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    Quote Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
    My rain gear was made be a Russian guy named Rudolph, because (are you ready for this?) Rudolph the Red knows rain gear!
    a whole bunch of comedians out of work ... and here we are stuck with RICZ! ...


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    I have Frog Togs which serve me well. Much more reasonable on pricing. got them at WallyWorld (WalMaRT)and would certainly recommend them to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerAnimal View Post
    NO! Don't waste good money on this for rain gear. Oh, it'll keep you dry.......until you end up drowning in your own sweat! These suits don't breath, even if they claim to be "vented" and they are not very durable. If they ARE durable, then they weigh a ton. And you would need a suitcase to try and pack them. I've worn too many of these types of rain gear to work in and they are not comfortable to begin at all.
    Funny; the first time I wore my suit from Lowes' it kept me perfectly dry for 6 hours in moderate to heavy rain and I could feel the ventilation working perfectly. No more sweating than I experience in my cordura gear. The package it came in is 12" x 12" x 1.5" and that's before I squished it down into a saddlebag or trunk. You must have some very small suitcases. As for durability, time will tell I guess.

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    Does one wear the hooded part of the Frogg Togg jacket under the helmet or not at all. t
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    Ok,I got a barely used LLbean suit from a SL member and its the best Ive ever used.Im not sure they still make it.My wife has a frogtog suit which she likes a lot.We both wear the hood under our helmets bc it keeps water from going down your neck.We also both use rain booties that slip over our shoes and I love those things.We can drive thru total downpour no problem at all.Now for my story.First cross country trip on my brand new 82 Suzuki gs1100.Left motel in Seligman,Arizona,drove 4 hours,stopped for gas and discovered our rainsuit and maps(it was 1982)were all gone.Drove back to motel and there it all was laying on ground near our room,good thing bc it rained all the way from New Mexico to Pa.
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    Klim is the best fits right over klim ride mesh gear
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    I buy raingear that is designed for the specific requirements of riding at speed in a downpour. Various manufacturers and fabrics, some better (and pricier) than others. I don't think general purpose rain gear has the features that matter to motorcyclists.

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    I buy last seasons snow over suits. Amazing how snow bunnies want to have the right colors and right logos. They are designed for high speed water and last.

    I keep a set f Frog Togs that I keep close just in case!
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    Don’t forget something waterproof for your feet....wet boots/shoes take forever to dry out while travelling and are well just....squishy....I use slip on overboots that go over your riding footwear.... https://www.aerostich.com/tingley-boots-1.html

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    We were at a rally last year and didn't have our rain gear....forecast didn't call for any. By the 3rd day the forecast did a 180....We bought some of BRP's high viz stuff. It's great for keeping ya dry that's for sure. I'm not a fan of the rubbery feel of the inside though. It doesn't breathe real well......but it keeps your clothes dry

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    First Gear is good. I suggest you go to a full line motorcycle shop with real accessories. BMW shops are always good for quality accessories.

    Don't go to Bass Pro and get frog toggs.
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    look at Frog Togs at WalMart.. excellent product and reasonable priced
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob204bc View Post
    First Gear is good. I suggest you go to a full line motorcycle shop with real accessories. BMW shops are always good for quality accessories.

    Don't go to Bass Pro and get frog toggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big F View Post
    look at Frog Togs at WalMart.. excellent product and reasonable priced
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    I have bought Frogg Toggs at Walmart and for the amount of rain we get around here the worked just fine for several years. I bought the BRP rain suit because it was on a 50% sale or I wouldn't have bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J48cruiser View Post
    Klim is the best fits right over klim ride mesh gear
    I may have stated earlier that I really, really dislike having to put-on an take-off raingear throughout the day. As such, I have Gore-Tex riding pants and jacket. If you ride in the east, you are going to get off and on rain in the summer over the course of a couple days.

    This past weekend I needed to go from NJ to Niagara Falls for a wedding. As a typical August trip - I hit light to medium showers four times on the ride to Niagara Falls. Otherwise beautiful...only one event had heavy rain for about 5 mins. Rest was light and 5-20 minute events. On the way back, I hit strong afternoon thunderstorms. One was very strong and in heavy downpours and lightning for about 40 minutes. Other was heavy rain for 10 mins. I stayed completely dry with my Klim jacket and BMW pants. Just zipped my vents closed - no need to stop. Ventilation on the Klim jacket is great. I have ridden in 95 degree weather here and Colorado. Sure it is hot in stop-and-go traffic (would be in shorts too) but when moving there is plenty of airflow.
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    Frogg Togs. and the jacket acts as another layer when it is still too warm for a jacket, but a bit cold for nothing else

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    I use Frogg Toggs but not the cheap ones... The cheap ones are cheap and do last a season... But...

    You can buy more expensive Frogg Toggs in the same/similar breathing material. They have better sewn and more durable seams... I bought the jacket separate from the pants... For the pants I bought Frogg Togg Bib pants. Keeps the wind blown water from getting you wet from the bottom seam of the jacket.

    Bought pioneer out dry boots on Revzilla... $400, but my feet don't get wet and I don't have to struggle putting on rain booties over my boots anymore.

    Jacket: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Pants: These were ok.. lasted 1 or 2 years... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Pants: These are far better but when I bought they came in black. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    I liked the Nelson Rigg and other brand specialist gear but not the price (jacket and Pants her in Australia is about $300

    I went to a Fishing Super Store about 8 months and bingo got a heavy duty jacket and pants for 1/4 the price in colours I wanted. Both pack into a storage bag and pack nicely. Murphy has seen to it that since buying the darn things its hasn't rained enough to warrant taking them out of their storage so maybe they also have some superpower that affects the weather too.

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    1974
    22 year old and I knew everything.
    Brand new Norton,on my way to Sturgis.
    As I crossed the State line into MN, It began to rain.
    No problem, I've got it covered.
    I stopped under an overpass and put on my rainsuit.
    It was one of those $10.00 clear plastic rain suits from Kmart.
    Got back on the bike, hit 70 mph, and the suit left me in a bunch of shreds.
    Now I use Frog Toggs,

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    I have been riding through 50 years or rain suits including trash bags, but nothing beats the HD rain suits for comfort and protection, but not cheap. They do breathe and are easy to put on, and fit in the depression in the doors.

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    definitely frog toggs. just remember to close all the access areas that get access to your pockets.

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    Frog Togs to grab from the Frunk when out and about and weather might change. Tourmaster gear when touring, with wind water barrier in jacket and pants. Works well and nice not having to stop and sort things out to put on different gear. So far... seems to work well in anything from light to really heavy rain.

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    Thanks all ended up with Nelson Rigg AS-3000, just because I was able to get them quickly. Rode nearly all day today in pouring rain I was completely dry and I did not bake in them well worth the 71.00. Thanks again for the suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasinsparks View Post
    Thanks all ended up with Nelson Rigg AS-3000, just because I was able to get them quickly. Rode nearly all day today in pouring rain I was complete dry and I did not bake in them well worth the 71.00. Thanks again for the suggestions.
    Thanks for letting us know and the results of that choice.

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    If you're serious about spending time in the rain, it's got to be GoreTex.

    My jacket is a Klim Carlsbad, and my pants are Cabela's Rainey River.

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