I was given this Marmot ECO Precip Jacket from Backcountry but this review is my OWN personal opinion. The first thing I noticed when the item arrived was that it was really light. The size large weighed 306 grams according to my kitchen scales. It would also ball up small enough to throw in a vest pocket for those wrong walks when it may rain. I tested this thing out for a solid two weeks wearing it multiple times a day.
A few things I noticed and really liked. The adjustable hood is velcro and much easier than many of the high end pull strings hoods. Now the Marmot Eco Precip jacket may not have the full hood adjustments as some but for this light with piece I liked the simplicity of the velcro. I also Liked the color the crocodile is the color I received an it looks just like the photo on Backcountry. Sizing, the jacket is a trimmer fit than some other outer wear. I would say if you plan to try and layer under this for colder weather hiking I would size up. I wear a mens 43 suit with 34.5 sleeves on dress shirts and the ECO Precip Large fit me perfect without having two much extra material. I wore this piece on cool mornings with a base-layer and a windproof medium weight vest and i fee like it allowed good circulation. Being in the Southeast I have worn this is some downpours over the last several weeks and its water proof. The Pit zips work well for ventilation and I really enjoyed how the quickly it dried due to the lack of extra material . Another really nice feature is the beard guard , they strategically placed a soft piece of material right at the chin. Durability wise I think this jacket can take a beating. The material is soft and supple but I would not be afraid to rub against a rock or go walking off trail. Now I am not saying it will stand up to a briar patch for prolonged use but it is sturdier than some shells I have owned. For the money I think you are hard Pressed to beat the Marmot Eco Precip. The weight and packable size would make it a great tool fro anyone from a backcountry enthusiast to a parent needing to keep a rain jacket in the car for those spring ball games.
I would buy this product , It has become my Goto early morning jacket for the upper 30s , The photo is the Marmot ECO Precip size Large , with a smart wool base layer and a retro x vest this combo leaves just enough room of mobility. If you want to wear a full fleece under this I would SIZE UP.