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Question 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 ...
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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.

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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...

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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.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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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.
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I second Frog Toggs.

https://www.froggtoggsraingear.com/Motorcycle.shtm

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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.

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Frogg Toggs are great and then they are not. The material is very light and very easy to puncture or melt on hot pipes.
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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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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.

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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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