Marmot Men's Precip Jacket
|Price:||$73.95 - $232.92|
- 100% Nylon rip stop
- Zip front with button flap
- Adjustable storm hood
- Armpit zippers to help regulate temperature
- Marmot's Precip Jacket feels just at home on the mountain trails as it does on urban sidewalks thanks to the sleek waterproof design.
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The PreCip Jacket is reliable, value-oriented, full-function rainwear for backcountry and urban travelers alike.
This affordably priced, feature-full jacket from outdoor outfitter Marmot will keep you dry when the weather turns nasty, and is equally at home on the mountain trail and city sidewalk. Made of Marmot's PreCip nylon ripstop material, it features waterproof breathability to protect you from rain and perspiration alike, and is 100% fully seam-taped. A full visibility roll-up hood is completely adjustable for a custom fit via Velcro pull tab and elastic cinch cord, and PitZips help you regulate temperature when your heart rate picks up.
A fully adjustable hood, with Velcro cinch tab, lets you customize the fit.
- PreCip Dry Touch material is waterproof and breathable
- 100% seam-taped for full waterproofness
- Full visibility, roll-up hood with integral collar
- PitZips underarm zip extends into the body for optimal venting
- Pack Pockets slanted chests pockets can be accessed while wearing a pack
- Double storm flap over zipper with snap/Velcro closure
- Packs into integrated pack pocket
- Elastic draw cord hem for adjustability in serious weather
- Moisture-wicking DriClime lined chin guard protects your face from the zipper
- Angel-Wing Movement allows full range of motion in arms without jacket riding up
- Designed to fit over insulating jacket layer
- 29-inch center back length and 13.1-ounce weight
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.
Top customer reviews
First, the PreCip is designed as a lightweight, packable, waterproof rain jacket with a full hood.
While the PreCip may not be as breathable as some of the higher-end GoreTex jackets, Marmot bills its fabric as breathable and they've included under-arm zippers (pit-zips) to keep air circulating and allow moisture out. My spouse has had no complaints in the year she's used hers and mine seems fine.
The hood on this jacket rolls up and is kept rolled by a velcro tag that passes through a fabric loop on the collar. Nice, light weight and it doesn't have the tendency to snag everything like the collar velcro on some jackets that spans the entire width of the collar. The downside is the collar isn't quite as securely stowed as with those other jackets. I don't see this as much of an issue; if you're wearing this jacket, it's likely because it's raining out and you want the hood up. The hood is contoured such that it allows excellent peripheral vision.
One feature not mentioned in the literature: this jacket is designed to stow in its own front left pocket. I've shared images of this - it's quite ingenious. This is easiest to do if you zip up all the other zippers, unzip the pocket and turn the jacket inside out, into the pocket. It packs down quite small, making the jacket easy to stow in even a small back, sling or hip pack.
I can't think of another jacket that packs this small that I'd want to rely on for rain protection; nothing comes close.
Top marks. I wouldn't want any other jacket in my fly fishing sling bag.
This version of the Precip is incredibly breathable and incredibly effective at the same time. I overheat in other rain jackets, but not this one. And yet I've worn it in rain, snow, and at 13,000 feet in blizzard winds so hard that I was standing at a 45-degree angle just to avoid falling down.
Construction seems strong enough. I pulled it in and out of a backpack in Italy for a rainy two weeks and it has held up great. I'll update if it fails down the road.