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I have a set of Frogg Toggs and need to buy something similar for the SO. I've been hearing bad things about the current Frogg Toggs that are being sold and was wondering if anyone had found something similar that was just as good.

I need something that will pack up nice and small.

If I can't get a two piece set I'll settle for a jacket. I've got extra pants she can use.

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I use a light weight set of BMW rain gear.
packs very small and on long summer trips I wear it over my mesh gear on cool mornings.....

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I have a set of Frogg Toggs and need to buy something similar for the SO. I've been hearing bad things about the current Frogg Toggs that are being sold and was wondering if anyone had found something similar that was just as good.

I need something that will pack up nice and small.

If I can't get a two piece set I'll settle for a jacket. I've got extra pants she can use.
I've used and like Frogg Toggs except for the ballooning of the jacket. I recently bought the BMW Pro Rain Suit which has kept me dry. Surprisingly it cost me about $95, which is perhaps the only BMW gear that I thought was a relative bargain. It has kept me dry in heavy downpours but it can get hot and a little sticky. It doesn't "breathe" as well as the Frogg Toggs.

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I am a First Gear Fan.I have many miles riding in strong storms without a drop water inside.
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I have a set of Frogg Toggs and need to buy something similar for the SO. I've been hearing bad things about the current Frogg Toggs that are being sold

Was wondering what kind of bad things you have heard. Have used Frogg Toggs for years and always liked them. Picked up a couple new pair of pants from them this past winter with the reflective piping on them. My wife got her first chance to use hers tonight when we got caught in a real downpour. Her pants under the Toggs are soaked! Mine were Ok, but I get a lot more protection from the fairings. Is this the kind of thing you've heard? Figure its time to write a letter to them.

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What bad things have you heard about F T

I have never heard anyone say anything other than the jacket makes you look like the Michelin Man.

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Re: Rain Gear, Not Frogg Toggs

Same question: I've heard nothing particulrly negative. Been using a set I bought at Bass Pro shop for probably around 7 years. The only water that gets in on mine is at the neck where it's a bit loose.

I noticed the other day that they make a set specifically for riding now. They look heavier. Anyone use the new ones?
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I've had a set of Frogg Toggs for about 5 years and have had no problems with them. I carry them for those days when you get the "Chance of Rain" for the weather forecasters.

When I first started this thread I had just finished a google search for Frogg Toggs and checked out several vendors that had feed back from customers. The comments I was reading were saying that the seam were coming apart after just a few uses, fittings were coming off and the suit was not as water proof as it should be, or words to that effect.
This was from more then one person on more then one site, hence the thread.

I don't remember which vendors, or which model of suit I was looking at on the web. I also called a vendor that was recommend by members on this forum and he told me that he didn't carry them due to the same concerns. (If you would like his name PM me).

I was thinking that since Frogg Toggs has expanded as much as it has the quality control may have gone down from when I bought my first set.

After posting this thread I kept digging. I found two different models of Frogg Toggs that had good reviews, Road Toad and Leep Frogg. both have reflective piping and some of the reviews were from fellow riders. They had good things to same about them.

Hoping that the quality control has improved and needing something quick I ordered a set of Leep Frogg's off of Ebay. If I use them on the trip I'm going on next week I'll update this thread with my impressions.


Update: One of the vendors with negative comments was Bass Pro Shop. The suit model is Signature Bull Frogg Rain Suit

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Firstgear and Harley-Davidson make great rain gear. I have a HD rain suit that is almost 10 years old now and doesn't leak. Plus its has reflectors on it and is bright orange.

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Per my post above, I sent an email to Frogg Toggs last night about the problem I was having with the leakage thru the side seams where the reflective piping is attached. Got a reply this morning apologizing for the inconvenience and telling me to give them a call to get a return authorization.

Called them and told them I didn't have the receipt and they said thats not a problem. Just send them back and they'll make good on it. Sent them off today. They were very accommodating on the phone without any hesitation to take them back and replace them. Really like it when a company steps up and takes care of a problem without any hassels.

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Are these suites still being made in Guntersville, Alabama or south of the border?

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Anybody ever try wearing Frog Togs under mesh armor type jacket and pants?
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Was wondering what kind of bad things you have heard. Have used Frogg Toggs for years and always liked them. Picked up a couple new pair of pants from them this past winter with the reflective piping on them. My wife got her first chance to use hers tonight when we got caught in a real downpour. Her pants under the Toggs are soaked! Mine were Ok, but I get a lot more protection from the fairings. Is this the kind of thing you've heard? Figure its time to write a letter to them.
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I was dry as a bone in my Toggs last night through that frog chokker until a Hummer passed me and threw up so much water it went into my low commuter boots!

Never thought I'd be doing 35 mph on I-480!

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Are these suites still being made in Guntersville, Alabama or south of the border?
They are now made in Arab, Alabama. They moved from their previous location.

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I was dry as a bone in my Toggs last night through that frog chokker until a Hummer passed me and threw up so much water it went into my low commuter boots!

Never thought I'd be doing 35 mph on I-480!
Rosemary and I rode back on the shoreway. Big mistake. The gusts of wind and water coming off of Lake Erie were terrible. Had to pull off at W. 6th and take it slow thru downtown till it calmed down a bit. I've always been real happy with my Toggs, but these definately leaked. Only the outer parts of her pants were soaked - right along the seams. In hindsight, we probably should have just stayed at the pavilion and waited for the storm to pass.

Have a pair of the Oxtar Air Tech boots. Never rode with them in the rain and was surprised that they didn't leak a drop.

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Anybody ever try wearing Frog Togs under mesh armor type jacket and pants?
I use the Fogg Toggs because they are loose enough to fit over all that stuff. I don't have to stand under the bridge and take off all my stuff to get rain gear on under it.

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