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that looks like an awesume repellant.. but where is that water gonna go when your riding?? the wind is gonna blow it into any nook and crack (and it will find them all).

when I had my soft bags on, (by no means water proof), the tops overlapped the bottom some.. if it rained when I wasn't riding (parked), the inside of the bags was dry.. However, same cannot be said if it rained while I was riding... while not soaked by any means, the water finds its way up and around the overlaps and such, and into the bags...

basically, I believe if your gonna be riding in the rain, stuffs gonna get wet.. At this time, I dont even have riding gear, because most of my riding is short (around town, mostly work and back), and as long as its NOT raining when I leave to go to work, I ride. if its raining on way home, I change when I get home.
 

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That's amazing. I wonder how well it stands up to UV though.
 

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basically, I believe if your gonna be riding in the rain, stuffs gonna get wet.. At this time, I dont even have riding gear, because most of my riding is short (around town, mostly work and back), and as long as its NOT raining when I leave to go to work, I ride. if its raining on way home, I change when I get home.
I'm right there with you TeddyBear

My only concern is if it is flammable once cured.
I'm not sure KC, that for sure could be a concern for sure.

That's amazing. I wonder how well it stands up to UV though.
Not sure, I've found some reviews on it and they are not looking so good. Hmm
 

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I stay completely dry with a set of first gear rain pants, rain jacket and then I have rubber gloves (forget the name) and also things that go over my boots, pretty much totally covered. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/215417_4386808629407_438542151_n.jpg

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Two questions about your lobster claw rain gear ;)
1. How compact is it, cause I hate that my rain gear (which I seem to never use because by that time I'm already wet) takes up space (space that could be better used for things like... beer) in my bags?

2. Does this gear come in "fat chick" sizes, cause well I'm "fat chick" size?
 

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Two questions about your lobster claw rain gear ;)
1. How compact is it, cause I hate that my rain gear (which I seem to never use because by that time I'm already wet) takes up space (space that could be better used for things like... beer) in my bags?

2. Does this gear come in "fat chick" sizes, cause well I'm "fat chick" size?
I will be happy to try and help...

I am able to smush it all into a 2.5 gallon zip lock bag and keep in the saddle bag. I got the bike today at work so I just ran out there and grabbed all my rain gear....

I purchased the first gear sierra jacket and pants... http://www.firstgear-usa.com/sierra.html

At the time i purchased it, they had black as an option with the retro reflective as you can see in the pic from before.

Now it looks like the sierra only comes in fishing lure yellow.

The jacket and the pants are GREAT, the pants are made for motorcycle riders so they dont get bunched up or anything weird. The jacket has a weather hood that blocks rain and I wear this under the helmet - works awesome.

Now for boot covers... The ones I have are CHOKO riding gear boot covers... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rq1RwRfuLo

http://motorcycle-accessories.cruisercustomizing.com/accessories/Choko Rain Boots?utm_campaign=sitechampion&utm_medium=sli&utm_source=google

I wear the XL boot covers, I have big feet.

I like these boot covers cause they work well AND they fold up to almost nothing as far as room.


Next, glove covers:

http://www.rain-off.com/ I went with the 2 finger glove, these things are amazing, light rubber and again roll up into almost no space.

When packed properly this whole system takes up the bottom 3" of my saddle bag at most. I still have room on top of that to store my whole lether jacket or shopping from the store, and there is also the whole other saddle bag too.


Now a lot of people will say this stuff is expensive, and I know it is. But for the amount of riding I do, like all the time, it was worth it. And remember you get what you pay for. I am a huge fan of all the stuff I listed here.


Any other questions just let me know

kenny
 
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