I'm thunkin on gettin a soft shell! But I'm concerned about the Schoeller Dryskin extreme. I have a pair of the cloudveil switch back pants that have started fraying horribly from being snagged by cats claw and other schrubs of the southwest (Gila Wilderness). I love the fabric, but it's starting to fall apart after 6 months use. I like the north face Apex fabrics, thier a little heavy but I've had a pair of pants and a top for two years with no fraying from snags, or anything. But the Apex top I have is to warm for most Spring/fall ventures down here. So this sent me to the Cloudveil Interia Fabric, maybe a patagonia Soft shell Fabric, or stick witha lighter TNF Apex fabric. I dunno! what do ya'all think?