Today I had the choice of running in the rain and 39 degrees or finding some place to run indoors. So of course I chose to run in the rain. Right before our Greenleaf 30K trail run it looked like we would be running that in the rain so I picked up Marmot PreCip jackets for myself and the RW on sale. They were on sale for a ‘reasonable’ amount. Given what running gear costs.
Anyway I ordered a 2XL size for myself as I wanted some extra room so I could wear my hydration vest and layers under it and it is just about the right size.
Running for 45 minutes in a constant light rain and I had no problems with water penetration. The rain rolled off it the whole run which was nice.
Breathability was decent for something that was waterproof. It was also kind of cold but with a 45 minute run including some 5/1 sprints at no time did I feel ‘hot’ nor did I feel like moisture was building up under it.
The 2XL on me (6′-3″) was long enough to keep the water that was rolling off it dropping down onto my thighs leaving my nether yaya dry(ish) which will help with preventing chafing in such conditions.
With the weather forecast right now predicting our first marathon will be in the same type of conditions, wet and cold, it looks like the PreCip will be of real value.
Now if I could only figure out how to keep my feet and socks dry…