It doesn't take long for menacing clouds to turn into powerful storms that leave you soaked and cold out on the trail. The Marmot Women's PreCip Pants may not be able to hold back storms, but they keep you dry and comfortable on a rainy afternoon. These lightweight pants weigh in at just half a pound so you'll hardly notice them in your backpack if you bring them along on your day hike or backpacking trip. Or if it's pouring before you even hit the trail, don these protective pants from the get-go. The PreCip is 43% more breathable than last year, while offering solid,10K-rated waterproof protection. The fully taped seams keep rain drops from sneaking through the cracks, and zippered pockets protect items inside. Adjust the drawcord on the elastic waist for a secure fit. When it's time to pull the pants on or off, open up the side ankle zippers and easily slide the pants over your hiking boots, or open up the ankle zippers when you need a little extra ventilation. If you run into dense, scratchy brush that's closing in on the trail, the pants' rugged nylon ripstop fabric is up for the challenge: it's made to resist wear-and-tear so it'll get you back to camp unscathed, and keep you going through many a wet excursion.