Marmot's Pre-Cip Pants are manufactured using Marmot's own Nano Pro waterproof fabric which offers very high breathability and a robust durable face fabric.
Now updated with NanoPro™our most comfortable waterproof/breathable coating technology ever, the PreCip™ rain pant sets the standard for lightweight backpacking, hiking and mountain travel rainwear that is eminently affordable.
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 35cm length ankle zips, a rear zipped pocket and two front hand pockets all lined with mesh.
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