Marmot PreCip Jacket - Men's

Bring it on.

While some may see "chance of rain" as a sign to cancel the day's hike, the Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket sees it as an invitation. It offers waterproof/breathable performance and a packable design to make it ideal for everything from treks in unpredictable weather to errands around town on a rainy day.

The NanoPro fabric provides complete protection from the elements while still allowing heat and moisture vapor to escape, keeping you from getting soaked with sweat when you're slogging your way up a hill. And if you're still feeling too warm, open up the zippered underarm vents for instant relief. Angel-Wing Movement allows uninhibited mobility during technical treks, and Pack Pockets are accessible even when you're sporting a backpack.

  • Breathable weather protection that won't let you down
  • NanoPro fabric is dynamically air permeable for comfort
  • Angel-Wing Movement allows unrestricted mobility
  • Zippered underarm vents expel excess heat
  • Pack Pockets can be accessed with backpack on
  • DriClime-lined chin guard eliminates chafing
  • Hood rolls up into collar when you don't need it
  • Packs into own pocket for easy storage
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

bike riding

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: m

Got this as a windbreaker for my bike commutes and it did the job better then i thought it would, really like the vents under the armpits and how hight the collar comes when its fully zipped, even the way the hood is stored is nice and comfortable, it shads water well but i haven't had the chance to ride under poring rain yet.

Very poor quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I've worked in the outdoor industry for quite a while, and I must say, companies that make things as cheap as this should be called out for it. I know every company is trying to save on production costs to appease their major shareholders, but there in lies the problem. In doing so companies sacrifice quality. We shouldn't have to pay $600 for a rain jacket (as with arcteryx) but we also shouldn't settle for poor quality just to be able to afford a rain jacket. I've used this jacket very lightly for only a year and a half and in that time the inside lining has started to fall apart into a kind of dust that gets on everything. The jacket isn't even close to waterproof (even before the lining started to fall apart). If there's anything heavier than a light sprinkle the jacket will become totally soaked. This is NOT a rain jacket, it's more of a windbreaker with a little water resistance. Considering how well I treat my gear, and how this was not used heavily at all, I am shocked they still sell it and people are giving it 5 stars. I don't understand. Maybe these people only tested it in the rain for ten seconds but I live in Hawaii where it can rain very heavily off and on all day. If I'm in the rain for more than a few minutes with this jacket, I get wet. The fit and look are great, but a rain jacket should do way more than simply look and fit well. It should keep the water out! If it doesn't do that, don't call it a rain jacket. False advertising.

Lightweight and breathable!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Bought this for camping and I've actually used it for much more! I bought a size up, so I can wear sweaters or clothes underneath, and it actually fits well no matter what I have under it! Living in Minnesota, I've found this jacket works perfect to throw on over my Marmot down jacket if it's really snowing and windy for that added layer of protection! It's surprisingly warm when it needs to be, while being lightweight and breathable if it's a little warmer outside! I recently traveled internationally, and this was a GREAT jacket to have! Since it folds into its left pocket, like most Marmot jackets do, I was able to stick this in my daypack/carry-on and have the jacket ready when I needed it! Protected me from the elements, and the arm vents were great for when the sun came out again and would get warm! Definitely worth the money, and definitely made me another loyal Marmot customer!

Not breathable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: S

(Note: I wrote this review on the Marmot website on 1/31/17 and it was "moderated" and not posted.)

I'm a long-time Marmot customer (25 years!), so I expect exceptional quality, even from a budget item like the PreCip Jacket. But after using this on my daily bike commute for a few months, I can say that NanoPro membrane is NOT breathable. I often show up at work with the inside of the jacket wet with perspiration despite fully open pit zips and pockets. Is it unfair to compare this jacket with Goretex (how do they still hold a monopoly in this area?!?) shells that are six times as expensive? Maybe. Still, this doesn't live up to the waterproof/breathable marketing. Fit, finish and color are great, though, and I will say that it has kept me dry on several drenched rides.

Tested

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

3 stars for breath-ability. Hiked 2 miles in rain/snow, 28 degrees, 20 lbs on my back medium thickness polyester long sleeve underneath, pit zips fully open and by the end the inside was full of condensation. It kept the rain from coming in though. For the money I thought it would do better. I thought the pit zips were the answer to this age old problem! Oh well it looks good.

Does not do what it says on the tin

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Morning,

My recent order of Marmot waterproof trousers and jacket arrived on time and was a very good fit for my size. I could not wait to use them on my week long adventure in Patagonia as i knew it was going to be wet during our stay.

I was very dissapointed by the performance of this rain gear. They held out for 2 hrs in light rain and then the water started seeping thtough and soaking my undergarment warm gear. Once the jacket had got wet just once i found that it leaked through everytime there was a light shower or drizzle after that. I would not recommend purchasing these garments to anyone else and i feel that it was money wasted where I should have purchased something else.

Sorry for the negative feedback but i was very frustrated during my holiday hike and very disappointed in the clothing performance, so in this case i believe negative feedback is due

Chris

Great, but for fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XXL

Greetings
Just received the Precip Jacket. I checked its construction and it compared favorably to my other more expensive shells. Was thrilled until I put it on. It fits as an XXL shirt, but certainly not as an outer-shell-rain-jacket (or windbreaker) ought to fit. That is: roomy for layering over shirt, & sweater or vest. But for sizing, I would’ve been pleased.
Luis Palacios

reliable and effective

    Well-fitting, effective against the rain. Very light weight, easily packed in small spaces.

    my favorite go to shell

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: lrg

    always my first choice under normal conditions here in the pacific northwest, hiking, backpacking, skiing (mostly back country) cross country skiing. packs small, lightweight, underarm zippers to vent, pockets, hood, the length of the cut is just right. I've never had the problem with the inner lining breaking down and I have used my first one for quite a few years year round, especially skiing every week well into June or July. unfortunately I left my original one somewhere and nobody's put a shout out, dang, so got a new one at backcountry.com at 25% off, free shipping after trying them on at REI, and backcountry had the color I wanted

    Can't beat the price

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Solid, go-to jacket for rainy days. My boyfriend wears L/XL jackets, depending on the style and fit. With this jacket, he went with the XL just to have some extra room underneath for layering if needed. This is a breathable, comfortable jacket and the underarm vents are a great feature for the Summer. It also has a nice size hood that's adjustable which is nice.

    Good for the price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Not the most waterproof rain jacket I've ever owned, but it does the job. Looks good overall, not super flashy. Stays dry for at least a few hours in the rain. Breathes really well. Keeps you as dry as anything in its price range.

    Solid Jacket, takes a beating

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I'm a fan of this jacket in almost every way other than one (keep reading for that). It's a solid shell if you're layering, keeps out wind/rain like a champ and packs small. I'm a fan of the bright orange because I hike a lot where hunting is common. The material is high quality, especially for the price-point and I've never had issues with leaks. My only gripe, and this is a small one is that the pit vents are horribly designed- it's impossible to open/close them without using both hands to hold the jacket in multiple ways to get it to zip. This is my go-to over my Patagonia shell during late-spring, summer and early-fall hikes. Roll it up, toss it in your pack and be grateful when the storm rolls in!

    Just a side note: Being tall/thin I struggle with getting a good fit in anything... if you're over 6 feet I would recommend you go for a large, though be warned, it may be a bit boxy... but it's great with a couple layers under it.

    Solid jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Fan for the last 15 years.

    Good affordable rain jacket.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Bought this rain jacket when on sale.
    XL fits true to size and roomy enough to layer underneath for colder weather wear. Wore it on rainy days and it works well.
    It's very lightweight and probably meant for warmer weather but seems good enough to try wearing during the winter with fleece layer underneath to keep warm and block out the wind. Wear gloves, though, to keep the hands warm.
    Price was relatively affordable especially when it's on sale and you use a coupon to get additional savings (bought slightly over $50) though bought elsewhere.
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    Great protection for the money.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    There are better rain jackets out there, but not in this price range. Everything you need when you only want to spend $75 to $100 (on sale).

    OK,...but.,

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    The Precip is designed for light to moderate rain conditions so it's adequate for most of Portland & the PNW. What is irritating is the lack of an adjustment strap for the hood. Because the jacket is light weight it lacks structure to maintain hood position without flopping over hindering vision. Neither a difficult or expensive fix

    Exactly what I was expecting

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    Bought this jacket last week. Tried it on, not used on a hike yet.

    This is exactly what I was expecting. I wanted a light weight hiking jacket that I can take on a mountain when I start the day in 80 degree sun but find a storm at the summit. Light weight for hiking. The fabric is as expected to be light and waterproof, a little friction noise but it probably less than you'll find from similar competitors. The fabric is not as durable as say my ski jacket, but that was again expected.

    I am 31 yo, 5'-10" 155 lbs fit. I am usually between a M/L in any clothing. Looking at the reviewers at my size it looks like people are buying both. I went with a L because generally I like hoodies and jackets to fit looser than my M shirts. L was perfect for me, I probably would have returned a M for a L had I started there. It fit true to size, I don't think the L is baggy at all (I tried it on over fleece). If you are buying for day hiking, I would probably go with a L considering if you want to put it on, you'll want the coverage. If you are looking at week long back-country in hot weather and just need to stay dry, then M might be easier to pack.

    I have spent $1,500 over many years on this site and have yet to be disappointed in gear. Most my gear is used in CO mountains or Moab trips.

    Stay dry my friends.

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Very light weight rain jacket. The zip down arm pits for venting are great. Works good for backpacking and day hiking. The stow away hood is pretty cool. Basically, is perfect for anything you do on those rainy days. It can keep you dry it a down pour for a few hours!!!

    Great jacket!

      Wore this jacket for 4 days of camping in the rain and was dry the whole time! Super thin material and gives just about as much ventilation as you can expect from a rain jacket.

      Marmot PreCip Jacket - Men's

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I bought this rain slicker for my main man. I got him the size Large in Greenland. The fit and color is as expected. It has not been tested in the rain, but looking forward to seeing how it holds up.