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Old 03-10-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Weather Proof?

After a recent stent out in the rain for several hours i'm curious to how a leather jacket apposed to a textile(which i have) stands up in the rain and how well it keeps the occupant dry and warm for that matter b/c my text has proven to do niether lol

Also has anybody had problems with the sidi vertigo boots (non air) leaking in water? i stopped for gas and poored out a few cups of water
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lots of people say frogg todd or frodd todd whatever the you ccall them, something frog togs i dunno, i hear they work best
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Most leather are not waterproof.
A lot of the textile jackets are, but occasionally need to be retreated.

The only Sidis that are waterproof are the Tepor versions.
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Most leather are not waterproof.
A lot of the textile jackets are, but occasionally need to be retreated.

The only Sidis that are waterproof are the Tepor versions.
But what about water resistance? More specifically i'am looking into getting an A* RC-1 Jacket for the times it it isn't too hot and winter and keep my Joe Rocket textile as a back up/ hot weather jacket. I realize the vents will let in water and the zippers that is almost inevitable Thanks-Q
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lots of people say frogg todd or frodd todd whatever the you ccall them, something frog togs i dunno, i hear they work best
I'm going to have to go pick some up and atempt at stuffing them in the confined space they call storage lol Riding in the rain, especially when its nippy, is terrible for long distances
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anyone have any comments on the RC-1? I really like the styling and protection it offers still need to put one on and try it out. Or a related leather jacket Thanks=Q
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I like mine. It's pretty comfortable even in the cold.
I've got a couple in stock and on sale right now too.
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Any color on the leather will bleed and cause trouble on the rest of your clothes & gear when it gets soaked. A light drizzle is one thing, but you want proper rain gear if you plan on riding through more than a few minutes of rain in leather.

Pick up a decent set of rain gear and be nice to it - it'll last you years and be worth it's weight in gold.
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Any color on the leather will bleed and cause trouble on the rest of your clothes & gear when it gets soaked. A light drizzle is one thing, but you want proper rain gear if you plan on riding through more than a few minutes of rain in leather.

Pick up a decent set of rain gear and be nice to it - it'll last you years and be worth it's weight in gold.
Can you apply regular leather conditioner and could i possibly mink oil it to help repel h2o? I know it works great on my work boots but not sure if it will negatively impact the leather at all.
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I'm going to have to go pick some up and atempt at stuffing them in the confined space they call storage lol Riding in the rain, especially when its nippy, is terrible for long distances
not with the right gear...

1. Frogg toggs $60
2. Waterproof pants (or just use the goofy frogg togg pants... they look silly to me)... $100 or $0 if you use frogg toggs
3. Foggy Respo Mask $24
4. Rain boot covers $15 appox
5. Aplinestars drystar gloves... or another rain gloves $80

Thats my rain gear

And you are good to go. I commute rain or shine and its not bad.. I prefer nice weather, but rain doesn't faze me...


ONE THING THOUGH, any rain gear gets hot even frogg toggs, so hot humid and raining and frogg togg=very toasty.. Cold, rainy=comfortable.
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I dont care if i look goofy as long as they keep me dry lol the only thing i'm worried about is storage size and if i cant find a slicker suit that will pack away super small to fit in the tail...i dont always watch the news and ride on impulse about half the time so i want it with me for when i need it.
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