I spent some time debating between the ATR 5 and the Speedgoat, but ultimately went with the ATR 5 due to comfort, and larger toe box. The Speedgoat was a little too narrow for my foot, and the impact was a little stiffer, more like a running shoe.
Layering correctly in changing environments and temperatures is very important. My layering system has definitely changed over the years, and is unique to my body requirements.
I’ve tried every expensive, “breathable” rain jacket on the market. When hiking hard, I sweat in them all. I’ve decided to try the reasonably priced, silnylon, Light Heart jacket this time.
On my next hike I’ve decided to trade off a little weight for convenience, and go with a Big Agnes Copper Spur.