Originally Posted by malikadog
So my rain jacket finally fell apart on me yesterday, and I need to get something new for this crazy weather! I live in Hawaii, so breathability is a huge concern. When it rains here, it really rains - it'll be 85 degrees out and sunny but dumping rain and flooding at the same time. I have had difficulty balancing waterproofness and breathability, and I haven't found anything that strikes the right balance.
Anyone have any suggestions? I'd also like something that looks good and lasts for a while, and I'm not gonna be doing any outdoor sports in it, just some light field work, and a lot of walking/hiking. I'm gonna spend today reading through the thread, but any help in the meantime would be greatly appreciated.
I'm also looking for a new rain jacket and I also live in a warm climate. Winters are short and mild in central Texas.
I'm thinking about the Beta SL from Arc'Teryx. Looks like it would fit well and go well with casual or technical gear.
My only concern is that some of the reviews say you will end up getting soaked if end up in a torrential downpour. I don't plan on being in the rain for long periods of time, but I would like a $300 shell to also withstand a rainy day at a music festival and keep me dry all the while.