Where do you keep your rain gear?

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  1. Razzeaux

    Razzeaux Reluctant Wanderer

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    When you are on a long trip, where do you keep your rain gear? Last trip, I kept mine in my rear pannier but it didn't rain. This trip I don't think I'm going to be so lucky and I'm thinking about keeping it in my tank bag.
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  2. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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  3. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I keep mine in a soft case on top of my pannier, right next to my Kermit.
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  4. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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    I am not speaking from experience but speculating, it seems it would depend on what your rain gear consists of and how small it can be packed. Some will damn near fit in the pockets of my normal gear, some rain gear takes more space than a sleeping bag. Again I havent done any long trips so I cant directly answer the question. I can say if its substantial enough like my cheapo coleman suit I would probably roll it tight and strap it to the outside of something to be easily accessible and not take up space....? Just a thought
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  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I guess the nature of this question answers why so many of us are desperately in search of the holy grail right? I mean. rain gear just sucks. There really isn't anything good about it, from where to store it, to when to put it on/take it off.

    The answer of course, is to wear it always like Hikertrash, but then that kinda sucks when its dry and hot. Seems like the better alternative though considering the lack of space on a motorcycle. For me, its the rigamarole factor. rain gear is a pain in the ass. There just isn't any way around that.

    My rain gear is a Rukka Armas. By far, the best piece of motorcycle gear I've ever owned, but it doesn't have even close to the versatility that Hikertrash has in the badlands pro. I guess when I'm sliding down the pavement on my Armacor though, he'll be sliding on one of those huge holes (some people call them vents:huh:huh:huh) in his suit:lol3
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  6. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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  7. Razzeaux

    Razzeaux Reluctant Wanderer

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    I have 2 piece BMW rain gear. Each part rolls up to size of nerf football.
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  8. FLARider1

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    ROFLMAO..........get the one piece, it folds down into about 1.25 nerf footballs.

    Seriously though.....I have the BMW one piece rainsuit. I have a small bag that almost works like a compression bag for the rain gear. I fold the gear fairly neatly and jam it into the bag. I have jesse side case and the lid has storage, and I also have the bags that xplorer moto use to sell for the jesses......so the gear fits nicely into the bag into the case lid. Still have space for some spare tools and tire plugging stuff. When I travel with the wife its same drill for her gear only in the top of the other case.

    This gives me pretty quick access to the gear but doesnt jam up the tank bag with stuff, cuz god knows I find enough other crap to stuff in there.
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  9. Yossarian™

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    Typically, the gear I'm wearing is proof against weather.

    I hate the idea of zip-in rain liners. I really don't much care for over-the-gear rain suits either. Both are a pain in the ***.
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  10. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    My tank bag has wallet, camera, house keys, garage door opener, small flashlight, pocket knife, small water bottle. That sort of stuff..

    Daily use stuff and food in the trunk including the raingear.

    My 3/4 jacket and belstaff pants are waterproof, but too hot during many summer days. So when I wear mesh jacket and pants I take along my 1 piece rainrider suit. It works great and packs about as big as my forearm.
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  11. Mr_Gone

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    +1

    Same here. Klim Badlands. Gore-tex is great stuff.
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  12. TorontoBrit

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    The lid of my right Jesse pannier, the one away from the hot exhaust:evil
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  13. NJ Moto

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    I keep it in my top box.
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  14. ST-DocLizard1

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    Before I went with my Darien, I kept my raingear in my top box.
    You have to get off the bike anyway to put it on.
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  15. Wlfman

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    Wear it. Roadcrafter 1pc
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  16. Easterner

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    Suit in the Tank bag and that is pretty much for the long and the short of it but I do have room for other odds and ends.
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  17. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    I live in West Texas, so normallly I keep my rain gear at home in my closet! :rofl

    Seriously, though, I have a Hein Gericke two-piece that I've used for several years. When I go on a multi-day trip and rain is in the forecast, I keep it folder and in one of my side bags (I ride an ST1300 on most trips. My dual-sport stays closer to home). When rain is imminent, I will then place it inside my tank bag, on top of whatever else is in there. That allows me quicker access when I have to pull over and don the thing.
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  18. Jim K.

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    Kreiga US 10 (or 20 if on a longer trip) strapped to the passenger seat of my GSX 650 F. It holds Firstgear 1 piece rain suit, mini jumper cables, micro fleece shirt, & some misc. bits & bobs.
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  19. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Are you referring to the bright yellow bmw onesy ?!?!? Lol. I love that thing but haven't got the nerve to buy it yet.
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  20. FLARider1

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    LOL.......yep and I like it. Works very well. Is easy to get in and out in full gear and goes over my Sidi Adventure Rains easily. Plus you get very high Viz in the rain. My wife was following me in her cage one day heading somewhere and I was in the rain gear, in rain of course, and heavy traffic here in Miami. She was very happy to notice that I was highly visible in the rain and in the mist from the all the vehicles.

    I got it for like $125 at a Rallye in 2011.
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