I'm looking to get a new winter jacket (am thinking a fleece jacket or soft shell) since the Columbia Ballistic fleece sweater just isn't cutting it lately. I live in western Washington so I need something that will keep the rain out. I'm in eastern Washington often enough that I need something that will keep me warm in freezing temps as well as block the wind (lol Ellensburg). I figure amongst a sea of nerds there has to be at least a few outdoor activity enthusiasts here that could point me in the right direction. Also, if anybody could recommend a set of gloves that would keep my hands warm during the winter but be thin enough to do things like load a shotgun or a pistol mag, I'd totally appreciate it. Please ask any questions you need to better any recommendations you might have.