I've been using two different tires on my touring/gravel path bike. During winter or when the trails are rain-soaked, I use the Schwalbe Marathon Cross in a 700x38. During dry & warm weather I use the Vittoria Randonneur Hyper in a 700x32 size.
I need to replace the Vittoria Hyper soon.
Both tires have been terrific. The Schwalbe does everything well, including paved streets, but is heavier and rolls slower than the Vittoria Hyper which is a light folding slick.
The Vittoria Hyper has been great also. Almost as fast as a small road-bike tire and the ride quality is very plush. The Vittoria Hyper is also perfect for the mostly smooth, flat and straight tow-path riding I enjoy. I've never had a flat with either tire.
I'm considering buying the Vittoria Randonneur Hyper in a 700x38 size for warm weather use that would include short tours.
I'm also considering the wire-bead Schwalbe Marathon Dureme in a 700x40 size. Both tires cost about the same.
What would you buy?