Being soaked and damped in the rain is nowhere fun. It is dreaded by any person except if he or she does it on purpose to enjoy the rain. However, if you are going to work, school or just doing something that needs you to be dry despite the rain, being wet is something that you don’t ever desire. I am sure you have already tried a lot of jackets out there. I also have tried a lot of rain jackets for myself as well.
I bought this Marmot Men’s Precip Rain Jacket because it was very affordable and I needed a new jacket with great breathability. The outer shell of this jacket is not made of Gore-tex but of Precip so I thought it will really be great enough for me. Indeed compared with my Gore-tex jacket this one was able to do its job when it comes to breathability. It never got me soaked in my sweat while I was using it. It is also very easy to carry around because it is able to stow easily on its left side pocket. That is another jacket feature that I was looking for before I got this jacket from Marmot.
However, those are I think the only great things about this jacket. I have used this jacket on moderate rain for I thought that it was way better than my Gore-text jacket but I was proven wrong. When I arrived to my destination, I was soaked. The layers I have inside the jacket was so damped. I was like a wet chicken. The waterproof ability of this rain jacket can’t really be experienced by the buyer. I would rather purchase a new jacket with better quality, preferably a Gore-tex one, even if it will be more expensive than this one. At least when I do that, I can be sure that I will remain dry despite that rain.
In fairness to Marmot, there are other jackets from this brand that really works. This rain jacket, unfortunately, is not one of those great jackets.