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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.
     
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  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.
     
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  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.
     
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