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Suggest a super-lightweight top for 50F spring days

I need something WATERRESISTANT, BREATHABLE, and SUPER LIGHT that I can wear during socal spring days, which are usually 50F degrees. I believe the jackets I currently own have no insulation and they are still too warm even with the vents opened... they are an Oakley Locked, a Bonfire Volt, and a DC Cooper. I even tried an Analog Transpose hoodie which was also far too warm. Can you suggest me something? Ideally this would be something as thin as a baselayer, but with water resist.

Preferences:
-super lightweight
-water resistant
-breathable
-Vents
-Wrist gaiters (or those elastic thumb-loops like Bonfire has)
 

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I find all hoodies I've tried were far too warm. Is there a very specific one that is super-lightweight? Im starting to think my only hope is to wash a baselayer in Nikwax Tech wash just to see what happens...
 

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It is just a Goretex jacket with no liner for warmth. At least this is what is being referred to I believe. Lightweight, highly stowable, and it'll keep you dry if it rains or snows. Alpine jackets are generally made in this fashion. Hard shells can have liners of varying degrees.

Sounds like the op for the most part just needs some decent long sleeve synthetic tops. Protect you from snow burn and sun burn with all those warm Cali days. Sounds like the jacket is more the exception than the rule.
 

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What do you need a jacket for? Just wear a T-shirt or something thin and long sleeved if you're worried about tearing up your arms on the slush.

Around here 50 degree days are no-shirt days.
 

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What do you need a jacket for? Just wear a T-shirt or something thin and long sleeved if you're worried about tearing up your arms on the slush.

Around here 50 degree days are no-shirt days.
I'm not worried about tearing up arms on slush, I'm more worried about staying dry. A longsleeve base shirt would be fine if it were water resistant, but I cant seem to find one that is.
 

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I need something WATERRESISTANT, BREATHABLE, and SUPER LIGHT that I can wear during socal spring days, which are usually 50F degrees. I believe the jackets I currently own have no insulation and they are still too warm even with the vents opened... they are an Oakley Locked, a Bonfire Volt, and a DC Cooper. I even tried an Analog Transpose hoodie which was also far too warm. Can you suggest me something? Ideally this would be something as thin as a baselayer, but with water resist.
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I use a fleece top and spray water repellent on it. If you want to spend some money, Burton and many others offer sweaters and hoodies that have DWR fabric.

Durable water repellent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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Burton Park Crew or one of their DWR treated hoodies. 32 also has their STI line which is similar. Analog has their ATF series too.
 

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I wonder if something like a splash jacket/splash shirt or dry top like those used in kayaking and sailing would work. My dry suit is pretty lightweight (and waterproof).
 
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