I weather-tested my gear too a couple of weeks ago. I was out riding with four buddies. The others rode cruisers x2, a Buell Something and a Bandit 600. The bandit rider was wearing the worst possible rain gear: a fleece jacket and jeans. The Buell rider wore a hooded sweater + jeans, cruiser guys had leather gear on, of course. I rode ATGATT = full gore tex outfit, boots, gloves and full-face helmet.
About 10km from home (6,25 miles) we ran into a wall of water. It rained so hard, we had to take the speed down to 20mph and below. Very poor visibility and in a few minutes, it was a full-blown thunderstorm. I also hit deep water near a road construction site with water up to the pegs.
When I got home and took off my gear, the only wet spot was in my neck. I do have a windstopper waterproof thingee around my neck but somehow the water got under it anyway. The rest of me was completely dry! I'd give my gear a 10+ score on this.
The wee had no problems taking me home in that weather. It felt secure to ride even in very watery conditions.
Me and my buddies went different ways when we got to the city but I called my Bandit riding friend later that night and asked him how wet he got. "Well, I think I had one small dry spot on my back" he said.
If alcohol, tar and sauna can't heal it, it's deadly. (Finnish folk wisdom)
Yamaha XT660R -06 upgraded with *.*
Exbikes: V-Strom 650 -04, Triumph Sprint RS 955i -04