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    Any one have experience with BMW Rainlock or Prorain wet weather gear ? I'm looking for wet weather gear I can pack .

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    I got Frogg Toggs, I ride an RT so I'm fairly well protected by the fairing. The Frogg Toggs were 69.00 for a 2 piece suit, For the money I think it's a good deal.
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    +1 for Frogg Toggs

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    Frogg Toggs

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    Cheap and good

    I got my Frog Toggs on sale for $39.95 two years ago. Great protection.
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    Just ordered a Frogg Toggs suit ! $ 59.00 plus a 15 percent discount. Thanks to all for your recommendation.

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    Yep. Frogg Toggs

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    I have same question about BMW rain gear (not Frogg Toggs). I commute every day on motorcycle, 12 months a year, 57 miles each way. For 22 years. I have tried a LOT (15+) of rainsuits and they all leak after 1 hour of heavy rain. I'm not sure, but I think it's because I ride in heavy northern California freeway traffic all winter. Lots of rain, 10 lanes of cars, wind & rain, traffic blowing the water up-down-sideways-backwards. Huge puddles of water on the road with cars and trucks splashing through them making tidal wave water splashes. Most rainy days in Dec/Jan/Feb I never see another cycle. I've tried 1-pc and 2-pc with better results from 2-pc. The only one that didn't leak was a smock-type pullover that had no front zipper, but that's a pain to put on and off. Seems that the water always leaks in the crotch first. Eventually they leak at front collar, wrists, and ankles, too.

    Also, does anyone make a helmet with no vents? Those vents all leak after awhile, too. Starts with a small wet sensation at the top of my head or brow where the vents are. I've never had a problem with fogging, just a wet head. I tape the vents closed, but would prefer better rain helmet.

    So any experiences with Rainlock? [Not Frogg Toggs, didn't work for me and did not hold up to repeated daily use for one winter much less two. Sorry :-) ]

    Serious 12-month long distance daily commuter wants to know!

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    I'm 6' 1" & 210 lbs and have the ProRain Suit 3. I have only used it a couple of times, both in cold heavy rain. With a pair of Aerostich boot rain covers, it has worked great for me, easy to get on/off and kept me dry. Packs small enough to fit in the lower compartment of my tank bag.

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    I have the BMW one piece, bought off of Fleabay in 2007, used a few times and I love it. Worked very well, a little dribble down the collar, the only down side was once the sun came back out, and the humidity went up, it got sweaty in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrrider View Post
    So any experiences with Rainlock? [Not Frogg Toggs, didn't work for me and did not hold up to repeated daily use for one winter much less two. Sorry :-) ]

    Serious 12-month long distance daily commuter wants to know!
    For me Frogg Toggs were the best bang for the buck, I ride an RT so I am fairly well protected anyway, It sounds like we should be asking YOU with all the miles of research you've done. This is going to sound like a smart assed answer but have you though about double bagging? I wonder how 2 rainsuits would work for you, say a cheap set of Frogg Toggs over a one piece. If you have tried EVERYTHING else, what do you have to lose?
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    FTs are too bulky as well as not durable. Best suited to those who only rarely ride in the wet and don't plan to use their bike as everyday wheels.

    My choice has always been 2 piece GoreTex. Cabelas is a good source because they have pants in lengths that will allow for being seated while riding. For me they work fine and my current GoreTex jacket though its membrane is beginning to wear out in some spots is 20 yrs old and has been washed many times.

    However, I don't do much riding in freeway wet stuff where everything is swirling every which way and do understand the unique problem. Not sure there are many magic answers though the inherent protection of my RT so far has kept me out of leaks getting in at various entries except for negligible amounts. A less protective bike will create much more of a problem. The RT has especially good lower protection. In really heavy rains I periodically use the height adjustment of the electric screen to create a blast to blow my helmet clear, then pop it up again to get back in a pocket. (Have switched to the Z Technic screen)

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    I have a box of 40gal plastic trash bags and I sometimes use one under my rain gear. Cut holes for arms and head. That works, but I can't believe that is really the ultimate solution. I don't want to feel like bagged trash!

    I was just wondering if the pricey BMW rain gear actually performed better than the other gear. I may try the 2 piece Rainlock suit since I've had better luck with 2-pc: the new Red & Gray set. Any comments on that one?

    Thanks for all your comments, I enjoy reading and benefitting from the experiences of others.

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    Gortex...gortex...gortex. That's about all I have to say. I bought the Klima Komfort 2 pc suit here on the flea market. Best suit I ever had, no leaks and no non-sense suit. Wore it in a huge rainstorm in NC that stopped traffic, not a drop got in. It is a discontinued BMW product but I would bet the replacement is as good and pricey. I also spray it down with Camp Dry which also adds more silicon to the outer layer of the suit.

    I am also looking for a relatively cheaper suit for my junker machine since I don't want to mess this KC suit up, use it for my RT. Do Froggtogs pack small?

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