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Favorite rain gear

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by maylar, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. maylar

    maylar VIP MEMBER

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    I have a plastic pants and coat set for the rain, but no waterproof boots and gloves. What are good ones that I might find and fondle (and try on) at a US bike shop?
     
  2. Craig

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    Klim apex jacket , Klim latitude pants , best ever
     
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  3. Fast Eddie

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    Rukka.

    I avoided buying the stuff for years on the grounds it was so expensive. Finally took the plunge and will say to anyone that it is worth every penny!
     
  4. Craig

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    D6B9C605-AF76-49C5-9224-ACC10A6AFC36.jpeg Yes the armoured goretex or similar gear is expensive , it is only type I have found that can keep you dry all day riding in rain with no damp cloths from presperation .... the Klim gear is unlined so suitable for year round even hot dry days ... I use heated vest and layer up when temps drop , also I use Klim leather bonded to goretex gloves and the Sidi Tour Rain boots ,goretex as well , been several years now that I have been uncomfortable on a bike in bad/dirty weather conditions
     
  5. maylar

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    The Klim stuff is expensive, and the local dealer only handles the snowmobile stuff. If I'm gonna buy a $400 jacket I want to try it on. But it's really the gloves and boots that I'm inquiring about, as I already have a rain suit.
     
  6. Craig

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    I paid twice that for my klim apex and that with a $400 discount .... the boots and gloves I mentioned are very much worth the price , although both those particular models have been discontinued , I have had this set of gear for a while now , sure both companies offer very similar kit .... The take away from this is whatever brand boots or gloves you go with you will be happy with the goretex or similar type material as long as it is bonded to the leather ....
     
  7. Eljahara

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    TCX boots are good value and long lasting, Sidi Rain are also a good option but slightly more expensive - I tend to get mine at the yearly shows as the discount is applied for last years styles. Glove wise, Revit do a good range of waterproof gloves for various seasons. Alpine stars are the best but I find them a little small for my hands
    John

    Edit: if you are not riding in rain often then a quick/easy alternative is to get some Sealskinz waterproof socks. With rain pants only the foot of your boot is in the rain and these come half way up the calf - might do the trick, especially if you like your normal road boots
     
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  8. Tornado

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    I just used a stuffable rain top from Scott over my regular summer mesh jacket for my cross Canada trip last Summer. Had several days with heavy rain and this top worked very well. For boots I had my Forma Cape Horn's on with FroggTogg overpants. The boots are leather with gortex liner and ive even waded in shin high streams without leaks. For gloves I had a pair of Triumph brand waterproof gauntlet style. These have an inner elastic cuff to go under jacket cuff plus an outer gauntlet to go over the jacket cuff. These work very well. Was also running a Powerlet heated jacket liner to take chill out. Was a very comfortable setup on wetest days.
     
  9. Time Warp

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    I believe the Rukka jackets have a double cuff so water does not run down the arm into your gloves.
     
  10. Fast Eddie

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    Correct. You can either wear short gloves ‘under’ or long gloves ‘over’.

    I’ve worn the same jacket below freezing and at 30c. Which I think it pretty impressive. Above that (in over 40c heat) I wore a Rukka Forceair mesh jacket, which was brilliant (but it doesn’t even pretend to be in any way waterproof).
     
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  11. kommando

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    My wet weather gear is sunny weather, can't beat that ;)
     
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  12. maylar

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    I avoid rainy days too, normally. But I'm intending to ride to the Norton rally in NY this summer, and July weather around here is "afternoon thunder storms" pretty much every day. Soaked gloves and boots suck.
     
  13. Craig

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    Tornado ! , I mentioned this before , truth is you made it about halfway across Canada and back .... it starting to sound arrogant .... I didn’t take you for one of them ....if any body wants to Bragg it okay if it the truth , where I live is still part of Canada as far as I know .....thanks
     
  14. trident sam

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    Best rain gear for me is my VW T5 :)
     
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  15. Craig

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    Prolly more rain proof than a couple Jeep CJ’s I’ve had !
     
  16. Bernhard

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    Same here, the only time I kept my gauntlets reasonable dry was when I had cow horn bars, all the water ran away from the gloves.
    I eventually went over to scuba divers waterproof gloves but these will provide no protection at all if you crash.
    For boots in light rain I just spray my Lewis leathers boots with Holts waterproof ignition spray, heavy rain is Welly boots I'm afraid.
     
  17. ashman

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    I have Aldi's motorcycle rain gear that I wear over my leather jacket and jeans, $45 for the jacket and pants and the first time I wore them I was traveling in a 4 hour down pour and I mean some very heavy rain indeed, when it started my leather jacket was already wet so I put the rain jacket under my leather and rain pants over my jeans, 4 hours later up the highway I was completely dry except for my boots, I have also worn them over my leather jacket as well with out the leather jacket in rain and I have been very impressed with the cheap Aldi rain gear, they also roll up small and when traveling they don't take up much space, have had them for about 4 years now.

    Ashley
     
  18. eskasteve

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    I've been using the same pair of Harley marketed waterproof leather boots for the last 20 years. They must have at least 180,000 miles on them. I will be getting them resoled for the first time this summer. I'm originally from Washington State so these bad boys have been put to the test. I believe that they are/were made for Harley by Redwing. As for Gloves I use BMW Atlantis series leather gloves and Gerbing heated waterproof gloves for colder riding. All spendy items but first off, they work, and secondly, I'm worth it. Even though you didn't ask I use a BMW Comfort Shell Jacket and add a Gerbing jacket liner when cold. I have a pair of Olympia over pants. All of this riding gear has criss-crossed the country in all kinds of weather mostly on my Harley Road King which offers very limited weather protection. You'll be lucky to get more than 100 miles of use out of your plastic raingear unless it's some kind of special reinforced product. Duct tape is plastic raingears best friend.
     
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  19. Douglass Harroun

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    Hi Steve. I’m in Cave Creek a few days. Looking for activities. Give a call or message. Doug. 253 221 1010. Dharr13177@comcast.net
     
  20. swooshdave

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    Aerostitch when you absolutely, positively want to stay dry. Klim when you want to stay dry but you need to spend more money. Frogg Toggs when you lost your garbage bag and don't mind flapping around like a piece of paper in a hurricane.
     

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