Marmot submitted both its Precip and its Precip Full-Zip pants for this review and, while they share many features, a couple of them ensure they’ll each appeal to a slightly different user. The Precip pants have calf-high side zips to enable them to be pulled on over bulky footwear. Unless you’re using crampons and want to avoid any risk of ripping, such a zip is suffiient for most users. That said, it means ventilation is somewhat more limited to the mesh-lined hand pockets, though note that few waterproof trousers vent effectively. All three zipped mesh-lined pockets are reasonably sized, which is good as the pants don’t allow easy access to the pockets of trousers worn beneath. In addition to the waist elastication, there’s a drawcord for fine-tuning, something the full-zip version lacks, of course. Ankle closure and adjustment is by press-studs and elasticated cords, with the same fiddly disadvantage mentioned in the Precip Full-Zip review.
Pros: Size availability, weight, packed bulk, articulation
Cons: Internal ankle cord
TYPE over-trousers WEIGHT 294 (XL) INSIDE LEG 34‰Ыќ POCKETS two mesh-lined zipped hand, one mesh-lined zipped rear MATERIAL shell, nylon; lining, polyester WATERPROOFING: Marmot PreCip (coating) FEATURES: calf-high side zips with poppered ankle closure, elasticated waist with drawcord, slight knee articulation SIZE AVAILABILITY: men, S-XXL (regular), S-XL (short & long); women, XS-XL (regular & short), XS-L (long) PRICE: Ј70 WEBSITE: www.marmot.com