Frog Togs or HD. HD are pricey but good.
Agreed, Frog Togs are great for shorter rides in light to medium rain. The HD suits are much better for longer rides with heavier rain.Frog Togs or HD. HD are pricey but good.
I rode near the afternoon to the ABATE meeting and then rolled down the road and seen rain ahead and the sky not looking to good, so I pulled over and donned the gear, thought I would be ok, but as I got up the road the rain started . I rode about 5 to 6 miles then pulled over and tried to wait it out. When it tapered off I headed back out only to get down the road about 2 miles and then I could feel the water working it way into the suit. I just rode it out and suffered through it. Might as well rode with no gear on at all.funny- i had the rain siut thought today on the way back from old forge -luckilly it was in and out 5 miles on the return then again the last 3 miles-saw some nice stuff at leatherup a hour agao
thisI have been using the HD rain gear for 2 years now. Works great. Nothing is 100% dry, it's water, it finds a way in.
Thanks dmw, that's what I what I was looking at, will probably go with that gear.
This is what I have. Been caught a few different times and it keeps me pretty dry. I was caught in a heavy downpour and by the time I was able to pull over and suit up I was soaked. Put this stuff on and actually started drying out but the time I made another 100 miles in off and on rain.Well worth the money in my opinion.
I bought rain gear from a Cycle Gear outlet couple of years ago. Only used it a couple of times in light rain. Returning from C2 in Arkansas I spent better than 8 out of 13 road hours in the rain. Sometimes heavy rain. Got pretty wet even with the gear on. And yes, water really comes in around the neck. So I bought the HD Hi-Vis rain suit, priced at $185, got 15% off of that just by politely arguing with them a little bit. The HD suit has a built in cord around the neck that you can tighten up to keep water out. Seems to be well designed, love the Hi-Vis. If I could just have bought the coat I would have but it is sold as a suit so I bought the suit. Haven't needed it yet but I'm sure it will work better--and be more visible--than what I had.I'm not sure where to post this, but I would like to know what brand of raingear you guys/gals wear. The wife and I purchased raingear made by Fulmer 2 years ago from an independent shop where we have bought most of our gear over the years. Twice now when my wife has ridden with me we got wet and again today by myself I got wet, might as well not have raingear on. I'm totally dissatisfied with this gear. This gear wasn't cheap but not worth using it again. I can be all buttoned up and the rain works its way into the top at my neck, through the chest area and also the rain from wind runs down the tank onto the seat then back into the crotch. I get off the bike and I'm all but soaked. So any real world experiences, thanks in advance.
This is pretty much exactly my experience. The Xlement suit from Leatherup that I started with did ok for a short shower for maybe 20 minutes but any longer and I would be soaked. I bought the Harley High Vis suit mentioned here and it is worth more than I paid for it, in my opinion. I have to be careful with my money (read--I'm cheap, usually), but I've learned that money spent on something that does not work is money wasted.I have the HD Hi-Vis Rain Suit as well and only have high praise for it. I had a rain suit from LeatherUp that did not offer the protection that I thought I was buying. After getting soaked in a short heavy rain, I purchased the HD suit and am very happy with it. This past spring, I road to San Antonio, TX and back and spent 3 days in hard rain, road spray, you name it, and was well protected by the rain suit. Biggest thing to still overcome is waterproof gloves. I soaked two pair of gloves on my TX trip but I can't seem to find much out there that keeps your hands from getting wet.