In reply to climber34neil: Damn I can only use powerstretch when it gets properely cold -10ish otherwise I sweat buckets.
I tend to wear softshell perhaps with a thin baselayer underneath if it going to be cold and that does the job quite well. If it's really rubish then I'll chuck the hardshell on, full length side zips are very useful to get on over boots! A pee zip is handy as well. I like to have braces holding them up!