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Raingear suggestions?

I got caught in a big thunderstorm yesterday coming back from a ride in the Catskills and found out the limit of how much water my riding gear can take.

I'm now looking into getting some rain gear to put on top of my riding jacket / pants.

Suggestions?

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I am sure your question will generate many suggestions. My wife and I purchased the HD branded HiViz rainsuits sized to fit over our gear. It has been by far the best raingear we have ever used, including a version of FroggToggs we hated.

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I am sure your question will generate many suggestions. My wife and I purchased the HD branded HiViz rainsuits sized to fit over our gear. It has been by far the best raingear we have ever used, including a version of FroggToggs we hated.
I have had good luck with FrogToggs and are hard to beat for the price. But I must admit to buying some Klim Gortex riding gear last winter and now I don't even stop when the rain starts!

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I have had good luck with FrogToggs and are hard to beat for the price. But I must admit to buying some Klim Gortex riding gear last winter and now I don't even stop when the rain starts!
Plus 1 on Frogg toggs. I've been caught in a few "Frog strangling " rain storms (pun intended) & the Frogg toggs work very good.

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Not a fashion statement but Fogg Toggs work. Rode for three days in the rain in Austria and Switzerland in July. Use the hood under your helmet and the rain won't drip off your helmet & down your back.

Others had an assorment of rain gear and we were the only dry riders!

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+1 on Frogg Toggs. They carry a variety of styles. Mine are the Road Toadz variety. Reflective piping and hi-viz colors made with the motorcyclist in mind.

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I like Frogg Toggs too, my only complaint about them is that they tend to be a little short and ride up your leg when you're in the riding position. But they absolutely do work.

I now use a waterproof liner that is part of the Olympia Moto Sports gear. They have the length that works for me and they are lined on the inside and feel good next to your skin.


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Frog Toggs have improved immensely.

I got a gore-tex MSR jacket on eBay last year that is fantastic, best-made riding jacket I've ever had. I hate wearing rain gear and ending up more soaked from sweating, so it was a great investment (I think I got the jacket for around $100, but even at twice the price it would have been a great purchase)

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BMW Comfort Shell…eliminates need to pull over, put on rain gear, pull over, take off rain gear, pull over, put on rain gear, pull over, take off rain gear, etc, etc, etc.

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I have a BMW one piece. Worked very well on my last coast to coast ride.

Just got a street guard suit so no longer need it..

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Aerostich Roadcrafter or Darien.

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Gore-tex is great. I have a jacket and bib type pants that's more than 20 years old and still keeps me 100% dry. Picked them up on close out at the Woolrich factory in Pennsylvania. Only problem for me is that when travelling and trying to conserve space gore-tex is very bulky. For those situations I chose Frogg togs. Very compact and definitely keep me dry.

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I have a BMW one piece. Worked very well on my last coast to coast ride.

Just got a street guard suit so no longer need it..
I've looked into it . It's the Prorain3 suit In my area it's $175 + tx =$210.

Right now,I'm leaning towards the Frogg Toggs Kikker 2 and the ToadSkinz Rain Pants.

Unfortunately no one sells Frogg Toggs in my area. I will have to order it online and I'm always hesitant to buy a jacket and pants that I've never tried and don't know which size fits best.

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I will see you mine for $125.00 shipped.

It is a x-large, yellow..

I will pm you my number.. talking is better for me.

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