Marmot PreCip Men's Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket
- Excellent weather protection: Waterproof/breathable 2.5-layer performance NanoPro fabric for moderate rain, snow, and wind with a membrane-protecting print that increases wicking
- Waterproof/breathable NanoPro fabric provides excellent protection in moderate rain, snow, and wind; taped seams provide ensure true weatherproofing
- Full-length side zippers with bonded storm flap for easy layering and complete rain protection
- Elastic waist for a secure, comfortable fit
- Zippered side pockets and back pocket for storing items
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When To Wear It
Moderate rain, snow, and wind during hiking, cycling, climbing, and everyday urban use.
PreCip Men's Rain Jacket
Lightweight, waterproof, and breathable
Featuring NanoPro technology, the PreCip Jacket provides cool, dry comfort in wet conditions—even during high activity. The PreCip also features fully taped seams to prevent leaks, an attached hood that can be rolled into the collar when not in use, and PitZips for quick ventilation.
- Built with Marmot's comfortable and breathable NanoPro waterproofing technology
- seam taped
- Attached adjustable hood can be rolled into collar when not in use
- Adjustable Velcro cuffs and drawstring hem
- Stuffs into own pocket
Marmot NanoPro garments feature a technologically advanced 2.5-layer lamination that creates dynamic air permeability and long-term, durable waterproofing.
NanoPro's microporous structure prevents water droplets from soaking through the garment's surface, keeping you completely dry during even the heaviest downpours.
Weatherproof Taped Seams
Taped seams ensure true waterproofing by sealing up all points where rain can leak into your garment's interior.
Adjustable Warmth & Protection
The attached, drawcord-adjustable hood can be rolled down into the collar when not in use.
|Men's PreCip Jacket||Men's Magus Jacket||Men's Red Star Jacket||Men's PreCip Full-Zip Pant|
|Waterproof (Higher rating indicates increase in water repellence)||10,000 - Excellent protection for activities like hiking and skiing in moderate rain, snow, and wind.||10,000 - Excellent protection for activities like hiking and skiing in moderate rain, snow, and wind.||20,000 - Superior protection for most activities in moderate rain, snow, and wind, with intermittent heavy rain and snow.||10,000 - Excellent protection for activities like hiking and skiing in moderate rain, snow, and wind.|
|Breathability B1 (Higher rating indicates more breathability)||15,000||17,000||15,000||17,000|
|Weight||11 oz.||10.6 oz.||15 oz.||12 oz.|
|Fit||Regular (Dropped shoulder, straight waist, loose hem)||Regular (Dropped shoulder, straight waist, loose hem)||Athletic (Tailored shoulder, tapered waist, fitted hem)||Regular (Dropped shoulder, straight waist, loose hem)|
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I did not try the jacket in the rain before I returning it, but its supposed "excellent" water-resistance sales pitch is quite debatable. It has a waterproof rating of 10,000 (which, despite the absence of units, means the height in millimeters of the water inside a 1"x 1" square tube pressed on the fabric before the fabric begins to leak) and ratings in the 6,000 mm to10,000 mm range typically only indicate 'waterproof' under light pressure. It is unlikely to keep the wearer dry in heavy downpours.
Its breathabiity rating (see models comparison in this product page), given without indicating the method, is quite meaningless outside of comparisons between Marmot articles measured with the same method (and perhaps by the same people). These ratings are estimated by manufacturers and independent labs, but the methods used are diverse and not easily comparable, if at all. For example, a 15,000 rating like this --likely in units of gr/m^2/day-- would be considered high breathability by the Upright Cup test, but only a moderate one by the Inverted Cup test. I also suspect the possibility of a mix up, since just a few years ago the rating for the Marmot's PreCip Plus jackets was 15,000 while for the PreCip jackets was 12,0000.
Anyhow, I was able to have an idea of its breathability by comparing how stuffy it felt wearing it for a few tens of minutes indoors, in the dry(ish) air of a 70F air-conditioned house, and outdoors, in the extremely humid air of an 80F afternoon just before a rain storm. Moisture vapor transfer, which involves both a physical and a chemical mechanism, varies with both humidity and temperature, so I expected the difference in humidity to be the driving force since in the two cases the temperature difference outside the jacket was not that large (and that inside the jacket, dominated by the body's homeostasis, would be even less), and the jacket to feel much stuffier outdoors than indoors. Alas, while the jacket felt wet and clammy *faster* when outside, it did not feel that different after a somewhat longer time inside. The breathability of 2.5-layer clothing like this is not that good, and this jacket is no exception.