I do realize this has been done quite a bit, and I have looked at quite a few threads and webpages... But I have little access to the internet these days, and i'm still not too sure. So here be my situation. Hitchhiking around the UK at the moment. Have an Austrian goretex M65 with me. It's a wee bit heavy, and a little tight - and thus isn't too swell for layering. Especially with my wool pullover. So while I adventure from town to town (in Orkney at the moment, soon to be on my way to skye via west coast, btw), i'm looking for an alternative. If I can trade the m65, the better. So I have been looking at the DPM goretex jackets. Apparently the best stuff to get is post-soldier 95 in that regard? The prices seem pretty high on that stuff, however. I've also read up on the windproof smocks, and they seem popular, especially when treated with nikwax? (no idea about that stuff, either). I would assume they would be heavier, though? It appears you can find them decently cheaper than the goretex stuff, though. The Austrian M65 has a poly/cotton outer, so when it rains it soaks through that, THEN hits the goretex... And it takes a good while to dry. Not too great for backpacking. So that's my little dilemma. Any help appreciated!