I've been a Gortex guy for quite a while.
Recently I bought a French army DPM jacket to keep the rain off and I'm disappointed with it. Its rainproof alright but everything else about it is not great.
I've seen people wearing "soft shell" jackets and I wonder if anybody in the forum has experience of them?
I talked to a guy with a Deer Hunter brand camouflage jacket and while it looks great the hood lacked the 3-way adjustment that I'm looking for.
I've seen a brand called "River West" on the web which looks fairly snazzy so any info would be appreciated.
Stuff about jacket fit (size etc), arm length, and lightweight v middleweight fabric and of course hood adjustment and fit.