Decent rain suits?

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Decent rain suits?

Postby kjmillig » 12 Jun 2012, 11:51

Are decent rain suits available? What can I expect to pay for one? I need something that will actually keep the rain off in a downpour so that I don't get to work with a soggy butt and wet shirt front. :fume: I understand some condensation on the inside.
Leg zippers and a roomy waistline (38-40") are a definite plus.
I'm willing to pay for it if I can find it.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby baberenglish » 12 Jun 2012, 12:47

99% of rain suits for motorcycles are for small amounts of rain. If you get caught in downpours and want to stay dry, go to a outdoor/hiking store(all over the place) and buy a jacket shell and a pair of breathable waterproof pants, and stuff a pair of slippers in your seat. probably run you about 6 K.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby kjmillig » 12 Jun 2012, 13:54

Feet/shoes aren't the problem. In heavy rain I wear long, zip-up over boots. I bought a shell and pants at an outdoor gear store for about $2500 that soaked up water and leaked even after an extra coating of spray on silicone. I guess I'm going to have to spend a lot more. Do bigger scooter shops carry rain gear, or am I relegated to what I find elsewhere?
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby jussip » 12 Jun 2012, 14:04

You need to buy gore-tex stuff if you want to keep dry. Jacket and pants from europe cost me around 400e, dont know how much those are in here. Tested those in typhoon few years ago.. I was dry after 17km of riding still :D
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby zyzzx » 12 Jun 2012, 14:45

I bought a gore-tex jacket at one of the shops near TP main station (don't remember which one). It was pricey - around 5000 NT I think. But that and some rain pants bought in the US kept me dry riding my bicycle around today.

2500 NT for both jacket and pants is not going to get you great quality :2cents:
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby Enigma » 12 Jun 2012, 15:05

God invented taxis. Use them and forget about the f'ing raincoats!
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby ceevee369 » 12 Jun 2012, 15:20

Enigma wrote:God invented taxis. Use them and forget about the f'ing raincoats!


8x 500 NTD = a decent light weight goreyex Columbia or North Face Jack / pants . Economically more advisable.

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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby Enigma » 12 Jun 2012, 15:52

ceevee369 wrote:
Enigma wrote:God invented taxis. Use them and forget about the f'ing raincoats!


8x 500 NTD = a decent light weight goreyex Columbia or North Face Jack / pants . Economically more advisable.

Can't take taxis on a hiking trip neither :)


The hell I can't! Best hike in a rain storm is a bottle of scotch and a smoking taxi driver!
Forget the rain suits and BTW, who in the hell would even think of going hiking in a rainstorm? Not me!

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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby kjmillig » 12 Jun 2012, 22:07

Take a taxi 16 km one way to work, twice a day, 5 days a week? Umm........no. I'm thinking I might try the police/military supply store, and if they don't have anything worth buying I'll head to the outdoor gear shop.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby SlowRain » 15 Jun 2012, 10:40

My wife and I bought ~2,500TWD Polar Star rain suits from a camping store last year. Hers seems to be okay, but mine leaks. I had one that I bought six years ago for ~1,500TWD. It lasted 5 years. I wish I could find that brand again.

Anyone have any other suggestions?
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