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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Wet weather gear...

Looking for opinions on jackets for the wet... or all around. I have the typical biker jacket with good liner for the cold stuff. Just found myself caught in 2 rain storms with no real help(read t-shirt). Any suggestions, preferences

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I use frogg toggs. They are waterproof, breathable, and affordable. The set I have cost me $80. The pants and jacket are easy to put on and do keep me dry and comfortable. They are very lightweight and compact. I talked to a guy the other day who was really glad that he switched from an expensive rain suit to the frogg toggs.

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I will be buying a set of frogg Toggs.. I rode 100 miles and 2.5 hours of back roads yesterday-- all in the rain.. my leather chaps obviously didn't do anything, but my tour master flex jacket was AMAZING!

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I love my Frogg Toggs. Cheap. Creamsicle-colored. Waterproof.

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$30 Stearns rainsuit from Wal-Mart. Keeps me dry, and seems to be quite durable. I just wish the pockets opened and snapped in the opposite direction - they open from the front.

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Best wet weather gear I have found is a Chevrolet Tahoe.

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Sorry, I know I was being a smartazz, but I just couldn't resist. :LOL

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Best wet weather gear I have found is a Chevrolet Tahoe.
blasphemy... haha, jk.. mine is a ford ranger...

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Ohh... so you're one of THOSE...

Frogg toggs are great for casual use but don't hold up to abuse (see... it rhymes..)... the PVC coated stuff will hold up better, but it's less comfortable....


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Best wet weather gear I have found is a Chevrolet Tahoe.

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God I love the army...the issue me rain gear...Gortex rain suits rock...too bad they are cammo colored... But hey they are free, and withstand lots of abuse...want your own...check out http://www.uscavalry.com
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