World's best rain pants

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Valentino, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Valentino

    Valentino Been here awhile

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    I've no idea if Stadler Rapid over-trousers are the best rain pants money can buy. But they should be. Who the heck pays $330 for a pair of rain pants?!

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  2. Bayner

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    Guys who don't want to get road spray on their Klim pants?
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  3. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    because it will void the Klim warranty
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  4. Mobiker

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    I've been on a couple of rides where I would have gladly paid $300 to be warm and dry - at the time :nod
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  5. eakins

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  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    And I've had Smartwool baselayers on over top Motoskivez and Klim pants...and have been in long cold and wet days. No water in and I was warm.
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  7. eakins

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    Goretex is never cheap. And I suspect imported and those made in the EU.

    If any company selling Goretex will not warranty them, Goretex corporate always will! Lifetime. Friend from high school is Gore family & #2 in charge... we've talked about it.
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  8. Mobiker

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    Oh I know it can be done. I have much better gear now and wouldn't pay $300 for rain pants. Just had the thought of a couple of rides "back in the day" when gear basically was leather or...... leather, and rain gear was Dry Rider (which actually worked quite well. Didn't breathe worth shit, but kept one dry). My gear back then couldn't cope with 40 degree temps and rain. Going hypothermic on a motorcycle is really quite unpleasant. $300 was a lot more money back then, but on those rides, if somebody had said, "Here, for $300 this will make you warm and dry", I'd had the credit card out so fast somebody might have got hurt.
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  9. JR356

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    If you can find them,the BMW Goretex KlimaKomfort rain pants or two piece suit have proven their worth to me over the years.
    Think BMW still makes em,but no longer Goretex.

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  10. taosgsr

    taosgsr Been here awhile Supporter

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    Why is it that they always want to make Moto rain pants black? In hard rain it is hard enough seeing a bike in front of you with the rider wearing bright colors. I guess I’m just not very fashion savvy.
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  11. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    I have two rain suits, the one piece is a bit awkward to get over a two piece textile suit so it gets less use now then it did. It is a Triumph branded suit that is bright red. Very visible especially to children.
    I was in a drug store one rainy day and as I passed a mother with a small child in tow, I heard the child say, "look mom a clown!" She quickly and quietly hushed the child as I started laughing to myself.
    At least I knew the suit stood out...
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  12. Peanut_Buttery

    Peanut_Buttery Been here awhile

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    Could anyone recommend me rain pants that are high quality and easy to put on over boots.

    I’m looking for high quality, but a little cheaper than the $330 Stadler pants :-)
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  13. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    Marmot precip have never let me down in 6 or 8 years. Full side zips, fold up small. Only negative for me is I wish there was more than a simple elastic band to hold them up. They're great otherwise.
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  15. Peanut_Buttery

    Peanut_Buttery Been here awhile

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  16. Christoslazy

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    Yes it is! And those are the only rain wear I have found that you can wear in normal size and not looking like an astronaut! It also has a clever strap on the jacket that keeps it stretched and tight as it should!
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  17. spuh

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    Thinkin' about Klim Enduro s4. Though not far off that price. Still, if they're sized and shaped to fit over moto pants and stretch and waterproof and pack small for in between showers.
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