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Marmot Precip Eco review: a superb value and comfortable women’s jacket

Excellent value, the Marmot Precip Eco is one of the best women’s waterproof jackets on the market

Marmot Precip Eco
(Image: © Marmot)

Our Verdict

Comfortable, hard-wearing, a high performer and available for a bargain price, there’s very little not to love about this jacket.

For

  • Superb value
  • Recycled materials used
  • Great colors

Against

  • Hand pockets are on the small side

First impressions

The Marmot Precip Eco is an affordable two-layer jacket so popular that it’s been in the brand’s line for 20 years. The Precip is 100% seam taped, so it’s fully waterproof. The attached hood is adjustable and rolls into the jacket collar for storage to keep it from flapping around. Pit zips add unrestricted venting.

It’s cut for freedom of movement with Velcro cuffs and an elastic drawcord waist to seal out weather. For 2021, Precip is now also lower impact. The PFC-free Nylon face fabric is recycled and longer-lasting than ever thanks to a new microporous coating.

Specifications

Price: $100 (US) / £110 (UK)
Sizes: XS–XL
Weight: 291g / 9.2oz
Waterproofing Technology: Marmot NanoPro
Colors: Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Red / White

In the field

I can be hard on my gear, so getting gear that’s high-quality but also affordable is always a priority. Marmot’s Precip checks all the boxes for me. I love the tailored not tight cut, the sleeves that reach past my wrists, and that when I’m not wearing this jacket, it packs into its own pocket.

On days when it’s warm and wet, the pit zips let me vent my core. So did the mesh pockets. And when I needed to seal in body heat and had this jacket zipped to the top, a fuzzy patch against my chin prevented zipper abrasion. The hem was cut a little longer in the back, which helped direct water away from my shorts or pants.

And the jacket just felt good to wear. Marmot uses a dry-touch coating as well as treatment that makes the fabric scuff and scrape resistant. My only complaint is that I wish the handwarmer pockets were bigger.