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Marmot's PreCip Material
PreCip is Marmot's lightest, most compressible, waterproof, and breathable rainwear, with moisture-wicking fabric and optimal venting to keep you dry from the inside out. The new PreCip coating has been improved for greater waterproof breathability, and the Marmot line of PreCip clothing has been outfitted with articulated designs and cleverly-placed pockets for optimal comfort and convenience.
The key to this fabric is its updated barrier technology, a microporous polyurethane impregnated with silicon dioxide particles. This barrier creates small, numerous, consistent holes that allow small water vapor molecules to escape while blocking larger liquid particles. This keeps rain out while allows perspiration to work its way outside the garment, away from your body. When the weather turns fair, PreCip garments are compressible enough to be stuffed into a standard wide-mouth water bottle, and come in a variety of colors and styles for multiple applications.
Marmot products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau ice fields for a Glaciology school project. This was where the idea of Marmot, originally a collegiate climbing club, began. Reynolds and Huntley soon began making prototypes of down products such as vests and sleeping bags in their dorm room in Santa Cruz. By the spring of 1973, Reynolds and Huntley partnered with fellow climber Tom Boyce to open a modest rental and retail location, named Marmot Mountain Works, in a 100-year-old building in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Their first large order was for 108, as the producer called them, "very puffy jackets" for the movie The Eiger Sanction, with Clint Eastwood, which helped make down outerwear fashionable. In 1976, Marmot was one of the first companies to recognize the value of a new technology being developed by W.L. Gore & Associates. Marmot was soon producing waterproof Gore-Tex sleeping bags, with Reynolds and Huntley testing early prototypes by sleeping in meat lockers and under fire sprinklers, and later introduced the waterproof/breathable fabric into nearly all Marmot products.
From humble beginnings, Marmot and its product line have grown over the years, and today the company is headquartered in Rohnert Park, California, with offices all over the world and distribution in more than 60 countries.
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I was thrilled with this jacket when I bought it in 2011 to replace a much-loded but stolen Venture (which I will buy again). Read morePublished 5 days ago by C. Marie-Peterson
If you need a serious waterproof jacket--invest! I'm an avid traveler and hiker and after years of picking people's brains on outdoor gear the saying is true: you get what you pay... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lana
It's perfect as a wind breaker but it's not true it is waterproof, I was under the rain for around two hours feeling very confident with it, and started to feel my back wet, when I... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Claudia Moreno
lightweight, waterproof, and zipper openings in the armpits for when you need ventilation! Hood is deep enough to cover my loose bun and still shelter my face a bit, without being... Read morePublished 16 days ago by fatstagnation
Great jacket! Super light, thin and breathable. Size runs a little small.Published 2 months ago by RJ
I returned it because the hood does not fully attach to the collar, and it looks strange. You can't tell this by the photo, but I thought it didn't look very nice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hillary J.
My daughter only has two complaints after five days of camping that included wind and rain at temps ranging from 40F to 95F:
- Her legs got wet. Read more