Looking for rain jacket

My rain hike to test out my new pair of The North Face Ultra 110 GTX’s was a success for the shoes but an epic fail for my 10 year old Patagonia ski jacket.

Time to find a jacket that will

  • Keep me dry in the rain
  • Work well with some layers to keep me warm down to at most 20 degrees


Arc’teryx Beta AR looks to be the best if I can get it on sale.

In the market for off-road shoes

Looking for trail runners and hiking boots.  Should I get loggers or a lighter pair?

Trail Runners


Hiking Shoe

  • Salomon X Ultra 3
  • Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid
  • The North Face Ultra 110

Backpacking Boots

  • Salomon Quest 4D


  • White’s Boots
  • Chippewa
    • Baldor Black Logger 8
  • Carolina

Sites I’ve come across

I’ve tried on the Salomon X Ultra 3 and they were a bit narrow.