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Old 10-14-2012, 11:35 AM
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Frogg Toggs are OK to carry as a lightweight solution to getting caught out unexpectedly, but are too flimsy for hard or extended use. I have a fairly heavy set of Motoboss jacket and pants that served me very well on repeated cold, rainy days on the way to AK. An additional benefit to heavyweight gear is that it is an effective windblocker, too, and adds greatly to the insulating qualities of anything worn under it.

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The first rainstorm I got stuck in the suit ended up leaking through the crotch seams, leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth
If I've said this once I've said it a thousand times: stop licking your crotch after riding in the rain. Use a towel instead.
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ended up leaking through the crotch seams, leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth.
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If I've said this once I've said it a thousand times: stop licking your crotch after riding in the rain. Use a towel instead.
My brain was getting bent trying to figure out how this was anotomically possible... do you know something about the guy that the rest of us don't know?
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I ride a lot of miles every year and haven't had much luck with Frog Toggs wear and tear. Another forum member suggested West Marine Third Reef bibs. I have been very happy with them and suspect they will last many years to come.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:09 AM
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frogg toggs shows six motorcycle rain jackets, $50 to $80, and four motorcycle rain pants, $25 to $60. Some of the rain gear not listed for riding is much cheaper. There has to be quality differences among this stuff. I don't think a blanket statement about frogg toggs quality can be made unless the expensive riding gear is the item under question.
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With any rain gear, I'd wear hi-viz. It is so much harder for a driver to see us in the rain, haze, fogged windshields, and glare. The construction workers hi viz rain gear is great unless the stuff is so baggy that if flaps. Otherwise, I'd wear a Class 3 hi viz "vest". Give the drivers more chance to miss us.
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I bought CYCLEGEAR frogg toggs as a set of pants and jacket for I think $60 on sale... I think it's their road toad model... Been very happy with them for the price...
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Wife and I each have a set and we've been very happy with them. I have been caught in a few rainstorms that I was very glad to have them.

I like how the material is thin enough I can put the hood under my helmet which keeps water from running down the back. They also pack small so it's not a big issue to bring them.

I have heard that they are not super durable and wear out in a few years. We'll see about that. If I'm on a long trip I have my MC pants on which are also supposed to be waterproof, so I don't notice any leaks.

Don't forget to get some rain covers for your feet. I have found my feet get wet the quickest from even mild road spray and wet feet really suck on a trip. You can get the booties for about $20 that will make a huge difference.

I also use my booties for wind protection on my feet if it's really cold.
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I wear Klim gear exclusively. Most all of it is Gore-tex and is completely waterproof, breathable, good ventilation and very accident resistant. I KNOW FIRSTHAND as I recently had an accident and endo'd my bike at 65mph and didn't get a single scratch on my Latitude jacket and pants (went off the road on a dangerous curve and my front tire hit a 2 foot wide hole grown over with grass in a ditch that could not have been seen by anyone according to the accident investigating COP and report). I ended up with a broken left wrist and right hand and hematoma on the right knee that needed draining. But my Klim gear survived handsomely and I still wear it!!
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I did not care for the Frogg Toggs durability, so I have the Tour Master Sentinel jacket. Excellent durability and can be worn as a jacket for extra warmth. I have not been in real heavy rain yet, but it has worked well for in everything I have experienced so far.
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I have an icon rain suit that i love. I have had it for years and i even crashed in it and it didn't even rip or scuff. I wore it for 5 hours in pouring rain changing tires on 3 bikes! i found that i got wet from sweat vs from the actual rain!! I wear it and put it into the top case when its not raining.
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