How waterproof is Marmot PreCip?

How waterproof is Marmot PreCip?

Weather Protection The jacket is built with a 2.5-layer NanoPro Eco waterproof and breathable shell, which has provided us with solid protection in drenching rain, gusty winds, and even occasional snowfall.

How waterproof are Marmot jackets?

Like a tent, a Marmot coat is only as waterproof as its weakest points.

Is Marmot durable?

The PreCip offers average durability but is plenty tough enough for backpacking, hiking, or even occasional downhill skiing use.

How much does the Marmot PreCip weigh?

10.9 oz
Marmot PreCip Specifications

Feature Type Feature Specs
Weight 10.9 oz (311.8 g)
Layer 2.5-Layer
Waterproof Membrane NanoPro
Face Fabric 50D 100% recycled nylon

What is NanoPro fabric?

MARMOT NanoPro: This is Marmots own 2.5 layer Micro-porous coated fabric. Another of the air permeable fabrics, Marmot’s new technology claims it to be up to 43% more breathable than their previous coating technology.

Where is Marmot made?

Marmot’s high-end manufacturing happens in Rohnert Park. Additional manufacturing is in China, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries. Martin is president of the technical apparel division of Jarden, which has about 350 employees globally and includes Ex Officio and Marker Apparel, a skiwear maker.

What is GORE-TEX rain jacket?

GORE-TEX® fabrics are constructed by laminating the famous GORE-TEX® membrane to high-performance textiles. Membrane pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water drop and 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. This means that rain can’t get in but your perspiration can get out.

Does GORE-TEX block wind?

The membrane integrated into these jackets blocks all wind, keeping you warmer and more comfortable for longer. Moisture from sweat vapor can easily escape through the innovative membrane, so your body’s microclimate stays balanced.

What is a rain shell jacket?

Two-layer raincoats feature a waterproof/breathable membrane bonded to an outer face fabric. Because 2-layer shells lack the half-layer found on the insides of 2.5-layer coats, they often use an additional hanging liner of mesh (or other lightweight material) to protect the membrane.

How do you waterproof a rain jacket?

After washing the jacket, rinse it and, while it’s still wet, hang it. Now comes the time for re-waterproofing: Spray the jacket—and spray it really well—with a waterproofing spray. I like ReviveX Spray-On Water Repellent. Then put the jacket in the dryer, and when it comes out, it should be hydrophobic again.

What is GORE-TEX made of?

Put simply, GORE-TEX is a durable, breathable waterproof and windproof fabric found in lots of outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories. GORE-TEX is made from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (or ePTFE for short – phew!), which was created by Bob Gore in 1969 when he rapidly stretched PTFE under certain conditions.