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|02-22-2013 02:29 PM|
Got mine today.
Best way I can describe it....feels like wearing rustling paper lol
I will need to return it unfortunately.
|02-21-2013 07:05 PM|
When I was in Portland REI had their eVent on sale (in store) for about ~$110. Too bad my jacket was only 1 year old and had absolutely no problem and I did not have the cash to upgrade...
We could all always use better gears. Someday.
|02-21-2013 06:31 PM|
I imagine someday I may buy a more expensive one as long as it's not much heavier. Damn the REI Kimtah (eVent) is $239. Only 15.5oz so really close in weight. Someday, lol.
|02-21-2013 06:13 PM|
REI does have an insane return policy. My Patagucci arrived yesterday after a lot of hassle from UPS and USPS.
For all the talks about ventilation. I don't have a Precip but was on a hike where it rained all day pretty heavily, I had 2 hikers with me who had the Precip. I think they had the 2011 version (it was 2011). The temperature was about 50-60. They were layered properly (A single layer of summer synthetic hiking shirt underneath). 1 hours after putting on Precip both complaint about not breathing well and sweating.
Keep in mind that this is neither Goretex or eVent and you are paying much less than those so do not expect it to give you exceptional breathability. But as a daily user (not very technical) then this is a great deal. Too bad I'm not in the market for a rain jacket.
I was talking to REI saleman when shopping for a water proof hiking pants and he said similar things about Precip pants. They were made from the same material and technology and he mentioned Precip is not going to breath very well. Those were designed to work in temperatures below 50, and waterproof is the foremost concern.
|02-21-2013 05:51 PM|
You'll love how it packs down. Jackets are a killer for space when traveling (along with shoes).
|02-21-2013 04:56 PM|
Darn good rain jacket, great price.
I noticed with all the people trashing the Precip that none of them mentioned weight at all. Hmm. It's a lightweight shell that is waterproof, with solid features.
I use it as my rain jacket on backpacking trips and it was the best one for the job. If it's raining all day long on a backpacking trip, then we usually have stopped and gotten in the tent anyway. Breathability isn't as important as really being waterproof and being light and low volume for packability. I do use mine quite often in camp, or when stopped if it's cold and windy out, but when hiking it's almost always in the pack. It is fantastic at stopping the wind and feels much warmer than I expected just because no wind gets through. That right there answers the breathability question for me.
By the way, mine weighs 13oz (measured). I got it a couple years ago. No pit zips. EVent fabric may have an edge in breathability (don't know for sure since I usually only see Goretex and eVent compared), but the eVent and Goretex jackets I know are more substantial than this and weigh more. Anyone know a waterproof jacket this light that is more breathable? This is pretty much the tradeoff you get. There is price also of course. I use a trash bag for a rain kilt by the way lighter than rain pants which I'm even less likely to need while hiking.
I wear a medium t-shirt and have a large Precip. Fits me great, room for layering. The list price is $100 but I got mine for $60 or something. Great price here. Haven't seen it for less.
|02-20-2013 04:39 PM|
Thanks to you both for the responses. Reps for each of you.
@ls1dreams - I'll try it on tomorrow (when it's delivered) so maybe I'll see what you mean then. Though I certainly would have preferred to try before buying, $58 seemed pretty reasonable. You know the SD rule: buy first, think later.
And with that in mind, perhaps I'll pick up this Marmot too, and simply return the one I like less. Seems silly to keep them both, since they serve essentially the same purpose.
|02-20-2013 04:27 PM|
The fit on the Torrentshell is really weird - I don't like the way the zipper opens near my neck. Hard to describe, but you might want to try one on to see what I mean. I'll be returning mine.
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|02-20-2013 03:48 PM|
|Parker1974||Just out of curiosity, since we seem to have some experts on here: how does this jacket compare to the Patagonia Torrentshell? I just picked up one of those at $58 (during their recent sale) and I'm just wondering if the Marmot is superior in any way. They seem pretty comparable; i.e. 2.5 layer, DWR, H2No instead of PreCip/MemBrain or whatever this one has.|
|02-20-2013 03:21 PM|
Thus, this is a very good deal for a great piece of kit. That's it.
Also, nowhere in the REI link does it refute anything I've said. It's 2.5 layer - 1 & ".5" layer of coatings, 1 layer of MemBrain or whatever they're calling it now. It even says so right on their own product page :
|02-20-2013 12:31 PM|
It may well be a great jacket, but it's quantifiably not as breathable or waterproof as eVent. I realize that it's not all about numbers and the actual fabrics / materials used make a difference, and maybe you have an older (better) version of the product but I don't believe the technical information you're stating is correct.
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