Favourite fleece used to wrap body, replacement needed.
That would be Polartec Wind Pro. It's a nice in between fabric softhell (100% or almost 100% windproof but less breathable than normal fleece) and the not so windproof but also warm and packable Polartec thermal pro (a bit better than standard flelece for warmth retention further same).
Packability depends on the thickness of the fleece.
Oh yeah don't believe the wetness resistance claim on this site. Polartec doesn't boast this on their site so perhaps it does some wicking but not so waterproff as this sites screams
Wind proof, breathable/light shower proof and very light is a wind shirt. Montane do a bunch as do sundry others. The sort of midweightish ones like the ones from microlight last a long time or something like Paramo's ones essentially forever.
They won't add any intrinsic warmth of course, but that and some thin, more airy fleece is a very flexible set up.
In terms of shower proofing: Unless there's a membrane - which inevitably drops breathability rather a lot - the shower resistance all derives from the treatment making the water bead on the outside. That's universal for all of these things, so while you can top a windshirt it takes quite an effort.
(well the precise quality/durability does vary, but impossible to judge in advance ).
I don't think windpro has this sort of treatment, so shower resistance fairly minimal? Its more a mildly wind resistant fleece really.
If you do want warmth/mild weather proofing in one thing then either lined windshirts or say the Lizard would be very realistic. Nice to have a windshirt for summer by itself though.
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