The Marmot Precip multi-activity jacket is a modern classic, thanks to its great price and features that make it ideal for those travelling light and fast in almost any activity. The Precip is made from an extremely waterproof fabric, while mesh pockets and pit zips improve condensation control, which is worth having when biking or running. The front zip also gets a double stormflap to improve water resistance in the worst weather. The Precip is an average length for this type of jacket with a slightly scooped tail to protect the back when biking. Movement in the sleeves is very good and it’s easy to access the two cavernous chest pockets while wearing a rucksack. The hood can be rolled into the collar, which is ideal for bikers, runners and climbers, and on the head movement of the hood is good too. But a more breathable fabric is available if you spend more cash. The Marmot Precip is quite a short jacket, which is great for fast movement, but some may prefer longer options. The hood movement is not ideal and neither is the soft hood peak, while the lack of reflective piping is not great for night action.
Outer Precip Dry Touch
Fabric waterproofness extremely waterproof
Fabric breathability very breathable
Sizes S-XL (men’s); XS-XL (women’s)
Made in China
Stores in UK 44Verdict
If you’ve got just £70 to spend and want a lightweight jacket for running, biking, climbing and hiking the Marmot Precip is great.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2008