I want to continuously improve my gear and since I didn't bother about my gear list too much lately, I thought I might have a look again.
My main activities are: Hiking, Trail Running, Trekking, Mountain Biking and I am obviously focusing on lightweight stuff (and breathable, in the case below).
I saw that there are new things coming up, and thought about replacing my windshirt and rain shells, which are:
Patagonia Houdini (2010 version) 113g
I am not sure if there are better wind shirts out there for my purpose, reading through the long thread from Richard Nisley it seems as if this is still the "best" windshirt available. I of course do not want to blindly sacrifice superior function for a little weight). If I understand right, for trail running/running I might be better suited with a higher CFM value than 35.. have to try that.
Rab Off Limits Pants 198g
I'm pretty sure there is something better (more lightweight while still suitable for my purpose) out there by now
Rab Demand Pull On 280g
while the event is of course very breathable, I thought there might be something lighter by now.. there are almost too much rain jackets that came up within the last years for me to get a clear overview...
For the rain gear I thought maybe the Marmot Essence Jacket and Pants might be good, but I couldn't find a lot about the material:
Montane Minimus also looks interesting, even lighter
What do you think? I would really appreciate some insights/opinions
Thanks a lot,