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    Wet weather gear
    on: Jun 12, 2016, 05.22 am
    Jun 12, 2016, 05.22 am
    I was initially worried about the the Frogg Toggs rain gear due to feel and cost of it, but after 9 days of rainy weather (not full time, mind you, but more than a good test) going up to Alaska, I stayed perfectly dry the entire time. :028:  It was breathable, lightweight, and easy to put on and take off.  I bought the hi-viz jacket and black pants and paid about $50 US and it more than paid for itself.  A companion also used the Frogg Toggs gear just a little different design, but same results.  It fits well over your regular gear and makes a great wind breaker for the first thing on cool mornings.  Not a regular need for it in Arizona, but it served me well on the trip.

    I purchased two of the Cycle Gear Bilt Dry Bags, one large and one medium.  Other than a couple of broken buckles (which they replaced for free) the bags worked well with nothing ever getting wet or even damp.  They hold a good deal of stuff and pack down nicely.  The bags have enough tie down points that things getting loose on the bike was never an issue. 

    Last Edit: Jun 12, 2016, 05.23 am by sungunr
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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #1 on: Jun 28, 2016, 02.45 am
    Jun 28, 2016, 02.45 am
    Good info, thx for sharing.

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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #2 on: Jul 15, 2016, 02.28 am
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    I agree on the Frog Toggs. I have 2 sets. They keep you dry and are very lightweight and compact to pack in the Bags.

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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #3 on: Jul 15, 2016, 04.56 pm
    Jul 15, 2016, 04.56 pm
    My wife just wore those in the rain all day yesterday , the jacket was perfect but the pants let in the water quickly .we were surprised and disappointed.
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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #4 on: Sep 20, 2016, 12.34 am
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    I also purchased a set of Frog Toggs and about 4 months after purchase I had the chance to use them.  For the first half an hour I was fine after that for the next 3 1/2 hours of rain it was as if I did not have any rain gear on at all.  Very disappointed also.  Never again will I purchase anything related to Frog Toggs.

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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2016, 04.56 pm
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    GoreTex equipment works well for the wet stuff.

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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #6 on: Oct 02, 2016, 12.58 am
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    Frogg Toggs would work well on the Trophy.  They are not good on naked bikes though.

    I wear Gore-tex gear because it is guaranteed to work.

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    Re: Wet weather gear
    Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2016, 01.49 am
    Oct 06, 2016, 01.49 am
    I often wonder about the Frogg Togg reports.  I've had two sets over the years and ridden in such heavy rain I was afarid to stopp OR keep going!  Never a hint of being wet.  Go figure.