Rain Gear

Choosing Rain Gear
Staying Safe and Dry

Riding a motorcycle in the rain can certainly dampen your spirit. (Forgive me, reader, for I have punned.) Seriously, getting soaked is no laughing matter, whether you’re on your commute or pleasure-riding or just running an errand.

The right rain gear can save the day. Of course you’ll look for one hundred percent waterproof fabric. But don’t forget to check on details: Are the wrists sealed so rain can’t get under the sleeves; is the gear easy to get into and out of; are zippers covered so rain can’t seep in?

For full coverage, consider a one-piece rainsuit like the one featured here. It’s made of 210-denier Hypertext™ and has polyester insulation. The rainsuit comes in black and has cargo storage pockets and full storm-flap closures on pockets, cuffs, and zippers.

A two-piece rainsuit gives you flexibility. You can wear just the jacket, just the overpants, or both. For example, consider the black ladies two-piece rainsuit. It’s made of waterproof soft polyester with PVC backing and a nylon comfort liner. The full length zipper on the jacket makes it easy to put on. It’s got an elastic waist and Velcro® on the cuffs and storm flaps. For added comfort, it has Variable Flow™ ventilation on the back and an inner lining of soft corduroy on the collar. Reflective stripes give you a little more safety on gray days.

Take a look at this men’s waterproof jacket. It’s got a tuck-away hood with a zipper closure, snap-shut storm flaps, and wrist bands to keep out rain. It’s one of many Frogg Toggs® jackets we carry at Eagle Leather.

You’ll find a tuck-away hood meant to be worn under your helmet on this ladies’ black sweet-t jacket, too. It’s bomber style, made of Frogg Toggs® non-woven polypropylene material that is both waterproof and breathable. The raglan sleeve is easier to put on than other designs, gives more freedom of movement once it’s on, and eliminates seams on the shoulders. It’s also got reflective piping.

When it’s rainy, it’s often cold, too. You might consider a heated jacket liner like the one shown here. It has a drop tail for better coverage of your backside. A low profile elastic cuff gives improved fit under your jacket. The liner has seven Microwire™ heating zones: two each in the chest, sleeves, and back and one in the collar. The battery harness and fuse set are included and there are pre-wired glove connections at the ends of the sleeves.

Keeping your feet dry is a priority, too. These boot covers make that easy. They are made of waterproof polyester with PVC backing and are made to wear under pants or chaps.

In our changeable weather, layers are always a good option, so you can shuck off some of your layers when the sun comes shining through. If you’re commuting, or going somewhere special, it’s always wise to have a change of clothes.

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