Well, I expected one or two responses so this is great, thanks everyone.
The Haglofs Lizard does look good, and given the build of there stuff I shall be going and finding one of those to try on somewhere I think. I always forget Gore do clothing, so thats another good shout. Arc'teryx stuff is lovely as well, but as said out of the price range. Wish I could afford there kit.
When you say you want it to keep the wind off through the summer, are you sure about that? My Gore does me through the winter with not much underneath, not sure you'd need one through the summer.
I suppose this all depends on how you define the 'summer' given we live in the UK so I shall clarify. Basicly I just need something that will deal with light showers and keep the wind off.
I would just stick the GoreTex on but I find that I sweat a lot and it all just condenses inside faster than the membrane can deal with it. Naturally I wouldn't expect the softshell to deal with extended or heavy rain, afterall this is what GoreTex is for.
Whatever I get will probably end up getting used when walking as well. I spend a lot of time in the Lake District and the Scottish highlands - unfortunately the rest of the family can't keep up on when I'm on a bike
I suppose my other issue with wearing GoreTex on the bike all the time is it's relatively high maintenance. Can't just chuck it in the wash with the rest of the kit, need to do it separately and then reproof etc.
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Ah! A Bath person, or an ex-Bath person?