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    Rain proof? No it isn't
    on: Oct 15, 2018, 08.52 am
    Oct 15, 2018, 08.52 am
    Yesterday morning I left the house at 05.00 hours and returned at about 14.00 hours.  I was marshalling a sporting event that was taking place on the public highway and was obliged to attend, otherwise I would have stayed in bed.  The entire trip was in pouring rain and by the time I got home I was soaked through to the sink.  Mid and base layers were drenched.   

    When I brought the Triumph's Gore tex clothing I was reliably informed that it is 100% waterproof.   (ha)

    I keep the textile reasonably clean and apply NIkwax re-waterproofing spray on occasions but still I get wet. 

    So, my question.   Can anybody recommend riding gear that will keep my dry?   

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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #1 on: Oct 15, 2018, 04.42 pm
    Oct 15, 2018, 04.42 pm
    Hi Phil, I have Rukka kit with TCX boots. I do nearly 15,000 miles a year commuting and for fun and the kit has never let me down. They come with a 6 year guarantee too. I'm on my second set only because the salt killed the zips on my first set. This set has plastic seals instead. I've had this set 9 years, wash it once a year and still going strong. My TCX boots are 12 years old now and still waterproof. Gloves are my only whinge. Can't ever seem to find a pair that are fully waterproof but the heated handlebars help!!!

    Rukka are f...ing expensive but they work!

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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #2 on: Oct 15, 2018, 04.47 pm
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    I have first gear Rain gear top and pants, no complaints
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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #3 on: Oct 15, 2018, 05.11 pm
    Oct 15, 2018, 05.11 pm
    Thanks guys.  My birthday next month so something else to put on my wish list.

    Phil 

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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #4 on: Oct 15, 2018, 05.17 pm
    Oct 15, 2018, 05.17 pm
    Glen,

    you weren't kidding when you said f**king expensive.  but its only expensive if it is not wroth the money.  If it does the job, hen it is money well spent.

    Off to the shops again.    :028:

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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #5 on: Oct 15, 2018, 05.54 pm
    Oct 15, 2018, 05.54 pm

    Hallo Phil,

    Have you ever washed your cloths in a washing machine with the correct cleaning add? 
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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #6 on: Oct 15, 2018, 06.25 pm
    Oct 15, 2018, 06.25 pm
    I bought Oxford gear last summer, been soaked through twice. Oxford give a 2 year waterproof guarantee so I took them back and got new replacements..... doesn't solve the problem..... I know I will still get wet the next time  :110:

    Im tempted with expensive gear such as Rukka but it is a lot of money for the miles I do.... I also have a one piece over suit, but what a faf to stop and get into it.....

    Surprised to hear that the Triumph gear leaked... that is expensive gear in my eyes.

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    Re: Rain proof? No it isn't
    Reply #7 on: Oct 15, 2018, 07.06 pm
    Oct 15, 2018, 07.06 pm
    Personally, I don't like the looks of the Triumph gear. The jacket's too long for me and I don't like to see manufacturers diversify from what they're good at. My personal gear is a Held Imola Flash jacket and a Held Arese pants. Both are goretex lined with a lifetime warranty. I do really like the fit of Richa gloves. I've got a pair of waterproof Richa Duke gloves. They last me about 4 years and have never failed me.
    Had a small leak in the croch area of the pants which was fixed by Held. I've seen a lot of rain while riding and now my clothes are bone dry when I arrived at the start of our holiday after three hours of monsoon riding.
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