Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

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Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by Scott_rider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:03 am

Can anyone recommend a waterproof oversuit or jacket/trousers combination? I'm now on my third set...having wrecked the trousers getting in and out of them in my boots by the side of the road :roll: . I want something light (rather than a full blown adventure suit, which I've got) and I wear it over my summer jacket and riding jeans. Thanks.
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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by simonw » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:11 am

Not used these, but they always look good in the reviews:

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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by bill_qaz » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:36 am

X army gortex cheap to buy easy to get over boots with elasticated bottom of legs and tough. :D

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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by Tramp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:42 am

Oxford rain seal or Richa 2 piece... Army gortex is crap unless on a trail bike as when at speed the hydroscopik effect forces water through the tiny pores in gortex....

I love the Richa as it seals at cuff and also leg has wide velcro bit for mx boots... Rolls up easy and drys in minutes with a good shake..

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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by bunker » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:06 pm

I'm with Tramp on the Richa two piece; i'm using the rain master jacket and trousers over the top of my textiles and they're totally bombproof. Been dry in many a downpour and since the trouser bottoms are wide i can pull them on over my W2's no problem.
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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Just got some Held Tempest waterproof trousers.

Wide zipped leg gussets so easy to put on/off over normal/motorcycle clothing.

Reflective and hi-viz stripes down the sides.

Highly recommended.
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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by zimtim » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:35 pm

Got the Richa trousers bloody good but as a dual layer they can be a bit warm. Even at this time of year. Legs open right out at cuff so quite quick and easy to get on.

Ive tried the army gortex stuff it is good for on the trails etc but at speed they do not hold up well.
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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by Scott_rider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:12 pm

Nice one, thanks 8-) . I like Richa stuff, I've got a pair of their winter gloves 8-) .
(I should have said that this is for road riding only).
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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by chunky butt » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:05 pm

Yep nothing wrong with richa, bought few years ago and still good, and I'd controversially say, as good as my klim gear for road use. ;)

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Re: Waterproof oversuit/jacket/trousers - recommendations?

Post by zimtim » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:23 pm

chunky butt wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Yep nothing wrong with richa, bought few years ago and still good, and I'd controversially say, as good as my klim gear for road use. ;)
I've got a KLIM blade jacket which good and along with the Richa rain trousers has kept me bone dry in my daily commute to hospital over the last month. Same can't be said about my forma boots
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