>>Is there a flaw with the product that they can’t resolve?
While some have reported using micropore rain gear for the length of a long trail(bring a roll of duct tape), many of us find them to be woefully inadequate in the durability department. For the record, I'm not particularly hard on gear and trashed mine over a four-day trip. I wrecked the pants the first time I sat down and made a huge rip in the jacket when I held onto a sign to prevent myself from being blown off the Continental Divide. I happened to catch myself in the act here: