Product: Marmot PreCip Jacket
Best uses: Staying dry and blocking wind
Why I like it: Great value! You can stay dry without having to break the budget
To me, having a good rain jacket is one of the most important pieces of gear. It’s a must have. I’m not going to let rain keep me inside. There also comes a time when someone borrows your jacket so often you decide to buy them one of their own. So is the story of my Marmot PreCip Jacket. I’ve owned mine for four years now, and it’s been to many places. I’ve treated it well with Nikwax washes and in return it has helped to keep me dry on hikes, bike rides, and getting around town.
For me, the fit of the PreCip Jacket, along with pretty much all other Marmot jackets, is spot on. Angle-Wing Movement allows my arms to move freely and not feel constricted. For a lady that is 5’10 this isn’t always the case on rain jackets. Being tall I also really appreciate the 27in back length. I get full back coverage while ladies shorter than me get some added butt coverage. The PreCip Jacket also has PitZips. If you are doing aerobic activity with your rain jacket on you’ll become a fan of PitZips. This way you can air your torso out some while still staying dry.
While I still love my Marmot PreCip Jacket, they have made some updates to it that make it even better than my four year old model. Yes, it is possible for a good thing to get better. Marmot now uses NanoPro coating on the PreCip. NanoPro is a microporous technology that is 30% smaller than previous coatings. What does all that mean to you? The new PreCip Jackets are about 43% more breathable than my jacket. Small, tightly packed pores allow air to follow out and keep water from seeping in.
Bottom line, the Marmot PreCip Jacket will keep you dry. Why am I so confident in this? Jayne wore her Marmot PreCip Jacket (a newer model) to Cave of the Winds at Niagara Falls. A friend of ours went a few days earlier and wore another brand rain jacket and ended up all wet. Jayne ditched the free poncho to prove that the PreCip could keep her dry. The proof is in the pictures, or in this case, the video.