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Rain Gear - December 7, 2011, 09:01 AM

Well another failed attempt at rain gear today. I bought the fieldsheer one piece suit and well it leaks. So I think manufacturers really do not test out the gear before selling it. Who has stuff that really works and someone has tested in shit like today?

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The ran specific over-wear is the only thing I've found to be truely waterproof. My new Tourmaster Centurion suit leaked today as well.


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Well I bought the Frogg toggs and they started leaking the 5th time wearing them.


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December 7, 2011, 09:17 AM

Frogg Toggs.

I haven't found any motorcycle-specific gear that's 100% effective in keeping out rain.
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December 7, 2011, 09:18 AM

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The ran specific over-wear is the only thing I've found to be truely waterproof.
+1 I have a rain jacket and rain pants that we bought from a sporting goods store. Got them large enough to fit over top of my regular gear. The hood on the rain jacket's a bit of a PITA but if you get a jacket where the hood can be zipped into a pouch at the neck or rolled up and velcro'd shut, that'd help. And it helps that you can get them in bright colors (red or yellow) and some even have reflective stuff on them.

We did pick up a set of Frogg Toggs for Donovan on sale last year but haven't rain tested them yet. People swear by them, tho.


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December 7, 2011, 09:23 AM

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We did pick up a set of Frogg Toggs for Donovan on sale last year but haven't rain tested them yet. People swear by them, tho.
They're relatively inexpensive and they pack small.

Look for the type that don't have the 'pass through' pockets in the pants - rain will definitely get in through there when seated on a bike.
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December 7, 2011, 09:29 AM

I've had these for a few years now and they've never leaked on me:
Alpinestars RJ-5 Rain Jacket - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore
Alpinestars RP-5 Rain Pants - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore


I even wore them during that massive rainstorm/flooding we had late this summer. I was on the bike for about an hour in a half in teaming rain and stayed bone dry in the areas it covered. My hands and feet were a different story.


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December 7, 2011, 09:36 AM

coleman's brand generic 2 piece rain suit from walmart. wore it to alaska in some of the heaviest rain i've ever seen and it's still working strong. i think it was $40 for the set, top and bottom. i wear it over my 2 piece motoports.

edit, it was only $30.


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Well I bought the Frogg toggs and they started leaking the 5th time wearing them.
+1. Mine leaked in the crotch after 1 ride.
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December 8, 2011, 06:07 AM

Harley makes great rain gear.
Rained 3 out of 4 days on a trip and I stayed dry.


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December 8, 2011, 09:12 AM

My alpinestars rain suit was perfectly dry...until I wrecked and tore some small holes in it.


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Frogg Toggs.

I haven't found any motorcycle-specific gear that's 100% effective in keeping out rain.
me either... so i quit looking. my dad swears by surplus stuff. he just wears it over his gear.


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December 8, 2011, 07:50 PM

Rain gear leaks at the seams a lot... look for stuff with fully taped seams. If your stuff doesn't have that, you can tape them up yourself.
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