I brought my First Gear Ranier jacket with its' liner and that kept me warm and dry. I can't say that about my Darien pants, which, on the 2 days we had heavy rain, going to Valdez and in the Turnagain Arm area, my ass was damp. My goal was to bring just enough clothes to keep my load light, that's why over pants stuff works nice. My BMW Goretex gloves worked great, but remember to put the gauntlet part under your jacket sleeve, not over it. DAMHIK. Oh, when are you going to start the skeeter thread ?