Paul Bachorz - F Twins Moderator
RA Rallymeister - Pownal, Vermont
Maybe I don't get it but I don't even own any rain gear. I wear British Motorcycle Gear, upper and lower, and my wife wears Olympus jacket and Harley (gasp!) pants. We've ridden in hard rain all day long and have not been wet.
An Intrepid Incompetent
Team Pterodactyl Montana Outpost
Canyon Creek, MT USA
Frogg Toggs. Go to their web site and look at the close outs. Got one for $20.00. Wore it about 2 hrs this weekend and was very satisfied.
Wife and I love our frogg toggs.
We have BMW two piece Goretex suits. Dry and cool in all day rain, downpours for hours, etc. We used to use NorthFace Goretex mountain light suits and the BMW ones are equal or better for protection. And cool in the summer.
My other bike is a BMW.
Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")
I've found textile stuff to be great until you wash them. Then, despite using appropriate products, they leak.
I've been using a Darien set-up for a few years now. I've done hours in heavy rain and not got wet. There was one extended ride when my bottom was getting what felt like dampness after water ponded on the seat for an hour or so.
Anyhow, I was just in the dealer on Monday looking for commuter suits. They had a shiny, new BMW Overpant suit on display. Looked very nice. It seems to go over your street clothes. To me it looked more of a city over-suit vs full touring. Also, the front zipper did not have a storm flap, so i suspect light rain only. Good looking suit though.....
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The only source I came up with for the Proof overgloves is in UK and their website doesn't mention USA shipping?
I wear a hein-Gerike jacket and I have never been wet on the inside with it-"IF" I had the liner installed-same goes for BMW Kalhari pants,"IF" the liner was worn. The biggest hurdle I have found with MC rain gear is the fit. I have a 39-40 waist and a larger chest but short legs, so everything I have tried that goes over the other stuff-as in protective clothing- is waaaaayyyyy too long in the legs and what with the design not easy to alter at the cuff-any ideas out there in this respect?
Last edited by kantuckid; 04-23-2009 at 12:01 PM.
I got mine at either Louis or Hein Gericke in Germany...wait a minute...you now have a reason to take a trip.
They have kept me dry riding, but they are not very tough. IMO they are not worth the money.
I ride and fish in the rain. One word "Gortex". I have a Cabela's gore tex rain suit and have never gotten wet. I just spent 3 days fishing in downpours and remained dry. Usually I buy low cost (cheap) stuff, but $250 is the minimum for a good rain suit.