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Post  Jimcoleman on Sun 03 Jan 2016, 1:33 pm

i have been hanging out to test my wet weather gear in a more controlled manner than a hope for the best arrangement

Today's weather 20 to 40 mm forecast pissing rain at home, great so i geared up, My wet gear consisted of

1 Pair of Dainese Jerico Evo Gortex 100% water proof Gloves
1 set of Frogg Toggs wet weather over gear
1 Pair of Gay Ernie Gortex Touring boots that Santa bought for me
and just for good measure 1 set of new Dunlop Road Smart 3's

So left home in bucketing rain,
Tathra - Dry - 20mins
Bermi - Dry - 40 mins
Cobargo - Bit damp around the Lower sleeves - 15 min
Bega - Feeling a bit Damp around the top half - 20 mins
Merimbula - wet around the front of my chest, slightly damp in my seat - 20 mins

Total Ride time 1 hour 55 Mins in heavy rain

What worked, my gloves! this time outside very wet outside nice and dry inside
My Boots, Dry as very nice
My Frogg Togg Pants worked pretty well still a little damp in the seat area but not soaked
My New Dunlops, bloody hell awesome in the wet rock solid even during sheet rain across the road, you Michelin bigots should give them a go 

What didn't work my frogg toggs jacket, 1 hour of rain will pretty much pulls it up, quite disappointing actually as it breathed really well didn't feel like i was in a oven bag, water leaked in the zip and up the sleeves, over mits should fix the sleeve issue but the zip well i am pretty screwed there.

But on the up side i suppose the Jacket is very good in winter as a over Jacket nice and warm and in light rain works well

so its back to the drawing board for a light weight waterproof over jacket that does make you feel like a chicken in a over bag

but least i know what works and what doesn't

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 03 Jan 2016, 1:41 pm

Here's a suggestion that's a bit left field. I have a very high quality Kathmandu rain jacket that is light but very waterproof (designed for backpacking/mountaineering). On a couple of occasions I've put it on under a dri-rider winter jacket.  Although the combo was very hot, it was extremely waterproof.

Glad to hear you're happy with those new RS3s.
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Post  jaba01 on Mon 04 Jan 2016, 12:23 am

Similar - I used Goretex snow/rain jacket over my wetrider jacket when in NZ & it worked a treat. As a matter of interest a UK Adventure mag rated the Oxford wet weather gear really well.
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Post  Chook on Mon 04 Jan 2016, 6:43 am

My Dri Rider lost it's "waterproofness" a few years ago, I just got a Dri Rider plastic over jacket, since then I've only ever had a small dribble past the neck after prolonged rain, as long as I keep the Dubbin up (must remind self to do soon) my leather Rossi boots don't let water in and I've just got quilted plastic Dry Rider pants I wear over the top of my Kevlar lined cargos, I've had them 6 or 7 years now, they got a small hole in the crutch earlier this year that I need to patch or replace them, other than that, no leaks including a 8 hr ride while it pissed down nearly non stop from Bendigo to Adelaide
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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 04 Jan 2016, 9:38 am

Good feedback on all gear James.
Looking forward to chucking RS3's on the storm at the end of summer.

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