Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Proper Rain Suit Sizing

  1. #1
    Registered User Gadgetech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    120

    Proper Rain Suit Sizing

    I'm looking to get a 1 piece BMW rainsuit and I'm curious about proper sizing. I can fit in the XL or the XXL equally well but that's w/o gear on. I'm guessing that the better size is one that allows you to wear the gear on the inside of the rainsuit although my mesh summer jacket has a rain liner that goes on the inside.

    While I'm at it, any feedback on the Pro Rain 3 Suit? Seems to get pretty decent reviews. My main goal is to find something that packs small and light and that fits very comfortably.

  2. #2
    Benchwrenching PGlaves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    "Big Bend" TX
    Posts
    8,491
    I haven't had a rainsuit for years - Aerostich user - but it seems to me the drill for a rainsuit is that when it looks like rain or starts to rain you put on your rain suit over what you are wearing - presumably riding gear. Whereas, with some gear folks get liners so if it starts raining they can take off their jackets and riding pants, put on the liners, put their gear back on, and then proceed. This is at least my view as a touring rider where it might be 103, but in an hour 62 and fixing to rain.

    So it seems to me that you get a rainsuit that is large enough to quickly and easily put on over your riding gear so you can get on down the road.

    p.s. I also live in the Chihuahuan desert in West Texas 7 or 8 months of the year, and we don't have a lot of rainy days around here.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
    http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves

  3. #3
    172526
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Just ahead of a flat line
    Posts
    169
    I would get a size that easily goes over your gear but...................

    To me nothing is more aggravating that getting in and out of a rain suit on a day where you are hitting a lot of heavy showers.

    I eventually broke down and bought a Gortex jacket and pants. Now I just ride. The worst i will have to do is pull over to do up some vents.

  4. #4
    Registered User nytrashman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    westchester co. NY
    Posts
    644
    another aerostich user so i don't have/use rain gear but when i did i always got it large enough to easily fit over my riding gear. i also made sure it was bright yellow in color so i would stand out on dark rainy days.

  5. #5
    HOTTECH
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord,N.C.
    Posts
    55

    Rain Suite

    I have had them all ie, a Triumph Chevron rain suit that kept me perfectly dry if I had a chance to put it on. Liners for all my jackets if you could pull over and zip them in. My Stitch if I am expecting rain but most of all I have all purpose rididing gear that keeps me dry and cool. I have a Frank Thomas Aquapor jacket and pants that breath but will not let the rain through. Do not know how it works but it does work well and was very reasonably priced. Boots and gloves are another story. Good luck and find what works for you.

  6. #6
    Registered User Gadgetech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    120
    What are people using from Aerostitch?

  7. #7
    Curmudgeon At Large Bobmws's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Astatula, FL
    Posts
    547
    I find the Darien gear to be the most versatile, worked for me from FL to AK. Easy to add layers as needed.
    Bob Weis
    '04 K12RS - Hannigan Hack
    www.earplugco.com

  8. #8
    the Wizard of Oz 26667's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    NW suburban chgo
    Posts
    1,525
    just bought a new rainsuit from Rev!It. I watched the Revzilla video for sizing, but they were out of stock so I ordered from Bob's. (revzilla seems to have a vid for all of their products) I owned a BMW Pro 2 couple yrs ago, and had to buy a size up to really, easily get it on over my reg riding gear.

    Point is, sizing varies from one manufacturer to another, and depends on how much roadside dancing you like to do. Some suits have a slippery lining that's easier to get past your gear, too.
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

  9. #9
    Registered User nytrashman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    westchester co. NY
    Posts
    644
    What are people using from Aerostitch?
    I am using a Darien light jacket and AD1 pants

  10. #10
    Benchwrenching PGlaves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    "Big Bend" TX
    Posts
    8,491
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetech View Post
    What are people using from Aerostitch?
    I have a Roadcrafter 2 piece suit and also a Darien jacket. I pick the Roadcrafter or Darien depending on the weather I expect.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
    "The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
    http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves

  11. #11
    Registered User Gadgetech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    120
    Quote Originally Posted by 26667 View Post
    just bought a new rainsuit from Rev!It.
    My mesh coat is rev!it and I like their stuff and have looked at their gear (revzilla). I thought the BMW suit b/c it's in stock but the sweat factor concerns me. I might go Gortex instead.

  12. #12
    rabid reader dbrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Santa Cruz CA
    Posts
    1,677
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetech View Post
    What are people using from Aerostitch?
    I'm also a Darien fan, jacket and pants, now on set #2. Not having to do the rain jacket dance (I also wear Goretex boots and gloves) is worth a lot. For me, Dariens are tolerable up to about 90??; beyond that is uncomfortable.
    David Brick
    Santa Cruz CA
    2007 R1200R

  13. #13
    Nuckin' Futs! tf1200rt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SAT - LAX
    Posts
    197
    I bought a BMW Pro Rain 3 in an XL size. I wear a Large in the Tourmaster suit that I use, but I have a hard time getting the rain suit on. Haven't had a chance to use it yet (it hangs in the closet). I'm sticking with my two piece Tourmaster Sentinel suit.
    2005 R1200RT
    2008 Honda CBR1000RR
    1984 Kawasaki ZX750 E1 Turbo
    BMWMOA, SABMWRA, PCA

  14. #14
    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    4,601
    Quote Originally Posted by garthw View Post
    To me nothing is more aggravating that getting in and out of a rain suit on a day where you are hitting a lot of heavy showers.
    It's a lot less aggravating when you have a two-piece rainsuit.
    Kent Christensen
    21482
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

  15. #15
    172526
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Just ahead of a flat line
    Posts
    169
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetech View Post
    What are people using from Aerostitch?
    I bought Klim Latitude. 100% waterproof. If I were to do it again I would get he Klim Traverse.

    Tied stitch but it was just too stiff and boxy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •