Before the E5 My now worn Haglöfs Hardshell was voted one Marmot PreCip Hardshell swapped.
This lightweight weighs just under 400g and is very small zusammenrollbar. It is made of nylon ripstop with special PreCip DryTouch PU coating (reasonably priced and also a pretty interesting and functional technology - now NanoPro called). With taped seams, long venting zips and two large, high-set pockets, it was (and is) the perfect companion.
The PitZips (pit zips) and pockets have storm flap, the main zipper is even double protected. With a push button, it is closed at the bottom and fixed over the entire length by Velcro to end up in a chin guard. The adjustment of the hood consists of a cord, which runs through the edge of the hood and can be fixed to the collar. The volume adjustment of the hood is controlled by Velcro at the back of the head. The cuffs are elastic on one side, the other side can be fixed by Velcro and close so clean on the arm.
Of course, it stopped rain very well (15,000mm water column) and protected from wind and weather. The PreCip is about ten centimeters longer at the back, so that the lower back is well protected and a high slide is prevented. In addition, the hem of the jacket can be tied with a drawstring close to the body.
The PreCip is kept in the Angel Wing Movement section. Basically, this means that it is cut far enough that it does not slip out of the harness, for example, when climbing on long runs, ie when you stretch yourself. It does all the movements without it slipping or too tight and thus restricting the movement. In addition, a thick fleece or a thin down jacket still fits underneath.
Breathability is appropriate for the price. Of course, there are significantly more breathable membranes, but this is unnecessary for most field, forest and meadow missions, and even light mountain hikes. Due to the ventilation options you can help with the PreCip, if it gets sweaty, well and additionally aerate.
Only the hood is not really perfect cut, with head turns it comes quickly to the field of view limitation, and a helmet will not fit under it.
Another negative point could be the lack of reinforcements on the shoulders, the backpack will rub the fabric at these points probably sooner or later.
But still, for this little money a great jacket!