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I have been looking at rain gear and online you can fine two peice suits for all types of price ranges, most don't have reviews.

At Wal Mart, Target, and Gander Mountain they have better prices and name brands like Coleman. I know Coleman has good camping gear, so the rain gear probably would be good.

I have never used rain gear outside of a poncho when i was camping.
My questions are simple, what do you all think about rain gear?:)
What features should I be looking for?

Is the higher price suits really that much better?

Will one brand suit hold up to the wind of highway speeds better than others?

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With anything else you'll get different opinions. Oil, tires, raingear…. everyone's got their favorites.
I'm a Frogg Toggs fan. I have the bib overalls and a basic top. I like the bib overalls because I've heard some reports of some crotch leakage in a heavy rain. They've got a lot of new styles since I bought mine.

http://www.froggtoggs.com/

I would rather get a rainsuit that was designed for bike riders rather than a casual camper. Coleman might make ok tents but a decent rainsuit is another mater. Firstgear is another brand that I've purchased before and liked it.
http://www.jpcycles.com/rain-gear?u...e rain gear&utm_campaign=clothing+and+eyewear
 

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I've used various Walmart and Target rain gear and found that after a few rides the material begins to break down at the seams and lets the rain in.

I made the move to Frogg Toggs and have used them now for over 5 years without any leaks. The price was $50, by the time I replaced the Walmart specials several times I could have paid for the Frogg Toggs.

I'll stick with the Frog Toggs.

Henry
 

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Xelement sold by LeatherUp.com offers some very good rain gear at budget prices...I've been happy with the comfort, fit, and quality.
 

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Ok sounds like wife and I will become a Frog Toggs owners too. ;)

Thanks for the info!!!!
 

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Frogg Toggs

My wife and I are going to Dallas next weekend from St. Louis. I bought FTs for the trip as I used them in the military and they were superb. If we get rained on I will report back and let you know how they work at speed.
 

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I will be trying Frogtoggs next, but have used the Tourmaster Elite for the last 15 years or so and been very happy. Never leaked, except for when I snagged the car license plate and ripped the pant leg...
 

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I will be trying Frogtoggs next, but have used the Tourmaster Elite for the last 15 years or so and been very happy. Never leaked, except for when I snagged the car license plate and ripped the pant leg...
duck tape the leag:ROFL:

anyway thanks for the information on tourmaster elite
 

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Frogg Toggs
 

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Frogg Toggs for me.
 

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We have frogg toggs and love them, not just for the rain, but for those times when your out riding, like today and it's 70 degrees when you start out but in the low 50's on the way home. It's nice just to but the FT's on and they block the wind and keep in the heat. I like the idea that they come with there own carry bag that fits nicely in the saddle bags. They go everywhere that I go!
 

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Do what I would do DON'T RIDE (Just Kidding)but I would go with Frogtoggs or TourMaster.

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To throw it out there, I am interested in the Toggs because I am told they pack much tighter than my Tourmaster Elite II gear. If so, I would switch to carrying it on the trunk rack with my half-cover and open up use of the right saddlebag.
 

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My high dollar frog togs leak in the crotch after several hours in the rain. I guess that because of the way you sit on the bike, rain can't roll off but will collect . After a while, it feels like you are sitting in a puddle, very uncomfortable. I got a can of tent seam sealer and gave the pants several treatments. Seems to have helped.

Since I am the lone voice of dissent, maybe a got a bum pair.

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To throw it out there, I am interested in the Toggs because I am told they pack much tighter than my Tourmaster Elite II gear. If so, I would switch to carrying it on the trunk rack with my half-cover and open up use of the right saddlebag.
And that's the way we travel. One members tagline "rain gear on top".
Because you just never know.

I'm still using my "Roadgear" bibs and coat from thirty years ago.
They take up space. The wife always wears a coat/sweater, so I got her some FT's just because they're compact.
We are motorcycling after all. Sometimes we get wet. Sometimes we get cold.
If we want to stay completely dry, we take the car. But it's no where near as fun.
 

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When I was 19, I was riding my Norton to Sturgis when the entire sky was lookin mighty angry. No problem, thought I. I stopped at a K mart and bought a clear vinyl rainjacket and pants. I put it on and headed for the Interstate confident in my wisdom. When I got up to 75 mph the jacket soon left me alone in the rain. I then learned that there had to be a cloth backing with the vinyl.
I have had several rainsuits over the years and now use Frogg Toggs.

Bad: Fragile, not the toughest material, melts if in contact with exhaust pipes.

Good: Packs small and light, keeps out rain, Does not fly off in the wind, but the most important benefit is that I have never had a rain suit that breathes so well. When it stops raining you don't need to stop immediately to take them off to keep from drowning in sweat. Yet as stated by another poster they are very good for when you are a little cold and need to keep the wind out. I would not leave home without them.

BTW In 1973 ( my first trip to Sturgis) they estimated the turnout to be 10,000 people. We camped in the park in town.

I had no windshield, a sleeping bag, a pup tent, and everything else that I had along would have fit in the tank bag that I use now. Life was simple then.
 
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