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Medium or large...that is the question.
on September 21, 2015
Purchased both a large and a medium, since I wasn't sure which would fit better. I'm 5' 11" tall, 167 pounds with a 34" waist and 32" inseam. Based on the Marmot sizing chart I expected the large to fit the best over pants. While the large fit fine (especially length-wise), I felt that there was too much fabric up top around my waist area. Even with a pair of pants on underneath, I could still pull the elastic waist out several inches. I just felt puffy wearing them.
Once I tried on the medium, I felt that they fit better. The length was the same, but the amount of room up top fit just right with not much to spare. Pulling on the elastic waist gives me about 1.5 inches of room, which is just enough. Even with a healthy butt, there is still flexibility in movement. I kept the medium and sent the large back. Whether you choose a medium or large depends on how baggy you prefer your pants.
The PreCip pants function as expected. They are indeed waterproof, seam-sealed, and breathable. They are lightweight, weighing in at about 9 oz (255 g). The zippered front pockets have mesh pouches inside. Unfortunately they don't allow any pass-through to pant pockets underneath, but that could be remedied easily with a pair of scissors. These are not the full-zip PreCip pants; the zippered cuff extends about 12 inches up the leg. The cuffs are secured with a snap.
My only grip with the pants is that they are loud. Prepare to make a lot of swish-swish noises as you walk around.