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post #1 of 10 Old 05-27-2017, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Any rain gear recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for good rain gear? I am looking for something that will pack compactly into my tailbag that I can take out and put over my leather jacket and pants if I get caught in the rain.

I have found the Oxford Rainseal jacket and pants, has anyone used that brand?
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I'm afraid I dont have a recommendation for rain gear that goes over your gear but I have Klim jacket and pants and they are DEFIANTLY storm proof. All you have to do is zip closed the vents and I rode through storms in Tasmania so heavy all I could see were blury tail lights. My cousin had rain gear that went over the top of his gear and came out soaked. Nothing got through my Klim gear. Most guys I know go the cheap over the top gear and I'm not saying Oxford gear falls in that category (I'm sure decent over the top wet weather gear will keep you dry) and once they end up in wet weather they find out the cheap stuff is a waste of time and money. I can definitely say klim jacket and pants and knox wet weather gloves work.
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I have no doubt that the Klim jacket is superior to anything that goes over your regular jacket, and I'd consider that if I did lots of serious touring. But I try to plan my trips to avoid rain and I typically only get caught in the rain 2 or 3 times per year. So I think a rain jacket and pants that go over my regular clothes is sufficient.
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That's fair. Fingers crossed someone can chime in with recommendations for decent wet weather gear
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I've an RST oversuit...1 piece...not sure what size your tailbag is but mine folds easily inside an Oxford tank bag without the need to expand it....had the suit about 4 years and hasn't let me down yet.
Same idea as this...just the older version
https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/mot...ent_prod/70084
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Believe this may be of interest to you. Aside from my 1-piece riding suit made by the same company, this is my favorite pieces of riding gear ever purchased.

Keep the wind where it belongs. This innershell is a highly breathable mid-layer that adds significant warmth and comfort in a tiny package.

Pull-over design slides on easily over your base layer or street clothes. The diagonal zipper allows you to easily reach a shirt pocket without removal, and closes around your neck for draft free comfort.

Made of black 3-layer breathable, waterproof ripstop nylon fabric thatís strong, yet light as a feather. Fully seam-sealed so itís waterproof, too. Great as an everyday off-bike layer with a single outer zippered pocket low on the right side thatís perfect for storing keys, phone, wallet or other quick access items and also doubles as an integrated self-store pouch, allowing the shell to pack down a compact 9"x6"x2.5 bundle that stows anywhere. 8 oz. Black. MĖXXL.


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I pack some hill waking over trousers under my seat. They have worked great so far and they were really cheep in comparison to the motorcycle equivalent . Big zips up the sides too so I don't have to take my boots off if I ave to pull over and put them on.

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I ended up buying Frogg Toggs. The price was fair (compared to other motorcycle rain gear), the material looks to be decent quality, and it packs up tight. Haven't tested it in rain yet but it looks like it will hold up well.
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Richa rain warrior over jacket is £29 in the UK, fits over most other jackets and 100% waterproof, folds away very small to.

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