I've often wondered why offshore fishermen don't wear frogg toggs, since they're so great.
Sorry about my first reply, I couldn't find a sarcasm thingy. There's 2 things you won't see when searching commercial fishing rainwear ... goretex and frogg toggs.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.
I don't feel so bad now, it only took me 2 pair to learn.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.
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.
Sorry you had bad experiences with them. The only problem I ever had with mine were was the seat on my old Intruder, there was a pretty big rise from the driver seat to passenger, and if I wasn't careful, the jacket would get caught on this, and I would end up with water going down the back of my pants.
On cruisers you do have to be careful of the pants hitting the pipes.
I actually went down on my Intruder in some rain coming to a stop light, locked up the rear tire. I expected my toggs to be shredded as I probably slid about 30 feet. There was only one small hole in the pants. However I attribute that to just how slick the new asphalt was, not the toughness of the material.
I'm a rather large person,and I've had issues getting the more standardard motorcycle rain gear to fit right. The vinyl stuff likes to rip in the seams trying to fit them around my thighs, and is a pita to put on.
I'm using the cheapest frogg togg stuff, I'm not sure if they had their other flavors when I got mine. I did notice they have some stuff that is specifically targeted toward motorcycling now, no idea what it is like.
I mainly commute, and I avoid rain pretty good. I used to only care if it was rainingin the morning when I left for work. I guess I'm still a little gun shy about the rain.
No doubt. That's probably why the frogg toggs didn't work for me, I didn't have the ones intended for the wee. Good catch.FireDog45 said ...
I've been through Iron Pony & New Enough and I still can't find where they recommend rain gear based on your motorcycle...
I'd tell you what brand my one piece suit is but since I ride a Vee it probably won't work on a Wee.
I've had a couple of different rainsuits - Fieldsheer, Teknic. The latter has developed a leak in the seat area, in the seam down the middle I'd guess. I'll seal it. Other than that, all my bike-specific, vinyl-coated nylon rainsuits have kept me basically completely dry while riding in hard rain all day long. Some water inevitably finally wicks in around your neck, but other than that, dry. Gotta put the rainsuit sleeves over the gloves/glove covers if you want your hands to stay dry.Frog Togg jacket works well for me, but the pants leak in the crotch area. I haven't found a pant yet that will keep me dry in a downpour. In light rain they are fine. I guess I'm going to have to spend some cash and get something with gore-tex.