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have had a couple different brands of rain suits,, frogg toggs, they sucked , i use joe rockets type now they are a lot better but still get wet in the seat if riding all day in a rain. looking for a suit that is waterproof in the seat area and not to bulky like to hear from the ones who have traveled to and from alaska and what seems to work for them.

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I'm surprised that the Frogg Toggs leaked as that is what I've had for the last 4-5 years and ive never gotten a wet seat even when riding in the rain for several hours. I quit looking after I bought mine.

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odd, maybe your Frogg Toggs were too small?


I purposely bought mine 2 sizes extra large, simply to allow for the stress of moving around and not tearing any seams.


mine are many years old now, and still keep me dry.
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I also have Frogg Toggs and never had a problem with them. Before I git them I had Tour Master rain gear. A lot heavier but they worked also.
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what model of frogg toggs did you have ? i cant remember mine i will have to look but when a puddle build up on my lap or in the seat my a** would be wet i dont think that is normal. the joe rockets we have work really well but if it the sun comes out we roast like crazy but they are great for a wind stop also wasn't sure if there are other types out there that are better
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Mine are in the bike's saddle bag, too cold to go out and mess with them right now.
will take a look tomorrow, but IIRC, they are just coveralls for the bottom, and a slicker to go over that.


never got wet ever, and I have ridden thru rain for several hours over in N.C. headed to Jobe05's place
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I have L.L. Bean Gore-Tex rain gear sized to go over riding clothes. No complaints.
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"Frogg Toggs" have seen us through some real frog stranglers!


We've used heavier suits, but they just get too hot and sweat at first glimpse of sun after a shower and often get really cold otherwise. FTs just work for us. Wet in seat says to me a bit too tight for sitting on a MC?
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The FT's seem to be the overwhelming choice of motorcycle riders far and wide. The company does make more than one grade of rain gear though. I got mine at walmart and they were the higher priced ones offered there. No complaints.

I also have a much heavier-duty set from one of the online bike retailers that I've used in the worst of conditions and aside from a bit of moisture down the neck area, I have always been bone dry. Disadvantage: they take a lot more packing space than the FT's.

You might get the best of the breed and give the 'Toggs another try(?)
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odd, maybe your Frogg Toggs were too small?


I purposely bought mine 2 sizes extra large, simply to allow for the stress of moving around and not tearing any seams.


mine are many years old now, and still keep me dry.

+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
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