I need some camp rain gear. I don't care if it is insulated or not insulated as long as it can layer. I don't mind layering, and something with less insulation could be more versatile of course.
All that to say, what recommendations do you have? Sitka is of course Sexy. I like their wading jacket and downpour jacket, etc. Is it worth the nearly $400 price tag? What else should I look at? How are the ungodly number of Cabelas products?
Rain gear is complicated.
High end rain gear like Sitka, kuiu, first lite, etc are very expensive do to weight and breathability.
If you want high end those three are the pinnacle at this time. They are designed to be very pack able yet very breathable while wearing. They are made to be moved in. Meaning mountain hunting.
I personally think Sitka lost their mind on their pricing. Kuiu and firstlite are more what they should cost.
If you don't need high end then Cabelas, Columbia etc are hard to beat.
If you want to make an investment in high end then look at the kuiu Yukon it's more of a thicker soft shell.