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    • #8923
      Avatarcanyondvm
      Participant

      What is everyone’s favorite raingear?  What I wore last year didn’t breath well so I was hot and wet anyway.  Looking at  Klim Gore-Tex jacket.  A bit pricey but I understand worth it.

      Thanks.

    • #8924
      AvatarSnowman808
      Participant

      I use rain gear that performs and packs small.  When temps are in the 30s and 40s (Flagstaff, Williams, Angel Fire), my rain gear being wind proof, I’ll wear it to help with warmth.  That’s less cold gear to pack and easy to get off once it warms up.  If your rain jacket can be your riding jacket as well, better yet.  You can wear it and not have to pack it.  Gore Tex lined jackets tend to be a little more bulky.

    • #8927
      DrZDrZ
      Participant

      I spoke with some of the LEOs who escorted us on previous runs.  The consensus seemed to be the Tour Master Sentinel LE line.  The jacket is about $120 and the pants are about $65.

      Not cheap but I figured if someone that rides as much as they do trust them…I can as well.

      Semper Fi,

      Z

       

      2013, 2015,2016, 2017 and as many more as the old body will handle.

    • #8928
      GonzoGonzo
      Participant

      I have the Harley raingear.  It’s expensive, but it works.

      Used to have Frog Togs – big waste of money.

      Road Guard - Southern Route
      --------------------------
      Operation Iraqi Freedom
      CVMA Chapter 6-3

    • #8933
      AvatarLance
      Participant

      I agree with Gonzo, Frogg Toggs will not keep you dry in a steady rain storm.  Harley’s Hi-Vis rainsuit will keep you dry without fail.

      Chikoy
      101st Airborne Division
      2nd Battalion, 327th '69, Headquarters Co., '68-'70
      Camp Eagle / Camp Campbell, RVN

    • #8947
      Avatarcanyondvm
      Participant

      So the Harley gear was pretty comfortable for the SR Gonzo?  My problem was mine didn’t breath or vent so it was so hot that I was as wet as I would have been without it.  Plus hot and clammy.

      Thanks brothers

    • #8952
      DrZDrZ
      Participant

      If you are 2X and are interested in HD rain gear, I just posted some in the classified section.

       

      Semper Fi,

      Z

       

      2013, 2015,2016, 2017 and as many more as the old body will handle.

    • #8953
      Avatarcanyondvm
      Participant

      I’m 5’11 and about 180# so I think even over my stuff that would be too big

    • #8954
      GonzoGonzo
      Participant

      So the Harley gear was pretty comfortable for the SR Gonzo? My problem was mine didn’t breath or vent so it was so hot that I was as wet as I would have been without it. Plus hot and clammy. Thanks brothers

      It was comfortable as far as rain gear went.  When it was raining (seemed like most of last year) I never felt too hot while wearing it.  The only parts of me that got wet were the bottoms of my pants from wicking up.  Harley also sells boot covers but I can’t stand wearing boot covers – to each their own.

      Road Guard - Southern Route
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      Operation Iraqi Freedom
      CVMA Chapter 6-3

    • #8979
      NavigatorNavigator
      Participant

      CanyonDVM,

      All I wear is Klim gear, have a closet full of it because my body is worth it. It’s never let me down and their warrantee is about second to none. I’ve been riding in 5 hour down pours and have stayed bone dry. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions. This year I’ll be using the Klim Carlsbad jacket and pants. Armor, Gore-Tex and venting. If it starts raining, just close the vents and you’re gonna stay dry.

      Here’s just one reason why I buy Klim gear.

      THE KLIM® GEAR PROTECTION GUARANTEE

      KLIM has your back.
      If you are involved in a motorcycle *accident within FIVE YEARS of purchasing *qualifying KLIM® gear, KLIM® will replace the damaged KLIM® gear FREE OF CHARGE.

      If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and have damaged *qualifying KLIM® gear, here’s how to get it replaced:

      Take photos of your *qualified damaged gear you are requesting to have replaced.
      Obtain a copy of your official accident report and take readable photos/scans of the entire document.
      Visit http://www.klim.com/gear-protection-guarantee and fill in all required information.
      Upload all gear photos and accident report photos when prompted.
      Once submitted, customer service will review your case and contact you within 10 business days to let you know if you qualify for replacements and arrange the details.

      * AN OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT MUST BE PROVIDED TO KLIM® TO REVIEW IN ORDER BE EVALUATED FOR REPLACEMENT GEAR

      * QUALIFYING GEAR:
      All KLIM® GORE-TEX Motorcycle outerwear Jackets and Pants
      KLIM® K1R Helmet, KLIM® TK1200 Helmet, KLIM® Krios ADV Helmet

       

    • #16517
      DarklordDarklord
      Participant

      I learned the hard way that if you buy a $40 rain suit….you get a $40 rain suit. Now I am using the New Horizons pants and jacket made by Olympia. If anyone was coming home from the 2018 RFTW, you will remember that Tropical Storm Alberto was making it’s way along the east coast. That suit kept me bone dry. I highly recommend it.

    • #17118
      TexTex
      Participant

      Speaking of rain, you might want to make sure you have VERY good anti-fog materials with you if you wear a full face helmet (advisable). Those rain storms we traditionally catch up with in the South are sometimes horrific and the water droplets are HUGE. Combine that amount of water with high temperatures and you get fog on the INSIDE of your helmet. Cracking the visor open only allows the rain a route directly into your eyes or on your glasses. I suggest, and use, one of those secondary paste-on plastic shields you add to the INSIDE of the visor.  Never had one fail me, even riding in 18 degree weather like we have to sometimes up here in Oregon. Consider getting one. The spray-ons and wipe-ons just never seemed to be able to handle the moisture in my experience.

      Tex

      NAVY
      in-country '68-'69 PBR-759
      GM3/ FTG2
      SS qualified (USS DACE SSN-607)
      Retired Senior Software Manager
      Retired A&P
      ATW '13, '15, '16, '18, '19
      FNG once - TG once - APL once, ROAD GUARD once, pain in the butt the other time

      • #17139

        Good call.  I’m assuming you are referring to the Pinlock Anti-Fog shield insert.

        FNG MR 2017
        MR 2017 Tailgunner
        CR 2018 Participant

      • #17157
        AvatarHazzard
        Participant

        Good info, but I’ve never heard of a secondary paste-on plastic shield. Can you send me a link, brand name, or proper name? I’ll be on Southern Route (FNG) and I’ve heard it rains enough to float a boat.

        thanks,

        Mack

    • #17185
      PelicanPelican
      Participant

      Hazzard,

      Welcome Home & Welcome to the Run.

      Just Google “Pinlock anti fog shield”, you will get a bunch of links explaining how it works, installation, plus vendors, and you tube videos on installation & use.

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    • #17244
      Avatarcanyondvm
      Participant

      I agree but in very heavy rain I did have my pinlock shield fill with water so I had to pull it.  Overall geat system

    • #17246
      Avataruncllou
      Participant

      I had the same issue with a pinlock shield.  Then someone told me why.

      There’s a silicone (I think it’s silicone) seal that runs around the perimeter of the pinlock shield.  The shield must seal tightly against the visor or, as you’ve discovered it may fill with water.  More commonly it just fogs up on one of the interior surfaces.  That’s why each pin (the small plastic clips that hold the shield in place) has some adjustability.  As you turn the pin, it presses the pinlock shield tightly against the visor.  Like everything else on the bike, they need some attention once in a while to make sure that they stay tight.

    • #18439
      TowedjumperTowedjumper
      Participant

      Pinlock is absolutely essential in colder environments.  You can get a finnicky pinlock that doesn’t have enough silicone around the edge near the pinlock area at the edges.  You might find that its too tight fully reversed and not tight enough in the regular position.  I had to go reversed on one side and in the regular position for the other to get the right tension.

      2019 FNG - Central Route

    • #18440
      TowedjumperTowedjumper
      Participant

      As far as the rain gear question goes, I went Central Route last year and I didn’t see any real rain until I came back last year and came back through Oklahoma.  Granted, I then found out that my jacket and pants were California waterproof, not Oklahoma waterproof.  This year I’m going to get actual rain gear that just gets thrown over my jacket and pants.

      2019 FNG - Central Route

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