Originally Posted by Akira
What's the budget? Arc'teryx, Patagonia, etc. are obvious choices if you don't mind spending the money for them. As overrated as it is, I still feel Gore-tex is a good choice for PNW weather
sure i'd like to stay under $400 ish....but i realize you do get what you pay for in terms
of a great mix of breathability, waterproofness, fabric resilience and lightweight.
just read this interesting article on the different materials out there.
once opened, scroll down 1/2 way to where the author discusses e-vent, goretex etc
seems Goretex has not only their 'pro' line but a new 'active shell' line released this yr.
i'd use the jacket (shell preferably) for everything from skiing to lite hiking and just
walking around town on my regular 1-3 hr jaunts.
i realize that there is no 100%perfect fabrics that are both
'ultra breathable and also ultra waterproof' l
..seem that you always sacrifice one for the other.
thanks for the coldthistle blog link, too.
Edited by canali - 9/7/13 at 11:12pm