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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Rain: I have HAD IT!!!!!!

I have a River Road 2-piece rain suit and a First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket. Both are advertised as waterproof. Both routinely leave me soaking wet after 5 minutes of moderate rain, even when wearing BOTH! Totally ridiculous. They simply do not work AT ALL.

So, I'm looking looking to buy and there is no price limit. I'm inclined to go with a one-piece, and I'm looking at an Aerostich R-3, with a base price of $1127. I'm willing to consider other options, including 2-piece options, but I'm not willing to go cheap.

If anyone knows of any options I should be seriously looking at and has some experience with quality gear, please shout it out.

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[QUOTE=AlaskaGuy;1295377]I have a River Road 2-piece rain suit and a First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket. Both are advertised as waterproof. Both routinely leave me soaking wet after 5 minutes of moderate rain, even when wearing BOTH! Totally ridiculous. They simply do not work AT ALL.

So, I'm looking looking to buy and there is no price limit. I'm inclined to go with a one-piece, and I'm looking at an Aerostich R-3, with a base price of $1127. I'm willing to consider other options, including 2-piece options, but I'm not willing to go cheap.

If anyone knows of any options I should be seriously looking at and has some experience with quality gear, please shout it out.

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In my opinion, difficult to beat the Aerostich. I wore the one piece suit for many years and miles, never leaked.

However, as I got older, seemed difficult to finagle into the thing. Two piece suits much easier on and off, as I'm sure your know! I sold my one piece Aerostich at a good price, but don't remember the amount! I now wear an Aerostich two piece. Two listed on Ebay, here's one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aero-Roadcra...NWx5oP&vxp=mtr

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I have a set of Frog Togs, not real expensive and I've NEVER gotten wet wearing them!

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I'm not really qualified to comment due to my location, but I do like my Frogg Toggs too. Very light weight and effective.

Maybe you should look into a one-piece rain slicker to go over your existing suit. Something like this...


Amazon.com: Motorcycle Rain Gear - One Piece Motorcycle Rain Suit RS5002 Grey XL: Automotive Amazon.com: Motorcycle Rain Gear - One Piece Motorcycle Rain Suit RS5002 Grey XL: Automotive


One thing I've noticed about good rain gear is it doesn't "breathe". They keep moisture in as much as out. Which is fine when it rains, the rest of the time, quite miserable. So a dedicated rain suit might be best. Don and doff as necessary. Plus they're cheap. Just a suggestion. Hope you find what you're looking for.

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Like other posters here, I love my Frogg Toggs which are a two piece but I have never gotten wet wearing them.... other than a little dribble down the neck if I don't get it up tight to the helmet edge.


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In my opinion, difficult to beat the Aerostich. I wore the one piece suit for many years and miles, never leaked.

However, as I got older, seemed difficult to finagle into the thing. Two piece suits much easier on and off, as I'm sure your know! I sold my one piece Aerostich at a good price, but don't remember the amount! I now wear an Aerostich two piece. Two listed on Ebay, here's one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aero-Roadcra...NWx5oP&vxp=mtr[/QUOTE]

I have had been wearing Aerostich Darin jacket and pants for several years, I have ridden from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara in rain and stayed completely dried.

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So a dedicated rain suit might be best.
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

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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?

Within the last year or so, I have begun to sweat much more than before, so wearing clothes which do not breathe makes me soaking wet.
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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. Your First Gear and River Road items should have worked and are probably guaranteed if a recent purchase. As they get older they tend to leak in heavy rain. I have never had Olympia to leak and for a rain suit the Frog Toggs doesn't seem to leak but wont help in cold weather.

The most versatile is the multi piece (vented jacket, waterproof liner, insulated liner) that work all year.
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And for even colder weather you can add a heated liner underneath.
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