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the best rain suit

Postby bobalooby1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:29 pm



I know i'm going to get various opinions about this.... But, What is the best rain gear you've ever used?.... And why.? Let's just call this, a Frog toggs vs. Tourmaster thread... :)



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Re: the best rain suit

Postby actionpack » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:16 pm

guess i can;t help you , i just ride in my area , so if it rains i get wet , if your gonna head cross country , either would do the job i'm sure , there will be some 1 along to give you some real help
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Re: the best rain suit

Postby Diesel Dan » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:17 am

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Re: the best rain suit

Postby bobalooby1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:48 am

DIESEL DAN.... It's a horse apiece so far between frogg Togg"s and Tourmaster ! The jury is still out..

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Re: the best rain suit

Postby Diesel Dan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:16 am

I carry a pair of rain pants (LEO store) and day-glo green rain jacket (Wear Guard). Both roll-up nice and I just slip a rubber band around them. With visibility usually poor in the rain, the jacket improves that issue. The jackets liner is removeable if used in warmer weather.
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Re: the best rain suit

Postby bobalooby1 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:37 am

DIESEL DAN.... I' leaning towards Tourmaster in any color besides BLACK... should stop making gear in that color!. I agree, the brighter the color combined with reflective patches and piping the better. I dont care if i do resemble a south american tree frog.. At least i'm more visible. If i'm not seen then, i'll be calling "RALPH BUSS"... :lol: I can purchase a tourmaster 2 piece suit locally for $59.00... Cant find them on the net for that low of a price... In Pennsylvania.. Where they have no sales tax on clothing... Where i am, cross state shopping is what lots of people are doing...

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Re: the best rain suit

Postby MikeB » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:21 pm

I have only had one set of rain gear since I started riding. That set was all I could afford at the time and it unfortunately could not withstand the wind while riding cross country back in 1972.

Now I only have Firstgear jacket and pants and that is all I need. It keeps me warm and dry. On particularly cold days, below 40 degrees, I wear my Gerbing's jacket liner and gloves. The gloves keep my hands dry and warm.

Basically, if you have good water repellent outer wear, you don't really need rain gear. I have been in some really serious rain for long periods of time and have not needed any more than the Firstgear jacket and pants.
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Re: the best rain suit

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:15 am

I've got a Joe Rocket ballistic jacket and pants that are the same - both have zip-in windproof/waterproof liners, but the outer layer is also waterproof. I can wear them in the hottest weather (the jacket part zips out to leave just mesh and armor for hot days), and the coldest - with some Gerbings heated gloves and a sweatshirt. I also have a neck warmer which makes a big difference.

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Re: the best rain suit

Postby bovine » Mon May 02, 2011 11:33 am

We have Frogg Toggs and they work okay, don't take up much space and are quick to put on.
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Re: the best rain suit

Postby ACEWINGER » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:45 pm

I've owned both and I would rather use my toggs.




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