This was a great opportunity for me to dive head first into MYOG - I've been wanting a lighter (but still durable) rainshell and some wind pants so I picked up enough 3layer event/pertex for a prototype or two when I invariably make a general mess of things. But hopefully at the end of the day I'll have a great pair of wind pants and a sweet eVent pullover without breaking the bank.
I'm thinking I'll make a few pairs of eVent oversocks to get started - the outers on my inov-8's are pure mesh - so they dry fast, but in constant wet conditions not exactly ideal.
I've got big dreams for the pullover (and modest skill) - I'm thinking a non-adjustable hood (I want a hood in the spirit of the hood of Rab's infinity down jacket - form fitting, Lycra to keep it in place, but with the addition of a small visor to prevent water from dripping on my face, and shaped in a way that allows for decent peripheral vision), 1/3 zip, no pitzips or pockets (we'll see about that, I love me some pockets - maybe a 'roo pocket with no zip?). Target weight is 10.5oz or less - I think 9.5 is within reach (of course this is entirely dependent on the weight of the fabric, hopefully BPL was stocking the lighter 3 layer eVent). I have a feeling this will either be a great success or colossal failure - not sure which but I can't wait to find out!