My wife is treating me to a decent winter waterproof for my 40th. I've been looking around at jackets, initially deciding on something made from GoreTex, probably Paclite to get it in my MULE backpack. I then heard about eVENT fabric being more breathable, and decided the Endura Venturi would be suitable. I haven't seen one in the flesh yet to see how small it will pack down though. I've had a quick look through the latest Singletrack mag tonight and seen on page 34, an Endura MT500, claiming PTFE protection to be the most breathable fabric. I'm a bit confused.com!
I sweat quite a lot and don't generally feel the cold, quite happily riding in a lycra top and Gore Windstopper jacket in freezing conditions. My current Raceface waterproof isn't a breathable fabric but has pitvents from most of the arm to the waist. The eVENT jackets generally don't have vents, I'm worried I'll boil up in the bag without vents.
If you're not yet bored to death, I'd value your comments!