The Marmot Men's PreCip Pant. The PreCip rain pant sets the standard for lightweight backpacking, hiking and mountain travel rainwear that is eminently affordable.
You may have already bought a Marmot PreCip jacket (it's one of the best-selling rain jackets on the face of the earth, so we wouldn't be surprised) but if you don't have any pants to go with it, you've only won half the battle. Keep your legs, pants, socks, and pocket contents just as dry and comfortable as your upper body with these full-zip Marmot PreCip pants. Lightweight, waterproof 2.5-layer construction is durable enough for bushwhacking, and ankle zips assist with on/off as the weather changes.
In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau Icefields on a school project in Glaciology. It was here on the glacier, amongst these students, that the idea of a Marmot club began. To become a Marmot, you had to climb a glaciated peak with another Marmot. One of the rules of the club was that everyone was president. Most of the other rules dealt with the collegiate fascination with bodily functions.
Eric and Dave went on to found Marmot Mountain Works in 1974, and through the years the company made lots of innovations in down jackets, sleeping bags, Gore-Tex apparel, and beyond. Their modest enterprise is now one of the largest and most respected outdoor gear companies in the world, distributed in over 60 countries, and it is still all about the highest-quality, innovative performance products.
You live in the mountains, and sometimes a torrential downpour rolls in. The Marmot Menâ€™s PreCip Pant provides high quality, waterproof-and-breathable rain protection without breaking the bank. Fully taped seams back up the waterproof-and-breathable PreCip shell that keeps you comfortably dry. Marmot added 2 zip hand pockets and one rear zip so you can easily reach for some snacks or your utility knife without have to dig around in your bag.
|Breathability Rating:||Superior Breathability|
|Claimed Weight:||9 oz|
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Cuffs:||Ankle Side Zips w/ Snap Tabs at Cuffs|
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||12,000 g/mÂ²|
|Fabrics/Materials:||PreCip® 2.5 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.7oz/yd|
|Inseam:||30 in / 76.2 cm (Short), 32 in / 86.4 cm (Regular), 34 in / 86.4 cm (Long)|
|Material:||[shell] PreCip coated 100% nylon ripstop|
|Overall Weight:||8.9 oz / 252.3 g|
|Pockets:||Zip Front Hand Pockets - To Secure Small Items; Back Zip Pocket - To Secure Small Items|
|Recommended Use:||hiking, backpacking, trail running, everyday|
|Seam Sealed:||100% Seam Taped|
|Side Zip :||Yes|
|Waist:||Elastic Waist with Draw Cord|
|Waterproof Rating:||15,000 mm|
|Weight:||8.9 oz / 252.3 g|
|Marmot PreCip Pant Long||$79.01 - $80.00|
|Marmot PreCip Pant Short||$79.01 - $80.00|
|Marmot Precip Shell Pants||$75.00|
|Marmot Precip Pant Regular||$79.01|
Bought these pants to use as part of my rain gear, which they work excellent for. I carry these with me everywhere because of how light they are and they pack very small. The zip length is perfect for sliding over shoes or boots easily. I also use these for riding my bicycle on cold days, help up great in 30 degree weather for 11 miles one trip, blocked wind great. Also ended up using these as ski pants as I'm not a frequent skier and didn't want to buy full on ski gear, where they worked great at keeping me dry, just needed to wear some thermal gear underneath as these provide no warmth really. Overall, a great product that is useful for more than just rain protection.
You're really not going to get too much better than these for the money you pay. The precip line by Marmot has developed a reputation for being a really good value in both price and performance. I've had these for about 4 years now and used them about 8 or 10 times and they look brand new. They are surprisingly durable howeverI still wouldn't want to abuse them too much. They're not gaiters. They'll keep you dry, they'll breath just about as good as any other rain gear, and they're at a reasonable price. You really can't as for more from a pair of rain pants
When that afternoon thunderstorm rolls in too quick and there is not a tree in sight, these pants go on over boots quick and keep your legs toasty and dry. I've never had a problem with these pants in more than one downpour, but if that quick storm turns into a few days of soggy weather, these pants start to lack. Once one part starts to get wet, the rest of the pants take on water. But on the upside, they dry really quick - like going from soaking to dry in a couple of hours. They are perfect for the price.
I use them for a 20min bicycle commute to work and back. They're light, don't take up much room in my bag, and keep my pants dry; so far they haven't added much warmth this winter, but I'll likely be glad of that come summer. However, they do okay at keeping the wind out, so any old layering underneath works fine for me. I wouldn't expect any more at this price point.
took these backpacking around europe b/c it was rainy and i wanted to go snowboarding without taking up alot of room in my backpack with my regular ski pants. worked great! i was sitting on my ass in the snow for a good amount of time waiting for my friend to catch up and didn't get wet at all.
Let's first say that with any rain gear, you will not get good breathability. Next, I need to say that I've had these for about four years, and only used them maybe 10 times. However, every time I used them I was thoroughly impressed. Very waterproof and durable.
It is havy rain proof. but if you use it on trail that have rocks it will not live long
For the price it good! have a great breathablety
Side zip is much better in full length to easily take on and off with shoes on on the trail. I didn't realize it until I tried it on with my shoes on. Side zip with half length below knees it's necessary to take shoes off to take it on or off.