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    Rain Gear

    Time for a new rain suit. Any suggestions on an outfit that really works but won't break the bank? Thanks, Bill..

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    Small road corner junkie pffog's Avatar
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    Touring Rider GRLambert's Avatar
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    +1 on the Frogg Toggs.
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    Bass Pro Shops Rain gear dept. I wear all of my gear into the store & try there rain gear on.
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    God? What god? roborider's Avatar
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    Why not get a one piece suit (ex. Olympia Phantom) that is all in one waterproof and has zippered vents. Who wants to stop on the side of the road and put on a separate suit?
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    I became a believer in Frogg Toggs last month. I have a bunch of weatherproof gear, but decided not to take it on a trip to the Keys. On my return trip I rode for about five hours in some fairly nasty rain. I had on a Joe Rockett mesh jacket with a liner and put on my Frog Togg pants. I was absolutely surprised and impressed with the performance of the Toggs. They are cheap, light weight and pack easily. I just roll them up and put them under the netting on my top case. They are definitely my warm weather rain pants.
    '03 R1150R, '03 F650GS, '97DR200SE,'78 Honda CT-90, '77Honda CT-90

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    Frogg Toggs are pretty expensive for what they are and they're not very durable- but they work until they shred.A little bulkier to pack, too.
    I prefer the good stuff meaning GoreTex, in as light and compact as I can find.
    Over many years, sources vary but at present Cabelas has it- they sell pants in several lengths in each size so you can get the length needed for sitting on the bike.

    On super hot and humid days, sometimes I choose just to get wet to get some core cooling...

    A lined suit can work but you'll get it crapped up pretty quickly if you use a bike for daily commuting no matter what the weather- and that probably means more suit maintenance.

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    Jumper, welcome to the site.

    The BMW RainLock2 looks like a nice suit for a fair price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Jumper, welcome to the site.

    The BMW RainLock2 looks like a nice suit for a fair price.
    The Rainlock 2 is a great suit, well worth the money. I doubt I will ever have to buy a replacement since the gear appears to have great quality. I wear the jacket everyday for commuting, pants are kept in the bag in the event they are needed.

    Good luck with your search.

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    Registered User jad01's Avatar
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    Motorcycle Classics had a short review of a few rain suits in the last issue:
    '78 R80/7 and '84 R100RS (Blues Brothers), '86 K75C (Icy Hot)
    '90 and '93 Mazda Miatas (Jelly Bean and Red Hot), '97 Nissan XE PU (Mighty Mouse)
    '96 Giant Upland (big Kendas, baby!)

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    Webb Benninghoven
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    I've been exceedingly happy with my Frogg Toggs "Motorcycle" edition rain gear. I bought them online (eBay) for like 120 bucks. I have used them now for 3 seasons. Riding here in FL means that I wear them nearly every day from June through November. Rode through TS Debbie this past summer. Both my wife and I were nearly completely dry after 5+ hours riding in very hard rain. Would definitely buy them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43Ejumper View Post
    Time for a new rain suit. Any suggestions on an outfit that really works but won't break the bank? Thanks, Bill..
    Nelson-Rigg Stormrider Two-piece Rain Gear @ $50

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    Have had good luck with Frogg Toggs but this year finally shelled out the money for a gortex jacket and pants (Klim Latitude).

    It was pricey but absolutely the best investment in riding I have ever made. Can ride all day in showery weather without constantly putting additional suits off an on.

    If I were to buy again I would get the Klim Traverse jacket and pants with the D30 armour. The stuff is absolutely top quality gear and worth the premium price.

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