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post #1 of 6 Old 08-12-2011, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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What brand of rain gear do you use?

When I lived in California I just used any rain gear that was on sale. I rode there everyday.
Now that I live in the Philippines, I still ride everyday but it's a different story!
We get rain like you would never see in the States. Monsoon type stuff.
It is a real test for raingear!!
The last raingear that I bought was Frogg Togg's. Man, was I not a happy camper. The jacket zipper never did work well from day one and there is hardly any overlap so the rain just comes right on in!
I had a velcrow flap made to stop the rain coming in and that works OK but now the pants leak like a sive. The gear is about a year old.
I did like the material because it was not so hot but the quality sucks.

It is very hot and humid here so what brand do you think I should look at?
I need rain protection but I need it to keep cool also from the heat.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-12-2011, 06:02 AM
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You've got a tough one, there... Any regular rain gear is going to be hot, and any waterproof riding gear (Aerostich, Olympia, ect.) is going to be hot, too...

I would look into something in the boating/fishing/hunting industry for waterproof, but breathable gear.. Something Goretex, but lightweight..
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-12-2011, 07:30 AM
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Sierra Designs:jacket & pants pack to about 3"X7". I have NEVER gotten wet, while wearing these.Best I ever had!

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Best I've ever had:

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...rain_suit.html




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I love the Tourmaster stuff... Think I'm gonna pick up one of these!

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-13-2011, 02:37 AM
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You won't regret it. Trust me. The neoprene hood...not too hot. It is the shit.




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