im sorry but im going to have a bit of a rant
ok this is in reply to many tedious threads about kit, typically gortex V ventile
a while ago i was given a thin nylon waterproof. its made by peter storm and its coated on the inside with a thin layer of rubbery plastic stuff (no idea). i wear it at work as well as for bushcrafty activities and i have never got overly hot and sticky in it even while doing loads of firewood or dismantling trees - trust me that’s hot and sticky work
ok my jacket nothing fancy, it doesn't cost £200 but it does the job!
im a bit confused by some guys, what do you do to get so unbearably hot and sweaty? have you not heard of layers? you start to sweat, take a layer off, better still take off layers beforehand. in winter im often in little more than a t-shirt under my coat if working hard.
have some gone soft? you get slightly damp and uncomfortable, its not the end of the world. chances are your in the UK not the arctic so your not going to freeze to death if you sweat a little bit.
don't take this the wrong way but i think many people on here need to lighten up a bit about what kit they have and get down to what’s important in bushcraft - getting out there and doing it!
this applies to axes, tarps etc. not just waterproofs