I've got both, however....
LOL wants one for a trip overseas. She can't have both due to $$$ (I'm cheap, but there are logical reasons as follow that don't count when arguing with a woman! Ugh!).
The thing is we are thinking of visiting homeland in Scotland next summer. I know the ComfortShell can go without a water-proof liner where the Santiago cannot. Plus 1 for ComfortShell.
The Santiago has more pockets, an adjustable waistband (she has a smaller waist and is proud to show it off verses the wider ComfortShell and none adjsutable, just the liners adds a whole lot of bulk as would the Santiago pants and liner to the airline baggage. The Comfort Shell is better for that. Plus, she prefers the yellow color of the Santiago over the blue or black of the ComfortShell. Plus 1 for her.
ComfortShell can go with just one heated liner (Warm-n-Safe) and no BMW zip-in Gore-Tex liner. No need to stop. Take-off jacket. Insert liner. Go 15 miles. Remove it and start over. Big plus, maybe 2?
I'm thinking the Comfort Shell would be best for the trip.
She wants and likes the yellow Santiago which I think is too much bulk and, given the rain or shine in minutes weather, might not be the best selection. Although it looks better one her. The blue or black ComfortShells don't suit her.
So argument is:
Looks = her selection.
Practicality = mine.
Anyway, short of putting her in a Santiago and spraying her with a hose, any wimmen-type logic to get her to switch?
If the words, "I told you so" should ever come from my mouth it would be a long, cold winter.