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Old 09-13-07, 10:37 AM   #1
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What do you wear in the rain?

I've been trying to find a slick rain jacket/hard shell/soft shell to wear when riding my bike to protect myself from cold winds as well as rain.

What do you guys wear in these type of conditions?
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Old 09-13-07, 10:40 AM   #2
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I've got this nice Helly Hansen rain jacket that I wear with some random New Balance nylon pants. I'd buy cycling specific stuff, but I couldn't see any point in dropping another $100+ bucks when I had nice stuff around to begin with.
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Old 09-13-07, 10:41 AM   #4
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A big old yellow rain jacket. I layer clothing underneath depending on weather temp.
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A ~$20 rainsuit from walmart. End up sweating enough to make up for any deflected rain, but at least I'm not muddy.
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Same **** i normally wear. I get doused though.
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If its colder my columbia jacket

If warmer, i bust out the 1990s "Surf Style" windbreaker with USA written all over it.
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You guys aren't helping. I'm out here looking to drop $100 on something like this..(not necessarily only for riding my bike, kicking it around town as well, naw mean?)
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waaaahh you guys aren't helping meeee
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Buy some Patagucci if you really want to drop some bones, otherwise there are a ton of cheaper more practical jackets out there. In my own experience I would never wear one of my nicer rain jackets/shells because when it is raining and you are riding funky ass road crap gets kick up and I don't want my nice stuff to have that all over it. That is why I am all about the cheap, but functional rain riding gear.
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http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/...P7&language=en I just got one of these, its real nice, with welded seams and huge vents and what not
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You guys aren't helping. I'm out here looking to drop $100 on something like this..(not necessarily only for riding my bike, kicking it around town as well, naw mean?)
I bought a Marmot rain shell with no insulation about 4 years ago and I love it. If you wear just the shell it isn't too hot and the rain doesn't come through at all. If you throw the right layers underneath you can wear it in sub-zero temps no problem. I originally bought it for hiking, but it works so well I wear it for all outdoor stuff. Also, since it is just a shell you can pack it really small, this one has a double zipper on the left pocket so you can fold the jacket into its own pocket, then you end up with a small pillow looking thing that is easy to carry with.

I also have a cheap pair of EMS rainpants. They work ok in light rain, but in a downpour you get wet.
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I have a waterproof race face jacket that I usually carry in my bag. Don't know the model.

As far as pants go, i try to wear my Portland Cyclewear knickers, but some times I don't know its going to rain. They dry out pretty fast.
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Voler rain jacket. Not super tough, but it's cheap enough to afford another to keep as backup in your bag/office/colon.
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i just throw a hoodie on over my normal clothes, as in the case of Hurricane Humberto this morning. it is usually drenched by the time i get to my destination, but it keeps my body dry.
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Carrhart Detroit jacket with snap on hood. Hella soggy pants.
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http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms/...P7&language=en I just got one of these, its real nice, with welded seams and huge vents and what not
I've got a Northface similar to that and I love it.. got it for $60

I also use a pair of these from EMS... they cost me $22




P.S. why does everyone around here have to try to be a comedian so often? nothing said in this thread was even funny.
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y'know what i love about warm weather? you can wear swimmin' trunks and a b ball jersey, get soaked immediately and then not even care about (or actually really enjoy) getting a shower for once. ..er, getting wet.

i bring a spare shirt, drawz, socks, shorts 'n shoes and i get changed in the office bathroom when i do this commuting to work. it starts to get tricky in the colder weather though. i used to wear synthetic wool long sleeve shirts 'n long johns with shorts and a good windbreaker on days where it wasn't below 35 degrees. you're good as long as you keep up a decent hustle.
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I just get wet and change. I have clothes stashed all over this town.

edit: I will wear wool pants if I know Im going to get wet. Sometimes also a polypro top. You can get all wet and still be warm.
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