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Old 02-01-2011, 04:15 AM   #16
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Thanks for all of the responses. I went for the Tourmaster Sentinel. Not available in Europe so had it shipped to my hotel when in New York on business in December. Excellent piece of kit; exactly what was required.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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Thanks for all of the responses. I went for the Tourmaster Sentinel. Not available in Europe so had it shipped to my hotel when in New York on business in December.
You're gonna wait a whole year to get them? Where are you located?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:37 PM   #18
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You're gonna wait a whole year to get them? Where are you located?
Last December. I've got 'em and they're great!
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:42 PM   #19
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Thanks for all of the responses. I went for the Tourmaster Sentinel. Not available in Europe so had it shipped to my hotel when in New York on business in December. Excellent piece of kit; exactly what was required.
Shoulda got the Fieldsheer.... I had mine for damned near 3 years and countelss miles. The top is still damned good, although a bit faded, the crotch seam gave out. New pair last week.

Now I gotta find an idiot to donate the top to
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:15 AM   #20
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How is the breathability and compressibility of the FirstGear Rainman and
Tour Master Sentinel?
I'm looking for new rain gear, and those 2 factors are my biggest concern, besides waterproofness.
I've heard good things about Frogg Toggs, but people complain about how they are not very durable.
Thx.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:08 AM   #21
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Frog togg toadz's

I have a pair of the new Frogg Toggs in screaming yellow. They work great!
Much better than my older pair. I wear them over my waterproof jacket and riding pants. Light..very strong...and do not leak a drop of water in down pours. I tested these by putting them on and then having my friend spray me with a garden hose for about ten minutes. He loved doing it!
Not a drop of water. And for around eighty dollars or so...delivered...not bad.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:24 PM   #22
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Feedback on the TourMaster Sentinel:

Pros:
Does the job and keeps the water out
Good looking, well made, quality feel

Cons:
Not the easiest leggings to get on and off over a pair of boots
Cuffs need an extra inch of elasticated "give" - and I only have small wrists
Sticks up under your chin and has a 'scratchy' piece right there

All-in-all, I'm pleased.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #23
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Do you get a wet crotch--from the suit I mean? That's my main beef with Frogg Toggs. I can arrive at work mostly dry, except it looks like I had a very scary ride
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:24 PM   #24
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Do you get a wet crotch--from the suit I mean? That's my main beef with Frogg Toggs. I can arrive at work mostly dry, except it looks like I had a very scary ride
When I used Frogg Toggs I never had an issue with wet crotch. I stayed perfectly dry as long as the pants were pulled all the way up, the jacket all the way down, snaps were all closed, and the neck was snug. I'd stiil use the Frogg Toggs if I didn't have my Roadcrafter, nd often have the Frogg Toggs jacket in my top case as an extra layer in case it gets cooler than I expected.

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:53 AM   #25
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after listening to all the people who 'love' them, I got Frog Togg Road Toads
and hate them
the rise on the pants is so short and the back of the jacket is, too
so the moment I sit a gap between the two opens up and
whatever runs down my back runs straight into the back of the pants
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:28 AM   #26
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for those using the Tourmaster Sentinel rain jacket, are you getting any leakage?

Im currently using the 1 piece Tourmaster Elite II and cant ride for more than 10 minutes without it leaking water onto my crotch.. After yesterdays ride I found water is getting past the velcrow AND inner water flap, then leaking past the zipper. Im not sure if the leaking would go away if I had a one piece version, because i do get a bit of bunching from the one piece...
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #27
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after listening to all the people who 'love' them, I got Frog Togg Road Toads
and hate them
the rise on the pants is so short and the back of the jacket is, too
so the moment I sit a gap between the two opens up and
whatever runs down my back runs straight into the back of the pants
Tha is strange, I have mine for about 5 years and it fits great and still keeps the water out.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #28
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My theory on Frogg Toggs is that they work for some folks and not for others based on your body shape, wind flow pattern on your bike, and riding position. My brand new ones leaked at the crotch the first time I wore them in a heavy rain--something my cheapo Stearns suit from WalMart never did. And, it wasn't water running down inside of the pants, as some have suggested. Just leaked at the crotch seam. I've noticed that if I ride in a light rain with non-waterproof pants my crotch gets wet first--something about me and my bike funnels the water to that area. Your ride may differ.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #29
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BMW Klimakomfort 2pc suit. Pricey. Really good.
I'll second that,no longer available new.
Some dealers may have old stock.
Can be found intermittently for sale here and other sites.
Bought mine here,thru the flea market.

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:11 PM   #30
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I'm overall pleased with the Frogg-Toggs, though the crotch seam is not taped and if you sit in water, your
crotch will get wet. kind of a flaw for moto specific rain pants IMO. Mine have otherwise held up well and do not leak
anywhere else. Come to think of it I might try to patch the crotch.
They get lots of use as cold weather gear.
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