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Rain suits
on: June 29, 2020, 02:14:20 AM
I need to find a reasonably priced rain suit , budget is less than $100.00.

It needs to fit over my Tourmaster Air Intake size XL , and then I need rain pants in a 40 Short ( 28--29" inseam)

Suggestions ??

Thanks , Doug
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Re: Rain suits
Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 08:38:53 AM
I would go for ex-military GoreTex
Much cheaper and better than what they try to sell you in bike shops
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Re: Rain suits
Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 03:00:12 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
I would go for ex-military GoreTex
Much cheaper and better than what they try to sell you in bike shops

Thanks , I'll look around for some.
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Re: Rain suits
Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 04:13:14 PM
*Originally Posted by DandyDoug [+]
I need to find a reasonably priced rain suit , budget is less than $100.00.

It needs to fit over my Tourmaster Air Intake size XL , and then I need rain pants in a 40 Short ( 28--29" inseam)

Suggestions ??

Thanks , Doug

What kind of rain riding do you end up doing?  Currently I carry a set of Frogg Toggs All Sport Rain Suit.  It cost a bit over $50 and is very light and packable.  But it is not great at keeping me dry.  I rode back from FL two summers ago in days and days of on an off rain, some very heavy, and I stayed dry enough for summer rains where getting cold is not an issue, but it would not have worked if I was riding in a cold spring rain and needed to stay drier to avoid hypothermia.  But if you are just looking for something to pack in case you get caught in the rain, then the Frogg Toggs are not bad, especially for the price.

In the picture below the blue roll is the jacket and the black in the pants.


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Re: Rain suits
Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 08:02:55 PM
I only need a rain suit in case I get caught out and it starts raining.

In days gone past I would go out in about any weather but now it's got to well above 50 degrees and not much higher than upper 80's .

I lost count of how many different rain suits I've owned over the years. Nothing I ever owned would keep me dry in any all day riding situation .

So that's why I set a budget, and hopefully I can find some rain trousers for a short guy with a big waist  :087:
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Re: Rain suits
Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 09:15:20 AM
Goretex is the best option. It breaths which stops you sweating on the inside
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Re: Rain suits
Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 09:20:47 AM
I'm with you Doug - I just ride on nice days!!

These days I rely on my textile trousers to be waterproof enough if I get caught out far from home, but in the past I have used my golf over-trousers - just lined nylon waterproofs - golf/walking waterproofs are very compact and usually very waterproof.  And they'd probably fit under the seat.....
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Re: Rain suits
Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 09:37:19 AM
Out of interest can you get oxford riding gear over there ?.  :027:

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Re: Rain suits
Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 04:12:20 PM
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Out of interest can you get oxford riding gear over there ?.  :027:

I just checked, and RevZilla carries them. They have some nice looking riding gear that fits Doug's budget.

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Re: Rain suits
Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 04:37:50 PM
I've been happy with the Richa Typhoon rain suit, it's served me will for the last few years...don't know if it's available in your neck-of-the-woods, though?

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/71184

It's not breathable so can get a bit sweaty inside if it's hot, but packs down into it's own bag!