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Really sounds like a seals issue usual around the neck. It's quite possible to stay dry with proper seals ....as someone mentioned a biy of dribble ate the neck is hard to eliminate ....but the Burgman 650 is excellent for bad weather riding.

I found my non- breathable iCon the best when the neck seals are done up correctly. My Scott all weather leaks just a tad at the neck over a long run - it's breathable and excellent systen at the wrists. I have never ever been wet inside the Scott.

Most good jackets have dual zippers ...no dual zipper ...it won't keep you dry.

Des not matter how much you spend on a rain suit - if you don't get them sealed right they will leak. If your zippers or neck seal leaks you'll be wet to the crotch in no time.

Pants are easy - boots harder. Seals at the top of the boots are critical.
I have never been wet in my Gaurne's and the breathe. Rain pants over tall boots can't leak if your boots are waterproof.

Low boots are worth a ****.


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Are you sure that it's not your own sweat condensing on the inside of the rain suit which makes you wet?
Pretty sure that I don't sweat enough on a cold day to soak my jacket and pants in 5 minutes (:

It's not seals issue. Just have to trust me (:
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Aerostitch is quality but if you cannot take advantage of the need for it there are plenty of others that work.
What do you mean "take advantage of it" ?

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Your First Gear and River Road items should have worked
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and are probably guaranteed if a recent purchase.
I have had for a couple of years at this point. But they're not really used much either. The River Road stuff - you'd have no way of knowing its not brand new. The jacket is a little dirty maybe, but hardly worn. And there is NO WAY I should be getting wet with the rain jacket over the other jacket.
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I have a dedicated rain suit now (River Road Tempest). Doesn't even keep me dry for 5 minutes when it rains.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...piece-rainsuit

TOTALLY WORTHLESS!!
So try a different suit. Just because the River Road Tempest didn't work, doesn't mean ALL rain suits don't work. Jeez, such negativity.

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I wear my Klim Gortex jacket every ride. There motto is Gauranteed to keep you dry.
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What I mean is that in a dry climate like Arizona the Aerostitch product is overkill. If you ride in cold and wet conditions on a regular basis it may well be a value, especially over several years. And besides that there are quite a few Aerostitch products besides a 1 piece suit.

You can also simply buy a waterproof liner and wear under your jacket and it will keep you dry (guaranteed).

I still say that people should go to a Cycle Gear store and fit and buy one of their products, many of which are lifetime guaranteed and would certainly be guaranteed over a reasonable period if they are sold as "waterproof" and they come from the same factories as many of the much more expensive products.

I have a First Gear jacket that never leaked for years but now lets some water in......but it is 15 years old so I don't complain.


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What do you mean "take advantage of it" ?

I agree!

I have had for a couple of years at this point. But they're not really used much either. The River Road stuff - you'd have no way of knowing its not brand new. The jacket is a little dirty maybe, but hardly worn. And there is NO WAY I should be getting wet with the rain jacket over the other jacket.
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Rain Gear and Sweat
I worked 22 years outside in Chicago. Went through many different types of rain gear. You will sweat in cold weather even with best breathable rain gear.
It was a joke with co-workers, do we wear our rain gear and end up smelling like a old sock or just get wet.
Most any rain gear will do an admirable job of keeping the rain out if your just sitting around waiting for it to pass. However, as soon as you start to exert yourself, you will be creating enough sweat vapor that builds up under that nice rain jacket making it seem like rains coming through.
Here is a great link to a bikers forum. They are having the same problems.

http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/...orm-sweat.html

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When working in sub zero temps. I would wear snowmobile boots with removable liners. Sometimes my feet would still get cold. All I had to do was slip a small plastic kitchen garbage bag over the liners and my feet never got cold. Likewise if I put the plastic bags over my foot and then put on the snowmobile boot my feet would sweat like crazy.
Even breathable rain gear cuts down on air circulation over the body, result sweat.
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Pretty sure that I don't sweat enough on a cold day to soak my jacket and pants in 5 minutes (:

It's not seals issue. Just have to trust me (:

You don't need to be hot or it be hot out to sweat, if there isn't enough air circulation around you.

What rain gear did you wear when riding in Alaska? I hear it rains there a lot.
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So try a different suit. Just because the River Road Tempest didn't work, doesn't mean ALL rain suits don't work. Jeez, such negativity.
Can you quote me where I said, "ALL rain suits don't work" ?

If I didn't think any of them worked, I wouldn't be here asking about high end rain suits (:
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