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(@ricklaugh)

Greetings all!

I have a conference in Nashville next week and am planning to ride.  Probably take in the fall colors and go I-26 to I-40.  The F800GT is ready.  But, my rain suit is not.  I have been using a cheap plastic one for many years.  It actually works quite well, but the zippers have broken on the pants legs.  So, they flap around at highway speeds.

So, any recommendations?  The Nelson-Rigg Stormrider seems to be highly rated and inexpensive.  But, its the same plastic.  I see that Tourmaster has some rip-stop nylon suits that offer some degree of ventilation and breathability.  I just ordered and received the Frogg Toggs Road Toad jacket and pants.  They had a promotion for free pants with purchase of jacket.  I am probably returning it.  I can see daylight through the stitching in the jacket.  But, the main gripe is the flap in the pants for pocket access.  It is essentially a gaping hole for water to pour in.  The design is puzzling.

What has worked for you?

Thanks!

Rick

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Topic starter Posted : October 26, 2021 9:07 am
(@jackalhack)

I wore Tour Master gear for years with great success. The biggest problem with such a recommendation is the huge variance in cost.

 

My son had negative experiences with Frog Toggs not holding up - you said you are going to return it.  Another suggestion for lower cost is Thor's rain suit.

https://www.revzilla.com/dirt-bike/thor-rain-suit

I wear an Aerostich Roadcrafter and is has served me well for 15+ years but the cost is NOT insignificant.  Also, they likely don't have all sizes ready to go thanks to the supply chain nonsense.

Another option is Olympia's Horizon gear - more expensive than the Thor, way cheaper than the Aerostich.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/olympia-new-horizon-rain-jacket

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/olympia-horizon-rain-pants

Good luck and ride well.

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Posted : October 26, 2021 5:31 pm
(@ricklaugh)

Thanks Michael!

Wow, that Aerostitch is crazy expensive!  Had not seen that before. Nice stuff.  

Yes, prices are all over the board. I need to stay around $100.00, maybe a little more. Always searching for that sale or deal. 

Thanks again for your thoughtful reply and links. 

Rick

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Topic starter Posted : October 27, 2021 7:31 am
(@jackalhack)

Hey Rick,

What did you decide to go with? Looks like the weather is going to be mostly dry although quite cool in the mornings.

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Posted : October 31, 2021 9:15 am