Motorcycle Rainwear??...

Gear, accessories, gadgets, etc that make your ride more enjoyable.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:39 am

It's that time of year again, when it's getting warmer and we're eager to get out riding, weather be damned. So, what kind of rainwear do ya'll use, like, love, hate?

What works, doesn't work? What's a good investment, or a complete waste of money?
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:15 am

When I rode to Pennsylvania last year, I stopped by a Wal-Mart on the way and picked up a Coleman rain suit to prepare for some wet weather. It's made of plubber and worked well, but the whole suit weighs like 76.5 thousand pounds. And the second time I put the pants on and tried to get on the bike, they ripped down the crotch and I had wet giblets all day.

Last November I got these wonderful things called Frogg Toggs. It's a two piece suit that weight just about nothing. It's breathable, yet 100% waterproof. And it does well to keep your body heat in on cold days. It also packs down pretty small into a little carrying bag. Happy with it so far.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/ ... nsuit.aspx

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Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:42 am

Nice, Draph. That's exactly the kind of input I'm looking for. I was considering hefty bags, the oder shield ones, of course. :grins:

What kind of frogg toggs? I've been looking around and there are a ton of varieties. How's the fit? Over riding jacket or under? Hood or hoodless? :what:
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:49 am

I have the one up in the link. It fits real well -- I'm 6' 1" and the XL is just the right length, and there is plenty of room underneath to wear it over all your gear.

It does have a hood, too. It tucks into the collar and zips closed for sweet storage.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:36 am

I bought one last year from the clearance rack at Cyclegear, 20 bux for top and bottom.

Top does great for keeping you dry but the neck is a little awkward on it's cut.

Bottom ripped one day when push starting the bike.

Replaced with the BILT version of pants, for 20 bux.

Did pretty good last time I went riding.

I think it more depends on how often you plan on riding in the rain. If you plan on commuting daily, get an aerostitch and shield u're crotch. If you just want it for the chance encounter, get the cheap frog or BILT version, and then if you need it more, start upgrading.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:20 am

When I was looking for a new jacket and pants one of the criterion was that it had to be waterproof. I have the FirstGear Jaunt jacket and FirstGear HT overpants and they are both waterproof so I wouldnt necessarily need to stop and I dont have to pack a rain suit with me. Id say if your going to make an investment into any new gear check the waterproof box in your criteria :thumbsup:

I have heard that Frog Togs and the Bilt gear are pretty good as "carry with you" rain gear.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:08 pm

In the rain I just wear my Aerostitch Roadcrafter.
I also wear it when it's just cold.
Or hot. Or snowing. Or sunny. Or foggy. Or really, really hot.
It just plain works for everything, every day.

Of course I spent more on it than most of you spent on your Seca's...
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Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:39 pm

cafe_bill wrote:In the rain I just wear my Aerostitch Roadcrafter.
I also wear it when it's just cold.
Or hot. Or snowing. Or sunny. Or foggy. Or really, really hot.
It just plain works for everything, every day.

Of course I spent more on it than most of you spent on your Seca's...
That is just awesome, I just wear my regular stuff and for the cold, I have a set of thermals and armored nylon waterproof/windproof pants and boots.
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