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    Tourmaster jackets with Rainguard

    I'm looking for info from riders who are using textile jackets with Rainguard waterproofing.

    How waterproof are these jackets and does the waterproofing last?
    Anthony S.
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    Rainguard is a liner and not a treatment. I have a Fieldsheer jacket with a rainguard liner and have never had it leak yet. I have zippered shoulder and back vents and haven't even had rain get in there when closed. I should mention that I am behind the fairing of a K1200LT but you still get wet. We've ridden back from Florida a few times in some of those Florida and South Georgia "turd floaters" and been dry. My wife wears a Cortech jacket and has the same results as me. Pants on the other hand.....

    I've got a pair of Tourmaster Quest pants with the rainguard liner and they are HOT when the weather is warmer. The past 2 times I've worn the pants in the rain I felt like my bottom got wet. I thought it was because it was cold too and just turned on the heated seat. But the last time the thermals I had on were also wet. The funny thing is that the jacket is worn a whole lot more than the pants and the jacket is older too.
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    Thanks for the input

    I misinterpreted their description

    "A waterproof and breathable Rainguard?« barrier allows dryness without perspiration buildup "

    Is what they call a barrier laminated to the shell or is it a removable liner?
    Anthony S.
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    Most of the time the Rainguard is not a removable liner but a membrane liner under the codura or carbolex and between it and the interior lining. It's supposed to be breathable but not let water through.
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    thanks for the explanation

    So it would be similar to Aerostitch design fabric but using Rainguard instead of the Gore Tex membrane
    Anthony S.
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