Marmot Minimalist vs Precip

Marmot Men's Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology, Arctic Navy, Large

Marmot Minimalist

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Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, Blue Sapphire, Large

Marmot
Precip

The Marmot Minimalist and the Precip were made with the avid hiker in mind. They are both very similar in design and in the fact that they are waterproof. This is why many people are wondering what the actual differences are between them. In fact, they both serve the same purpose, but in different ways.

In this review, we are making a comparison between the Marmot Minimalist vs the Precip. But first, we will go over what makes them both amazing jackets.

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Marmot Minimalist
Marmot Men's Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology, Arctic Navy, Large
Marmot Precip
Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, Blue Sapphire, Large
Title
Marmot Men's Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology, Arctic Navy, Large
Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, Blue Sapphire, Large
Price
$188.95
$100.00
Features
Angel-Wing Movement™
DriClime® Lined Chin Guard | Angel-Wing Movement™
Fabric
GORE-TEX with Paclite® Technology
Marmot® NanoPro™ Eco Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
Pockets
Chest Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper | Zippered Hand Pockets
Pack Pockets | Stuffs Into Own Pocket
Weight
14.9oz
10.1oz
Fitment
Elastic Drawcord Hem
Elastic Drawcord Hem
Hood
Attached Adjustable Hood
Attached Adjustable Hood that Rolls Into Collar
More Information
Marmot Minimalist
Preview
Marmot Men's Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology, Arctic Navy, Large
Title
Marmot Men's Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with Paclite Technology, Arctic Navy, Large
Price
$188.95
Features
Angel-Wing Movement™
Fabric
GORE-TEX with Paclite® Technology
Pockets
Chest Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper | Zippered Hand Pockets
Weight
14.9oz
Fitment
Elastic Drawcord Hem
Hood
Attached Adjustable Hood
More Information
Marmot Precip
Preview
Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, Blue Sapphire, Large
Title
Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, Blue Sapphire, Large
Price
$100.00
Features
DriClime® Lined Chin Guard | Angel-Wing Movement™
Fabric
Marmot® NanoPro™ Eco Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
Pockets
Pack Pockets | Stuffs Into Own Pocket
Weight
10.1oz
Fitment
Elastic Drawcord Hem
Hood
Attached Adjustable Hood that Rolls Into Collar
More Information

What the Marmot Precip and the Minimalist Have in Common

In order to protect against the elements, both of these Marmot jackets have fully enclosed protection at the head area. The collar is quite high and the hood features a stiffened area at the front. This will prevent it from drooping so that rain will not fall on your face.

In order to prevent air from coming in through the sleeves, there are cinches on the cuff that shut with velcro. These velcro tabs are so thin that it will not restrict the use of gloves over them. In order allow for ease of movement, they are designed for ‘angel wing’ motion. This means that you can comfortably move your arms around in any direction without feeling any pull from the fabric.

Although these jackets are waterproof, they are made with breathable fabric. Keep in mind that the fabric on both of these jackets are different from each other. We will cover this in the next section.

Differences Between the Marmot Precip and the Marmot Minimalist

In order for you to better decide between these jackets, we will list the differentiating features of each.

Marmot Minimalist Features

Marmot Men's Minimalist Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket, GORE-TEX with PACLITE Technology, Arctic Navy, Large
The Minimalist jacket doesn’t only come with GoreTex but also the Paclite technology that makes the jacket lightweight too.

The Minimalist is the most advanced of the two jackets. As it is made of more expensive materials, it is also more expensive to purchase.

  • Gore-Tex fabric: Unlike the Precip, the Minimalist is made of Gore-Tex fabric. This type of fabric ensures that the jacket will be 100% waterproof. This provides more waterproofing then the ripstop nylon of the Precip. Gore-Tex is also a breathable fabric, so no need to worry about sweating it up in more humid climates.
  • Chest napoleon pocket: A napoleon pocket is one that is placed vertically along the breast areas. This zippered pocket gives you an additional spot to store your smaller items. It also has two sides zippered pockets where you can keep your hands warm. The Precip also has these pockets in the same area, but not the napoleon pocket.

Marmot Precip Features

While the Precip is the least expensive of the two, this does not mean that it lacks any features.

  • Marmot Men's PreCip Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket,Blue Sapphire,Large
    The Precip is equipped with a waterproof/breathable, PFC-free Marmot NanoPro™ recycled nylon face fabric.
    Ripstop nylon: Instead of being made of Gore-Tex, the Precip is made of ripstop nylon. This is also completely waterproof, but the waterproofing is supposedly of lesser quality than the almighty Gore-Tex. That being said, the majority of customer reviews boast the fact that rain does not get through the Precip.
  • Inner liner: The Precip has a special inner liner with pores that let out the moisture. So instead of building up sled on the inside as you are going about your hike, it escapes the membrane and out of the jacket. But it also does not let any moisture in.
  • Highly breathable: The Precip is made of the most breathable type of material available today for jackets! It is even more breathable than the Minimalist.
  • Very lightweight and stowable: Although the Minimalist is also lightweight, the Precip is even lighter. This is awesome for lightweight backpacking. The Precip can easily be folded into an orange sized ball and stored inside of your backpack. It will barely take any space at all.

Price Comparison

The Marmot Minimalist is made of Gore-tex, it is generally more expensive than the Precip. If you would like to see the current best prices for the Minimalist and Precip, please see the link below:

Marmot Minimalist vs Precip: The Verdict

While the Minimalist is technically the most advanced of these two jackets, it is not necessarily always the best decision for everyone. If you prefer a jacket that is more lightweight and very foldable, the Precip does have its advantages. It is made of the most breathable fabric available on the market. But the Minimalist is made of Gore-Tex, which reassures you that it will never let any water through.

This can be a tough decision. Having read the information above, which of these jackets would be the best for you? Please leave your comment below.

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2 thoughts on “Marmot Minimalist vs Precip”

  1. Durability… Minimalist
    Lightweight… PreCip

    DWR treatment will vary upon use. Quality will depend on how it comes out of the factory.
    Some people really nitpick TOO much on weight considering that both are in the lightweight category but many hikers do feel that a few Ounces add Too much weight which is based on their ‘perception’ and not supported scientifically.
    What’s 8 ounces to wear a jacket? Seriously?!

  2. Precip has “durable water repellent” treatment that gradually breaks down after a year. Staying dry is usually not as critical as you might think, but if it is in your adventure, then get the minimalist or heavier jacket.
    Google best soap to wash: washing restores most repellency
    (Other comment is generally correct except saving 8 ounces is good if you’re backpacking >20 mi/day)

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