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A buddy and I will be riding in Yellowstone, Tetons, and Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park and know we will ride in rain. I wonder if any of you have recommendations for good rain gear.
 

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Frogg Toggs are ok, but I've actually got some from the sporting good section at Walmart. Better made, to be than the frogg toggs and only $30 for pants and the shirt.

No matter which ones you get, get a small bungee cord for the right ankle and right upper leg. Forgot about the upper leg and my HK3s. :(
 

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rain suit

buy the tourmaster sentienal 2 peice suit...
 

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VTX4 said:
A buddy and I will be riding in Yellowstone, Tetons, and Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park and know we will ride in rain. I wonder if any of you have recommendations for good rain gear.
I one time bought this dirt cheep ($100)rain suit and it made me sweat like a pig.
these days I just ride and when the rain stops I dry.

the only recommendation I would make is get one that breathes.
in places where it gets very cold you dont want to sweat. it can kill you.

Tom
 

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I have the Frogg Toggs and really like them. I tried some of those in the outdoor section from Wal-Mart, wind ripped the pants to shreds. The Frogg Toggs breath real well and have never had a problem with sweating underneath.

If you do go with the Frogg Toggs.... Well....I got orange thinking it would make me more visible.....well it may...but they look more peach than orange...lol
 

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I have yellow Frogg Toggs. Look like a giant banana on a motorcycle, but they keep me drying.....really like them.
 

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Frogg Togs are the way to go! Awesome! Depending on use, have a limited life, but breathe great and keep you bone dry even in a severe storm. Careful around the pipes....
 

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Ditto on the Frogg Toggs......I have an Orange one also. In the rain U need all the visibality you can get. Check EBAY I got both of my suits for 40.00 each, one for me and one for the Lady Rider for less than 40.00 shipped. Stores here want more than 65.00 plus tax ect.

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Frogg Toggs are great and will keep you dry. However, I found out recently after using them aftem I replace my pipes with the Cobra slashdowns that the pant leg melted on the pipes. Now I need new rain bottoms with a protective inseam.
 

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With all due respect to the Frogg Togg proponents - I very recently bought those on the advice of some on the board here and found myself soaked within minutes of encountering my first rain. My suit was breached within a minute or two, and I was totally soaked in less than five minutes. They may be great for walking through a light sprinkle but they're really not conducive to real riding in the rain IMHO. The price seemed right, and they do "breathe" (even if like a fish with gills). So my conclusion, if you can control the situation such that you'd only do low speed riding in light rain over a short distance, then they may serve your purpose. However, on the open road where getting from A to B is important regardless of the conditions - you'll need something more robust. I will yield the possibility that I purchased a "bad" set, but nonetheless - I'm looking elsewhere for something designed for riding - maybe Nelson Riggs??
 

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MaxChaos I hate to hear of your experience, but I would disagree about Frogg Toggs aren't for "real riding". I wore my set in a hard, constant rain from Pilot Mountain, NC to Nashville, TN at interstate speeds (except through Knoxville...lol) and they did great.

Perhaps it was a bad set you got. ...and I wouldn't blame you for going with something else....I too would hate to get burned twice by the same brand of anything.
 

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buy the tourmaster sentienal 2 peice suit...
+1 ..... (or is that +2 since its a 2 piece suit?)... worked great on rainy day commutes this winter.
+2... I love the suit. Took me through four days of Olympic Peninsula and Cascades rain and never breached the suit.
 

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I'm looking elsewhere for something designed for riding - maybe Nelson Riggs??
Last week....I rode about 200 miles home from NH in some pretty good downpours....I have the Tourmaster elite 2 pc. It has survived many seasons being yanked on over boots on the side of the road. I like it.....the pants have the heatproof panels on the legs (nomex)
 

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I also have the Tourmaster Elite II rainsuit. Many nice features: good visibility, many pockets, breathable and vented, sized to fit over regular riding apparel, boot straps, hood for under the helmet, etc. I rode for over 5 hours in a steady, driving rain to Americade in Lake George, NY a few weeks ago. The Elite II held up well and did its job (the X handled the rain nicely as well).
 
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Hi, After taking the frogg toggs out for the first rain last week on a ride to Ny all I can say is for $40 they kept Me dry and I had ironed on the jean patch fix I saw on the C.R.A.P. site

Here is the inside of the right leg .........WVleo[/img]
 

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VTX4 said:
A buddy and I will be riding in Yellowstone, Tetons, and Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park and know we will ride in rain. I wonder if any of you have recommendations for good rain gear.
GF and I just returned from the Oregon Coast. Now thats rain...Anyway, drove over 100 miles in the driving rain.

Nelson-Rigg StormRiders 2 piece suits kept us dry and comfortable. Felt lined collar keeps from chafing, hood under helmet kept the rain from going down the back of my neck. Breathes and easy to put on in a hurry with the zipper down the leg.

http://www.newenough.com/raingear/2...tormrider_two_piece_motorcycle_rain_suit.html

The true gem in this trip were the TourMaster Rain Boot covers. Covers the toe of your boots, and snaps in the back all the way up your calf. Nothing worse then wet feet inside your boots. Stirrup under your foot and gathered at the calf and no seam to leak in the front. Inexpensive but worth their weight in gold on a long wet haul.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...=UTF8&m=A2Y992VSW47X5F&n=&s=merchant&v=glance


Don't forget waterproof gloves.

Deane


 

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I too have the Tourmaster Elite II. The only thing I can say is it does its job in keeping you dry, but when it is 90 degrees and 80% humidity I think I am going to pass out from heat exaustion. During the summer down here in Tennessee we are constantly getting pop up thunderstorms when I get to destination I am stripping that thing off as fast as I can. Had Fogg Toggs and melted right leg. Think I will go back to my childhood and enjoy playing in the rain.
 
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