While at the Winter 2012 OR Show, I walked past some gear that I thought BPLers would appreciate.
Patagonia is rolling full-swing with Gore-tex, using Active gear in a series of jackets. They have an un-hooded Active Shell running jacket, rumored at ~8oz that some of you guys would dig.
I have a lot of love for MHW gear, but I wasn't as excited about the Uli Steck series as much as I would have hoped (perhaps it is because I am not an alpine climber). The 850 fill, super light, Nilas Jacket is pretty cool. Baffled, using a AirShield Elite (seemed like Windstopper) weighs ~21oz. Warmer, more durable and more weather resistant than the Patagonia Fitz Roy Hoody, and you pay of rit. $500 isn't cheap.
For those of your who are all about multi-use gear, LOKI Gear (based out of Grand Junction, CO) puts some of the most ingenious designs into outerwear, hats and gloves that I have ever seen.
Their eVent jacket doubles as a backpack, has integrated mittens and neck gaiter. Check out the video I filmed here:
Note: I have NO affiliation with any of these companies, I just thought their stuff was cool and you guys could find it useful.