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FireManC50 06-13-2019 11:36 AM

Rain Suite Recommendations?
 
Looking for recommendations: I'm in need of an inexpensive, but good quality rain suit (if such things exist). My 8 year old Columbia pants and jackets don't cut it on a bike ...
Thanks!

Skrapiron 06-13-2019 11:44 AM

You get what you pay for. Inexpensive is cheap. Cheap doesn't work.

Nelson Rigg Stormrider is the best rainsuit on the market. Well worth the investment.

FireManC50 06-13-2019 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skrapiron (Post 5057078)
You get what you pay for. Inexpensive is cheap. Cheap doesn't work.

Nelson Rigg Stormrider is the best rainsuit on the market. Well worth the investment.

As always, great help, Skrapiron! Thank you!

Is it any breathable at all?

PS: I think $70 is well withing the inexpensive range for motorcycle gear! Cheaper would only be a plastic bag type of the suite...

scorpion46 06-13-2019 01:21 PM

Ive been using the same Frogg Togg suit for over 5yrs. Never let me down yet. Also can be used for warmth on those chilly morns when its suppose to get quite warm later on.

FireManC50 06-13-2019 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion46 (Post 5057086)
Ive been using the same Frogg Togg suit for over 5yrs. Never let me down yet. Also can be used for warmth on those chilly morns when its suppose to get quite warm later on.

Would you happen to have a link?

Whiskey 06-13-2019 01:59 PM


Skrapiron 06-13-2019 03:07 PM

Frogg Toggs are great and then they are not. The material is very light and very easy to puncture or melt on hot pipes. The seams give out and leak after a while and they are also quite baggy and will flap in the wind.

Woodswoman 06-13-2019 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skrapiron (Post 5057100)
Frogg Toggs are great and then they are not. The material is very light and very easy to puncture or melt on hot pipes.

+1

Check to see how close to your legs ride relative to your header pipes. If very close, consider something other than Frogg Toggs -- perhaps something with a heat-resistant patch sewn on.

I can still recall seeing Elmoanne arriving at the 2017 Yankee Rally with a foot-diameter chunk out of the pants of her Frogg Toggs. She had a lot of work getting the melted crap off her bike, too.

I've just gotten a new set of rain gear from Olympia. Can't offer a report yet, however, as I have (lazily) left my bike at home on this Spring's many rain days.

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FireManC50 06-13-2019 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodswoman (Post 5057120)
+1

Check to see how close to your legs ride relative to your header pipes. If very close, consider something other than Frogg Toggs -- perhaps something with a heat-resistant patch sewn on.

I can still recall seeing Elmoanne arriving at the 2017 Yankee Rally with a foot-diameter chunk out of the pants of her Frogg Toggs. She had a lot of work getting the melted crap off her bike, too.

I've just gotten a new set of rain gear from Olympia. Can't offer a report yet, however, as I have (lazily) left my bike at home on this Spring's many rain days.

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It looks like they've fixed the issue: "New heat-resistant inner leg liners" - pants description.

scorpion46 06-13-2019 05:40 PM

I just use a "boot blouser" from my Army days to hold my pipe side leg from flapping and possibly coming in contact with pipes.


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