Drier than a desert.
Worth their weight in gold (12oz of gold is worth a lot, right?), the Marmot PreCip Full-Zip Men's Pants will keep you drier than a Saharan summer for about the cost of a pound of sand. Marmot's NanoPro membrane is rated 10K waterproof and 17K breathable, and is enhanced by fully taped seams to make sure no sneaky moisture finds its way in. The PreCip also has full-length side zippers, so you can get your pants on and off over your boots, and zippered pockets to hold your good-gravy-please-come-out-sun-it's-been-two-weeks lucky rabbit's foot.
- NanoPro 10K waterproof/17K breathable membrane
- Fully taped seams
- Full-length side zips with storm flap
- Zip hand pockets and back pocket
- Elastic drawcord waist
Share your thoughts
Are the full zips worth the extra money...
Are the full zips worth the extra money and weight?
That all depends on what you intend to use these pants for. The whole idea of a full-zip pant is to be able to put them on without removing your foot wear.
If you are using these pants in tandem with crampons or ski boots, the full side zip is a huge benefit. If you are just using them with casual shoes or hiking boots, the side zips are less critical.
Either way, side zips are very nice when the rain comes and goes quickly, and you don't have the time/convenience of taking off your footwear to slide into your Marmot Precip Pants.