The material used in the Marmot Precip children’s jacket is a good-quality fabric with a high level of waterproofness, so it should remain waterproof longer than lesser fabrics. There is no loose mesh inside, which could be an advantage if your child tends to get tangled up in such things. There’s a double stormflap over the front zip and a single stormflap over the pocket zips. There are two large chest pockets and an elasticated hood. You also get a strip of reflective piping. But the Marmot Precip’s hood cannot be rolled away and the hem does not get any adjustment. The fabric also feels a little more rustly than some.
Outer Precip Dry Touch Inner none
Fabric waterproofness extremely waterproof
Fabric breathability very breathable
Sizes XS-XL (boys’); XS-XL (girls’)
Weight 238g (child’s size M)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 5Verdict
The Marmot Precip is a superb, simple, lightweight kids’ jacket that is ideal for general walking.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2008