Riding in all weather requires the right equipment
by FastFred Ruddock
I love to ride my motorcycles so much so I do not own a cage. I noticed at a recent rally (2006 Helmet Law Rally) that many in attendance did not have adequate rain gear. I generally encounter rain at least once on my frequent out of state rides while logging 20,000 to 30,000 miles a year in the saddle. A good rainsuit is important for both safety and health especially in cold weather.
I have been using Tourmaster rainsuits for the past five years. My friend Uncle Rock was testing products for Cycle Source Magazine at the time of my first purchase. Uncle Rock tested the suit during a drought with the Slugs who power washed him at a car wash; I am told it did not leak.
I have since rode many miles in a Tourmaster rainsuit. I have ridden through multiple states on cross country trips in the rain and remained dry and comfortable. I highly recommend the one piece Elite Rainsuit by Tourmaster; it folds and stores into its own small storage pouch you can keep in your saddlebag or backpack..
Elite One Piece Rainsuit by Tourmaster
- Waterproof, heavy nylon polyurethane-backed shell.
- Tour Master's five-step, sealed-seam construction.
- Fully mesh/nylon-lined for added comfort.
- Soft, contoured corduroy-lined collar and cuffs with adjustable Velcro closures (Cuff also adds elastic closure).
- Reflective chest piping, plus reflective back, sleeve and lower leg panels, for greater visibility.
- Underarm and back vents to help prevent moisture build-up inside the suit.
- Angled thigh-length main zipper for easy dressing, with double-flap Velcro® closure to seal out moisture.
- Two chest pockets and one thigh pocket with double Velcro® flap closure.
- Zippered leg closure with full gusset, elastic ankle, and replaceable leg stirrups.
- Elastic flex panel waist with two 2-inch Velcro® adjustable belts to insure a tailored fit.
- Convenient storage pouch.