....on a summer tour? I am off to Germany in the summer for what could be 4-6 weeks. I want to minimise what I am carrying for weight reasons. Last summer in the UK I needed the full kit (Jacket, trousers, over shoes). This year I also own a pair of Goretex windstopper longs which I thought I should take for any colder days. So why would I need the waterproof DHB overtrousers as well? I know that if I dont take them it will snow for 6 weeks & if I do take them it will be tropical. ...are you summer tourers taking FULL waterproof kit or risking it?