Decent rain suits?

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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby sunberry » 15 Jun 2012, 19:25

SlowRain wrote: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?


What was the brand of the other one that you bought?
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby SlowRain » 15 Jun 2012, 21:52

I can't remember. They were black and red, but I think they came in a couple of color combinations. They certainly didn't look expensive like the Polar Star ones we have now, but they were certainly better. Not perfect, but better.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby tcarnagan » 16 Jun 2012, 00:04

After years of the PVC crud they sell here that last only one or two years I upgraded. Brand called 'RoadMaster' that I got from a online place in the States and then had shipped over. Well worth the price and in addition to lasting longer than two years they are also not made of PVC and are somewhat breathable, which is helpful for sure in this climate.

Have a couple Columbia jackets also that I use when the weather is cold enough, as well as a low price Columbia 'rain jacket' that works great as well (2000nt is not cheap for some users but for a decent rain jacket it is low price in my opinion).

So two options pay for good gear and stay dry or buy the local stuff that wont work very good or long, plus the local stuff made of PVC will add more sweat to the ride.

Road Master is the brand I mentioned and I recommend it highly. Purchased it from ridersdirect.com.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby kjmillig » 17 Jun 2012, 17:28

Went to the outdoor gear store.
Previously bought a jacket/pants set there called Litume that was supposed to be a rain suit. Don't buy this brand name. You will get wet. The fabric absorbs water then starts leaking. I tried treating it with spray on silicon and it still leaked. :fume:
So now I have a suit by Mont-Bell made with Gore-Tex with sealed seams and sealed zippers. For what I paid they BETTER keep the rain off.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby SlowRain » 12 Aug 2012, 16:47

Any updates to this thread?
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby psidriven » 18 Aug 2012, 06:06

is this worth it? $400usd, but looks kick ass and way less bulky.

http://vimeo.com/44092133
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 18 Aug 2012, 10:48

Here's a doozy... accommodates two, doubles as a tent, and a porta-potty!!



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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby SlowRain » 23 Nov 2012, 11:16

Several people in this thread have mentioned Columbia rain gear. Are they still working out fine? Did you buy them in Taiwan?
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby TheGingerMan » 24 Nov 2012, 15:24

I have a set of Helly Hansen. Well worth the investment.
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Re: Decent rain suits?

Postby tcarnagan » 25 Nov 2012, 02:56

Columbia gear is still working great, onto winter Columbia gear now. Replaced my set since the other half took my gear when she realized how good it was. It costs a bit, but it will last.

Even with high end or pvc crap, you need to let it dry. Hang it up overnight, that will help any gear last longer.
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