The main reason I bought the Oracle was because of its claim to be 50% more breathable than the standard Precip. I got to really put this claim to the test during a VERY wet backpacking trip in the Smokies. Even without the pit zips that the regular Precip has the Oracle did not get that wet clammy feel inside that I always got with my old Precip. The one thing I had to get used to was the different type of hood adjustment. The Oracle uses a shock-cord type of adjustment that works the way a head band fits around your head rather than a hook and loop on the back of the hood. Sell your Precip like I did and upgrade to the Oracle-it's worth it.