velcro closure for a tight seal.
The packability is nice, packing down to the size of a softball and weighing very little. The jacket does retain a slight bit of warmth which is nice during a chilly rain and it's sized generously to fit over a fleece or other insulating layer. Perfect for the winter.
I read some reviews that say this jacket leaks all over but I have not experienced any such problems. Dry, light, packable and simple. 5 stars. One of my all-time favorites.