Marmot PreCip Jacket - Men's
MarmotPreCip 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

Bad breathability for hard cycling

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

I purchased the Precip Jacket and also the PreCip pants for daily cycling to work and back for rainy days.
The breathability does not match about half an hour of fast cycling in a plane area, I got very wet inside my upper body and also in my legs.
my under layer got really wet and my under cotton pants as well.
The waterproofness is also very average, after 20 minutes in a low-mis rain, water penetrated inside.
For medium speed and effort speed, the PreCip is OK, and I don't recall to much over heated, but I expected more.
When there is no rain, the PreCip is very good and block the wind very very good.
The fit is good, I took Medium, for the jacket and regular/short for the pants.
I used the jacket-pants about 20-30 times, but from the beginning I noticed
the average beathability and watterproofnes performance.
for walking and hanging around in the city while raining or windy,
the PreCip is excellent, comfortable, protect from showers and the color
is very nice. I bought Bright Lichen Green that at that time it was available.

Lightweight, high quality, good fit.

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

This is a very basic rain coat, but it's very well made, has great attention to detail (things like the velcro tab on the back of the hood), has a modern fit that's not overly bulky, and at a great price. I'm a fan of Marmot to begin with and this does not disappoint. I am 5'11", 195 lbs with an athletic build, and a large fits perfectly. The blue color is very nice on this jacket. I disagree with comments about it not being waterproof. Unless you swim with it on it's waterproof. One review mentioned it being short. It's a hip-length coat and, noting my height, it fits exactly that way. If you are very tall (>6'2" or so), you may have length issues.

Nice simple rain jacket

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

Nice jacket, thin rain coat allows for use in good weather or to layer so we sized up.

Too short.

    I bought this for my boyfriend, and even when I opened it, I had a feeling that it was going to be too short. He tried it on, and I was right. I can't speak for the usage, or the quality unfortunately!

    The worst of both worlds

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

    This jacket is the worst of both worlds – it’s neither breathable nor waterproof. You get damp in all conditions! The only advantage it has over a garbage bag is durability. I regret buying it and rue spending $60 to relearn that you usually get what you pay for. There's a reason these are always on sale.

    Meh

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

    I've used this jacket on all my PNW adventures over the past two years (hiking, backpacking, bikepacking, and snowshoeing) and the jacket soaks through after about 30 minutes. I even put on a brand new treatment before taking the jacket to Vietnam, and it still soaked through in under an hour just walking through town. I bought this jacket based on the amazing reviews, but I find it to be a backcountry fail.

    Can't beat the price!

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

    Solid, go-to jacket for rainy days. This is a breathable, comfortable jacket and the underarm vents are a great feature for the Summer. The hood is a nice size and adjustable.

    The last rain jacket you will ever buy.

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

    This is the rain jacket that sets the standard for all of the others. Most of the serious gearheads on the AT use this jacket. Functional & Fashionable. The pit vents are a real plus.

    what size did you buy?

    Great jacket

      I've owned several Marmot Precip jackets over the years and they're great. It's a no non-sense jacket that's very packable and easy on the wallet. Not the best rain jacket I've ever used, but definitely the best value.

      Marmot Precip

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

      Bought the Team Red Jacket XL when it was on sale.
      It fit true to size though a bit roomy. That roominess works well during colder weather so you can wear a base layer and up to a midweight fleece/wool jacket for warmth.
      The jacket is very lightweight and can be rolled up into one of the handpockets and the hood can also be rolled into the collar.
      The zipper is not a 2 way zipper in that it can be unzipped from the bottom as well as from the top but that would probably add to the overall cost.
      There's no chest pocket but there are 2 hand pockets with mesh lining.
      The jacket is relatively waterproof but it won't stand a continuous downpour as the jacket will get wetted out and you'll feel the cold. The jacket doesn't breathe that well but has pit zips to let moisture out from inside the jacket.
      People may claim that they get wet from wearing the jacket but I'd suspect that it may be their perspiration or sweat and that they weren't venting the inside of the jacket to let the moisture out.
      After a few months, esp. the wet and cold autumn/winter seasons, you'll need to clean the jacket and may have to re-apply the DWR treatment to keep it waterproof. Otherwise, the jacket will naturally lose its waterproofing which will eventually need to be re-applied.
      The jacket is light and thin enough to be stowed away into a small pack for travel.
      During the autumn/winter months, I keep it in my car's trunk in case of wet weather.
      But the thinness means that you should be careful about using the jacket should you do any active activities as it may tear, say, if used while hiking/backpacking.
      It's a relatively jacket when it's on sale usually during the off-seasons in summer and autumn.

      My son loves it!

        I bought this for my son for a backpack trip in the high Unitas. It packs light and did a great job keeping him dry on a rainy day. He gives it 5 stars.

        Good but with a little concern

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

        The price is amazing and the jacket is comfy and is awesome. I'm glad I bought it and it works great.
        However, I am considering buying OR Forway (gortex 2 layer) or Patagonia Cloud Ridge (3 layer H2no). My main concern is this got really hot on the steep hike up a 14er. I can feel it failing to breathe and I chose to get wet over sweating. On the way down it worked great and I felt fine. Waterproofing held up for the most part.

        If you are into really outdoorsy things, I'd recommend spending more and getting a better quality jacket. But for wearing around town this is amazing.

        Great rain jacket

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

        This is exactly what I was looking for. I didn't want something too heavy. It's light and very comfortable. Highly recommend.

        Great Material

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

        I used this jacket through a fairly substantial rain, and it held up nicely. Also, it's lightweight and easy to pack!

        Great light weight rain jacket!

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

        Lightweight, great fitting rain jacket which has a nice fold up hood. Stylish short jacket which worked like a charm when sudden rain found us one day.

        Kept me comfortably Dry!

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

        I wore this through 24 hours of non stop rain on the AT in New Hampshire. It kept me warm and dry, and did not have the clammy feel of other jackets. Overall, the construction is of good quality.

        A-Plus

          Does a great job of fending off water even in torrential thunderstorms. Has worked splendidly as outer layer on my outdoor adventures, or simply as an expensive, but effective, every-day rain jacket

          Great Rain Jacket

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

          I visit places where it's frequently wet (think Bay Area, CA; Portland, OR; and Southern Utah summer storms) and often get caught walking in the rain. This is perfect because it's very light and packs very small, but still works great. Fits well.

          Not a RAIN jacket

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

          Initially I loved this thing, but I quickly learned last weekend why it's called a Precip jacket and not a Rain jacket. Running some errands on a rainy day in the city, this thing was pretty moist/damp after an hour and completely soaked after about two.

          So I guess technically a Precip(itiation) can be a drizzle... and yes it's ok as a light windbreaker, EXCEPT for the fact that it doesn't really break wind (wait, that didn't come out right, but you know what I mean!).

          Not sure what I'll do with this but maybe just give it away.

          I bought this two years ago, and at the time I wish there were more of these reviews which help you guide it to be what it really is... a light spring/fall jacket that can help with the occasional drizzle...