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I need to buy some rain gear. Anyone know of a good set to buy? Where from? Links?

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-10-2008, 11:40 AM
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I've had this setup ever since riding back from last years NE BBQ in the rain. Works well.
http://www.newenough.com/raingear/2_...rain_suit.html

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I just picked up a se t of the light weight Frog Toggs.

In my case a set I could pack into the least space possible (increasing the chance I will bring them) was more important than getting perfect protection.

They were 50.00 for the set from the local Gander Mountian. Packed up the set takes up about as much space as a folded sweatshirt. (maybe less)

I can not comment on waterproofness but the reason they hit my radar is because of the other positive reviews I had read.

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I've had this setup ever since riding back from last years NE BBQ in the rain. Works well.
http://www.newenough.com/raingear/2_...rain_suit.html
That looks like a winner too.

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When I had my bike I commuted all year around (in Seattle). I had good results using the THOR Ride off-road gear. http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktmstore..._ride_gear.htm

I wore it over my work clothes with Sidi B2 boots and never had any cold or water issues, even on cold and very rainy winter days.
They're a little more $$ than what others have posted though. And they definitely won't fold up into a pocket - the pants feel like MX pants - but they work very well. And the 2-tone gray looked good with a silver 919!

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I needed something in a pinch, was departing last minute & rain was in the forecast.
The only local store open was the BMW dealership. I got the Motorrad coverall-style rain suit for <$100. Goes over your existing gear & folds very compact. I got poured on for hundreds of miles (had my first hydroplane experience) & stayed mostly dry.

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You can save yourself some $$$ and buy some rain ger from Eddie Bauer or LL BEan. I have an Eddie Bauer 2 piece that I paid maybe $50 for and used it in a torrential downpour/t-storm this past w/e. I stayed completely dry and it worked perfectly after the rain at 80mph.




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I just picked up a set of the light weight Frog Toggs.
Yep. Bought mine @ Cycle Gear for the same price.

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Ive got the older version of this set up and its worked well for me. Im thinking it like 5/6 years old now and it still keeps me dry - A little bit more expensive, but, its held up well enough that its justified -

http://www.nelsonrigg.com/pages/Rain...6000-2-Big.htm

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Get an Aerostich and you can have wet crotch like the rest of us...

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Yep. Bought mine @ Cycle Gear for the same price.
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Get an Aerostich and you can have wet crotch like the rest of us...

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Get both and be dry in any conditions!

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