byuboundI've had good luck with OR and Mountain Hardwear shells. OR sells a gore-tex rain jacket for like $200 that is really solid, especially if you have their prodeal. I also like my Marmot essence so much I own two of them, I think it became the bantamweight? It wets out eventually but its unreasonably good for the weight. If that is a concern though, I'd look at anything in gore-tex paclite. I've never had it wet out and it isn't stupid expensive.
TnskiI gave up trying to decide on wich piece of raingear to get so bought a cheap frog togg off Amazon for 15-20$, it works buts pretty fragile and basically disposable but will get me by till simeone invents something that 100% won't wet out .
byuboundIf you want something that is 100% waterproof and don't care about anything else, check this out. I'm definitely intrigued by the concept of dealing with breathability through only zips and not material characteristics but haven't been convinced to pull the trigger. Cool concept though.
interesting concept thanks for the words
very intrigued by the concept of the light heart stuff, seems to get good reviews around the inter webs
got some more research to do before I make a decision, will let y'all know if I end up going w it
can somejuan explain the material/performance difference between this stuff?
Black & Blaze Orange
jackets are made from a lightweight 20D ripstop polyester, silicone coated on outside, PU coated on inside >3000mm. HH.
Silver, Steel Blue, & Camouflage
are made from LightHeart Gear exclusive H3-0 -Sil-Poly >3000 mm.HH. a 20D Micro-Ripstop polyester