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Question Rain Gear ??

I am looking at getting some new rain gear as mine is old and wore out.What does everyone have and how do you like it?

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I have a set of Frogg Toggs. They're OK but after several long rides they are definitely showing the wear. They keep me completely dry, and they are very lightweight, with their own stuff sack. I think they were $70 for the set and that seems reasonable.

If I had it to do over again I'd get something more substantial -- BMW rain gear, or a set from Cabela's, for example.

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I have a set of Frogg Toggs. They're OK but after several long rides they are definitely showing the wear. They keep me completely dry, and they are very lightweight, with their own stuff sack. I think they were $70 for the set and that seems reasonable.

If I had it to do over again I'd get something more substantial -- BMW rain gear, or a set from Cabela's, for example.
Yup - Toad Toggs here too!! Bought a set at Academy. One size larger than I normally wear in outer clothing. Been thru many a Toad strangler and stayed dry as a bone. The jacket also makes a great windbreaker in chilly weather, at speed.
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If you really want "rain gear", Frogg Toggs are a good, cheap way to go. But know that I have gear that is also waterproof, it's really the ONLY way to go. When it starts to rain, no stopping. Just ride through it.

If you do go with Frogg Toggs or the like, here's a tip for you. Keep a plastic grocery bag in each pocket of the jacket. After you put the jacket on, take the bags out and put them over each boot. Makes putting the pants on way easier. They'll just slip right through.
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I went with the BMW one piece (two of them) and I love them. Very well made IMHO but they are pricey----$200 Canadian app. You do have to remove it quickly if the sun starts shining unless you are REALLY in to sudden weight loss.
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I rarely stop and put my rain gear on (wind after the rain will take care of anything the rain does) and have a thing about putting on rain gear to back the scoot out of the garage (that is what the cage is for), but when I have used mine I have the Frogg Toggs. They roll up smaller than a beer can, super light weight, keep me as dry as the $300 versions out there, and they breath better than most, so I don't get wetter from sweat than the rain would have done. Academy Sports had the best selection and price on them. You have to try them on, because they are sized strange and if the pants are the slightest bit too small you will have trouble getting them on under an underpass...don't ask.

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I do have a set of pants and jacket 1 size larger from firstgear.
They are cheap (I guess it cost $40 both) and they pack pretty small.
And when they are were out, just buy a new set.

But, I live in California, and rain here is not an every day issue.

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If you do go with Frogg Toggs or the like, here's a tip for you. Keep a plastic grocery bag in each pocket of the jacket. After you put the jacket on, take the bags out and put them over each boot. Makes putting the pants on way easier. They'll just slip right through.
Got a set of Frogg Toggs last night. for me and the misses But them at Academy also Dick Thanks for the advice about the bags Joe

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I bought rain coats from REI used by cyclists. Bright colors, packs small, cheap. For the pants we went with any pair that unzips up the side for boots.
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I bought a set of Goretex from Calelas. Not cheap but is very well made.

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I bought the gear sold by this ebay seller: http://stores.ebay.com/Ampco20 and it works very well. I like the quality of workmanship, and the details.

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Thumbs up Frogg Togg Elite

With the Bibbed pants.
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