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    Time for a new rain suit. Any suggestions on an outfit that really works but won't break the bank? Thanks, Bill..

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    +1 on the Frogg Toggs.
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    Bass Pro Shops Rain gear dept. I wear all of my gear into the store & try there rain gear on.
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    Why not get a one piece suit (ex. Olympia Phantom) that is all in one waterproof and has zippered vents. Who wants to stop on the side of the road and put on a separate suit?
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    I became a believer in Frogg Toggs last month. I have a bunch of weatherproof gear, but decided not to take it on a trip to the Keys. On my return trip I rode for about five hours in some fairly nasty rain. I had on a Joe Rockett mesh jacket with a liner and put on my Frog Togg pants. I was absolutely surprised and impressed with the performance of the Toggs. They are cheap, light weight and pack easily. I just roll them up and put them under the netting on my top case. They are definitely my warm weather rain pants.
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    Motorcycle Classics had a short review of a few rain suits in the last issue: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/cl...z12ndzbea.aspx
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    I've been exceedingly happy with my Frogg Toggs "Motorcycle" edition rain gear. I bought them online (eBay) for like 120 bucks. I have used them now for 3 seasons. Riding here in FL means that I wear them nearly every day from June through November. Rode through TS Debbie this past summer. Both my wife and I were nearly completely dry after 5+ hours riding in very hard rain. Would definitely buy them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43Ejumper View Post
    Time for a new rain suit. Any suggestions on an outfit that really works but won't break the bank? Thanks, Bill..
    Nelson-Rigg Stormrider Two-piece Rain Gear @ $50

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-Rainsuit.aspx

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    Have had good luck with Frogg Toggs but this year finally shelled out the money for a gortex jacket and pants (Klim Latitude).

    It was pricey but absolutely the best investment in riding I have ever made. Can ride all day in showery weather without constantly putting additional suits off an on.

    If I were to buy again I would get the Klim Traverse jacket and pants with the D30 armour. The stuff is absolutely top quality gear and worth the premium price.

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    I just use army surplus rain gear. Effective and inexpensive. I also use the combat boots that I was issued as my riding boots.
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    After years of being a slave to separate raingear, I decided to invest in decent riding gear that'd keep me dry. I got a Teknic Freeway that keeps me warm and dry from September through April-May (good up to about 80-85 degrees). I wear either AD-1 overpants or Gerbing's Extreme Element pants during the same time period. If I get caught in the rain, I keep riding and I stay warm and dry. If it looks like rain, I don't stress about whether or not I need to stop and put on gear.

    In the summer I wear an R3 jacket & pants (or Airglide overpants if I'm commuting). If it's above 90 and I'm not on my way to work, I'm rarely concerned about getting wet. If I really want/need to stay dry, the liners are in in the same amount of time it would take to put on an oversuit. The big benefit is that I don't have a big, billowy set of raingear flapping around.

    And no, I have no problem stripping down to my skivvies on the side of the road to put the pants liners in.

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    I have the BMW RainLock which works great. I did a write-up on it on my blog if you want to check it out.
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