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I'm pretty much a year round rider, but this year, I've gotten stuck in the rain more times than I care to count. I don't mind riding in the rain (actually, I really enjoy it), but it'd be nice to be relatively dry when I get to my destination.

So, do you have any positive/negative feedback on good raingear? I'm thinking of a one piece that fits over my boots/pants/jacket and fits snug around my neck. Warmth isn't really necessary, but couldn't hurt if it's included in a good package.
 

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My friend used one to commute year round and said it was the shiz.
 
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Yup, Aerostich is the way to go!! 95% waterproof (you may get some seepage around the zippers). I used to struggle into raingear that fit over my leathers. It was a pita to have to stop and mess with that stuff when it started raining. I just wear the 'stich for all my street riding. If it starts raining, I just keep going! No need to fuss with separate rain gear. Very well made. Good padding and protection.
 
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Thanks for the feedback....I was hoping to avoid the Stitch due to cost and the feeling that I don't need an entire new set of armor....just something to keep my current armor dry. But you never know, I might end up going down that road.

I just don't want to get a one piece rain suit that shreads at 80mph. I'm also curious about if a two piece suit would provide enough rain protection....it would seem to be near impossible to keep rain out at any zipper interface.
 
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The Stich is a great suit for commuting and sport touring.

But, as with any thing garment with a zipper, it will leak. I usually stay dry in a moderate rain for an hour or so, after that, moisture can wick in thru seams and zippers. Most of this leakage gravitates to your crotch area, making you look like a Depends poster child....

Light rains are no problem....you can stay reasonably dry for quite some time, your biggest point of entry becomes your collar and sleeves.
 

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Try Frogg Toggs. They are Tyvek and seem to work well. You can get zipper or pullover jackets and bib or regular pants. The Zippered jacket does leak a bit in the zipper.
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I bought a really cheap Spidi waterproof over jacket, just a really lightweight plastic thing, £20/$30US. It's meant to be worn over leathers, or whatever you usually wear when riding.

And I bought some even cheaper water proof over trousers, £10/$15US. Again these are designed to be worn over regular leathers, boots etc.

The jacket claims to be 100% waterproof, and it is. The trousers are too.

The jacket has an inner zip, and a wide velcro flap, it's long enough to cover at least 10 inches/25cm of the trousers. The cuffs are elasticated and velcro too. They fit snugly over gloves and water doesn't run up the sleeve.

Also, the jacket has a draw string around the base to stop it flapping in the wind. There is a large, soft collar with a velcro flap to keep the rain from running down the back of my neck.

And they both fold up to be very small, about the size of a sandwich. Easily fits under the seat of my 954 blade.

Very cheap, works well and I'm happy with them as I can wear my proper leathers under the waterproof over suit.:cool:
 
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