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Old 04-28-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Raindrops are falling on my head...

The rainy season began down in my country [Honduras] and while the thick leather jacket does provide effective cover against rain, it only covers my upper body while gettin' soaked from the waist down. What are some alternatives to prevent this from happening? What kinds of fabric or manufacturers make "waterproof" pants?

I know that leather pants come to mind, but I was hoping for more casual looking protection thank you for your time people!
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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There are a literal ton of textile riding suits or jacket and pants combo's that work well in the rain, Joe Rocket, Teknik, TourMaster, Bellstaff, and Aerostitch come to mind, prices range from "downright reasonable" to "Heysoo Kristo is this thing gold plated".....

The sky's the limit my friend......
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Of course, you probably can't exactly go try them on in your local Honduran moto-shop........
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In the boating/outdoors section at Walmart I got a set of rain gear that has elastic openings & taped seams, snaps to darn the ankle & wrist slack, etc, paid under $20, and have used them on the bike, camping & sitting through Charlotte Motor Speedway rain delays. I don't think they would hold up to prolonged highway use, especially on a ride without wind protection, but typically cheaper then "real" rain gear, and more practical for use off the bike. But they aren't breathable like the nicer stuff.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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Of course, you probably can't exactly go try them on in your local Honduran moto-shop........
Just go to Motorcycleaccessorywarehouse.com and buy the biggest size they have, that way it's sure to fit....
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Of course, you probably can't exactly go try them on in your local Honduran moto-shop........


Exactly my point. There is NO store on where to buy or try them on! So I was wondering if you'd point me to some website that list these kind of clothing, thank you!
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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Street Bike Rainwear Men's Riding Gear - Motorcycle Superstore

I ordered the Firstgear Splash Jacket a few days ago.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #8
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Road combo is in the middle to high end of off-the-shelf textile wear, .... An excellent touring suit for warm-season riding, The "armor" found in the Cortech jacket and pants. Just remove the armor first and wash it whenever you stink it up.
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