It was a gore-tex product so it was automatically inferior. That, I think, is silly. For me everything is an option untill someone has prooven it shouldn't be.
And I think you know very well what Mark Verber said about the comparison between his eVENT shell and his Peak jacket.
Otoh, some gore-tex based jackets seem to have almost everything I prefer, except that they are using gore-tex. Of course, if someone just would make the perfect eVENT shell, that would be a lot easier. Is someone hearing me? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Agree. Who knows what good things are lurking inside Gore labs. But as I said, big companies tend to move much slower. I bet there are tons of good things lurking in GM labs as well -- but we all know how conservative that behemoth is...
Mark Verber spoke very highly of the Peak jacket. All zipped up, his eVENT jacket was still the more breathabe of the two -- but with the Peak's many venting options, he thought the Peak was the more comfy of the two -- everything considered. I have a Peak jacket myself, and I really, really like it!
Looking ONLY at what's actually available on the market, and knowing that current Goretex stuff is very much inferior compared to either eVENT or Peak -- this is why I completely disregard Goretex. Obviously, in the battle for our wallets, every genuinely new product announcement opens up a totally new battle front! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />