The level of comfort is the next thing to look into. This is where you examine its ability to allow your body to breathe. You will find advertizing screaming itself hoarse on the product being able to let you breathe, but only a test of time will tell. Besides the technology used in the creation of fabric itself, the inclusion of vents, your body’s metabolism as well as the humidity and temperature you are using will matter. The kind of clothing you have on under the gear is important as well.
You will need to assess the durability of the fabric. Those like nylon and polyester come in varying densities and weight. What you should aim for is a 70 denier type material which is often created in three distinct layers. If you are not going to be scaling large altitudes then it would be best to cut down on the ounces in the fabric and go lightweight
How you look will also make a difference. You want to look stylish and not like something that stepped off the ramp at a clinical display show. If you are headed for the wilderness, then you should look at trim tailoring. This also you to pack it easily and the alignment of the pockets will not come in the way of your backpack or your climbing paraphernalia.
The more sophisticated your gear the more expensive it is going to be. When it comes to high quality fabrics you are looking at great tailoring and attention to detail. This will go right down to the little rivets on your buttons. Lower cost water proof clothing can be easy on the pocket, but they are not usually breathable materials making them rather uncomfortable to be in.