denny mcfadden wrote an answer about Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket - Men's on November 25, 2008
I was looking for the same type of combo so I bought this jacket along with the Backcountry.com Shift Element softshell last month. The Shift jacket is very warm for how thin it is and it wicks water nicely in light rain. Both jackets pack small (especially the Epic, I can pack it into a Nalgene bottle if necessary). I got both in a medium and they layer nicely. The Shift jacket doesn't have a hood so it's good for light rain, then if the skies open up you can layer the Epic jacket and you don't have to deal with 2 hoods.