I'm looking for a durable, light, cheap rain jacket (I know, impossible!) WPB
Red ledge thunderlight
$40, 13oz, no dwr?
$80, <8oz, no pit zips
TNF diad $130
8.5 oz Good price, but still expensive
Cost is becoming a concern for me as I've bought a LOT of other gear lately. I have a golite poncho tarp now, which I thought would be enough, but it seems pretty much everyone relies on a solid hard shell.
Also, my wind shell is cheapo and not breathable. Would I be better off getting a cheaper hard shell and buying a better wind jacket?
I'm expecting 3 season weekend trips in new england, and won't go out if it's truly crappy weather.