Marmot's Full Zip Pre-Cip Pants are manufactured using Marmot's own Nano Pro waterproof fabric which offers very high breathability and a robust durable face fabric.
Marmot says: Now updated with NanoPro™our most comfortable waterproof/breathable coating technology ever. A full zip for quick on and quick off adds all-sport versatility to these lightweight, full-protection rain pants.
Marmot NanoPro™ is the most technically advanced 2 and 2.5 Layer coating on the market, offering unprecedented performance in a coated fabric with its Dynamic Air Permeability and long term durable waterproofness.
Marmot NanoPro™ is 43% more breathable then our previous coating technology. This advancement in fabric technology brings a new level of performance to value conscious consumers. Marmot NanoPro™ offers exceptional consumer value and cutting edge performance.
Marmot's Pre-Cip pants are made from Marmot's own 'NanoPro' fabric which offers good waterproof performance and very good breathability. Feature-wise they are also good, with a rear zipped pocket and two front hand pockets all lined with mesh.
The full length zips will unzip from the waistband or the ankle for maximum flexibility and are protected by a storm flap which has a press stud closure at the ankle and velcro at the waistband.
The pockets have flaps but I can see there's potential for the front zips to get damp during prolonged rain which could be a weakness in these pants. Having said that most overtrousers don't offer pockets at all - so if that annoys you - then the Pre-Cip pants could be the answer.
The price is pretty good for this level of performance.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
What is it? Marmot’s most comfortable waterproof/breathable coating technology ever. NanoPro’s™ superior microporous structure is dynamically air permeable, allowing for air exchange to help shed excess moisture vapor without compromising the waterproofness or windproofness of the garment.
Marmot NanoPro™ coating utilizes a new microporous technology with a pore structure that is 30 % smaller than previous generations. These very small, very densely packed pores allow for enhanced breathability while maintaining excellent waterproofness. This pore structure is also air permeable allowing for dynamic air exchange. This air permeability combined with the enhanced breathability creates a fabric that is incredible comfort through a wide range of actives.
The most technically advance 2.5 Layer coating on the market. Offering unprecedented performance in a coated fabric with it’s Dynamic Air Permeability, and long term durable waterproofness. Marmot NanoPro™ is 43% more breathable then our previous coating technology. This advancement in fabric technology brings a new level of performance to value conscious consumers.