CDT Rain/Weather Gear
Howdy friends. I'm hoping to complete a SOBO CDT thru-hike this summer, starting around July 4. For those of you who have completed a thru-hike or spent significant time in the CDT area, what did you take for rain/weather gear? I have a 4-oz Shakedry jacket that worked great on the PCT and Florida Trail but doesn't provide a ton of extra warmth, a 6-oz / 3-layer Arcteryx anorak that's a little thicker and more abrasion resistant, and a HMG umbrella.
I also have 2-oz wind pants, but I might hike in long pants in general, as I've found myself pretty sun sensitive on exposed hikes. I'll probably carry a alpha fleece and down puffy as well. I know people love wind shirts, but my Shakedry jacket is pretty similar, though less breathable.
What did you take for weather protection? Is there logic to the lightweight jacket + umbrella? Or a heavier rain jacket with no umbrella? Does anyone have that super cool HMG rain jacket? If so, how's it working out? I get cold easily and I really don't like being damp. Any other thoughts or considerations? Thanks!