Good rain jacket
I'm looking to buy a good rain jacket for long commutes and tours. I presently have a North Face 2 ply Gore-tex jacket, but it's getting old and it's heavy (800 grams I think). I'm looking to buy a new jacket but I can't make up my mind on what to buy. MEC has a few waterproof breathables that seem alright at good prices ($60 to $120), but I doubt they will stand up to a heavy rainfall. Louis Garneau has a VERY light breathable jacket (Wind buster superlight is the model). There's also a few companies which make those see thru plastic jackets with mesh under the arm pits for around $20. I'm sure they stop the rain, but the sweat must be terrible (has anyone used those?). Seeing that my first two Gore-tex jackets were quite a disappointement in the rain I'm wondering if a waterproof-breathable actually works. I'm trying to find something under $200, but if a more expensive jacket really delivers, I'd be willing to shed out more money. If anyone has any suggestions to the perfect rain jacket, please feel free to add to this thread.