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Old 08-11-2010, 02:22 AM   #1
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Two-piece rain suit recommendations

Can I get your recommendations for a good quality, two-piece rain suit?

I'm currently using FrogToggs and hate the damned things. Not robust enough by far - I've had to patch them twice after only three rides and the sleeves aren't long enough meaning damp cuffs/wrists. They also leak a little but then I guess, so do most others but for the money, they really suck IMO.

Needs to be two-piece so I can use the jacket separately when away on trips.

I'm not looking for the cheap-buy, I'm looking for the "best-buy".

Watcha got?
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
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FirstGear Rainman

Most of the riders in the BCC Riders Group like the FirstGear Rainman. I use it.

Other comments from group members: "Best purchase I ever made."; "Thanks for recommending this."; and so forth.

Just my $0.02
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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i have and like the tourmaster sentinal rain suit.

Lots of features including built in hood for wearing under your helmet (keeps water from running down your neck)

the jacket packs into its own built in pouch.... pants pack into a seperate zipper pouch..... they go over boots and riding gear (motoport) very well.

Just buy a size larger than you would normally

http://www.newenough.com/street/rain...in_jacket.html
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:54 AM   #4
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i have and like the tourmaster sentinal rain suit.
I use a Tourmaster Sentinel rain jacket and am very happy with it. Instead of using their rain pants, I got some North Face Venture rain pants because they have full-length side zippers. Both work great and have held up well.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:11 AM   #5
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Most of the riders in the BCC Riders Group like the FirstGear Rainman. I use it.

Other comments from group members: "Best purchase I ever made."; "Thanks for recommending this."; and so forth.

Just my $0.02
Same here, and purchased from NewEnough.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:31 AM   #6
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I have the Alpine Stars rainsuit. I think it was about 80 bux total. It has kept me dry in the worst weather. I also wear it over my jacket in the winter to help keep the wind off me.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:38 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I like the look of the Tourmaster Sentinal; pockets are a bonus when used as a day jacket off the bike. Cuffs look a sensible design too. Sizing is an issue. I'm an "XL" European or "L" American so maybe an "XL" American is the size to go for.

I've got a trip to Scandinavia starting next Wednesday and I doubt I could get them soon enough for that trip so I'll take the FroggToggs, wear them out and get the new rain suit, whatever I eventually choose, when I return.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:06 PM   #8
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The aero-tex jack and pants from Motoport work for me.
http://www.motoport.com/_product_354...ex_Rain_Jacket

Never leaked yet. Great as wind barrier. IMHO much more convenient that zip-in liners.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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Another Tour Master Sentinel vote, hours in downpour at 70 mph and stayed dry.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:46 PM   #10
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BMW Klimakomfort 2pc suit. Pricey. Really good.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:16 PM   #11
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West Marine foul weather gear. Jacket pants

I have had mine for 7 or 8 years now, and they still don't leak. They are way tougher than any motorcycle rain gear that I have seen.

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Old 08-12-2010, 07:15 AM   #12
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I also am in need of a new rain suit. I already have 2
, frog toggs that I do not like and a Nelson Riggs that is GREAT at keeping you dry but the NR is a heavy material and packs big.

So I want something that packs small.
How do the sentinal and rainman pack?

Thanks
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #13
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Are the Tourmaster Sentinel and the Firstgear Rainman pants easy to get into while wearing boots?

The Sentinel's poly mesh liner might get in the way when standing by the side of the road, trying to step into your rain pants?
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:22 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Norhasken
Another Tour Master Sentinel vote, hours in downpour at 70 mph and stayed dry.
+1,000 Tour Master Sentinel - all day rain on the freeway and not a leak. The only other set I had were the Frogg Toggs original, and they were the pits. Maybe they are better now, but mine leaKED.

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #15
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Firstgear Rainman jacket.
Cabelas Dry Plus Ultra rain pants (full side zip).

I didn't like how the Rainman pants fit. Tried other stuff and I always seem to come back to these. The Rainman/Cabelas combo has always kept me dry on the road and they make a good wind layer when its cold.
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