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01-02-2016 07:06 AM
iride4u One of the things that I look for in a rain suit after its ability to keep me dry is visibility.
In 2010 I rode to Alaska and spent 4 solid days in the rain my Tour Master suit kept me dry but even in yellow it was next to invisible. I suggest Tour Masters LE version it is much brighter or the bright Orange or Yellow Harley suits. They are more expensive but can be seen.
01-01-2016 11:45 PM
anyexcuse
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Originally Posted by Trundlebike View Post
Frogg Toggs are light, waterproof, pack very small, have a funny name, are relatively cheap, and look as silly as any other rain gear. I have an old Roadcrafter and they go on over it without too much trouble.
I second that. Frog Toggs are lightweight and "breath" so they don't feel clammy. I bought a suit about 10 years ago and it has accompanied me to 34 states on various bikes.
12-30-2015 06:39 PM
larry31
Not trying to hijack the thread, but...

Can any one tell me a way to use the zippers on the legs of rain pants, without having them catch in the backing fabric? Would ironing the backing material to keep it from bunching up in the zipper help, or will it destroy the water proof material?
12-30-2015 12:53 PM
justjeff I have been using these rain suits for years on my bike and quad. Very durable and waterproof. They are fairly cheap, I believe the last one I bought was $59 (jacket and pants) at Costco in Edmonton. I have seen two versions, one with a removable liner and one without which is what I have purchased. They have velcro closures at wrist and ankle to keep wind and water out.
JJ
Wetskins Waterproof 2-pc Rainsuit, Navy | Canadian Tire
12-30-2015 11:51 AM
drtrider
Rain Gear

Thanks to all for your input I may go in the direction of Gore-Tex sounds like the best way to go!
12-29-2015 06:55 PM
Trundlebike Frogg Toggs are light, waterproof, pack very small, have a funny name, are relatively cheap, and look as silly as any other rain gear. I have an old Roadcrafter and they go on over it without too much trouble.
12-29-2015 01:15 PM
frostbitevinnie Ive stopped using rain gear as all my normal gear is waterproof. It's really not a lot more money and its nice to not have to carry the extra gear.

FWIW, I have a tourmaster jacket and bibs I picked up a few years ago for $100, Basically this one.

Tour Master Elite Series II Rain Jacket - RevZilla
12-29-2015 12:40 PM
Grinnin I have used Tourmaster, Cortech, and First Gear. They all function OK. The Cortech jacket sleeves were a bit too short so I'd get gaps at the gauntlet and I had to add a flap on the main zipper to keep rain from soaking through. The First Gear overpants come in long sizes only for 34" waist and larger so mine weren't long enough and I'd get gaps at the boots.

Those are some of the reasons I'm sold on Aerostich. They have more sizes and will modify a new suit to fit. The lined Roadcrafter is probably too warm for your area. (Shown in my avatar when I post this although not guaranteed.) The unlined Darien is cooler in warm weather and warmer in cool weather since it is cut generously for either insulation or ventilation. Both of them have kept me dry but I've had many more rain miles in the Darien and it has always been the company's suit for the worst weather.

I have worn the Darien in hot and humid Pennsylvania and Ohio but I'm not sure it would be a good choice for places with hotter more humid weather. The other Aerostich recommendation in this thread is from NH. The suits are made in Duluth, MN.

The Cortech and First Gear were definitely too hot for W.Va. They both had lining like my Roadcrafter classic.

What do you wear for dry-weather riding gear?
12-29-2015 12:06 PM
drtrider
Rain gear

Hi Grinnin I live in the south east U.S.A. north west ga. the Gore-Tex may be an option I need to look at. Any recommendations brand, type etc. Thanks!
12-29-2015 10:53 AM
Grinnin Where are you? The occasional shower in Florida or Equador is subjectively different from the occasional shower in Maine or Sweden.

I like a full-time Gore-Tex suit. When an occasional shower arrives I'm already ready except my gloves.

That's much more convenient than pulling over, suiting up, putting on boot covers, etc. Then pulling over later to remove the gear. And pulling over again to put it on again.

Then again, on some summer days I go out in mesh and just get wet.

Full Gore-Tex may be too warm for daily wear in Hawaii or wherever you are.
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