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Suggest rainsuit / raingear for a guy w 30-32" inseam?

Hi, all,

I have been scouring local motorcycle stores and on-line outlets, trying to find a new rain suit.

I need a good quality set, preferably 2-piece, that is made of nylon (not PVC) and has zippers on pant legs to allow me to put the pants on while wearing boots.

My problem, apparently, is that I am too short for current global standards. I am 57, 165 lbs and wear US-sized pants 34 waist with 30 inseam.

This 30 inseam is the problem, even if I allow a couple of inches more: I looked at the Tourmaster Sentinel suits, at Firstgear offerings and at the BMW Rainlock suit. All of these pants that fit my waist (typically Large or Medium) have legs that stretch well past soles of my boots! I swear, the inseams must be 36 on them!

I need to replace my current, worn-out, 2-piece rain suit that fits me well (and I absolutely love its fit and features): part of my BMW 3-Phase set. However, that one was actually numerically sized 42S not a generic S/M/L, like those I found offered for sale now.

So, anyone of you that use short-sized pants: can you recommend a rain suit for me?

Robert in Northern NJ

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I use Frogg Toggs and they work great. Small zipper on leg to slip on over boots and elastic on bottom to stay put around ankle. I've wore them in a hard rain riding 70 MPH with very little leakage any where.

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Hi, all,

I have been scouring local motorcycle stores and on-line outlets, trying to find a new rain suit.

I need a good quality set, preferably 2-piece, that is made of nylon (not PVC) and has zippers on pant legs to allow me to put the pants on while wearing boots.

My problem, apparently, is that I am too short for current global standards. I am 57, 165 lbs and wear US-sized pants 34 waist with 30 inseam.

This 30 inseam is the problem, even if I allow a couple of inches more: I looked at the Tourmaster Sentinel suits, at Firstgear offerings and at the BMW Rainlock suit. All of these pants that fit my waist (typically Large or Medium) have legs that stretch well past soles of my boots! I swear, the inseams must be 36 on them!

I need to replace my current, worn-out, 2-piece rain suit that fits me well (and I absolutely love its fit and features): part of my BMW 3-Phase set. However, that one was actually numerically sized 42S not a generic S/M/L, like those I found offered for sale now.

So, anyone of you that use short-sized pants: can you recommend a rain suit for me?
42S = 42 short. I know this because I also have the same challenge when it comes to buying gear.

The only gear that I know of that makes a short version.....BMW.

Bought a new BMW suit for my wife and I this year.....both the short suits.

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Re: Suggest rainsuit / raingear for a guy w 30-32" inseam?

I had a seamstress add a strip of velcro to the leg bottoms and after I get them on,I velcro the bottom and it keeps it tight on the ankle so it does not drag the ground. Probably looks a little goofy when I am walking around, but I got them to ride the bike, not walking around clothes.

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Frogg Toggs been there done that no thank you!

I went with BMW Rain lock Suit, easy in easy out with boots on, pants have zippers on both legs & Velcro flap around the cuff area for a tight fit.
no issues after 3 seasons, I also have a 30" inseam hope this helps.

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I also use Frogg Togg and they work great.

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Frog Toggs. Been there done that and would do it again.
Work great and take up no room at all.
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Re: Suggest rainsuit / raingear for a guy w 30-32" inseam?

Frogg Toggs!
I had a TourMaster suit but it leaked.
Just returned from a 2 week trip to Southern Spain & Morocco and had heavy rain for a couple of days. Our guide wore a BMW suit and was soaked through. I was the only dry one. Not fashionable but dry, light and packs well!

BTW, I have a 30" inseam but wear the XXL over my overpants and XL riding jacket.

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Re: Suggest rainsuit / raingear for a guy w 30-32" inseam?

+5 on the Frogg Toggs. I've had a set for about 5 years and have had no problems. I recently bought a new set and while doing the research on where to buy read some reviews on them. It seems the company has grown so fast they a quality control problem a few years back, but they have worked out the bugs.
I've bought a newer set with the reflective striping and have had no problems. JM2CW

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Re: Suggest rainsuit / raingear for a guy w 30-32" inseam?

Both my wife and I use the Frogg Toggs. We use them for rain, wind, and generally cold conditions. I have the Rev'It mesh jacket and pants that I use all the time. It has a membrane that attaches to the underside of the jacket and inside the pants. Unfortunately when I use them or any other membrane system I get wet from the inside. It's called sweat and is very uncomfortable.

The Frogg Toggs are the best answer I have been able to find for wet, cold, or windy conditions and I ride from very early spring to late fall with just the Rev'It suit and my Frogg Toggs in this Nova Scotia climate. I have heated grips and seat on my '05 LT and have maybe used them a couple of times since March of '06.

I also found the Frogg Toggs manufacturer to be very good on the customer service side. The original pairs I bought for my wife and I in Vermont at the MOA rally. The fit was ok for me but with my wife, who was back here in New Glasgow, I wasn't so lucky or maybe a little chicken. When I got back home and she tried them on and 'no fit' as in too small I called the vendor who assured me they could be exchanged if necessary when I bought them. He couldn't do anything.

I called the manufacturer and explained my predicament. My intent was to buy a new pair. They sent me a complete new set of different size top and bottom at no charge for the set or shipping and told me to keep the originals.

I know they are not the most fashionable but with the zippered leg and elastic at the bottom of the leg they are easy to get into and work just fine for wind, rain, (including the down pour) and cold sometimes with a little help from layering. We are still using our first set and will replace them with same when it becomes necessary.
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Got mine at Bass Pro Shops rain gear dept. They have a large selection of all kind of gear. I rode in about 2000 miles of rain this year and never got wet once.

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42S = 42 short. I know this because I also have the same challenge when it comes to buying gear.

The only gear that I know of that makes a short version.....BMW.

Bought a new BMW suit for my wife and I this year.....both the short suits.
Hmmm... That's the problem: the Rainlock (the only 2-piece that I have seen in the BMW shop) did not have any short versions, just the generic S/M/L. And the Medium was way too long.

What did you get?

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... went with BMW Rain lock Suit, easy in easy out with boots on, pants have zippers on both legs & Velcro flap around the cuff area for a tight fit. No issues after 3 seasons, I also have a 30" inseam hope this helps. Jeff
Jeff: what size did you fit in? I did check out the Rainlock during my search and was very impressed by the jacket (pants are pretty good, too, although I think my 3-Phasen is even better). Still, none of the suits I tried (from Small on) seemed to fit me - I have been tripping over the pants legs. Are you rolling up the legs or something like that?

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Hi, All:

Thanks so much for your replies! As usual, forum members come through!

The consensus here seems to be for Frogg Toggs, beyond a few votes for the BMW suit. Interesting - I never got a chance to check Frogg Toggs out.

I'll try to find them locally this week to see how they fit.

Best regards and a Happy New Year!

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Hi, All:

Thanks so much for your replies! As usual, forum members come through!

The consensus here seems to be for Frogg Toggs, beyond a few votes for the BMW suit. Interesting - I never got a chance to check Frogg Toggs out.

I'll try to find them locally this week to see how they fit.

Best regards and a Happy New Year!
Most sporting goods stores will carry Frogg Toggs.

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Hi, All:

Thanks so much for your replies! As usual, forum members come through!

The consensus here seems to be for Frogg Toggs, beyond a few votes for the BMW suit. Interesting - I never got a chance to check Frogg Toggs out.

I'll try to find them locally this week to see how they fit.

Best regards and a Happy New Year!
Almost all of the sporting goods type stores around here carry the Frogg Toggs. Many in various colors and logo'ed to several of the Tejas universities. I bought my last set at an Academy Sports, and on sale at ~$40. If possible, do wear you're typical riding gear into the store and try on a Frogg Togg set in one size larger than you normally wear in outerwear.
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Hi, All:

Thanks so much for your replies! As usual, forum members come through!

The consensus here seems to be for Frogg Toggs, beyond a few votes for the BMW suit. Interesting - I never got a chance to check Frogg Toggs out.

I'll try to find them locally this week to see how they fit.

Best regards and a Happy New Year!
I find a ton of outdoor stuff at sportsmansguide.com
This is the link-click here! to their inventory of Frogg Toggs.

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Re: Suggest rainsuit / raingear for a guy w 30-32" inseam?

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Hmmm... That's the problem: the Rainlock (the only 2-piece that I have seen in the BMW shop) did not have any short versions, just the generic S/M/L. And the Medium was way too long.

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We got the Atlantis 3 leather suits on closeout. We wore them to CCR this year and got caught for about 3 hrs in the rain. Not a leak!
We got them from Orlando BMW. I think they still have some available.
Anyway....all of BMW's suits whether textile or leather ....you can get in short. They are expensive but...They are the best I have ever used!

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We got the Atlantis 3 leather suits on closeout.
Oh, I see - you've got the complete suit. That is what I have too, a few of their suits - and the rain suit that I enjoy until now came as a part of the 3-Phase suit set.

Indeed, that came in short size; BMW (and Rev-It, for that matter), has a wide variety of standard, long and short sizing.

Unfortunately, no such luck with separately-sold rain suits, even with the roundel. Just your S/M/L generic.

I guess I will be checking on Forgg Toggs, as per advice in this thread.

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