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I just received my PreCip pants that match my PreCip jacket. I have not had a chance to test them yet, but the material seems a bit thicker than the jacket. Very nice fit and finish. I only rated 4 stars because I have not tested them yet.
For sizing notes: I am 6'6" and I normally wear a size 34 waist x 36 length in jeans. I ordered the XL Long because I wanted the longer length. I was concerned about the waist being too big, but I can say that the waist fits me perfectly. There is some more room to stretch out, but not much.
Light weight, fully zips up the side so easy on/off. packs down very well.
The PreCip Material is good/cheap/lightweight protection but isn't completely waterproof. So good for weekend trips but if you will be hiking for a week or so and cant afford to get soggy socks id get gortex pants.
These pants are just right to throw in your pack when you're expecting showers. I have the older model, and with some wash in dwr, they still repel water well. They don't weigh much, fold up small, and the full zips make it nice to throw them on without taking your boots off.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used these once in a heavy rain. They seemed to keep me dry but I noticed the knees of my pants and the front of them from the knees to the hem were wet so I want to try again to see how they do. As others have said, these run small. I bought an XL because of the reviews and they fit quite well. I wear a 34 waist.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Thesse are well made , waterproof pants. The sizing on them seems accurate. I am 5'10.5" and 175lbs and the large regulars fit me well. My complaint was that they need a draw string or a velcro strap at the waist. The elastic band, the only method of support at the waist, is not strong enough. The pants kept sliding down when I leaned forward. I wound up having to put suspenders on them.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
My husband is a 34 waist and the medium wouldn't fit over his hiking pants. Returning and going to try the large.
Had them on first thing in the morning on a recent hike because it was raining when we woke up. Having the full zip allowed me to put them on inside a 2 person tent sitting down without to much trouble. I am 160# 5'8" and bought the M short. Fit fine over hiking shorts and the length is perfect with gators on. I would certainly recommend these for anyone. Great price and one of the few pants with many sizing options.
For the price, you'd be hard pressed to find another full zip pant this good. I had to go one size bigger than the chart suggested, but these are a nice compact affordable pant.
I got these for a Uinta backpacking trip that is coming up and all the reviews said to size up because they run a little small. This was good to do anyway since I'm planning on wearing shorts or pants underneath when it's raining. The full zip makes it easy to to put on or take off with my muddy backpacking boots still on. Bring it on rain! I'm ready!
I just received these pants, so my initial impression is based upon two criteria:
(1) Weight. I bought the pants in a size large, so I realize they should weigh a touch more than the medium, but on my scale they came out to 13.5 ounces, a fair bit more than the 10 ounces listed.
(2) Size. Where others have suggested they run a bit snug, the pants fit me just fine. I usually wear a large pant and would not size up on these.
the size is a little small i like them they do not leak
At 10oz you have no excuse to not carry these, drop the full zip version and they get even lighter. I choose these since they are easier to get on/off with mountaineering boots and crampons, or snowshoes without shredding the pants.
They don't seem to breath very well so I only wear when its raining pretty good or im trudging thru deep wet snow. Also being this lightweigh means they aren't very durable, the seat will only last a few glissades before wearing thru, if they don't tear 1st, a price you pay for lightweight.
I also had to size up one size to layer these over my regular pants.
I agree with the previous reviewer. I wear medium in most things, but this thing is very snug at the hips, and I'm pretty much maxed out at the velcro straps. I highly recommend sizing up based on waist size.
I have a short (29 inch) inseam, and I would prefer to own a full-zip eVent fabric pant for mountaineering. There are limited short-inseam options for breathable waterproof full-zip pants. It's the Precip for me. Doesn't breathe as well as the new offerings, but it's light, affordable, and gets the job done.
I wear a size 32-33 waist, 32 inseam and ordered the Medium. I need the Large on this one. I just got the Medium and it's tight on the hips and a tiny bit short in the length. Would be fine if they were dress pants. I'm 6'1'' 175lbs. Haven't used the pants so I can't testify on the quality yet. They seem nice though.
I'm wearing the Medium size coat and as a regular raincoat I wouldn't want it any bigger. I guess thats common with Marmot sizing as I have the Medium Mainline jacket and the Large Randonnee Ski Pants for skiing/cold weather.