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Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 AM   #1
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Shopping for rain gear, need opinions

hey guys
I have always hated PVC rain wear, always makes me sweaty, and seams to bunch up and grab my legs every time I need to put my foot down.

I hate inner liners in jackets, as the wet membrane is always up against my skin, which gets bloody cold, so I may as well be wet anyway.

Ive been planning to buy the Scott Ergonomic Jacket and Pants in high vis yellow, but cant find many reviews??
Are they shit, hence not many reviews?

I cant afford to spend a fortune, and I do prefer to have the rain gear as the outside skin.

Recommendations/opinions please.
I can budget up to $250 total for pants and jacket.

Thanks :)
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Tour Master Sentinel Jacket.
And pants.

Work for me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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I used frogg toggs for 6 years and they were hand me downs. they werent the motorcycle specific either a friend bought them from a fishing shop. always kept me dry even in all day rains would feel a little damp at the end of the day but that could just as easy have been perspiration
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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I got a 2pc waterproof/breathable rain suit from Sports Authority years ago. I bought a size that fits snugly over my riding jacket and pants. They work great. And they were about $70, total.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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My riding partner uses Frogg Toggs (2 piece.) and likes them enough that she doesn't want to look at anything else. I have a Triumph one piece chevron rain suit that works well for me. If I lived east of the Mississippi I might not like it but out in the west it works. When it rains out here it gets cold.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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BMW Pro Rain

Flourescent yellow onesie from BMW $159. Wore mine this morning for the first time, awesome. VERY hard to miss in traffic in the rain!!! Way more breathable than I was expecting....

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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Before I got my Roadcrafter 2 piece I always used Frogg Toggs Road Toads. These are fairly inexpensive, breathe very well, and kept me dry in any condition as long as I put them on properly. They do wear but did a great job for me and since they pack so small I kept them with me all the time.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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new stuff is ugly as fuckall, but works and last

http://www.fieldsheer.com/rainwear.php
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #9
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new stuff is ugly as fuckall, but works and last

http://www.fieldsheer.com/rainwear.php


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Old 04-10-2013, 11:06 PM   #10
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But it has: "phosolite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility"
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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Cycleport (Motoport's other line of clothing) Gortex kit. Mines bee going strong for 15 years. The Velcro needs replaced but the seams are still waterproof

Never mind. They no longer make the suit.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:21 AM   #12
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #13
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Another vote for FroggToggs. After wearing non-breathable rain gear for years this stuff is great. I've had a "Road Toad" set for a couple of years, it's been great even commuting through 2 Vancouver winters (can you say RAIN? lol), never leaked and no rips or real wear. Packs pretty small, too.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #14
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Tour Master Sentinel Jacket.
And pants.

Work for me.

But they are soooooooooo bulky. I have a set of these, but I can't bring myself to set aside half a saddlebag to store the damn things when I don't need them.

Frogg Toggs pack down nice and small.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #15
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Frogg Toggs now - want to upgrade

I have a set of Frogg Toggs. They have kept me dry in some nasty rain and have held up well for 2 seasons now. BUT - I am in the market for some new inherently rain-proof pants. I have an Airhawk cushion on my bike and it holds a lot of water when it rains. I get wet-ass syndrome frequently. I hate to have to put on the butt-ugly Toggs just to avoid a wet seat. I'm also too lazy to buy a special waterproof cover for the Airhawk.

I ride with a Hit-Air airbag jacket - so I'll need to keep the upper Frogg for now. If they start selling a waterproof version - I'll look at an upgrade.

So - I'm looking to replace my BMW Santiago riding pants with some GoreTex. The Aerostitch stuff is very pricey - I'll do some shopping.
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