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A couple light sprinkles maybe....

... Says the weatherman. Hmmmm, nah. I don't need to wear this waterproof gear, it's too hot/humid. A couple of light sprinkles won't do anything. Leave the waterproof everything at home, throw the rain suit in the side case "just incase". My feet and hands can just deal with it if it were to actually rain. Well, just as my luck would have it, I get a little over half way to my destination and it's starts POURING! Flew down the freeway to get to where I was going and am completely soaked. By the time I could have stopped and threw the rain gear on I would have been at my destination.

And I had my waterproof jacket on before I left and changed my mind last minute. Also was getting out the goretex boots and decided otherwise. :banghead:



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One word: Roadcrafter.

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Thats Oregon fer ya. I went out with David for a few hours and got caught up in it as well.

I was wearing mesh. wasnt really all that bad. first time I was glad I had heated grips in a while tho.

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Eventually we all fail to outrun a storm. Done it going to work and riding to get to the motel at then end of a several hundred mile day. Ain't it fun? Sometimes you even have the gear with you and neglect to don it at the proper time. Doh!
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Every day of the year around here.
I've been wanting to try one of those out for quite some time. Which model do you have? What's it like when the temps hit the 90's?

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Darien.

Open the pit vents and the back vent and it breathes well enough. No lining like the Roadcrafter.

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I have both and they work well. Even the Roadcrafter will work with a wet vest for those over 90* days.
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I've been wanting to try one of those out for quite some time. Which model do you have? What's it like when the temps hit the 90's?
Well, Roadcrafter is the model by Aerostich. I don't know about the liner Craig's talking about - it's not insulated, just goretexed. :mrgreen: And it absolutely is quite hot when the temps reach the upper 80's and into the 90's, no doubt. But for better or worse we don't have many of those days around here usually. The key is to keep moving!

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Well, Roadcrafter is the model by Aerostich. I don't know about the liner Craig's talking about - it's not insulated, just goretexed. :mrgreen: And it absolutely is quite hot when the temps reach the upper 80's and into the 90's, no doubt. But for better or worse we don't have many of those days around here usually. The key is to keep moving!
The Roadcrafter is lined from my understanding. The Darien is not.

Both are great choices.

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