Originally Posted by richarddacat
I've been caught in two downpours, wearing an Aerostitch, and both me and the seat dried out with a problem. Didn't notice the seat suffered any more than I did. I never had it be wet after a washing either.
From the Russell site;
Rain covers are advised for all seat cover choices, including all vinyl, since the sewing machine needle holes render them less than 100% waterproof. Our rain covers are made from double coated nylon with little or no stitching except where the bungee cord is sewn into the perimeter. They are sized amply for a loose, wrinkle free fit.
The ONLY time I'm uncomfortable on my Day Long is when the cover is on. Guess their something to be said for leathers ability to breath (I wear the same gear with liners in whether it's raining or not - It's not my gear making me uncomfortable).
Oh, speaking of gear, I wear Motoport Kevlar which is well known to be abrasive. It IS doing a number on the piping on my seat.
As far as hanging off with the Day Long, it's mostly an upper body thing. (From my Lee Parks class)