Two-piece rain suit recommendations

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wildman, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    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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  2. pegrider

    pegrider Bluegrass Outlaw

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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
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  3. Racerman27410

    Racerman27410 Been here awhile

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  4. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    :nod 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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  5. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    Same here, and purchased from NewEnough.
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  6. High Tension

    High Tension The Bold Deceiver

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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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  7. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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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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  8. beck49

    beck49 Adventurer

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  9. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Another Tour Master Sentinel vote, hours in downpour at 70 mph and stayed dry.
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  10. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    BMW Klimakomfort 2pc suit. Pricey. Really good.
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  11. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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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.

    Walter
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  12. Pappy541

    Pappy541 Been here awhile

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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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  13. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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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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  14. JohnBoy777

    JohnBoy777 Pseudo-Adventurist

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    +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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  15. alzyck

    alzyck Been here awhile

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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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  16. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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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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  17. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    You're gonna wait a whole year to get them? Where are you located?
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  18. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Last December. I've got 'em and they're great!
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  19. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    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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  20. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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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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