I posted this thread over on BritishBlades and it was recommended that I ask for advice here.
"I'm looking for a multipurpose kind of jacket-I bought my first windproof fleece 9 years ago and I still wear it today, but I need something new. I wear it all year round. I was hoping to find something with the warmth of my Sprayway down jacket but that I can use in the rain! The kind of thing I'm looking for would enable me to go out in snow in the UK wearing only a T-shirt underneath it like I could in my sprayway, but with wind and water resistance. I don't care if I actually get wet, as long as I'm still warm. For this reason I've been looking at pile/pertex, microfibre/pertex or maybe even the so-called 'soft-shell' jackets. The less bulk and movement restriction the better ie. I'm not looking at skiwear.
Would pile/pertex be too warm for my intended use-maybe something like one of those Rab microfleece lined things (vapour trail) instead?
Could anyone with any thoughts/recommendations please chime in?"
Afterthoughts: hardwearing as possible please!
Hi to everyone on the forum by the way!