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  • Marmot Precip raingear, any experience?

    Its time to replace my Helly Hansons and was considering some lighter more packable gear. Wanting to try going a little lighter this year. Anyone used the marmots? Anyone have better suggestions for a comparable price to a new set of Helly Hansons.

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    I've been pretty pleased with my Precip gear. It's not quite as tough as the Impertech, but it's a lot lighter, dries faster, and you don't get the condensation underneath it like I have experienced with Impertech.

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    • #3
      It's lightweight and it's not very quiet. Take a look at the Cabela's Space Rain, I'm trying that this year. I have the Precip too if you want to check them out together.

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      • #4
        I used it with no issues but upgraded to a event top which is way "more betta" but costs a bunch more too... I like HH for fishing but for backpack hunting the precip is hard to beat dollar for dollar

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        • #5
          As mentioned, it's light, breaths extremely well, and drys fast. The bad news is that if you are busting wet brush with it, it will be wet through within minutes. Like most of the 2.5 layer stuff, it doesn't handle water pressure well at all. I would call it fair light duty gear. Ok for back packing and I used it on a soggy sheep hunt last year, but it certainly has it's limitations.

          Yk

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          • #6
            the above comment on saturating through is the first i have ever heard concerning the precip. i have an oracle which is a higher end precip from marmot. i never had any soaking through. i think it is the best quality you can get for the money.

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            • #7
              I've used the jacket for a couple years and never had any soak thru issues, this includes ice climbing which is about as wet as you get without jumping in a lake.

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              • #8
                I had a marmot precip when I lived in Wyoming and Washington. lets say it worked great for Wyoming (dry climate) and poorly for Washington (very wet). In Washington I experienced many soak through moments very quickly. I think it's a good rain jacket for the money, but I found mine to wear out fast. I now have a Golite goretex jacket and I love it. Not a lot more money and works great.

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                • #9
                  the above comment on saturating through is the first i have ever heard concerning the precip.
                  Well that's interesting. I wonder if if some sets are better than others? Although the amount of water that got through wasn't huge, it was certainly noticeable. The pants were the worst, but the jacket would eventually do the same thing.

                  The stuff worked fine (actually great, since it's so breathable) hiking in open country, but tall grass/brush/belly crawling over the tundra was a different story. It didn't leak exactly, it was just wet on the inside all the time.

                  Yk

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                  • #10
                    My experience with precip is identical to YK's, not a good choice for a downpour or wet brush, at least the jacket I have isn't. Maybe the first time I wore it, but wears through quickly, and the re-treatment stuff just doesn't last long when packing it / wrinkling it.

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                    • #11
                      OK, thanks guys. Next question, is there any good raingear that is lighter and more packable than the Helly's and just as waterproof for downpours, tall grass, and possibly saving your life being out in rain overnight, but costs about the same (about 150 total for tops and bottoms).

                      Another complaint I have is the fabric inside of the Helly's don't allow it to dry as quickly as I would like.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hntr View Post
                        OK, thanks guys. Next question, is there any good raingear that is lighter and more packable than the Helly's and just as waterproof for downpours, tall grass, and possibly saving your life being out in rain overnight, but costs about the same (about 150 total for tops and bottoms).

                        Another complaint I have is the fabric inside of the Helly's don't allow it to dry as quickly as I would like.
                        It's lightweight and it's not very quiet. Take a look at the Cabela's Space Rain, I'm trying that this year. I have the Precip too if you want to check them out together.

                        http://www.cabelas.com/product/Barga...3Bcat105689880


                        http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...BC%3BIK-932271

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                        • #13
                          Precip is awesome, but requires proper maintenance. Wash with Nikwax tech wash and re-apply the DWR coating every couple of years. If you've used laundry detergent the precip is probably damaged and the coating is gone.

                          The nice thing about Precip is the pit vents in the jacket and leg vents in the full zip pants, which will help a lot when climbing for sheep or goats.
                          "Beware the man with only one gun; he may know how to use it."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by tyrex13 View Post
                            It's lightweight and it's not very quiet. Take a look at the Cabela's Space Rain, I'm trying that this year. I have the Precip too if you want to check them out together.

                            http://www.cabelas.com/product/Barga...3Bcat105689880


                            http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...BC%3BIK-932271
                            Tyrek, Let us I know what ya think of the space suit. From what I have heard from folks I have corresponded with that have used it said they wouldn't suggest it or buy it again due to lack of durability for brush bustin. Tore a bit too easily for their likely. Maybe Cabelas as fixed this issue since then. Be nice to here yoru thoughts after a fall of testing it in the brush.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Alaska_Lanche View Post
                              Tyrek, Let us I know what ya think of the space suit. From what I have heard from folks I have corresponded with that have used it said they wouldn't suggest it or buy it again due to lack of durability for brush bustin. Tore a bit too easily for their likely. Maybe Cabelas as fixed this issue since then. Be nice to here yoru thoughts after a fall of testing it in the brush.
                              Lanche; It is supposed to be made of that same dry-plus fabric as your pants that wont die but I did read in the comments that it didn't do so hot in shale and brush.

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