Thanks Justin, I wouldn't include the rain pants if I knew the weather was going to be good, but I've been doing some hiking in the Olympic National Park and the Cascades where I guess it seems that it rains on me every trip. I've been trying to limit myself to a (arbitrary) rule to not upgrade something that isn't broken unless it will save me at least 1# per $100. So, if I can get some new gear for $50 and it saves a half pound, I do it. . .
I haven't considered wind pants, I'll do some googling and see what I can find.