Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Technical and Affordable Waterproofs - The Marmot PreCip Jacket

With Hurricane Gonzalo sweeping over the British Isles today (although just as I've typed this the sun has come out) we thought we'd take a look at one impressive jacket in particular.

The Men's & Women's Marmot PreCip Jacket. On the outside it looks like just a regular run of the mill waterproof jacket, but on closer inspection, there's a lot more going on than first meets the eye. The PreCip series uses Marmot's 'NanoPro' technology. The NanoPro microporous coating utilizes a new pore structure that is 30% smaller than it's previous generations. These smaller pores allow for enhanced breathability (43% more breathable compared to the previous technology) whilst still maintaining it's excellent waterproofness, bringing a new level of performance without having to break the bank. In fact the PreCip jacket RRP's at only £85 and cost's £76.49 once you've got our 10% off!

Getting down to the nitty gritty of the jackets specifications, it's been made with a 100% nylon ripstop fabric and has been 100% seam taped, offering plenty of durability and protection. The PreCip comes with a attached adjustable hood that can be easily folded away and rolled into the collar. It also features a 'DriClime' lined chin guard for extra comfort & wicking so there's non of that annoying chafe when the zip has been done all the way up.

The jacket also comes with Pit zips for extra breathability when needed and 'Angel-wing' movement stops the hem from riding up. You won't be needing an additional stuff sack with the PreCip either as it handily packs away into it's own pocket, allowing you to shove it away into your pack when not in use. For a comfortable, personalised fit the jacket also features velcro adjustable cuffs and an elasticated drawcord hem. This all weighs in at a mere 311g!

We've currently got the PreCip available in an array of eclectic colours, including the Sierra Blue and Team Red colourways as shown above. Essentially, if it's a lightweight, high performing waterproof at an affordable price you're looking for, then the Marmot PreCip Jacket is definitely one to try!

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