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Old 12-08-09, 03:05 AM
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Rain protection

I have been commuting 5 days a week rain or shine this year with zero rain protection aside from fenders. I also do most of my errand running on my bike. Now that the rain is also very cold I think it's about time I got some sort of a rain cover.

Obviously the cheaper the better. What style works, what does not? Or is it as simple as buying a 3 dollar rain poncho?
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I just bought a pair of "rainlegs" they seem pretty good and I can't wait to try them out. Before I used to wear waterproof trousers but got way too hot in them and so got wet from sweat! On the top I use a rain jacket, 1/2 unzipped (unless it is really raining hard).
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A Trash bag has worked on the short commutes!
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It depends on the length of your ride. I have a Field & Stream rain jacket and pants that cost $40. They work for me on my 3 mile commute. Moisture does build up, but it is do-able for my short trips. It sweat and/or moisture is a huge concern, you may have to spend a little more for something cycling specific.
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It depends on the length of your ride. I have a Field & Stream rain jacket and pants that cost $40. They work for me on my 3 mile commute. Moisture does build up, but it is do-able for my short trips. It sweat and/or moisture is a huge concern, you may have to spend a little more for something cycling specific.

My commute is just under 1 mile each way. When I run errands it's normally less than 5 miles round trip. That is why I have put this off for so long.
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