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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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im looking to get some rain gear and cant decide what brand to get , so many out there to chose from. who has what and whats good ????
i am leaving on a road trip the 13th and think some raingear would be a good addition to my trip


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I got Frogg Toggs at the Bass Pro Shop when they were on sale. Only had to use them once, but they worked great. Roll up into a nice little bag that will strap onto the luggage rack or fits into the saddle bag.

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Same as above. Frogg Toggs as Bass Pro. I think I paid $40.00. Just got back from a trip and used them most of the time. It was also cool and the extra layer helped keep me warm. I got mine on the big side and glad I did. If they are big enough they go on easy over everything else. I can get them on with my boots on.

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Me too on the Frogg Toggs. Cheap and effective. Don't know how long they will last, but I don't use them very often.

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bikers dream apparel. around 50 bucks. X-L fits over 48-50 leather jacket, black with reflective striping. seals off neck good. pants are baggy.
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I have a set of cheap RedHead rain top and pants, also from Bass Pro. I like them better than the FrogToggs because the FrogToggs are so baggy. Forg Toggs would be better on a long ride though because they are breathable.

If I was going to take a long trip I would probably get a pair.

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Frogg toggs road toad is what a friend of mine has it is motorcycle specific and does a good job ,but he say's the legs are too loose also and they will melt,I bought River Road's two Piece Rain suit while it too will melt if it comes in contact with exhaust it does have stirrups to keep the legs down over your shoes and leg snaps to make it easier to pull on over your shoes and straps with velcro to tighten the bottom of the legs around your ankles I recently got to test them and they kept me dry as a bone. I cant testify as to their durability yet.




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I got Frogg Toggs at the Bass Pro Shop when they were on sale. Only had to use them once, but they worked great. Roll up into a nice little bag that will strap onto the luggage rack or fits into the saddle bag.
Ditto. I bought them in orange (like creamsicle orange) for visibility.

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thanks for the input everybody. i have looked at the frogg toggs in the catalogs . i think they might be my choice. the pants melting on the exhaust is something i didnt concider, thanks for pointing that out, will have to figure something out .
i am leaving for Tenn. on the 13th. its 620 miles to my cousins house. i plan on taking it kid of easy , 100 miles then fill up , strech ,and ride on . i realy hope it dosnt rain but i cant count on that. I plan on putting ons a lot of miles while i am gone . just the round trip will be 1240 mile , plus what we put on while i am there. it sure is going to be fun

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