Posted on April 5, 2022 at 10:29 AM by The Biker Lawyers
We Reviewed Motorcycle Rain Suits and Found the 6 Best
It's officially springtime, Ride Faithful! Do you know what that means for weather? If you live in Iowa City (or just about anywhere in the Midwest), absolutely nothing. We get 30 degree temps one day and 70 the next. Rain in the morning and snow by afternoon.
All kidding aside, in an ideal world, we’d be able to ride whenever we want. However, in the real world where rain can dampen any ride, you need proper riding gear to stay dry and comfortable.
Rain gear is one of the most important items you carry with your motorcycle. Rain gear is essential for riders in wet, cold, or windy environments.
Rain can ruin the best planned day of riding. With rain, even a little bit of wind raises the temperature and makes it more uncomfortable to ride. Therefore, to protect yourself from any weather changes, you need good quality rain gear.
There are many different types of motorcycle rain suits available in the market, and they have different unique features like waterproofing capabilities, price range, etc. We have researched and created a list of the best motorcycle rain suits along with their features to make it easy for you to choose the right one based on your needs and budget. Here are our top recommendations.
The Top 6 Motorcycle Rainsuits of 2022
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If you think a top-quality one or two-piece rain suit is what you're looking for, look no further. We have combed the stores, researched, and read hundreds of reviews to bring you our list of the best rain suits on the market today. We will walk you through what to look out for when buying your new suit and why we chose these as the best on offer.
First things first, there are a ton of 1 and 2 piece motorcycle rain suits on offer out there, at all kinds of price levels - from cheap as chips to expensive enough to make your eyes water. So we want to make sure that it is understood that this roundup is not just about whatever is cheapest or most expensive but rather about what suits come highly recommended by other riders who have put them through their paces both in moderate and extreme conditions.
Viking Cycle Thor Textile Motorcycle Jacket
The Biker Lawyers' Top Choice for Motorcycle Jacket
The Thor Textile Motorcycle Jacket may be a bit bulkier than others in this list, but the combination of price, versatility, functionality, and protection put it at the top of our list. This soft mesh textile jacket features a ton of pockets, zipper vents, and (our favorite feature) armor to keep you safe in any riding condition.
When we say armor, we’re talking about abrasion protection thanks to CE-approved plates on the back, elbows, and shoulders. An extra (albeit subtle) layer of protection comes in the form of reflective piping to help keep you visible to other motorists while on the road.
Chosen for its Adaptability
Another reason we like this jacket is that it can be adapted to your ride. We’ve all been there. You’re riding in the summer and suddenly find yourself in a cold rain. Sure it’s refreshing at first, but if you weren’t worried about rain protection you wouldn’t be reading this article.
The thing that sucks about riding around Iowa City (or anywhere in Iowa) is that rain makes it cold one minute, then humid the next. The Thor has you covered thanks to a removable zip-out thermal liner. It’ll keep you warm when you need it to and the liner can be removed. All you need to do is zip open the vents to cool you off for the rest of the ride!
If you dig this product, we’ve also taken a look at the Viking Sissy Bar Bag for Harley Davison and can recommend it too.
Frogg Toggs Men's All Sport Rain Suit
This rain suit may not have been designed exclusively with bikers in mind, but that's not a bad thing. If you're looking for something affordable (roughly $49.99 - $69.99)? Then Frogg Toggs is your rain suit. It's 100% waterproof, yet breathable.
The breathability of this product means it won't get stuffy under the rain suit, and it also won't leave you all sweaty when you remove it once the rain stops.
Chosen for its Material
The material makes all the difference in a suit like this. This particular one is made from non-woven polypropylene (yes, that's a real thing) with a PVC coating. This combination creates an unbeatably durable product that will last you through years of riding through various kinds of weather conditions.
The elastic cuffs and waistband provide both comfort and protection against water seeping into your jacket or pants where they're tucked inside.
If for some reason this doesn't work out for you, there are no worries! Frogg Toggs offers a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase on any defects in materials or workmanship of their products.
Olympia Men's Airglide 5 Mesh Tech Jacket
If you’re looking for the best motorcycle rain suits, look no further. We know what it feels like to get caught in a storm— to have to ride through the rain and cold, knowing your gear is all that stands between you, your bike, and hypothermia.
At the time you may be thinking “This is gonna make for one hell of a story later,” but at that moment you know you need a motorcycle rain suit that will protect you from the elements and allow you to stay safe when riding.
Chosen for its Breathability
The Olympia Airglide 5 Jacket is one of our top picks because it's breathable and built for long rides. If you're planning a long trip on your motorcycle, this is the jacket for you. It's also great if you ride in warm temperatures because it has mesh inserts that help keep air flowing while riding.
Since it's both waterproof and windproof, this jacket will keep out moisture while keeping heat inside so that no matter what season it is when riding (and no matter what weather conditions), your body temperature stays regulated and comfortable at all times during your travels.
First Gear Heated Waterproof Pant Liner (and Jacket Liner)
At first glance, First Gear's Heated Pant Liners (previously known as Torrent) may seem simple and unassuming. But the proof is in the product. These heated motorcycle pants are the most versatile motorcycling rain suits on the market. You can wear them as a base layer or over top of your regular riding pants for a little extra protection from the elements.
First Gear uses its proprietary waterproof, breathable outer shell that is durable enough to stand up to years of wear and tear without compromising comfort or flexibility. Your body heat remains trapped between you and the thermal liner while also allowing moisture to escape through it, keeping you comfortably dry and warm throughout your ride.
Chosen for its Longevity and Adjustable Comfort Levels
These pant liners have a micro-alloy heating element that provides three levels of heat. This means you can customize your level of warmth so whether you're just cruising down the road or stuck in stop-and-go traffic on a cold winter day, you'll always be comfortable.
When used with compatible Firstgear jackets like their Men's Heated Jacket Liner (which is 75W and Vehicle Powered for nearly endless warmth for about $260), riders can be sure of a toasty ride.
First Gear also has a few raingear-specific products that are worth checking out if you aren’t worried about the heated feature or need something more affordable.
Joe Rocket RS-2 2-Piece Rain Suit
The Joe Rocket RS-2 2-Piece Rainsuit is one of the most affordable premium rain suits on the market with an MSRP of only $69.99. This suit includes all the features you need for nearly any riding condition at a price that is hard to say no to.
The outer shell is made of waterproof nylon, and it has a removable thermal liner for warmer weather. The outer shell is vented to provide airflow when the temperature rises, which makes the RS-2 suitable for use in warm weather.
Chosen for its Integrated Ventilation System and Reduced Wind Resistance
It also includes an integrated ventilation system that uses air scoops on your shoulders to provide additional airflow while reducing wind resistance. The jacket and pants have waterproof zippers, sealed seams, and reflective striping in both front and back to help improve visibility in poor lighting conditions.
The RS-2 2-Piece Rainsuit is available in standard regular sizes (small through 4XL) as well as tall sizes (medium through 3XL). It’s recommended that you order a size up from what you normally wear if you plan on wearing layers or other clothing underneath your rain suit while riding.
Tourmaster Transition Series 3 Rain Suit
The Tourmaster Transition Series 3 Rain Suit is designed for riding in cold, wet weather. Breathability comes from the waterproof-breathable barrier of the Tourmaster® 2.5 layer construction.
As you're well aware by now, a rain suit that is waterproof and breathable provides a level of comfort and protection that features an outer shell to keep you dry in a downpour or light shower. It also sports an inner layer that draws moisture away from your body.
Chosen for the Features
The Tourmaster Transition Series 3 Rain Suit has other useful features too, such as...
- Waterproof zippered three-position shoulder vents
- A chest zipper
- Sleeve zips that can be opened three ways as well as having zipper-free sleeve openings
- Rear exit vents
- Pipeline Ventilation System for flow-through ventilation
- Reflective features everywhere
- A wide reflective strip across the back & chest, reflective sleeve piping, reflective lower take-up strap panel, Phoslite® material panels which are fully reflective to help provide better visibility to others at night plus additional reflective on the collar and the rear triangle.
One of the most enjoyable features this suit features is the Pipeline Ventilation System that allows air to flow through mesh panels sewn into the lining to create natural ventilation - allowing your body to breathe.
With the right rain gear, we can ride anytime and anywhere.
Using the wrong rain gear can make an already annoying situation worse. There is nothing worse than being stuck in traffic for hours than having to deal with wet clothes as you head home from work. This can easily ruin your day before it even starts. Rain gear also helps keep you warm on those cool nights when the temperature drops while riding home late at night.
If you live in the midwest and have to deal with rain, don’t be afraid to hit the streets because of a little water falling from the sky! With the right rain gear, we can ride anytime and anywhere!
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