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post #1 of 23 Old 05-16-2010, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Rain Gear Recommendations?

I was caught in the rain this weekend and thought I should invest in some rain gear.

Obviously, I would like something that keeps me completely dry and comes with a really low price tag.

Any recommendations for rain gear?
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-16-2010, 08:15 PM
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http://www.froggtoggs.com/

froggtogs, close thread now :biggrinjester:

But ya light, they breath, can be gotten in hi viz yellow (mine) and releticaly cheap. Best rain gear I think I have seen so far. Everything else dose not realy breath. Most gear is pvc or siler material thats liek waring a plastic bag. this stuff muuch nicer.
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http://www.froggtoggs.com/

I like Frogg Toggs. Several internet retailers with great prices, just google them for all kinds of shopping options.

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I have some TourMaster gear that works quite well. I have found that the only way to really stay completely dry is to either stop under an overpass or get a Motel room...
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+1 on the FroggToggs. I have used them, they are very light and comfortable and keep you dry. You may also want to use gloves that are waterproof, and have something to go over your boots. Lastly, you may want to have some sort of attachment on your glove to wipe the rain off the helmet shield if you have a shield.

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I've often wondered why offshore fishermen don't wear frogg toggs, since they're so great.
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Geez, I guess I'm the only one that has used 3 different Frogg Toggs and had a bad experience. EVERY time I have used them I have gotten soaked.

I gave up on Frog Toggs and bought a set of old school coated nylon rain gear, Fieldsheer or Neslon Riggs. Mind you this is to go over my Stich 85% of the time. Unless it is an all day rain or multi days of rain, the STich itself has been sufficient.

One of the worst days camping I've ever had was a rainy day I was in Frogg Toggs.

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I like to keep all parts of me dry. No wet and no cold means no unnecessary distractions. Consider what you'll wear beyond the jacket and pants.

gloves: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...er-Gloves.aspx
boot covers: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...in-Covers.aspx

Even though my boots are waterproof I still wear the covers if in real rain. Who wants a boot with saturated leather even if your foot is dry? Same with the gloves. I've found the finger visor wipes on gloves to be a novelty at best. If you're moving the windstream pretty much takes care of any water there.


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I've often wondered why offshore fishermen don't wear frogg toggs, since they're so great.

um frogtoggs will not hold up to that kind of work lol. Thye got some thick stuff lol. I am from newfoundland myself and had friends who went out and trust me there gear is a bit beafer.
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I bought an Eddie Bauer two piece rain suit at Target for about $30. It even has high-vis sections on it!

It does not breathe very well though. But it keeps you reasonably dry. After few hours, some moisture comes in at the front jacket zipper. But you know - I can live with that...

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