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Rain gear recommendations - August 20, 2009, 05:17 AM

There were a few other threads with some recommendations, but I'm looking for a little more specific info.

For rain gear, I have a Cortech jacket right now that has a waterproof liner. My boots, pants, and gloves are not water resistant.

So would I be better off just purchasing a 2 piece rainsuit, waterproof gloves and boots and wear the rainsuit over my gear that I already have

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just get some waterproof textile pants like the Alpinestars Drystar pants to wear with the Cortech jacket (plus buy gloves and boots)?
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Trash bag FTW


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August 20, 2009, 06:46 AM

Yeah, but would that be Glad, Wegmans or Ziplock?
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Yeah, but would that be Glad, Wegmans or Ziplock?

i would go with the Glad just because riding in the rain sux and perhaps knowing that at least ur trash bag is glad seeing that most likely ur not going to be


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August 20, 2009, 07:05 AM

depends on how far your riding and what style of riding you do.

If your touring and ride all day Water proof textile pants or a 1 peice textile touring suit is great. dont have to stop just ride right threw the rain.

keep in mind anything water proof dosnt breath well so it can get hot.

For tooling around town I have a 2 peice rain suit that I keep in my tank bag that fits over my jacket or my leather suit.

For boots I have alpinestars water proof boots and love them. Befor that I was getto, when it rained I just covered my foot with a plastic shopping bag and stuffed it in my race boot. May sound dumb but it works well. Another option it to get gattors or boot covers.

For gloves I just dont care unless its cold out. I keep sergical gloves in my tank bag, if I want to keep my hands dry. They do sell water proof mits that can go over your gloves.

I love huge group rides where its just starting to sprinkle and everyone knows its going to pour and you just pull out your rain gear and put it on.

from my experience, most people are never prepaired for the rain.
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August 20, 2009, 07:14 AM

did you get cought in the rain (like me) yesterday? The only thing that was not wet when I got home was my sox.


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August 20, 2009, 07:44 AM

If you are gonna get rain gear in my opinion spend some $$$, frogg toggs are good, get something that isnt just plastic, like the nelson riggs I got :http://www.newenough.com/raingear/2_..._rainsuit.html


Total Crap! My crotch exploded. (See thread)

The frogtogs are like a waterproof weird inter mesh design like some packing tape is, or the envelopes.

Much better.... ---> http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/41/17795/ITEM/Frogg-Toggs-Road-Toad-Rainsuit.aspx?SiteID=CSE_GBase_041&WT.mc_ID=80003& zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=2&zmap=17795


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Total Crap! My crotch exploded.
what happened? you ok?

so you are saying to get frogtogs.


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August 20, 2009, 07:47 AM

Costco has a 2 piece rain suit, about $30. I think it's near the golf gear. Works great.

Dishwash gloves over motorcycle gloves.

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what happened? you ok?

so you are saying to get frogtogs.
Hahaha, yea, the cheap suit ripped, the entire crotch opened up. You can see pics in the thread I linked in the post, had to duct tape it up for the remainder of the trip.

For inexpensive rain gear, yea I like the frogg toggs.


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August 20, 2009, 08:16 AM

it's only water.

if you aren't laying down some serious mileage in some constant serious rain - u need only a mesh or leather jacket and some jeans
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August 20, 2009, 08:33 AM

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it's only water.

if you aren't laying down some serious mileage in some constant serious rain - u need only a mesh or leather jacket and some jeans
derek, i had my mesh jacket and jeans yesterday, again my sox were the only dry thing everythign was dripping wet. I stoppend under a bridge in woodbridge (how convenient)


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August 20, 2009, 09:45 AM

I was in jeans for MSF class and it rained a lot. Not a fan of the wet jeans.
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August 20, 2009, 09:49 AM

I was thinking I'd get the gore tex alpinestars boots with held waterproof gloves and then the alpinestars Drystar pants and if it might rain, just wear that stuff.

Toting around the two piece rain suit would be ok if I had a place to put it other than my backpack. Not sure how much room it would take up
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