The white color doesn't bother me, but by the time you have paid for your eVent and your nylon, you are talking nearly $30 a yard. and although my heart yearns for eVent, it doesn't yearn for linings. Does any know the weight of the 2 layer eVent? maybe I will email about that. plus adding 1.1oz per yard to the eVent, it's not going to be as light as the 2.5 layer. What I don't want is to go to the effort of sewing this thing, then have it weigh nearly as much as my commercially made eVent shell, but with the added hassle of the liner.
Several month's worth of use is not too bad either. my shell doesn't get used much during winter, and if i used my old jacket for resort skiing/other times when weight doesn't matter, it could last me many years.
the diamond pattern on that fabric reminds me of my old 2.5 layer north face hy-vent jacket. particularly of all the swampy times i spent in it!
I think if i went for a 2.5 layer I would go for the paclite, because although I know it's not great, at least its a known quantity. Unless anyone has had actual experience with both, that is.