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post #1 of 12 Old Jun 21st, 2011, 1:31 pm Thread Starter
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Rain suit advice?

I'm looking for a good quality two piece rain suit, like the Tour Master Defender, which sells for $68, EXCEPT that it's been universally out of stock. I can't believe it takes so long for the company to get inventory (months). So I'm looking for an alternate. I'm considering the Froggtogg Horny Toadz. Can you recommend something that's worked well for you? It's got to be available in a bright color.

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post #2 of 12 Old Jun 21st, 2011, 1:42 pm
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Re: Rain suit advice?

I do not like the frogtoggs, the tourmaster is great I have 2 try shopping online for the tourmaster.....i always get yellow since I do not want to put on black and camoflage myself during a rainstormmmmmm
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I am not sure exactly which model of FrogTogg I have, but I can tell you one thing.....I HATE it. Especially the jacket, as the collar is very thick to the point it is tough putting on the helmet. The seams in the seat of the pants leak at the hint of rain. Got the suit before a trip last year.

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Love me Frogg Toggs - got three pair. One black for ole Thundra; one tan for the Goat; and another tan for ole Toad. For me, they do double duty. Never had a pair leak on me, so that's one duty. Second duty I found by assident - left South Tejas on a balmy fall day and headed to Nawth Arkansas for an RTE. Fourth day there, temps dropped into the low 30s, high 20s. I had to get back to the ranch, so over my lightweight riding gear, I donned a pair of Toggs. Didn't keep my hands warm, butt sure did save my bacon cuz they're like wearing a portable sauna - grreaat windbreakers.

BTW - quick tip. Carry a smallish plastic trash bag. Slip it over your boot just before putting a leg thru the Frogg Toggs - no hang up and saves on uttering them curse words for another day!!!
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Re: Rain suit advice?

We have the Tourmaster Sentenial Jacket and pants, keep us dry and the jacket folds into the pouch sown in the back.
Looks like its in stock
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Re: Rain suit advice?

I have had a 2-piece rain suit from Wally World for about 7-8 years and it has kept me quite dry. I think I paid about $30.00.

The last time I wore it on my K1200 LT, I rode from Southern WV through Asheville NC to Atlanta in rain all but 30 minutes and with a full face helmet, all that was wet were my hands.

I have no complaints except that it is not bright yellew...... I would buy it again.

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Frogg Toggs here & love them too.

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Frogg Toggs here & love them too.
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this isn't in the price range you mentioned but I've had the same suit for at least 10 years and it still works great. I got them big enough to go over my riding clothes and I think they've more than paid for themselves. But at $169 for the jacket and $99 for the pants they are a little more expensive. Being gore tex though they scrunch up into a small package and they have kept me dry and not overheated in some fierce southern rainstorms. http://www.motoport.com/_catalog/Rain_Gear
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Re: Rain suit advice?

During the summer if I'm anticipating rain I have a MotoBoss two piece that I got at Cycle Gear... It works just fine over the mesh gear.. All my other Jackets/pants are waterproof..


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Re: Rain suit advice?

In a perfect world........

I do like the idea of being able to buy the pants and jacket separately. The rain-suit that I bought, from Wally World, came as a set..

If I had my choice, I'd make sure that the legs of the pants are several inches longer than I normally wear because on a bike the pants always seem to ride up a little higher. Even with boots, it would be nice to be able to get longer legs.

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Re: Rain suit advice?

I only use a rain suit if its an ALL DAY DROWNER! Generally, my Olympia 'Ballistic' suit does a good job keeping me dry and warm!

That said, I do carry a First Gear 'Rainman' suit. Its excellent!

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/Rain/CSSRainman.html

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