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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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rain suit?

anyone here have a rain suit, any recc's for one I should go look at?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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its one thing to be caught riding in the rain-whole dif thing to purposely go riding in the rain u have ballz

unless you dont have a car lol

the generic type rainsuits i get from work have kept me dry b4-snug fitting over the clothes style stuff. seems like that would do the trick-light, bright, keeps the water outta site!

seen some in at www.denniskirk.com too, along with heaters and stuff
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FROG TOGS, all the way.

They're pricier than the rubber/plastic ones, but they're breathable, lightweight and easy to pack.
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FROG TOGS, all the way.

They're pricier than the rubber/plastic ones, but they're breathable, lightweight and easy to pack.
and they got a funny name-cant beat that!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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i have a walmart two piece tucked into my tail storage section. get the oversize to fit over your riding jacket. also, cut off the hood and leave enough to tuck inside your helmet.

don't forget to also store a few wipes of rain-x in a sandwich bag.

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i have a walmart two piece tucked into my tail storage section. get the oversize to fit over your riding jacket. also, cut off the hood and leave enough to tuck inside your helmet.

don't forget to also store a few wipes of rain-x in a sandwich bag.

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Good idea!

But Frogg Toggs are suppose to be the best!




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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Frog Togs ++++++as a packable lightweight suit.
Tourmaster++++++as a long tour rainsuit...bulkier but excellent protection.
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Good idea!

But Frogg Toggs are suppose to be the best!
wet gear is weat gear... which ever works is fine by me.
i had a poncho once, it lasted about 5 minutes on the highway.
it gets really cold in the rain. i recommend waterproof gloves, or latex gloves underneath it. the problem with waterproof gloves is that it retains sweat. i hate mine (i forget the brand).

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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for gloves I plan on wearing my gore-tex snowboarding gloves that have never let me down as far ask leaks go, and wear shortie alpinestars gloves underneath.

Thanks for the great recommendations I will definitely get this stuff to be prepared. No I will not intentionally set out into a storm but its fall now in Nor Cal and we can get some mighty fast rain showers blow in and be gone by morning. Here in sacramento the fog gets really bad come december or so and even though the roads aren't super wet you can get wet from the mist in the air. Also, it will rain overnight and you need some water protection from the cars throwing it up.
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The problem with big gloves is the loss of dextarity (the ability to feel with your fingers)




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for gloves I plan on wearing my gore-tex snowboarding gloves that have never let me down as far ask leaks go, and wear shortie alpinestars gloves underneath.

Thanks for the great recommendations I will definitely get this stuff to be prepared. No I will not intentionally set out into a storm but its fall now in Nor Cal and we can get some mighty fast rain showers blow in and be gone by morning. Here in sacramento the fog gets really bad come december or so and even though the roads aren't super wet you can get wet from the mist in the air. Also, it will rain overnight and you need some water protection from the cars throwing it up.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love it when people call sac and anywhere in the bay area nor-cal. I live about 6 hours north of you. There are stickers here that are really popular and say "Nor-Cal" all over. Now people are putting stickers on saying "Far Nor-Cal"!!!! I was dying when I saw those. Anyway, I have a fieldsheer waterproof jacket and snowboarding pants with gators on the bottom with my boots. The boots were hi tec rainproof boots. We get a lot of rain up here, way more than you guys do. Anyway, I'm going to be getting a good 1 piece 60 dollar range suit because the two piece just didn't do it here. I kept getting water in the crotchal region as well as just between the neck and helmet. Highway riding kinda sucked, but around town they worked well but were way too hot. My gloves sucked, so I got some joe rocket 100% waterproof instead and they haven't failed yet.
If you ever get up here to real nor cal, we can go ride in the water sometime!
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love it when people call sac and anywhere in the bay area nor-cal. I live about 6 hours north of you. There are stickers here that are really popular and say "Nor-Cal" all over. Now people are putting stickers on saying "Far Nor-Cal"!!!! I was dying when I saw those. Anyway, I have a fieldsheer waterproof jacket and snowboarding pants with gators on the bottom with my boots. The boots were hi tec rainproof boots. We get a lot of rain up here, way more than you guys do. Anyway, I'm going to be getting a good 1 piece 60 dollar range suit because the two piece just didn't do it here. I kept getting water in the crotchal region as well as just between the neck and helmet. Highway riding kinda sucked, but around town they worked well but were way too hot. My gloves sucked, so I got some joe rocket 100% waterproof instead and they haven't failed yet.
If you ever get up here to real nor cal, we can go ride in the water sometime!
some people say anything above cal poly and fresno is nor-cal. monterrey to paso robles likes to be called the "central coast". if you are up in the humboldt area you're the north coast...if youre in the northeast thats just the BFE. Sacramento is the central valley...but if it ain't so cal its nor cal.
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some people say anything above cal poly and fresno is nor-cal. monterrey to paso robles likes to be called the "central coast". if you are up in the humboldt area you're the north coast...if youre in the northeast thats just the BFE. Sacramento is the central valley...but if it ain't so cal its nor cal.
Yeah, i'm in northern humboldt at that.
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i've got a men's small teknic rainsuit, kinda big, but it meets my needs and I have room to carry a backpack if I need to. Hate the bright yellow jacket but at least it makes me visible. (Last minute thing, couldnt wait to order anything else) Military issue rain gear also works wonders and is free if you are military.
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i also have a rain suit ran me about 60 bucks. I have purposely rode in rain on many occasions
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 11:55 AM
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I got an M2R suit from Iron Pony for $22... I think they have them on their website... I normally wear an XL, but bought a 3X... fits over all my gear no problem and is loose making it more comfortable. I highly recommend it...
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