Originally Posted by FarHorizon
As little as possible - that way there's less to wring out & wash when I get back. Wait - that's what I wear when it's NOT raining, too!
Folks from warm climates are sometimes unawares that there is such as thing as cold, cold rain.
Chris L from Oz Land, who used to hold the record for posting on BFN, kept talking about riding in the rain with not much on.
Around here, there is no such thing as a warm rain, even in summer.
I usually wear my regular base clothes, plus some sort of outerwear protection.
The problem is that most stuff that stops rain also stops perspiration, and you get as wet from sweating as from the rain.
Many folks swear by Goretex or the equivalent, as it is breathable. Never could afford it, but would like to tryit. Generally it is either dry or snowing around here, or the rains in the summer are cloudbursts of short duration. So, in the summer I manage to get along on a wind breaker.