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Rain gear recommendations

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by leftleg, May 14, 2005.

  1. I'm looking for rain gear that works. I currently use a Rivet jacket and Rivet over pants. This works fine around town at town speeds. However it doesn't stand up to 3 hours of highway touring at 110km/h. Is there anything that will keep the water out for that lentgh of time at that speed?

    I'm also considering getting a new jacket. What are your thoughts on leather verses synthetics (linings, waterproofing, airflow, etc.), again with long range touring in mind.
  2. How old is the Jacket?

    My Rivet Rainlok jacket stood up to nearly 3 hours of torretial rain and it didnt leak at all.

    They don't stay waterproof forever unfortunately.
  3. The jacket is 3 years old and has been used virtually every day. It appears to leak along the seams. I find my biceps and lower arms are wet after about an hour of riding in the rain.