It's been a long time since this thread was added to, but I've often wondered why so few people outside of the UK ever consider using Paramo products. Basically their system works on the idea of "active" moisture movement, as opposed to "passive" that most systems use today. By using a combination of a liner that transports moisture in one direction and then a very thin polyester outer that disperses the moisture, along with a wash treatment that helps to waterproof the garments, the Paramo gear that I've used have been unmatched in their ability to keep me dry, even when the garment is totally wetted out. It's sort of like a softshell with completely waterproof properties, but more breathable than any hardshell I've ever used.
The downside to the system is that, used as a traditional, three layer insulation system, it is quite heavy. If thought of as both a windshirt and light inner insulating layer combination, however, the garments save a significant amount of weight and do away with fiddling with different layers. Paramo also has wicking layer garments and undergarments that work in combination with the waterproof outer layers (that can be reversed and actively bring moisture toward the body to promote cooling in hot weather) that do exactly what a lot of the people in this thread are looking for. Personally I find the outer layers a bit cold and have to add a windshirt underneath to keep me warm in colder weather, but many others who use the system say they run warm with it.
I've got no affiliation with Paramo, but have continually been very impressed with the significant difference in how Paramo products work compared to other products that it surprises me that more people don't use the system. There is nothing else like it.