I'm going to do a thru hike of the Foothills Trail in early October and see the need to bring a real rain jacket that I can hike a 12-15 mile day in if the weather gets wet. I have an old Marmot Precip set that I bought before my semi-UL days that has seen little use, but it packs kinda big and heavy, and I'm not sure I'd want to slog all day in it.
I'm kinda down to selecting between a Marmot Super Mica and a Rab Kinetic or Pulse. I'm in between XL and XXL to Marmot (6'2" 230 lbs.)and prob. an XXL to Rab....I know others have made the same decision I need to make, so between these 2 jackets (or another standout if you prefer) what would/did you pick and why? And if you comment on one of the two jackets above, what's the fit like- how should I go as far as size?
I want a good brim, pit zips preferred, a little length in the back for coverage, and I don't want to be soaked from the inside.