Waterproof oversuit recommendations?

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  1. Kevin1

    Kevin1 Elite Member

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    I've managed to refrain from purchasing any form of waterproofs since becoming reborn in 2004. However, I have to ride from Lancaster to Portsmouth in May and I don't think my luck is gonna hold out. I am thinking a one piece oversuit, to keep the bulk down.
    What can you guys recommend? Preferably from experience, any links greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Muffking

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    If you want to get the bulk down then Aldi have a "mac in a pack" as part of their cycling range in at the moment. Go for a super large jacket & trousers at £10 each and you're sorted.
     
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    I purchased an alpine stars wet 2 piece about 3 years ago now for doing the trips abroad and have to say they are a great job! Probably a little bit pricey but they definitely work and because they are designed for motorcyclists they withstand the wind because they are double stitched!

    I went through around 6 cheap ‘outdoor’ shop sets and they all just rip apart at speed!

    So can definitely recommend the a stars 2 piece
     
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    Rev’it Acid 2 jacket and trousers for me. Rode through a day of torrential rain in Italy and stayed totally dry. Rolls up quite small in their own little carry bags. Breathable too, not like wearing a cheap mac where you slowly start to boil!
     
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    What did you end up buying @Kevin1 ?

    Obviously I couldn't contribute to this earlier because I am one of those wusy dry weather only guys:).
     
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  9. Kevin1

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    I watched the weather forecast very closely and ordered a suit off Sportsbike shop but it didn't arrive in time. The delivery company return it to SBS before i returned from Spain. Fortunately I didn't need one in the end. So i'm back to being a wuss too.
     
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    These look good Si. I must admit the over suits I had tried on, were a pain in the arse to get on and off unassisted. Good point about walking the dog. I might get a set for that reason as I don't do rain ont bike.
     
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    908EBFE7-3316-4481-ABA7-903F55BB80E9.jpeg I use mine all the time taking Sonny out....

    He’s got his own waterproofs now, too.....
     
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    Couple of years ago I brought a 2 piece set called “two zero”. Used regularly (including one European tour) and described as safety with style their words not mine. Folds up into very small bundle....
     
  14. Alan Taylor

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    Get one that you can strap the arms tighter to combat the annoying drag on arms!
     

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