Marmot Men’s PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket

Last updated date: April 15, 2021

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Marmot Men’s PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Marmot Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

100% Nylon. Imported. Lightweight men's rain jacket is perfect for hiking, Climbing, cycling, and other activities where rain is a concern. Waterproof/Breathable nanopro fabric keeps you dry and comfortable even as activity increases. Ultralight weather protection for year-round activities, the PreCip Eco is made from recycled material, and uses a PFC-free DWR.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

5 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

2,144 user reviews

What experts liked

The jacket is built with a 2.5-layer NanoPro Eco waterproof and breathable shell, which has provided us with solid protection in drenching rain, gusty winds, and even occasional snowfall. To keep moisture from pooling on the jacket and soaking into the outer layer, the PreCip also includes a DWR coating. The coating is fairly unique in the industry as it’s PFC-free (short for perfluorocarbons, which is a non-biodegradable chemical used in most DWRs).
- Switchback Travel
For $100 you get a pretty sweet rain shell from a reputable, warranty-backed company without breaking the bank. Typically a lower-end jacket skimps on features, but that’s not the case here. This jacket is highly adjustable — it has an elastic draw cord around the face of the hood to keep the wind out and a Velcro flap on the back so you don’t lose your peripheral vision.
It's light enough to carry on extended backpacking and climbing trips, and it's sufficiently ventilated for high energy activities, especially as a price-pointed model. The hood tucks away in the event you'd like to wear a hat or if you're using your jacket around town, and the large hand pockets can hold keys, phone, and gloves with no problem.
- Outdoor Gear Lab
Besides the price, one of the PreCip's best features is the fully adjustable hood, fuctionality which is increasingly left off rain jackets, but of vital importance to keep the rain off your face, glasses if you wear them, and protect your neck from cold drafts. The hood has three points of adjustment.
- Section Hiker
The little details like the pit zips, mesh-lined hand pockets, and quality metal zipper pulls, help set this jacket apart from its competitors. If you’re looking for a rain jacket at an affordable price, you can’t beat the high quality of the Marmot PreCip jacket here. It’s a great buy in our book!
- All Outdoors Guide

What experts didn't like

You don’t get high-end touches like water-resistant zippers, although the storm flaps do their job. Secondly, in heavy downpours, the DWR and thin construction can’t keep up and the jacket will start to absorb some moisture into the top layer of the fabric.
- Switchback Travel
It’s not all that breathable. The pit zips are necessary to vent steam, and I found that during a truly hard hike in the rain it was not enough to move the sweat off my body, so I got soaked from the inside.
This jacket does not breathe as well as the higher-end models, which offer non-coated membranes and non-proprietary fabrics.
- Outdoor Gear Lab
No chest pocket. Potential to become worn out over time. Holds sweat and odor with consistent wear.
- All Outdoors Guide

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