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.
30th July 2013
Marmot Precip Pant
Pros: Size availability, weight, packed bulk, articulation
Cons: Internal ankle cord