water proof jacket pls

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by PaulT, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. PaulT

    PaulT Guest

    My dririder no longer keeps me dry. I am commuting 160k a day and sick
    of getting wet. Has anyone any comments on Rjays jackets? Do they leak?
    I found some for $150, seems a bit cheap.
    Any ideas about a jacket that really is waterproof?
    PaulT, Jan 12, 2008
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    Hi Paul,
    I have an RJays jacket which is about 5 years old and I'm looking to replace
    it because it leaks like a sieve. Has done for three years at least.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 12, 2008
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    justAL Guest

    Zebee is correct. Spend some extra money and you'll get a product that
    I've had a Spidi Route for 6 years and it still goes strong. I've only just
    replaced it for something longer and overall more practical (re POCKETS!),
    Rev'it Cayenne. The Spidi was just under $400 and the Cayenne I had shipped
    in for $500.

    Would love to splash out on a Roadcrafter in a couple of years.....heck
    might even pick it up when I go to the States.

    Don't piss fart around. Spend the extra dosh now and be happier longer.

    justAL, Jan 13, 2008
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    Will_S Guest

    The best I ever had was a one piece plastic overalls.
    Will_S, Jan 13, 2008
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    Boxer Guest

    Full body condom?

    Boxer, Jan 13, 2008
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    Will_S Guest


    still had the problem of water running down the sleeve and into the gloves
    Will_S, Jan 13, 2008
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    PaulT Guest

    I read on another group that the gore tex does not breathe that well,
    living near Lismore the humidity makes life difficult
    PaulT, Jan 13, 2008
  8. And you get damp all over from sweating so much. Plastic works but in
    anything over 5 deg.C it is most uncomftable and suitable for short periods
    at best. Then again if you only want it for your commute it may be worth
    considering as even if it rains all the way home thay'll be 1 1/2 hrs maybe.

    Capt. A. L.
    Capt.about_lunchtime, Jan 13, 2008
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    BT Humble Guest

    No jacket ideas, but if you're really that much of a Rain God I'll pay
    you to move to Canberra.

    BT Humble, Jan 13, 2008
  10. In aus.motorcycles on Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:10:57 +1100
    Nothing works to keep water out while letting water out..... Goretex
    does better than most.

    You will get sweaty or you will get wet. Your choice.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 13, 2008
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    CrazyCam Guest

    Well, skin does quite a good job, at least when it's on it's owner.
    Ride about on a motorcycle and the worst that happens to you is getting
    wet? Sounds OK to me.

    CrazyCam, Jan 13, 2008
  12. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 14 Jan 2008 07:30:54 +1100
    Well.. you can also get very cold.

    I had to pull over once when the shaking was so bad I was changing

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 13, 2008
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    Damien Guest

    You get all the bloody rain anyway! :p

    Well, at least in this area. :)
    Damien, Jan 14, 2008
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    BT Humble Guest

    Find your own damned Rain God - this one's mine!

    BT Humble, Jan 14, 2008
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    Boxer Guest

    A Guzzi will do that!

    Boxer, Jan 14, 2008
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    Yeebers Guest

    Yes happened to me on my way to Taree to get my black license.. nothing
    like pulling over and doing star jumps at 7am in winter .. lol ..
    Yeebers, Jan 14, 2008
  17. Thats what I've got and with some Dri Rider Hurricane gloves and some
    waterproof boots I can ride around in just about any kind of weather and stay
    bone dry.

    Fraser Johnston, Jan 14, 2008
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    PaulT Guest

    PaulT, Jan 14, 2008
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    Yeebers Guest

    It wasn't warm that day .. I didn't buy "winter" gear, I bought summer..
    but yes I have been colder since then !
    Yeebers, Jan 15, 2008
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