This is just copied and pasted off Sierratradingpost.
Examples of Waterproof/Breathability Ratings for Major Manufacturers
Columbia Sportswear Omni-Tech® (Adults) 10,000/10,000
Columbia Sportswear Omni-Tech® (Kids) 5,000/5,000
Event Event 30,000/22,000
Gore-Tex® PacLite® 28,000/15,000
Gore-Tex® Pro-Shell 2-Layer 28,000/25,000
Gore-Tex® Pro-Shell 3-Layer 28,000/25,000
Lowe Alpine Triplepoint® 3-Layer 20,000/20,000
Marmot MemBrain® 20,000/25,000
Marmot PreCip® 15,000/12,000
Marmot PreCip Plus® 25,000/15,000
Mountain Hardwear Conduit 20,000/20,000
Sierra Designs Hurricane 8,000/2,000
Sierra Designs Microlight 600 N/A
SO I have been reading through the forums and saw this article and it has been very knowledgable, thank you. I was curious about peoples opinions on the following two pairs of Pants, they are on sale so not to bad right now. I live up on Vancouver Island in BC Canada and we tend to get a lot of damp snow since we are so close to the ocean.
The first ones are more of a skiing pant but I do like the Bib style.
Spyder Bormio Pant - On Sale - Men's - GearBuyer.com
The spyders claim to have 20k water resistance and 30k breatability but that would make it more breatable then both eVENT and Gore-tex.
The other pair are these Burtons which seem nice as well.
Burton AK 2L Cyclic Pants - On Sale - Men's - GearBuyer.com