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1 Piece rain suit
« on: February 04, 2017, 12:26:15 AM »
Anyone use a one piece rain suit?  Let me have your recommendations and tips please.

I have been using an old Lewis textile touring style jacket and more modern Richa Air vent evo trousers. But when it starts to get a bit wet, I always end up with a wet crotch!!
So for this year I am thinking of ditching these and going lightweight/mesh jacket and kevlar jeans+Armour and then a 1 piece suit for the damp stuff.
Whats the difference between a £20 suit and a £50/70ish one?


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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 10:39:26 AM »
Couldn't get on with a one piece. Such a pain trying to get into it.
Settled on a £55 2-piece, Richa Rain Warrior Trousers and Jacket as they had good reviews.
So far, so good.

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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 12:50:50 PM »
Have a look at the Sports Bike Shop reccomended buys.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_cat/1351/(9;product_rating;DESC;0-0;all)

I went for the Typhoon suit at £43. I haven't used it yet but is has plenty of good reviews.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 12:52:40 PM by Rooster »
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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017, 07:57:35 PM »
Thanks Guys. I think I had a look at that one Rooster, never read the reviews at the time, but it looks like it may have some sort of liner in it. And as someone pointed out does not pack as small as some others. My other concern is that it will only get used for summer touring, so I don't need something thats going to keep me too warm.

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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 08:33:38 PM »
There is no liner in mine.  I don't know how small others pack down to but it's not very big when compressed into its pocket.  I bought it purely on the recommendation of Bike magazine. Assuming they knew more than me and had looked at a wider range of options than I could.   My main criteria was that it must be 100% waterproof and the reviews suggest that it is.
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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 11:21:05 PM »
My mistake. A couple of review mentioned the thickness of it, so in my world it was 2+2=5.

What sort of size does it fold down?

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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 11:56:24 PM »
I had a Weise one piece suit for over 10 years and then it started to leek around the crotch.

I now have these due to the good reviews and the fact that you can wear just the top if you get cold or wear it out at night if it is raining.

Kept me dry after 8 hours of rain on the way to the Alps last year.  :152:


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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 09:44:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by robxxxx [+]
My mistake. A couple of review mentioned the thickness of it, so in my world it was 2+2=5.

What sort of size does it fold down?


I just measured it for you.  It's sort of oblong shape when packed and measures at it widest points 11" x 8" x 5"

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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 06:34:17 PM »
I bought a Bullson one piece but on one euro tour it wasn't able to withstand a full day of rain and I got soaked through. Also a one piece is a nightmare to get on/off especially if your textiles or whatever are already a bit damp. The one piece is now relegated to jetwashing duties as I bought a two piece and find that both easier to get on/off and more waterproof. They also take up less space.
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Re: 1 Piece rain suit
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 07:12:39 PM »
I have a Rev'It! Pacific 2 H2O Rain Suit works well to throw on over whatever kit when the rain really kicks in. I have the crazy full hiz versions but there is a more subtle black with reflective stripe option.
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