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Old 06-29-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Talking rain gear - Compact

I need a good pair of compact rain gear. I dont like what I hear about frogg toggs, they arent made for motorcycling and they are cheap. Tourmaster has some nice stuff, like the sentinel jacket and pants. I saw the pants in person and they look and feel pretty bulky, but do have the protective heat guard leg panels...

so many pros and cons to all the rain gear thats out there... Im really looking for something very compact, and not crap. I would carry this with me everyday in a small tank bag. thanks for the help.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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I have to say, the Harley-Davidson rain gear is quite nice (if not somewhat expensive). Not sure if you want to ride around in H-D gear if you don't have a Harley, though.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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Why not just wear a textile suit and be done with it?
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
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Frog Toggs suck, they fall apart at the seams.

I have a set from Cycle Gear called "Motoboss." The pants and jacket fit into a built-in zip up pocket that's about 16" by 6" by 4". Pretty compact, has a carry strap. It's a good suit, very dry. Hot though, no ventilation to speak of. It was about $60.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #5
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+1 on Motoboss. They make gear that is inexpensive, but fairly good quality considering the cost. I've spent a lot more on gear that falls apart. AGV are you listening?
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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The best rainsuit I've used yet came from a BigBox; made by Stearns. It's seen driving rain, and once I rode between tornadoes last year; hail, and even sleet. Comes in its own vecro-closed pouch, packs to about the size of a child's lunchbox. I've had it about 5-6 years now - PVC-coated Nylon. The only problem I have with the ones they're selling now is, they're all this Blue/Black or Grey/Black (mine is Yellow/Black). Cost is about $17 US nowadays, IIRC.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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Well that's brilliant, it's rain gear for motorcycles so let's make it grey/black so it's almost invisible in wet low light conditions.....we'll call it "urban assault camo"...
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:28 PM   #8
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That's the problem - it's not FOR motorcycles. Or, anyone that has to wear it say, changing a tire in a rainstorm, and doesn't want to be run-down in the cold, wet, dark............


That said, I've seen stuff coloured just like it in virtually every moto-shop I've ever been to. And I hit 'em all - even the Harley-Boutique-ey shops.
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The best rainsuit I ever had was made by Hein Gericke. It cost about $10 back when $1 = 2DM. (Yes they still had Marks back then.)

I used it for 15 years, and finally threw it out when I wore out the ankle cuffs from chafing.

I was stylishly red and white, with stripes!
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #10
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The best rainsuit I ever had was made by Hein Gericke. It cost about $10 back when $1 = 2DM. (Yes they still had Marks back then.)

I used it for 15 years, and finally threw it out when I wore out the ankle cuffs from chafing.

I was stylishly red and white, with stripes!
Still have mine though the set is looking the worse for wear. I got mine when I was in Stuttgart back in the mid 80's.
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