Can’t afford the newest high-end gear, but hate getting wet when it rains? There are solutions to everything, including cheap waterproof gear that actually works. It may not be as comfortable or pack as light and small, but it will do the job.
Here are four items of cheap waterproof gear that will keep you dry in and out of the saddle.
Yes, GoreTex is best, but if you’re on a budget, check out these skiing socks that are waterproof, breathable, comfortable, and last forever. Just remember they’re a little bulky, so make sure you have enough room in your boots!
There’s nothing more annoying than putting soggy wet gloves on and riding in the cold! If high-end waterproof motorcycle gloves aren’t a great option for you right now, just browse the skier’s stuff again. These snow and skiing gloves are not only waterproof but also insulated, keeping you both dry ad warm. Wear your summer motorcycle gloves underneath for extra protection!
You know who else is out there in all weather, but need to keep dry? Cyclists. Hikers. Climbers. Outdoor people that just refuse to stay, well, indoors. And they all have a simple solution: a cheapo Frog Toggs rain suit that’s light, washable, 100% waterproof, and easy to pack away. If fancy GoreTex riding suits aren’t your thing, check out this simple rainwear. Just don’t forget to pack it somewhere accessible!
If wearing waterproof socks feels icky – and it can, especially if you’re doing lots of long-distance days – have a look at these over-boot rain covers. If you’re wearing motocross boots or your ADV pair is getting a little leaky, these boot covers can be a cheap and simple solution to keep your feet try.
What cheap waterproof gear do you use? Let me know in the comments below!