I have a Marmot Essence that I have loved over the years and it's held up really well...
However, since I use it constantly and not just for backpacking/hiking, it's started to wear out. It's held up really well on the outside to brush and abrasion. It's the inside at the hood hinge that's wearing (probably because I didn't keep the hood rolled up and secured) and the reflective tape is peeling off.
Currently, I get a bit sweaty wearing the Marmot because of breathability. I keep saying I'd like pit zips, but, I wonder if that would defeat the wind/waterproof aspect and it would likely add a lot of weight.
Looking to replace it, I'm hoping for windproof and waterproof, hood, sinchable waist, and tight wrist connections. A full front zip is ideal because of breathability. I would like to keep the weight right around where it is which is 7.4 oz. I also really value durability because it does see so much action.
What I've found so far:
Marmot Essence for $130 @ 6oz - updated/discontinued(it appears to have lost the reflective tape and neoprene wrist connections)
Marmot Mica for $200 @ 8.7 oz - with added pit zips
CAMP B-Dry for $60 @6.7 oz - fairly comparable to the Marmot Essence features.
CAMP Krypton for $50 @5.3oz - says windproof, and water resistant. Good enough for steady all day rain or downpour?
What do you think? What else should I be looking at? I've seen some no feature cuben fiber options that are ultra light, but I'm concerned about price and durability.