I'm doing about a 5 day trip this summer in Alberta in June. The expected temps are around 40-60 degrees. And what it's like around here most of the spring and fall is the same, most of the time being 1-3 days trips.
I currently have...
North Face shell
100 weight pullover fleece, fairly light
Slim fit pullover softshell(originally got it for running). my go-to outdoors shirt
Obviously the TNF shell provides any element protection I need it to but it's bulky, probably 2 lbs and not that packable and it gets stuffy.
SO my question, what are my best options for a breathable, versatile and light setup? (without being too picky my fourth concern is convenience)
I'm debating between a windshirt(GoLite Ether) with a rain jacket (GoLite Virga or Precip). Probably around 13-15 ozs. I'd be carrying a lot of tiny jackets it seems like.
GoLites Xirtam jacket. 13 oz. compared to my North Face, is this a significant reduction in bulk, and an improvement in breathability?
I figure the 100 weight fleece and sporthill top can fill any gaps left by either setup but which in the end would be your pick. Or do you have different suggestions..?