Motorcycle rain gear has come a long way and Frogg Toggs set the bar high. Our week long trip from Chicago to D.C. and back really put them to the test.
It’s only fitting that this next page be about rain gear (visit our page about Roadgear boots to see why). My connection to this topic is a bit of a mess. I’ll try and make sense of it while reviewing their solution.
Honestly, I’m going to mention more than one rainwear solution here. Each of these products are great. None are slated for return. Some are just a little better than the others.
As my wife and I were planning our first long distance trip, the forecast suggested thunderstorms. Rather than postpone, I figured I’d ride out to Cycle Gear. I shop there too often.
My list consisted of three waterproof investments: two pairs of pant covers and one jacket cover. My (then) go-to jacket has a removable liner which fits over the exterior as a rain guard. My wife would be needing the same.
So, I bought her a set of Frogg Toggs. They’re made from the same material as roofing insulation which means they’re light as a feather. What’s more, they stand up quite well to even the heaviest downpour.
From Chicago to Columbus, Columbus to DC, DC to Cleveland and Cleveland back home she was warm and dry. Sites were seen. Smiles were shared.
For myself, queue BiLT. Unlike the Frogg Toggs material, their ”Tornado” pant covers are made from a typical rubberized nylon of some sort. They work just fine in that they seal out rain equally well.
I will mention (in favor of Frogg Toggs) that the Tornadoes aren’t breathable at all. As a result, moisture collects and that can cause discomfort. Her Frogg Toggs are impressively breathable.
I bought other rainwear that I’m not mentioning (yet) because it’s part of a complete riding suit. It’s my current go-to outfit and I’ll be reviewing it later. Locally, I wear jeans instead of riding pants so my covers remain useful.
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