Living on the wet coast, where we ride year round and winter consists of heavy rains occasionally tapering to showers, rain gear is essential.

In "light" of the success of Francois' night light shootout, i think MTBR needs to start a rain gear shootout as well; jackets or pants could be objectively rated for water resistance, breath-ability, resistance to tearing, and sketchiness.

I've noticed that there seems to be very little brand comparison in the 'apparel and protection' forum, so it is hard to make and informed decision or comparison of products from different companies. So Gore, Pearl Izumi, Sugoi, Fox, if you want to send me your size large waterproof breathable gear, I'm happy to test them for you!