Marmot PreCip rain jacket for women has been on the market for 15 years now. The jacket has been drastically improved recently with the most advanced NanoPro waterproof coating, which has made it completely waterproof, while its breathability has been improved for 43%. This is an inexpensive and top-quality 2.5 layer piece of clothing suitable for any outdoor activity and for daily life.
Marmot PreCip women jacket is a shell-type peace of equipment. This means that it does not have an extra insulation layer inside. Its main purpose is to protect you from rain and to make you feel comfortable.
The insulation is not an issue because of its specific design. You can always add some fleece under the jacket, and wear it in any weather conditions. This is how I have been using my rain jackets for years.
This particular jacket is very popular and it has been on the market for 15 years now. All this time the material has been improved with respect to its waterproofness and breathability.
You should bear this in mind when you read various reports. This is now a very improved model, completely waterproof and breathable.
So you might be confused when/if you search for this jacket on Amazon. In the moment of writing this text, I have seen no less than 8 items for the same PreCip women’s jacket.
The front of the jacket is with a full-length zipper and with a storm flap. It opens in the traditional way, from above only. You have velcro tabs under the flap and a snap button on the bottom. Velcro tabs are on the sleeves as well. The latest model does not have elastic on the inside wrist side.
The design includes what Marmot calls Angel-wing, the design and the feature that reduces ride-up and allows the freer and uninhibited motion of arms.
Important elements of the jacket
The hem is equipped with a drawcord and a clip. There are two side pockets, no chest pocket, and no internal pocket.
One of the pockets can be used to pack the whole jacket in it. You can see the video about it in the post of the jacket for men. In such a packed state, it has a small loop to attach it wherever you want.
The hood: The jacket has a nicely designed hood that can be rolled away into the collar. It is secured inside the collar by velcro tabs. The hood cannot be removed (so no worry to have it lost).
The hood has adjustability on the back, this is yet another velcro which regulates its position above your face, and you will use this also when you wear a helmet, the hood is big enough for such a purpose. Yet another adjustability on the hood is a drawcord with clips on each side, to adjusts it around your face.
The collar is of a proper size, see it in the picture below-right, and with a piece of a pleasant fleece in the section which comes in contact with your chin.
Very long pit zips are integrated in this jacket, see above. Some people love to have this feature, definitely good for extra ventilation in case of a lot of physical activity.
Here is a short video about Marmot PreCip women jacket, have a look:
The material used in its latest version is the best what Marmot has invented so far. This is Marmot’s own NanoPro technology, more breathable than ever and completely waterproof. All seams at fully taped and waterproof as well. So all basic features regarding the technology are the same as in the PreCip model for men.
NanoPro coating used here is with a pore structure that is 30% smaller than previous generations. This material used in the latest version of the jacket is 43% more breathable than in the previous coating used in earlier versions.
The coating implies very small and densely packed pores which allow for enhanced breathability and in the same maintaining excellent waterproofness. About various types of such materials, you can read in my another post.
This is claimed by Marmot to be the most technically advanced 2.5 layer coating available nowadays. Its features are:
- Waterproofness: 10000 mm minimum JIS-L 1092.
- Breathability: 17,000 gm / 24 h minimum JIGS-1099 B1.
- Hohenstein RET: 5.0 to 5.4.
- Dry Touch finish.
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight (average, dependent on the size): 9.6 oz (272 g).
- Regular fit.
- NanoPro technology.
- 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.2 oz/yd.
- Waterproof & breathable.
- 100% seam sealed.
- Full visibility roll-up hood with integral collar.
- Pit zips.
- Pack pocket.
- Double storm flap over zipper with snap and velcro tabs.
- Elastic drawcord hem.
- DriClime lined chin guard.
- Angel-wing movement.
To maintain the features of this technically advanced jacket and to maximize its service-life, Marmot advises the following:
- Machine wash cold with like colors.
- Powdered detergent.
- Tumble dry low.
- Close all fasteners.
- No softeners.
- Do not: iron, bleach, dry clean.
Pros & cons
There is not much one could say against the Marmot PreCip jacket for women, this is really a great piece of clothing. Here is my summary:
Bear in mind what I have said above, those reviews include various previous versions, so the average rate for the latest version should definitely be higher. The latest version of Marmot PreCip women jacket has been dramatically improved with respect to breathability, packability, and waterproofness.
Comparison with Marmot Minimalist jacket for women
|Marmot PreCip women||Marmot Minimalist women|
|Shell material||nylon ripstop||polyester|
|Roll away hood||yes||no|
|Internal mesh liner||no||no|
|Stows into its pocket||yes||no|
To conclude this review about Marmot PreCip rain jacket for women by stressing again that this is a piece of clothing that will surely keep you dry regardless of the type of your outdoor activity and of the weather conditions. If you go for camping, hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, this is what you will take with you.
The most advanced coating technology is applied here, so the version available on the market right now is the best of what Marmot has produced in the past 15 years.
This jacket is so functional, lightweight and versatile, and yet so simple, nicely packable in its own pocket. This makes it easy to add it into your backpacking equipment and to use it when you need it most. If you need something for layering, please see this text about Columbia fleece jackets for women. Check also this Outdoor Research Interstellar jacket which is a stretchy hard shell piece.
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