[/B Has anyone tried Rivers West hunting gear? Is this stuff breathable?
This has been my experince too! I have tried a ton of high quality rain gear,and it all has its down fall IMO If its completly water tight like rivers west then it is like getting boiled alive in your own sweat. If it is light and actually does breath then if you sit or neal and apply pressure for some time it will soak through.I don't believe ANY rain gear is breathable.
To be more clear, I DO believe various materials can allow water/sweat vapor to pass out, while keeping actual water/rain from entering. What I don't believe is that this "outward flow" will happen effectively enough to matter to your comfort. If you're hot and sweating, you'll be wet under your layers, and a coats breathability won't save the day. I feel quality, fast drying wicking under layers are more important to comfort than a 'breathable' outer shell.
The best thing you can do for comfort is to regulate your efforts so you don't overheat to begin with. Easier said than done, I know.