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Rain gear what do you guys recommend

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  1. brianis

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    so I’m looking to get rain gear I’ve honestly never owned rain gear. But being that I’m going to do this saddle sore I need to have some on hand don’t want to spend a fortune. I definitely need pants that have protectors from my exhaust that’s a must because my short legs are always touching my exhaust. I always have my leather coat but someone that I don’t get soaked in would be nice.
     
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    I have these. I have used them many times and have really enjoyed them.

    Tour Master Sentinel 2.0 Nomex Pants - RevZilla

    I just got this jacket for Christmas and have yet to use it but I love how it feels and it's features. It's the nicest rain jacket I've ever had.

    Olympia New Horizon Rain Jacket - RevZilla


    I personally would stay away from the Frogg Toggs pants. I have had several pairs, including the motorcycle version, and they all leaked on the first or second use in the crotch seam.

    I have a jacket from them that has worked fine though, it's on my 08 now. The FT stuff melts really easy. I melted the arse out of a pair of the pants by standing in front of a propane heater. Never touched it but melted a huge hole.
     
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    You got me thinking. I read this and realized I have NO idea where my rainsuit is. So, I squirrelled and started looking around everywhere with no luck, I'm so confused and lost when I can't find something I use/used regularly. Fact is, I'm treadless on the rear otherwise I'd be riding in the rain when it's 40+ here. But, after some researching online (and deleting of about 2000 old emails) I remembered I picked up the Tourmaster Sentinel which I like for the following reasons: 1 there's a thin hoodie that you can wear under the helmet that prevents water dripping down inside the back of the neck, 2: plenty of ventilation and 3: inside heat shields on the legs (or at least the right leg I'm sure). However, I found out that water still seems to make it's way UP from my feet into my jeans cuffs, socks and shoots, so I picked up a set of the over-shoe covers from them as well and that fixed that problem. They fold away fairly small and I got the neon green which is almost as loud as the bike, but they have other colors... some things to think about and consider anyway. Good luck in the search.
     
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    Any rain suit goes, i keep on burning holes from the exhaust , grrrrr tapatalk_1502113707949.jpeg tapatalk_1502113717268.jpeg
     
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    When I was young and silly (well younger than now, but maybe just as silly) My wet weather gear was a pair of sand shoes without laces, pair of rugger boxer shorts and a tee shirt. I do live in the semi tropics remember,,,, Now days if it looks like raini9ng I just take the car instead..... Riding a XCT though, when i do get caught in a rainy patch, as long as I keep moving, I do not get too wet except for the boots and knees. Bearable as they dry out pretty quick once the rain stops, either from the wind or heat of the engine..... Just don't stop and one does not get too wet at all.....
     
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    I have the Frogg Toggs ‘Road Toad” version that comes with a glue on patch for an exhaust heat shield. Used them a few times without problems, I like how small a space they pack up into.
     
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    I too have the Road Toads. I have them rolled up in a really small pack that takes up very little room in my saddle bags. Have used them on the interstate in a down pour, and only got wet at my neck because I didn't pull the zipper all the way up. The have a strap for around you boots, so they dont be blown up your legs. For the money, they are great.
     
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    Check out Cycle Gear. They usually have pretty good pricing.
     
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    Aerostich, lightweight rain pants and jacket are a great choice and made right here in the USA
     
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    The victory rainsuit works good
     
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    That’s probably like finding a unicorn
     
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    I always wanted a Vic rain suit but they don't mix and match sizes. I only need a L pant but a XL or XXL jacket. Just doesn't work out. I remember seeing them at the dealer and they were nice but not cheap.
     
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    I don't think you can go wrong with Tour Master.
     
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    My Joe Rocket Alter Ego riding pants have a rain liner and doesn't leak. I use a Frogg Togg jacket that I bought extra big to fit over any jacket and layers I might be wearing. it's never leaked either.
    I still have to find some summer waterproof gloves.
     
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    I have the HD rain gear. Bought it at a MC rally years ago when we had an unexpected rain storm. Keeps me dry and warm. I get comments all the time when I put it on then jump on my Vision. I just laugh it off. Who cares what it says on the jacket and pants it does it’s job.
     

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