The Marmot Precip is a modern classic that offers most of what anyone would want from a multi-activity jacket, including a great price. It is made from an extremely waterproof fabric, while mesh pockets and pit zips improve condensation control, which is a feature worth having when biking or running in particular. The front zip gets a double stormflap on the outside, which is relatively rare for a lightweight jacket, but it will help keep the wearer drier. The Precip is an average length for this type of jacket with a slightly scooped tail to protect the lower back when biking. In use access to the pockets is great and the movement in the sleeves is reasonable too. When biking or running you can roll the hood to the collar, while walkers can benefit from its ease of movement on the head. The Marmot Precip great all-rounder at a great price. But a more breathable fabric is available if you spend more cash. It is quite a short jacket too, so you might prefer some of the longer options. The hood movement is okay, but there are better hoods out there, particularly as the peak is not wired. There is no reflective material either.
Outer Precip Dry Touch
Fabric waterproofness extremely waterproof
Fabric breathability very breathable
Sizes S-XL (men’s); XS-XL (women’s)
Weight 372g (men’s L)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 20
The Marmot Precip is a superb choice for running, biking, climbing and walking, but higher-priced jackets are even better.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2010