Rated5out of5byJimiWfromMarmot PreCip Rain JacketI work outside alot and in the rain the PreCip keeps me dry. In the St. Louis rain it is also breathable so I am not burning up during the rain. wear it in the fall also! Great purchase!
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated5out of5byHikeitoutfromGreat Rain JacketI have used this jacket as both rain gear and as a wind breaker to keep warm. It works great as both. Glad I made the purchase.
Rated5out of5byNCKeithfromBest lightweight rain jacketI bought my first Precip a while back when I had a part-time job valet parking cars. You don't stop parking cars just because it is raining, so I wanted something light weight and waterproof for the job, and the Precip covered those bases. This year, after many hikes and dog walks, that jacket gave out and I didn't think twice about getting another one just like it. The color's a little different this time - got the bright green this time for visibility when I walk the dogs. It still does everything that my old jacket did, and they say that the new version is even more waterproof...so bonus!
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated4out of5byPabloA2fromLightweight AlternativeI bought this jacket as an alternative to my Ground Hard-shell that is somewhat bulkier; I wanted something that would be a little more lightweight and packable while still keeping me dry in the rain. I will say that the price was right for the PreCip and it fits very well, definitely true to size. Overall the fabric doesn't feel quite as substantial as my Ground but then again its intended to be lightweight. The green colors are great for visibility without being too neon. I will say that the two chest vents/pockets are appreciated however it would be nice to have some additional pockets, then again, maybe this keeps the price down? I also like the pit-zips, perfect for the humidity and also because despite being billed as breathable I don't think its quite as breathable as other jackets I have. Its not like wearing a sauna, its just that it can get a little warm when you're active so having pit-zips help. The interior of the jacket has a slick material, it feels somewhat plastic but I think this is the concession to price and waterproofness. I wore this recently in an all-day rain and it kept me dry and was comfortable, sure, I think my Ground would have been a bit more comfortable but I likely wouldn't have been carrying it due to its less packable nature; so there's the trade-off. That and price. So, for the price the PreCip is a great jacket, frankly all that most of us really need most of the time. Its perfect for Spring through Fall wet weather and its very easy to pack for travel. All said, I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated5out of5byjbutterfromGreat purchaseSurvived a week of rain in Alaska in September. Held up great through a variety of conditions.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated5out of5byReddogmomfromGreat product for a good price.Bought this for my son. He is very active and enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing, as well as any sport imaginable. I wanted to get him a lightweight rain jacket that had adjustable sleeves. This one is fairly stylish for an 18 year old. It has "pit zips". This is perfect. He loves it. The weather changes a lot in Colorado, so something that is lightweight and waterproof is almost necessary.
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated4out of5bybufo55fromLightweight, effectiveI bought this on sale, and the only size left was large, while I usually wear a medium for an outer shell. When I tried it on, it fit well (considering it would be an outer shell, likely with a fleece and possibly a down vest underneath). That's why I said it runs small - men's large would normally be way too loose and the sleeves would be way too long, but this large was comfortable.
My first trip out I ran into an early Fall snowstorm. I was hiking hard so I was afraid it would get clammy, but it didn't. I opened up the armpits all the way, and when the snow was still light with no wind I tried to keep the front open just by closing with the velcro on the storm flap. That velcro is pretty skimpy and insufficient as a closure. The zipper is one-way, so I couldn't open the front a bit from the bottom either.
When the wind really started to blow (40mph gusts) the front zipper closure was wind and water tight and the velcro was sufficient to keep the storm flap closed. The hood worked well, but not without some help. There is no built-in visor to speak of, but in cold wet weather I wear a fleece/gore-tex baseball cap with fold-down ear flaps that was made in Sweden. With that substantial baseball cap visor sticking out and the hood drawn tight, no snow was able to leak inside. The soft material that ends up rubbing on your chin and lower lip is a nice touch. Armpits were still open, temperature dropped into the teens, fleece on, hiking moderately - no condensation.
So it's a great lightweight shell that needs just a little help to work in the worst weather that I will probably see in it. I have no doubt it will be just as effective in a summer downpour. I got the orange, which is nice since I now have one article that doesn't blend into the forest, giving a little more peace of mind during hunting season.
Date published: 2013-10-02
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