just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
I've descended in cold rain a lot in the PNW hills and mountains, with the same clothes I had on the way up, just zipped up. The only thing to have on your feet is winter MTB boots. Put dry suit leg seals over the tops of the boots so water doesn't run down your legs into them. You need a decent set of tights, like Pearl Izumi Amfib or Performance Triflex. On top, you need a long sleeve Craft undershirt, a Pearl Izumi Elite or PRO softshell jacket, and a Voler Jet wind jacket. For gloves, Gore-Tex Xenon. Balaclava on head.