I bought my Marmot Precip Jacket several years ago, and it was the first time I ever owned a Marmot product. Despite the tough conditions I’ve put it through, it still looks like new!
As discussed in the Hiking Lady Layering article, I always hike with an Outerlayer. Why? Because it is lightweight, but offers lots of protection from the elements. Those summer thundershowers always seem to surprise me!
What I particularly like about the Marmot PreCip rain jacket is that it has a stowable hood that rolls up nicely at the collar, has easy access pit vents (which you can use to cool off without taking off the whole jacket), it very lightweight and can be packed down to a very small size (I stuff mine in my pack’s side pocket for easy access), and the material is called “DryTouch” and prevents you from feeling hot and clammy in humid conditions. I don’t know how the DryTouch technology works, but I swear it is really nice, especially in humid conditions.