BOOTS -I have enjoyed the boot chat and was trying real hard to justify a new purchase. The Kalahari and Sidi Trial Zero sure look nice. But, dual sport boots are just like dual sport bikes - compromise! I'll stick with my old Torsten Hallman MX' boots (some indication of how old I am) for serious rides and hiking boots for *adventure touring* trips. My reason for the compromise choice is weight. I don't care how comfortable a boot is, if you are going to do some off-bike hiking that 7+ lb boot gets real heavy, real quick. JACKETS - At the top of my list is the First Gear Kilimanjaro ($250 mail order). Also in consideration is Aero - Darien at $400 without liner. Is it worth the extra $$. Do I need their $$ liner. I want a four-season jacket. Jacket must have good ventilation for summer use, keep me dry on rainy days , and windproof for winter use (supplemented with my Gerbings electric jacket liner). Did I mention durable. Let me know your experiences and recommendations.