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
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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...

      Rain Rain go Away

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

      Simple desire, lightweight rain jacket with stowable hood. Marmot hit the nail on the head. Fits true to size, pit zips are super long, jacket doesn't have that "trash bag" feel others have. Great Color Choices.

      Outstanding Jacket

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

      If you are looking for a lightweight jacket to keep in your pack for those surprise storms, this is it! Durable Jacket that fits well.

      Exactly What He Needs

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

      I bought this for my husband who was in dire need of a casual dress rain jacket for when we head in to the city or are on trips. He is always searching through the closet and finding nothing like this- a light rain jacket that is suitable for city jaunts. We live on a ranch and most everything we have is very outdoorsy- read "too casual". Anyhow- he needed something with a hood and a color that would stand out if he were out in a busy area with traffic. Something that would make it more sensible and safe.
      Can't ask for much more than this.

      My brother Loves it

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

      Bought this jacket for my brother for Christmas, and he loves it. The fabric is much thinner that I expected, so its very lightweight. Now if I could only get him to buy some new skis from me...



      If you still need a personal gearhead, or you have questions on this jacket or any other products, hit me up directly!

      My brother Loves it

      My Go To...

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

      I live in the southeast US now and this is a perfect all round jacket...so good I own 3. Great lightweight, wind proof, waterproof, durable jacket. Even when I head back up north or out west in the cold weather some good base layers and its work splendidly without being too bulky. You may need to upsize if you want to wear really bulky layer under it otherwise it's very true to fit.

      Stay Dry

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

      This jacket does everythingI need it to. Keep myself and my gear dry and even acts well as a light windbreaker. Traps in a little bit of hear which is great for this chilly damp days.

      I would recommend this as an outer shell for hiking.

      Solid lightweight rain jacket

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

      I'm wearing this jacket almost every day for two months in SF with light to moderate rain and I have not had any issues with it. It fits true to size for me, L- 180lbs/6'1".

      Dry for days!

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

      What can you say about a rain jacket besides the fact it keeps you dry? How about how good you will look in this one! The fit is awesome, tends to run a little big in my opinion. I have a Medium and it fits great, but wear Large in a lot of things. I have had it for about a year now and still love it! Great for a night walking around Main St. in Park City or out on the trail for a weekend trip.

      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.