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+1... That's a very good point, as there is no benefit to having the FT's fit snug or tight; they are just as watertight when oversize. Being O/S also makes them EASY & FAST to get into, which is important when you're on the side of the road, and you're in a hurry to not get wet as that big black wall cloud crosses the road in your direction

My Frogg Toggs are so big, that even with my Heavy coat on, and then my Yellow mess ballistic bike jacket on over that, the Frogg Toggs are still very loose on me...
and yes, Lopeha and I had to crawl into our Frogg Toggs once in N.C. under a bridge during a fast upcoming heavy rain....


Water was running six inches deep under the bridge before we got the FTs on, and back on the bikes. if they had not big so big and loose, I would now have been able to get into them while standing on the side of the road.


That same set of FTs saved me many years back when riding my old ST-1000 going home from Eureka Springs rally.... about halfway home, it started raining..... I found big tree for shelter, got off the bike, and scrambled into those FTs and then continued home and did NOT get wet.... and mind you, that ST-1000 did not have a good windscreen, it was only 4 inches high.
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ok frogg toggs but what model frogg toggs are we talking that are so good

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ok frogg toggs but what model frogg toggs are we talking that are so good

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i have the same frogg togg gear it was ok just seemed to seep at the seems and i got really wet in the seat i got the rs-2 joe rocket much better a bit heavier thicker 2 layers and vents but they do warm up when the sun is out but less wet in the seat guess they will have to do
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Have Frogg Toggs living in the warm south and they have worked great .
also have a diamond plate motorcycle rain suit that also works great , just hotter and bulkier = Ebay $35
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thought i would show where i do all of my route planning and stuff like that i watch my you tube vids on the 60" monitor on the wall have my maps on the wall behind me for my yellowstone trip this summer. and a little reading material and all my notes for alaska
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I find a lot of pants will leak, especially in the seam area, if you're literally sitting in a puddle of water while snowmobiling or motorcycling or ATVing. Jet skiing it doesn't seem to bother me as much, LOL.

Try putting a bead seat on your bike - that 1/4" gap it creates will keep your pants out of the puddle and allow it to drain away.
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thought i would show where i do all of my route planning and stuff like that i watch my you tube vids on the 60" monitor on the wall have my maps on the wall behind me for my yellowstone trip this summer. and a little reading material and all my notes for alaska

My wife and I have a large hwy map a lot like yours. We highlight the route and use pins to mark all our camping locations. We keep it in the hallway where company will see it when they use the bathroom. Great conversation starter. There are a lot of pins in the northern half from the I-70 up they rest of our riding days will be in the southern states. Needless to say, we rode in our fair share of wet weather. I own rain gear but I hate to put in on because it is so uncomfortable. We wear water resistant gear that we can put on and take off easily. I found during the summer, it's not bad getting wet because a few miles down the road, the wind will dry you off. Rain gear traps moisture in. In the mountains it can get cold even if it is 80 plus degrees at lower elevations. Then we put on our cold weather gear which are basically insulated bibs and jacket. They are very light weight and water resistant. Each year when spraying the water proofing on our tent, I give our weather gear a shot. Even if a tent is water proof, you will notice if you have anything pushing on the walls, it will leak at that point. What I believe is happening in your case is that rain is running down your front and collecting on your seat. The stretching that has been mentioned may be allowing water to seep in.
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for me, it has to be RAINING HARD before I put on rain gear.
The Goldwing's fairing and windscreen will push all that water over your head if you are making 40 mph or more.


My Ballistic Mesh jacket, sheds water like a duck..... I have never had water come thru it enough to make my skin feel wet..... as long as, I am riding at 40 mph or more.



Now, back in Phoenix, when the temp was 115F, my habit was to walk into the shower in full gear, and get as wet as I could, T-shirt and jacket.....



in 30 minutes, just as I am pulling up to home, I am dry as a bone....
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Got caught out today and used my new thin ones for the 1st time in Pensacola.
the seat had a puddle when i set down and it rained hard on the way home. was 73 deg and after 20 min ride i was still dry everywhere without getting hot.

also like how they roll up so small they fit inside the compartment on my GL1800C which stays naked during the summer ......

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