Hello, I'm new to this group and to usenet in general - please be gentle... My wife and I will likely be taking a walk along the Cotswolds Way come September. I have a few equipment related questions - Ron Hill Tracksters, how tight are they? Do they fit like the old Adidas sweatpants? Is the Excertec 200 of the New Trek units too warm for the above usage? (I like the pockets) Is anyone here familiar with http://www.rainshield.com products? Incredibly light and inexpensive, though somewhat delicate and short-sleeved. Are gaiters de rigueur? On an unrelated note(we'll be B and Bing it)(odd as a verb) I have a Spacepacker Plus MK 1 and have found it to be rather stuffy. Even with all 4 doors tied up and both noseeum windows fully exposed, there just wasn't much airflow. I'm considering taking out the triangular solid nylon door section and replacing it with noseeum. I bought this tent for the low weight to space ratio, and since I camp mostly in warmer weather(not counting the odd quinzee foray) I don't need to retain the "insulation". Thanks in advance for your patient answers PS-possible Canadianisms-quinzeeile up snow, hollow it out, sleep in it. Noseeum:mesh to keep out bugs. PP-any trouble booking B and Bs a just few days in advance in September?