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Old 12-03-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Rain gear

I bought a set of Froggtoggs rain gear at my local shop
and I absolutely LOVE them. Super light, easy to put on and comfortable. They are made of a Tyvek like material instead of rubberized nylon. And very affordable to. I highly recommend them.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:29 AM   #2
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Been wearing Frogg Toggs rain gear for years. Nothing will keep you totally dry in a prolonged downpour, but these do the best job.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:55 AM   #3
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Frogg Toggs also make a riding jacket with hood geared specifically towards the motorcyclist. I have one in fluorescent green and love it. Packs tight and small, quick and easy to don. Longer 3/4 length provides great coverage and the hood is thin to fit well under the helmet and keep water from gettin in around the neck.

I don't use the pants, as once you sit in a puddle of water in your seat, you may find the weak point of Tyvek. I have some cheap rainpants from another suit that keeps the lower half dry.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:19 AM   #4
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I wore Frogg Toggs for years and was relatively satisfied with them, until I tried a set of AlpineStars Hurricane jacket and pant combo. The AlpineStars gear keeps me drier and the fit is more tailored - it doesn't flap around at all and seems to be made more durable. The hi-vis option really pops, when riding in rain.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:43 AM   #5
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Olympia Airglide gear! The jacket and pant have a removable rain liner that can be worn under the clothing as a windbreaker, or over the top as a rain cover. Nice quality stuff. The jacket even has a pouch at the back to put the liners in.
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I wore Frogg Toggs for years and was relatively satisfied with them, until I tried a set of AlpineStars Hurricane jacket and pant combo. The AlpineStars gear keeps me drier and the fit is more tailored - it doesn't flap around at all and seems to be made more durable. The hi-vis option really pops, when riding in rain.
For the AlpineStars Hurricane gear...Did you go up one size to fit over your gear, or did you get your normal size and its designed/sized to fit over gear? The combo work well or would you buy the full suit if you had to do it over?
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For the AlpineStars Hurricane gear...Did you go up one size to fit over your gear, or did you get your normal size and its designed/sized to fit over gear? The combo work well or would you buy the full suit if you had to do it over?
Wasn't an issue for me, but a 2-piece does give you the ability to split sizes if necessary. For reference, I'm 5'9 / 160 pounds, I went with Medium top and bottom. I'd say I went with the normal size I wear, I believe it's sizing is designed to fit over your normal gear. In the photo above, I'm wearing a leather jacket under the top. The combo works really well, I struggled with wether to get the 1-piece suit or not, but no regrets going with the 2-piece at all - I'd go 2-piece again if I were ordering today.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:25 AM   #8
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I had a one piece suit eons ago. It was about as waterproof as it gets, but man, what a pain in the ass to get in and out of. I wore it over my 'Stich during El Nino winters in Norcal.

Ended up getting a Hein Gericke two piece to replace it. Far better solution IMO.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:10 AM   #9
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Wasn't an issue for me, but a 2-piece does give you the ability to split sizes if necessary. For reference, I'm 5'9 / 160 pounds, I went with Medium top and bottom. I'd say I went with the normal size I wear, I believe it's sizing is designed to fit over your normal gear. In the photo above, I'm wearing a leather jacket under the top. The combo works really well, I struggled with wether to get the 1-piece suit or not, but no regrets going with the 2-piece at all - I'd go 2-piece again if I were ordering today.
Thanks for the insight to both you and Desmo, especially since we are very similar in size....with further thought...it has been a few years since I have used my one piece hunting suit for the exact reason Desmo mentioned.
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Thanks for the puddle info. I will spray the crouch / butt area with some waterproofing stuff.
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Thanks for the puddle info. I will spray the crouch / butt area with some waterproofing stuff.
I don't think waterproofness of the 'Toggs material was the issue. From what I remember, the top didn't seal well enough around my neck and water entered there, and worked it's way down. I believe the problem was that Frogg Toggs included that built-in hood (these were originally developed for fishermen - that's how I came upon them many years ago). That hood adds a lot of bulk and prevents a good, tight seal around the neck.
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