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Question: What works best for you?
One piece waterproof suit (aerostich,etc) - 12 (12.2%)
One piece over suit - 3 (3.1%)
Two piece over suit (frogg toggs, etc) - 46 (46.9%)
Two piece waterproof jacket/pants - 28 (28.6%)
One or two piece jacket/pants with waterproof LINERS - 9 (9.2%)
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« on: June 20, 2015, 08:07:18 pm »

So I've been on a few longer trips and caught out in the rain on quite a few occasions, and I've tried a few different ways of dealing with waterproofing but I wanted to see what everyone uses and what they like best


For me personally, the waterproof liners seem to be a stop gap measure and don't really hold up after extended exposure. They also have the disadvantage of a soggy/heavy outer shell.

I've used a two piece rain gear before but have had issues with the pants riding up over the boots, the crotch area leaking, and just being a general pain to get on and off.

I don't have any experience with one piece suits, rain suits or dedicated gear, so that may be my next foray...
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 09:18:20 pm »

I always bring a 2 piece rain suit.
Used over mesh gear it provides an
additional layer against cold and wind
as well as rain.
It also doesn't take up much room.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 09:30:52 pm »

Roadcrafter 1pc for the past 7 years.  They need maintenance to remain waterproof, but they're convenient.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 10:27:10 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 12:59:31 am »

Aerostich.   Although I confess to being a bit of a fair weather rider...

Or as much as you can be when you live in Seattle and ride year round.   Bigok
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 07:53:11 am »

My regular jacket and pants have a knock off of Gore-Tex. if it's hot enough for mesh I take the armor out of my regular gear and carry that as rain gear. If it's warm enough, nothing just mesh..But then my Gore-Tex boots fill with water.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 09:08:30 am »

Olympia two piece.  I really like the suit in hot weather, compared to my previous Tour Master suit.

I also like two piece because I can put on the pants if the weather is looking dicey, and then put on the jacket quickly when the weather goes to crap.  
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 09:13:23 am »

I mostly use a one piece inexpensive rain suit. An inexpensive one that I found on eBay, Motoboss is the brand. Works very well and has lasted for a few years. A nice feature is the attached storage bag.

I also have a Joe Rocket Survivor one piece riding suit that is water proof. I have had it less than a year and have only experienced a 10 minute rain shower while wearing it. The suit performed well for the short period of rain. The suit also comes with a full quilted neck to ankle liner. I have worn the suit on a 17*F ride to work and during the 20 minute ride, I was not cold.

I was recently in South Dakota and spent about 3 hours riding in rain showers. The Motoboss suit kept me dry and comfortable.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/aviationfred/WP_20150606_044_zpsk2k3ubls.jpg

Here is the Joe Rocket Survivor suit. They are about half the cost od an AeroStitch

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/aviationfred/temporary_zpsl8p83ilx.jpg

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 10:01:35 am »

I NEVER take my bike when it's raining or close to it for any local/short runs and errands. Only take waterproof stuff for overnights. I have a Motoboss two piece which works good, except it packs a bit large. I also have Cycle Gear Bilt pants. Cheap, works great and packs tiny. Then I add a water proof jacket that packs tiny. Can't remember brand.

I NEED to find waterproof glove covers. Can't remember what happened to my old ones which worked great. And I do have boot covers with a zipper/soles. Pack a bit large but work good.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 12:54:34 pm »


Olympia two piece.  I really like the suit in hot weather, compared to my previous Tour Master suit.
I also like two piece because I can put on the pants if the weather is looking dicey, and then put on the jacket quickly when the weather goes to crap.  

Sounds like a 2 piece rain suit right?  




I also have a Joe Rocket Survivor one piece riding suit that is water proof. I have had it less than a year and have only experienced a 10 minute rain shower while wearing it. The suit performed well for the short period of rain. The suit also comes with a full quilted neck to ankle liner. I have worn the suit on a 17*F ride to work and during the 20 minute ride, I was not cold.


I really liked the JR survivor suit when i tried it on. I bought a pair of their boots and they didn't even last a year before a giant hole developed out of nowhere. They were falling apart and JR didn't even respond to my email about it. Kind of soured me towards the brand altogether.
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2015, 04:00:36 pm »

Two pieces 'stitch Roadcrafter although for warmer, summer riding, I replace the lower part with a pair of 'stitch light weight utility pants.
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 10:28:56 am »


I always bring a 2 piece rain suit.
Used over mesh gear it provides an
additional layer against cold and wind
as well as rain.
It also doesn't take up much room.


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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 12:37:30 pm »

Haven't worn a rain suit since mid-1990s when I discovered Goretex gear.  I did buy a rain suit last year to use with my only non-GT suit, a 2-piece Rev'It leather/mesh suit I use for hot-temp commuting, but have yet to deploy it was I only wear that particular suit when the experts say it isn't going to rain.   OK, I lied, I have another non-GT suit, a textile mesh suit, but I only wear that commuting and in such high temps and humidity that I don't care if I get wet; I usually soak my t-shirt before heading out anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 01:20:43 pm »

I have frog toggs, but over the last 2 seasons haven't used the jacket piece at all.  The pants, plus some over the boot and up the calf boot covers (that tuck under the pants) have done the trick, since my heavier jacket has proven to be waterproof, as has the interior liner of my Scorpion mesh jacket (can't remember the model right now, but it's a 3/4 adventure style...). That liner is 100% waterproof, and the jacket dries out fairly quickly (but it does get heavy and soak up water outside the waterproof pockets...)

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2015, 04:27:28 pm »




 I bought a pair of their boots and they didn't even last a year before a giant hole developed out of nowhere. They were falling apart and JR didn't even respond to my email about it. Kind of soured me towards the brand altogether.



Don't let the Joe Rocket boots sour you towards the rest of their gear. I have multiple Joe Rocket jackets and pants along with the one piece survivor suit. I even have one jacket that has been crash tested with no injuries to me.

I agree with you that the boots suck. I bought a pair for my son and compared to my Sidi On Road and Hiene Gericke boots, the Joe Rocket boots are Walmart quality.


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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2015, 10:48:08 pm »

Stadler. I'm too dumb to put on a boil in a bag oversuit or liners. Goretex Proshell all the way, and it's custom beyond what aero stitch will do.
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2015, 11:16:02 pm »

Aerostich Darien Jacket and AD1 pants.
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2015, 01:11:40 am »


I NEVER take my bike when it's raining or close to it for any local/short runs and errands. Only take waterproof stuff for overnights. I have a Motoboss two piece which works good, except it packs a bit large. I also have Cycle Gear Bilt pants. Cheap, works great and packs tiny. Then I add a water proof jacket that packs tiny. Can't remember brand.

I NEED to find waterproof glove covers. Can't remember what happened to my old ones which worked great. And I do have boot covers with a zipper/soles. Pack a bit large but work good.


If you really ride in a lot of rain these do very well.

http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/gloves/rain-glove-covers/aerostich-triple-digit-covers.html
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2015, 09:48:01 am »


Stadler. I'm too dumb to put on a boil in a bag oversuit or liners. Goretex Proshell all the way, and it's custom beyond what aero stitch will do.


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