/ milder weather and soggy clothing.
Berghaus make the Pack Lite which is expensive, but you can often find them on offer, I got mine for £130 instead of £230, they are more suited for occasional use during the day than being used all day due to they're light weight fabric, I've had mine a year and its very good, you'll need to practice layering on/off with it as you'll condensate quickly when climbing up hill, but it dries out quick enough, packs down very well to.
Personally I find anything remotely windproof under the waterproof causes me to get much wetter on the inside (and my windproof is just a 20 year old old school nylon faced fleece so its not exactly windstopper)
Get yourself to a shop then. I hate shopping but made the effort for a new jacket. Glad I did, more important than fabrics and brand is fit. I was amazed how many hoods don't close properly or arms are to long/baggy etc.
Personally for warm days and the occassional shower where I know the area etc I'll be taking a light weight windproof/showerproof jacket that packs to the size of a small apple (bought for running but will be fine for teh mountains when I'm moving fast and light - ie alone!). Otherwise I like my ME Firefox jacket. Gortex active is far more breathable thean Paclite, but won't last as long (I suspect) and is more expensive.
Yup, Marmot Precip is a perfectly serviceable option for a pack away jacket - maybe not as breathable as some (I really don't know, I've never found the theoretical differences terribly relevant in practice), but packs small. I imagine how long it lasts depends on what you do with it - mine is largely carried on days when I don't expect to need it, but is well over 10 years old. Equally, it coped fine with a trip up one of the big Pyrenean peaks in a blizzard when the weather was distinctly more wintery than forecast.
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