As I know I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got 10 years of living in Seattle under my belt. I also get outside…a lot. You’d think I would have rain gear coming out of my ears, or at least crowding my dresser drawers. In reality though, it wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I acquired my very first pair of decent rain pants.
I’m pretty sure the wait was worth it though because I think I now have a pair of the best rain pants out there. The Women’s PreCip Pants from Marmot are impressive. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, it took quite a while for me to actually find enough rainy days to do the proper gear testing. The rainy days here in Seattle this late summer and early fall have been few and far between, but I still managed to test the pants on a 7-mile hike in light rain, a 5-mile hike in heavy rain, and in and around our neighborhood on several walks.