Looking for decent warm weather rain over-jacket

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by RangerJay, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. RangerJay

    RangerJay Sport touring since 1973.

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    Living in Southern California rain generally means cold weather. We almost never get warm tropical rain.
    My summer jacket is a Klim Induction size large. (I just got it this winter at so it has only one ride on it but the thing feels like I'm wearing nothing but a t-shirt — which is how far too many people ride motorcycles here in the summer.)

    Anyway, I'm planning a trip to Thailand in May where I expect warm weather and some rain. I'm looking for things that are light and small for the flights. I'm set for overpants (Klim Torrent which I like) and waterproof boots (Gaerne Stelvio Aquatech , comfy not stiff). I'd like a nice packable rain jacket that fits just tight enough over my Induction so it doesn't flap around.

    My options are:
    1) Something cheap just for the trip that will get the job done since I don't expect to be riding out in the rain for any serious distance.
    2) Something a little nicer that will add a little wind-proofing warmth that can also be used over my Klim when it gets just a little cool in the evening.

    So far I'm leaning towards a basic Dainese https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-rain-jacket which has good reviews and seems to suit my needs. I'm also considering just getting a $20 jacket that will carry me through. My chest measurement while wearing the Induction jacket is between 44 and 45 inches.

    Also looking at over-gloves for my oh-so-comfy Klim Induction gloves. So far I'm considering just buying big kitchen or cleaning gloves.

    Anyway, I'm open to suggestions. Or offers.
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  2. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Frogg Togg jacket over your riding coat.
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  3. RangerJay

    RangerJay Sport touring since 1973.

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    I see different versions, none of which are very stylish which is only an issue if I'm paying a lot for additional versatility. Is the Road Toad decent? That's the cheap one.
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