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Marmot Precip Jacket Shell Jackets Review

Marmot Precip Jacket


Description

45d ripstop nylon; Marmot's proprietary PU coating technology specially engineered for unlined garments with excellent durability. A special layer next to the skin reduces condensation and the sticky clammy feel of most coatings.


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Weight
11 oz. (318 g)


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Review Date
September 15, 2011

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Reviewed by: cory ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Any sub $250 shell is going to wear after moderate use. Proper care is essential to guarnateeing longevity, so complaining about a jacket purchased 4 years ago is absured. Marmot has great customer service when it comes to wear and tear, even when they're dealing with uninformed customers. Use a cleaner and tech-wash twice a year and the jacket will hold up. I prefer Nikwax but there are several companies out there with the same type of product. I use my jacket year round, tret it when the arms begin to absorb moisture, and am confident that it will hold up for another 5 years.

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keep 'em in the know

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arc'teryx, north face, columbia, sorel


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Review Date
July 31, 2010

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Reviewed by: aldo ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
If you want to keep dry, buy this jacket…and an umbrella and two cans of Scotch Guard (old recipe). This jacket will not keep the rain out. Last week, I walked 45 mins. to work in a moderate rain and was soaked. Later, under no illusion but having nothing else, I hiked Ben Nevis in the rain and needless to say, I was wet. I guess that’s why they call it the precip—because you can feel the rain right on your skin as if you were wearing nothing t all.


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dvdmxll (12/14/2010)
You need a $200 to $300 rain jacket for rainforests and heavy downpours, not the ones that sell for $89 to $99.
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Review Date
July 24, 2010

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Reviewed by: Kim Hiebert ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I purchased a Precip jacket at REI for my son to wear at Philmont. He didn't test the jacket in rain before taking it to Philmont. Big mistake. It rained daily and the first time he wore it the rain soaked through instantly. He got wetter wearing the jacket than if he went without. Another man backpacking with us had the same jacket and had the same problem. He had worn his precip jacket one other time before coming to Philmont and it didn't keep him dry then either. He called Marmot and they said that the jacket rainproof coating must not have been activated. He was instructed by customer service to put the jacket in the dryer. Supposedly the heat from the dryer would activate the waterproof lining. After doing this at home he tested the jacket and he said it seemed to be repelling water so he brought it to Philmont. Turns out the the jacket didn't repel the rain instead soacked it up.

Do not trust Marmot Precip jackets for keeping you dry even in a light rain.

By the way, I have a Marmot rain jacket and it worked great at Philmont. It is not a Precip jacket...not sure what line it is as the tag doesn't say.


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Review Date
May 12, 2010

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Reviewed by: lotakj ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
I agree with many of the reviews on here - this jacket is not waterproof. I bought it originally for a trip to Costa Rica, but luckily did not see much rain. But then I took it out during a downpour in Chicago and got soaked. This was my third Marmot product and probably my last, as all three did not live up to my expectations, especially when compared to other brands out there.


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Review Date
March 26, 2010

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Reviewed by: C. Whitlock ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
This jacket is NOT WATERPROOF, I am a park ranger in Tennessee and this jacket was issued as an uniform item. I was using the jacket one day on boat patrol and got soaked in a heavy rain. I am back to using an old gortex jacket we received years back.


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