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jazminekohlwrote a review of on March 23, 2019

Great rain jacket for everyday use
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 116 lbs
Size Purchased: Small

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion.

I am typically somewhere between XS and S in jackets, but decided to size up to accommodate layers underneath this rain jacket. I really liked the cut of the jacket. Sometimes when I size up in outdoor brand clothing, the fit gets too boxy, but size S in the Marmot Precip gave me the roominess I wanted for layering, while still keeping a slim fit and good length in the torso. I went with the Bonfire color, which ended up being a little more saturated orange than shown in the photo, but still not an obnoxious orange. I prefer bright colors to make sure I'm seen on the trail or crowded cities.

So far, I've worn this jacket walking all over San Francisco which has been getting rain non-stop this winter, and the jacket has really held up. The Marmot Percip's waterproofness out performed my other Patagonia rain jacket and kept me 100% dry, so I'm pretty happy that it lived up to it's primary function.

There's high quality velcro on the wrists and behind the hood. The hood has easy pull down elastic on the sides to keep the hood in place although I really wish the velcro at the back of the hood was an elastic pull tab instead, it was hard to adjust while wearing it. What is unique about this jacket that I really liked is that the hood is separate from the collar, and you can zip it all the way up without having the hood on. Also, the collar has a nice soft fabric near the chin so you don't feel the zipper on your face.

I liked the high pockets, but I don't think the size of the hood would accommodate a helmet, so I probably will take a different shell when climbing or backcountry skiing. It's really lightweight and packs into it's own pocket, so while not for climbing/skiing, it will be great to take backpacking for peace of mind incase we run into any spring showers in the Sierras.

Conclusion... I would for sure recommend this jacket to keep you dry while camping, hiking or everyday use. It does it's job really well and has all the little details that make it stand out.

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