rain suites and boots
This is a discussion on rain suites and boots within the Riding Gear forums, part of the General Forums category; Has anybody have a suite they like or recomend? I've been looking at tourmaster and was curious about any input people may have out there? ...
rain suites and boots
Has anybody have a suite they like or recomend? I've been looking at tourmaster and was curious about any input people may have out there? Another question is if anybody could suggest a good rain boot that wont break my bank or how about those rain boots that slip over you riding boots? does any body use those? Thanks Ray
06-04-06 12:37 PM
Johnny Blue Lightnin'
I bought a pair of Oxtar Matrix Gore-Tex boots from www.newenough.com they always have things on closeout at great prices, sometimes even waterproof riding boots.
2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 ABS Sold
2000 ZR-7 - Sold and still missing it
2001 KLR 650 - Gone but not forgotten
2001 King Quad 300
I've got 2 rain suits now. A cheaper PVC suit, does a great job keeping the rain out and makes a good additional layer when the weather gets cold, but the problem is that it doesn't breath, so in warmer weather you get almost as wet from condensation in the suit as you do with the rain. My other suit is a set of Frogg Toggs, only worn once, so no real recommendation yet. The Frogg Toggs are supposed to breath better, the they do packdown much smaller.
I do have a set of rubber over-boots. They are great for keeping feet dry in leaky boots. Highly recommended, cheap, and pack down to almost no space. Put a plastic grocery bag over your boot, then the rubber over-boot, and you'll never tear the overboot.
I use a Tourmaster 3/4 length jacket, which is PVC lined and that I reseal yearly with Scothguard, as my wet weather jacket. I also have a pair of Hood Jean's Cargo pants, made of a nice Cordura nylon, which I have sprayed with Scotchguard and is pretty water resistant.
As to a waterproof boot, I have 2 Sidi boots, my older Strada Tepors that I tend to use on the weekend for sport riding, and the "Way" tepor boots I bought last year from New Enough. They are excellent boots! Comfortable enough to wear all day to the office and they look like nice, office wear boots as well. Plus, at $150 they aren't too much of a stretch for the quality they provide. Give them a try; you'll like them...
Richard M. Poniarski
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