RonK wrote:ColinOldnCranky wrote:Go for something that is light, is open in areas that are not gonna get wet in rain (under-arm) and can be reconfigured while on the road. ie opened up and closed down easily...
In other words - a Showers Pass Elite.
Going by a quick browse, EXACTLY what I am thinking of. With attention to the weight required for the particular climate zone of course. In Perth I'd favouor a fluro jacket that takes little space and weighs about the same.
As an aside,on my experience I have found that, while being aimed at a somewhat cashed up and elite market with more than it's fair share of posing and branding, ski gear is some of the best made clothing you can find in terms of durability and an ability to take rough treatment. The prices may not seem low but long term they are great value (as logn as you get the right item for the job). Not sure how well that applies to outdoors/wilderness/trekking stuff though.