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Woman's rain gear

I have to admit that my husband shopped and found all my clothes, gear, bike. I just came home and found boxes of jackets, pants, boots, etc. to try on. Do ya think that he was kinda excited about me riding?
Now for example, I am looking to buy rain gear. Full suit or two piece? Anyone happy with what they have? I find the choices in clothing for ladies leaves a lot to be desired, especially concerning safe apparel for the road.
I ride a DRZ400 SM and we're planning to take off to Mexico, Central and South America in a few years. (gotta get rid of the house and the stuff first!)
So...hope to hear from you soon!
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HG do (did, when I bought them) decent waterproof oversuits.

2 piece/1 piece: your choice.

2 piece can be worn as a jacket if you really want and if one bit gets damaged you needn't replace the lot.

but

a 1 piece lacks the gap in the middle that wind could push rain threw... and they are a bit cheaper.

Tips, though:

Buy bigger than expected: you don't want it too tight when you're riding and the spacier the easier to into when wearing all your clobber.

Look for a nice zip that has a wide, doubled-over flap alone its length then fastened with velcro or frequently spaced poppers: by riding a bike you are effectively throwing yourself at the rain, increasing the chance of water ingress...

Get kit that has some sort of lining, like that faux-satin stuff. It makes sliding it over jackets easier.

Another tip is stick a plastic shopping bag over your boot before you try and slip into trousers: the boot slides easily through the leg, rather than having the sole and inflexible boot snagging inside the trouser leg. Then whip the bag off and repeat with the other boot!!

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have just come through a really wet winter and the guys I ride with that have one-piece suits seem to stay the dryest - however the problem for me is, well...toileting easily! Especially if you happen to get a tummy bug and need to pull over quickly.
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have just come through a really wet winter and the guys I ride with that have one-piece suits seem to stay the dryest - however the problem for me is, well...toileting easily! Especially if you happen to get a tummy bug and need to pull over quickly.

I have both the 1 overall rain suit and the gore-tex insert and over-trousers.

I very rarely use the overall 1 piece suit as it is a pain to get in and out and also I find it too hot and very bullky. And as mentioned above, if you need to go behind a bush frequently it is a pain in the bum! But it is warm and will keep you dry.

Really it depends on climates and type of trip. For short trips where bulk is not too much an issue (i.e around europe) the 1 overall rain suit is ok although it packs big. For longer trips I prefer multi-purpose gear. Using a thin gore-tex jacket under my light motorcycle summer jacket, and MC rain overtrousers. I can then use them when not on the bike as well so no need for a second waterproof jacket for hiking. It's all about layering after that to adapt to local climate.

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i use these

Berghaus Deluge Overtrousers Womens - Nomad Adventure Travel Store

they are great because they unzip all the way up so real easy to get on and have vents which means you don't get too hot. I wear them over leathers.
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I have both the 1 overall rain suit and the gore-tex insert and over-trousers.

I very rarely use the overall 1 piece suit as it is a pain to get in and out and also I find it too hot and very bullky. And as mentioned above, if you need to go behind a bush frequently it is a pain in the bum! But it is warm and will keep you dry.

Really it depends on climates and type of trip. For short trips where bulk is not too much an issue (i.e around europe) the 1 overall rain suit is ok although it packs big. For longer trips I prefer multi-purpose gear. Using a thin gore-tex jacket under my light motorcycle summer jacket, and MC rain overtrousers. I can then use them when not on the bike as well so no need for a second waterproof jacket for hiking. It's all about layering after that to adapt to local climate.


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Thumbs up Winter Rain Gear

Ladies, thanks for all the tips...nice to see the woman's forum come alive!
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????? I found it 2 years ago! And I have been moderator here since its creation!
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Thanks Maria! Please check "Women's Topics" in Website Feedback forum....your post No. 2.

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I would always suggest a 2 piece, a lot easier than having to strip of just for the ladies! is the first main reason Hehe
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I definitely prefer a 2 piece suit. I don't have trouble with a 2 piece suit leaking around my waist. And 2 pieces always gives you more options.

I have had good luck with a brand called Frogg Toggs. They make motorcycle specific stuff, including stuff for ladies. This stuff kept me from getting soaked and freezing to death when crossing the Atlas mountains in Morocco in rain, sleet and snow.



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If you shop around on-line you can usually find this stuff on sale.
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