[pct-l] marmot precip problem
Jim Keener ( J J )
pct2010 at ridgetrailhiker.com
Sat Sep 18 14:25:13 CDT 2010
New name for the PreCip: "PreSieve"!
On Sep 18, 2010, at 12:21 PM, Jim Keener ( J J ) wrote:
> I hiked from the Mexico/US border starting April 4 this year and the first full day of hiking was in blowing rain and some snow. I was wearing a Marmot PreCip, and my hiking companion was wearing a GoLite rain jacket. She stayed dry. Within an hour, I was soaked and cold. Very cold. I took the PreCip off, put on a sweater and successfully blocked most of the rain with my umbrella. For me, the PreCip was a complete failure, keeping cold rain next to my body, rather than blocking it.
> Walk well,
> J J
> On Sep 18, 2010, at 6:52 AM, Clint Kaul wrote:
>> Wow, I've had completely different results. Mine wets out in 10-15
>> minutes in a light rain.
>> I washed and dried it as some people suggest to get rid of oils which
>> block the pores and
>> promote wetting. After applying a spray-on DWR I tried it again this
>> summer on the PCT.
>> Same problem - wets out in 15-20 minutes in a drizzle and sooner in a
>> heavy storm.
>> Although I sweat easily and a lot, the temperatures were low enough
>> that I wasn't
>> sweating that much. I've given up on the Precip.
>> I'm looking at buying a Mica although it is pretty expensive. I also
>> have used Driducks
>> and they seem to work okay. I didn't get much rain last year on the
>> PCT so I can't
>> say how well they do. I used the driducks mostly as a wind jacket last
>> year. I notice
>> the shoulders wear out quickly under backpack straps.
>> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 8:07 AM, Jeffrey Haas <coopermacjill at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I had my firs precip for close to five years before I replaced it. Wore it in all conditions including ice climbing in NH. Based on my experiences with it, I find it an excellent jacket.
>>> Your original question - "have I had any problems with it wetting out?". Yes I have, but only in downpours and after 6 or 7 hours of backpacking. At some point when you're sweating in the rain, your jacket's ability to wick, will get compromised.
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Sep 17, 2010, at 11:25 PM, 5418610024 at vzw.blackberry.net wrote:
>>>> No. I wore my original jacket when I hiked the Colorado Trail in 2006. It rained 47 out of 50 days, and some of those days were all day on the trail or all day in towns. Have you emailed Marmot about this problem?
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>>>> Anyone have any problems with the Marmot Precip wetting out after long hard
>>>> rain. Thinking of buying the marmot Oracle rain jacket at a bit more
>>>> weight with strata membrain. I know the Precip is big on trail but beats the
>>>> hell out of me why. Panama
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