Marmot PreCip Mens Rain Jacket

One of the least attractive pieces of outdoor climbing and backpacking gear you’ll find on the market today, the Marmot PreCip is recommended by nearly everyone for its rain stopping ability. Sure, it looks awful – but it will definitely keep you dry.

Marmot PreCip Mens Rain Jacket Review

If you did a double take over the price tag for the Marmot PreCip and saw that it costs between $60-$100 apiece, you would not be the only one who wondersif a rain jacket could really be worth that much. I mean after all, all this jacket is doing is keeping a little bitof drizzle off of you, right?

Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket Review — First Impressions

Though you might not win to many beauty contests wearing the Marmot PreCip Mens rain jacket, you wouldn’t be exposed to the elements likes other people will be in their high-end, fancy-schmancy rain jackets. While most people blanch at the mere thought of spending almost $100 on nothing more than a rain shell, true outdoors people understand nothing puts the damper on the trip more than getting wet, cold, and uncomfortable. Your whole trip changes the moment that you can get dry and warm, and there’s nothing better on the market keeping you write entire and completely air dry at this price point than the Marmot PreCip Mens rain jacket.

Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket Video Review

Sure it’s not a looker, but it’s loaded with performance

There will be a lot of people who get sucked into the rain jacket world, looking to buy the most high tech and super slick rain jacket on the market, only to find that the performance is severely lacking. And while there look good getting soaked, in the end of still and up soaked. But you’ll never have to worry about that when you put on the Marmot PreCip Mens rain jacket. A budget based version of one of their more high-end products, you would be beyond hard-pressed to find anything better than this at keeping the rain help. Everything from tiny little sprinkles in a few straggling drops to torrential downpours are no match for the superior quality and waterproofing that this rain shell delivers. Created from 100% ripstop nylon and treated with their proprietary waterproofing blend, not only will this rain shell of the wick moisture away from your body but will also refused to allow any rain to penetrate through the shell. There are outdoor gear reviews touting the waterproof ability of the Marmot PreCip Mens rain jacket even years and years after heavy use. You just can’t beat this as a barrier against the elements.

Lightweight and easy to pack

While it goes without saying, this rain jacket is super easy and lightweight to pack. As all rain shells really should be, to find a material that is this lightweight, easily rollable, and still hold its shape and shell the second it’s been unpacked is still uncommon. You’ll be able to get your hands on the Marmot PreCip Mens rain jacket as soon as a cloud start to darken or the thunder rumbles, and will have no trouble strapping on over whatever you’re wearing (regardless of the amount of layers) keeping you nice and dry the matter what.

This thing sure is ugly

If you’d be hard-pressed to find any outdoor gear reviews that don’t swear by the rain stopping properties of theMarmot PreCip Mens rain jacket, you’d have just as hard a time finding anyone that thought this was a good-looking shell. Literally one of the ugliest shells you’ll find, you’ll be glad that most people won’t trust their rain jackets well enough to be out in the elements that you are in it means that fewer and fewer people will actually have to see you in it. If you’re concerned about walking the runway with your new rain jacket, you’ll have to look somewhere else. If you’re looking to say nice and toasty and never get wet, you won’t find a better product anywhere near this budget.

Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket Specs

Material: [shell] PreCip coated 100% nylon ripstop
Fabric Waterproof Rating: 15,000 mm
Fabric Breathability Rating: 12,000 g
Fit: regular
Center Back Length: 29 in
Length: 29 in
Pockets: 2 front
Seams: fully taped
Venting: PitZips underarm zips
Hood: yes, stowable, removable
Actual Weight: 362g
Recommended Use: hiking, backpacking, trail running, everyday
Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime
MSRP: $99.00


If you don’t think that you need a quality rain shall, or think that you can get away with some dime store or gas station poncho, you probably have never been out in a real deal storm in the middle of the woods. Nothing and I mean nothing is worse than sitting in cold damp clothes during a two-day storm. Investing a few dollars quality ripstop waterproof rain jacket is one of the smartest things you can do when you hit the woods, and it would be impossible to find a better product than theMarmot PreCip Mens rain jacket.

Written by Stan Tyan