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Most breathable bike rainwear?

Old 10-26-21, 11:35 AM
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I can wreck a good jacket rather quickly on either motorcycles, scooters or bicycles. For whatever reason I get caught on one thing or another. Oh, it's torn there now? Out comes the stitching repair kit.

The latest find was at Kohl's labelled as Zero Exposure. It isn't perfect but good enough to keep me relatively dry in a light rain on shorter rides under, say, ten miles. I keep finding stuff that's priced well enough and lasts a few seasons in that store. I've never been a no pain/no gain guy so you won't find me out riding much below forty degrees. Because, you know, there's always that guy who isn't versed enough in aesthetics to know if he's got the right gear, the right components, etc. But Kohl's. If you have those near you, check out some of their stuff. They surprised me, they may surprise you.
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Best overall in terms of being breathable is a rain cape. Second best is Gortex pants and jacket although the pants could be regular waterproof ones as most perspiration will be from the upper torso.

I rode in the rain a great deal when in college but as a working adult I do not ride in the rain. It is dangerous enough with so many distracted drivers on the road and when it rains their ability to see a bicycle is greatly reduced. One single incident could end your bicycling for the rest of your life. Go for a drive in your car when it is raining hard and see for yourself how visible bicyclists are in those conditions.
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