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WTB Rain Suit
« on: December 10, 2019, 12:42:36 PM »

So who makes the best rain suit based on; Keeping me Dry, Easy to get off and on and easy to store? Tire of messing with the old Harley one. Really hard to get the bibs over my boots, but I do like the bibs!

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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 02:59:28 PM »

I've rode with the Tour Master Elite 2, two piece rain suit for years and have never got wet.....not even in 8 hr. downpours.  The pants have zippered legs that go up above your boot tops and then velcro tight around the cuff.  The jacket is breathable (doesn't stick to you), vented, soft collar velcros firm around your neck right up under your full face or modular helmet.

Now it looks like the Tour Master Elite 3. 

https://www.tourmaster.com/rainsuits
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 05:26:30 PM »

Loved our HD hi-vis stuff but it finally gave up the ghost. Replaced them with Icon brand. One thing I check out when looking for rain gear is how far up the leg that zipper goes. The longer the zipper, the easier it is to put on and take off. The zippers on these go clear up to the top of the inseam (the zipper is on the outside though) which makes it very simple to deal with.
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 06:07:29 PM »

I agree with OBB's good advice.   I bought Nelson-Rigg's WeatherPro rainsuits for the wife and me several years ago...they work, but not the easiest to put on.  Did get a little seepage around the neck area but it was during the heaviest of downpours I have ever ridden through.
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 08:42:10 PM »

Lew if you want to see rain suits first hand, Harley dealerships is not the place to go.  Honda, BMW and other mfgs. as well as places like Cycle Gear, Renagades, etc. will have a better variety and inventory.

By the way, the best rain suit is Gerbing XE  (eXtreme Element) heated pants and jacket.    I quit carrying a rain suit after I got the XE gear......it's dual purpose and much more comfortable.  I usually just wear a t-shirt under it unless it's down around freezing temps......then I might wear a long sleeve t-shirt.  Pricey but well worth it!
























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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 08:53:15 PM »

Lew if you want to see rain suits first hand, Harley dealerships is not the place to go.  Honda, BMW and other mfgs. as well as places like Cycle Gear, Renagades, etc. will have a better variety and inventory.

By the way, the best rain suit is Gerbing XE  (eXtreme Element) heated pants and jacket.    I quit carrying a rain suit after I got the XE gear......it's dual purpose and much more comfortable.  I usually just wear a t-shirt under it unless it's down around freezing temps......then I might wear a long sleeve t-shirt.  Pricey but well worth it!




What lab did the testing and how are they verified to say they're the best?  :P
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 11:25:03 PM »

What lab did the testing and how are they verified to say they're the best?  :P

The JC lab and I verified it!   :P
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 09:48:45 AM »

I've had great luck with my Gerbing custom made ultimate riding suit, always dry and toasty.  I got a lot of miles on it here in the pacific northwest where we are known for our rain.
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 05:11:10 PM »

I have great luck with my Military issued Gore tex rain jacket and pants, Never get wet ever... I even use it for hiking when raining... It can be purchased at an Army Navy store online or in the store of course... Fairly decent priced and made in the 🇺🇸.
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2019, 12:04:16 AM »

Tour Master Elite 2 and 3 have worked well for me. You can mix and match pant and jacket sizes. A little bulky to pack compared to the simple suits.

I use plastic grocery bags over my boots when putting on the bibs. They slide on quick and easy.
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Re: WTB Rain Suit
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