User Review: Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket
Price Paid: $99
I have owned a PreCip since 2002. My wife and daughter have them as well. It is a fantastic jacket and we all love wearing ours. I have worn mine kayaking in blinding rain, as well as backpacking in the mountains. It holds up well and does keep you dry. It is extremely light in weight, folds up well to pack away and has good ventalation.
My ONLY complaint of the jacket is this: If you wear it a lot, then the oils in your skin around your neck penetrate the white lining material and it will eventually turn the inside collar brown. Continuing to wear it will cause the white inside liner to start peeling off in small chunks. My wife's PreCip is starting to do the same thing. I had to use McNett's Seam Grip and put on the inside collar to keep from the lining wearing out. The next model up, the Oracle, has a better collar and solves this problem.
In summary, this is a great jacket and is wonderful to wear. It just doesn't get the miles out of it that a $100 jacket should, in my opinion. That is a great disappointment from a Marmot product. If you can afford it...go ahead and get the Oracle. I have one of those and love it dearly! It does live up to a $150 jacket and the collar on it works great. Watch closely and you will find the Oracle on sale marked down to $99 from time to time...