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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I bought thin plastic suits from the Army & Navy stores. 100% waterproof
    Very fetching


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    Default Re: What waterproofs do you have and are they actually waterproof?

    My current jacket is Richa Phantom which I bought to replace four year old Alpinestars Bogota which was reaching the end of its service life. I ride pretty much every day all year round.
    Richa Phantom is very warm even in sub-zero temperatures and keeps me dry in heavy rain. I have no complaints about it doing its job.
    However, one feature of the Bogota jacket that I do like is the ability to wear gloves either under or over the cuff. Wearing gloves under the cuff keeps water out in stop/go urban commuting.
    Trousers are Alpinestars Andes. Still 100% waterproof after several years.
    I recently got Merlin Lynx Outlast trousers to help keep me warm in winter commuting. They seem to work well so far. Will have to see how well they last.

    My current bike is RE Himalayan to which I have fitted tall screen and handguards which help a lot in the rain. The handguards do an excellent job of keeping gloves dry while riding.

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    Cannot post any links yet, but motorrad bohling have a few pairs of trousers left streetguard 4 at 86 quid

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil1250 View Post
    Cannot post any links yet, but motorrad bohling have a few pairs of trousers left streetguard 4 at 86 quid

    unfortunately they're either tiny, or huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    Until reminded on another thread, I'd forgotten about my Scott Road jacket... it was pretty damn waterproof for the last few years of my despatching career.
    Another vote for the Scott New Road jacket. Mine was pretty damn waterproof too and lasted years.

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    The best waterproofs I've had for years, if not ever was my Frank Thomas Raptor set. They dont do them anymore but I decided to search eBay in case there was any old stock on there and found a 2nd hand one that had only been worn a couple of times. Very pleased to have bagged it and cheaply too and it showed up glistening like a new jacket does! It has survived a few monsoons in the last few weeks, so i'm a might chuffed with my bargain. Still looking for matching strides though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    I do like is the ability to wear gloves either under or over the cuff. Wearing gloves under the cuff keeps water out in stop/go urban commuting.
    I agree, but find that gloves with a drawstring closure work best of all. You can wear them over cuffs (to keep out draughts) with the drawstring tight to keep out water.


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    richa C change jacket, waterproof but useless at faster speeds it vibrates really badly till you can't actually see whee your going also very expensive at 550.


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    Default Re: What waterproofs do you have and are they actually waterproof?

    Most waterproof gear I ever used was H-G, sadly no longer available. My current textiles claim the usual level of waterproofness and, like most, let in water after 30-40 minutes. My solution is Decathlon over trousers and jacket, 20 the pair, and those over my textiles are good for a couple of hours of deluge.

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    Stadler clothing has a 10-year guarantee, but it’s not cheap and I’ve only seen Stadler clobber in Motolegends. Unfortunately I can’t afford it, so can’t say if Stadler lives up to the hype.

    Also, Racer gloves have a 3-year guarantee, which may be the best you can get for gloves. In my experience, Racer makes excellent gloves.

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