The Marmot PreCip Jacket wins our Best Buy Award again this year. This time-tested jacket, recently updated with NanoPro 2.5 layer coated fabric, delivers the most bang for your buck. Top notch hood and cuff closures, along with superior breathability for its price range and robust ventilation features are what set it apart from the similar Patagonia Torrentshell, Columbia Watertight II, and The North Face Venture 2. The PreCip is an excellent choice for a wide range of outdoor activities and will keep you protected from the elements at a rad price!
While the PreCip delivers the best value, the advanced, exceptional breathability and extreme mobility of the Arc'teryx Beta SL won it our Editors' Choice. The Outdoor Research Foray, with its unique pit zips, earned a Top Pick Award for ventilation, features, and durability. Lastly, we want to give a shout-out to the Outdoor Research Helium II, for its minimal packed size and light 6.5-ounce weight - perfect for a "just-in-case" layer or to let ride on your harness while on a multi-pitch rock climbing.