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Title: Rain Suits
Post by: Gee S on February 03, 2014, 10:18:48 am
This morning I dicovered that my 4 year old Perfecto rain suit is not so perfect anymore. I was soaking wet when I arrived at work. It is leaking at all the seams.
Any suggestions as to what to buy now?
How good are the BMW rainsuits and which one is best, the one piece or a two piece?
Any other good rainsuits out there?
My very expensive AXO waterproof gloves with thinsulate is very good at keeping water in but not out. :o
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Beebop on February 03, 2014, 10:30:34 am
I'm looking at the Oxford BoneDry one piece, just waiting for my size. They around R800.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Mikie on February 03, 2014, 10:42:44 am
Surely somewhere like builders will have some sort of rains suits at a fraction of the price??

R800 for a rain suit? Seriously?
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Gee S on February 03, 2014, 10:46:09 am
I'm looking at the Oxford BoneDry one piece, just waiting for my size. They around R800.

Who are you getting it from? How good are they?
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Beebop on February 03, 2014, 10:46:44 am
Surely somewhere like builders will have some sort of rains suits at a fraction of the price??

R800 for a rain suit? Seriously?
The BMW suits are around R1800.

Builders do infact have rain suits in green, blue and yellow, but they
dont seem to cope with rain on a bike.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Raka on February 03, 2014, 10:47:49 am
You are making it very public, that you are new (again) in the world of  D/S biking Mikie !!!!!!

You don't want to get wet on a long tour on the bike. R 800 for a good rain suit will be money well spend !  :ricky:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Beebop on February 03, 2014, 10:49:01 am
I'm looking at the Oxford BoneDry one piece, just waiting for my size. They around R800.

Who are you getting it from? How good are they?
The reviews are good. They have the 2 piece as well.
Midas in Silverton stocks them, but didnt have many sizes when
I was there last. Call Samantha on 012 8048888 she'll tell you what they
have  currrently.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Mikie on February 03, 2014, 10:49:43 am
You are making it very public, that you are new (again) in the world of  D/S biking Mikie !!!!!!

You don't want to get wet on a long tour on the bike. R 800 for a good rain suit will be money well spend !  :ricky:

 :laughing4:

My balls are still wet from this mornings soaking, I have a rainsuit jacket, but nothing for my pants, I dotn mind getting wet but sitting at work with a wet crotch isnt very comfy
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Tp007 on February 03, 2014, 10:53:09 am
Surely somewhere like builders will have some sort of rains suits at a fraction of the price??

R800 for a rain suit? Seriously?
Yes, they cost R150 at Builders, but they are absolutely crap. My boet bought a set for his wife on a trip. At the next stop, the suite was torn apart.
I have one of those blue/yellow suites (RWT). They may not be the best but works well for under R500 IIRC.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Lommies on February 03, 2014, 10:55:16 am
Jou gauties moet ons capies se rainsuit thread lees.... :deal:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Brandt on February 03, 2014, 10:55:48 am
My BMW one was good for two years. This morning I was wet from the waist down. I see there is a hole between the legs. Will see if I can get some waterproof tape and patch it.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Mikie on February 03, 2014, 10:56:15 am
Jou gauties moet ons capies se rainsuit thread lees.... :deal:

Gooi the linky then
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: dirtyXT on February 03, 2014, 10:57:35 am
Surely somewhere like builders will have some sort of rains suits at a fraction of the price??

R800 for a rain suit? Seriously?
ja marko sells absolute crap. Chinese crap.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Lommies on February 03, 2014, 11:01:15 am
Jou gauties moet ons capies se rainsuit thread lees.... :deal:

Gooi the linky then

skuus het dit gesoek, maar daarsy
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=129910.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=129910.0)
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 03, 2014, 11:05:04 am
My BMW one was good for two years. This morning I was wet from the waist down. I see there is a hole between the legs. Will see if I can get some waterproof tape and patch it.

Sealed my pants with a seam sealing glue you get at most outdoor shops. Seamgrip
Still holding strong after a couple of uses.

Also patched a tear in my pant leg with duct tape last year which is still holding.

It is a Vuka rainsuit.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: malcolmt on February 03, 2014, 11:55:30 am
I was looking into this some months back.

I tried a set of Oxford bone dry pants, they were useless, leaks on the second use, took them back for a refund.
Did some research on UK forums bout Oxford, seems they are good at keep you warm in winter but little more.

One buddy at work bought a perfecto suit, he's used it in light showers since the start of summer with no hassles till today.
Now he's walking round the workshops looking like he has a bladder problem.

Builders sell suits for R99, the jackets work well but the leggings start to leak after second or third use. I think the problem is they are intended to we worns and walked in. sitting of the bike rubs the thin rubber lining off then the wet ass steps in.

I would love to know where proper sea angling oil skins are available in Joburg.
A few places sell imitation oilskins, they are yellow with a plastic film over some sort of weak fabric, they soon develop cracks and leak.

BMW sell a rubber lined rainsuite for poss R1500  :o
They sell the leggings separate for about R800, I looked at them and to be honest they didn't look any better than a R250 rainsuit from fool Frottle.

I think waders or proper oilskin leggings are the way to go.

MalcolmT
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: KaTooMatt on February 03, 2014, 12:00:17 pm
Last week I found my 3 year old Hein Gericke pants were as waterproof as a sieve. This morning I taped the crotch seams with black duct tape (Pants are black) and arrived at work dry. Tonight I will reapply the duct tape with contact adhesive. I know this works having patched a Camelback bladder 12 years ago which still does not leak.

Thankfully I won't have to get a new rain suit. Give it a try :ricky:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Wild Woody on February 03, 2014, 12:14:08 pm
I use the one from Think bike R250  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Tiger8 on February 03, 2014, 12:21:07 pm
Outdoor Warehouse & Cape Union Mart sell a seam sealer which seems to work well, even a spray which will re-waterproof fabric. Maybe try their product, forget the name.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 03, 2014, 12:30:39 pm
Outdoor Warehouse & Cape Union Mart sell a seam sealer which seems to work well, even a spray which will re-waterproof fabric. Maybe try their product, forget the name.

Sealed my pants with a seam sealing glue you get at most outdoor shops. Seamgrip

Jip Seam Grip. Works great.

(http://i.mcnett.com/uploads/product/image/1042061053/large_10510_GA_SeamGrip_1oz_eml.jpg)
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: malcolmt on February 03, 2014, 12:40:06 pm
You are making it very public, that you are new (again) in the world of  D/S biking Mikie !!!!!!

You don't want to get wet on a long tour on the bike. R 800 for a good rain suit will be money well spend !  :ricky:

 :laughing4:

My balls are still wet from this mornings soaking, I have a rainsuit jacket, but nothing for my pants, I dotn mind getting wet but sitting at work with a wet crotch isnt very comfy



Watch out for crotch rot and moss in the underwear.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Gérrard on February 03, 2014, 12:48:27 pm
My BMW one was good for two years. This morning I was wet from the waist down. I see there is a hole between the legs. Will see if I can get some waterproof tape and patch it.

Sealed my pants with a seam sealing glue you get at most outdoor shops. Seamgrip
Still holding strong after a couple of uses.

Also patched a tear in my pant leg with duct tape last year which is still holding.

It is a Vuka rainsuit.


If only they were still on the market, I'd buy a few and save them for a rainy day  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 03, 2014, 01:16:05 pm

It is a Vuka rainsuit.


If only they were still on the market, I'd buy a few and save them for a rainy day  :biggrin:

Is the Perfecto not a close match?
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Gérrard on February 03, 2014, 01:26:18 pm

It is a Vuka rainsuit.


If only they were still on the market, I'd buy a few and save them for a rainy day  :biggrin:

Is the Perfecto not a close match?

Who sells them ?
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Sharingroads on February 03, 2014, 01:45:21 pm
I just dropped off a 2 piece Oxford Super bright yellow Rainsuit for a fellow dog. Looks the business.

Not the bone dry, but I do those as well.

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Sylvester on February 03, 2014, 01:55:33 pm
I have a XCULCHA 2-piece suit bought about 4 years ago from Full Throttle for under R500.  Still works 100%.  When the first drops fall I stop next to the road and put it on over bike jacket and pants under 2 minutes. Very effective.

Don't bother with waterproof bike jackets or waterproof liners.  The waterproofing does not last after the first wash and liners are a schlep to fit.  Even if the liners keep you dry, the jacket itself is usually soaking wet.

 
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: CycleC on February 03, 2014, 03:20:34 pm
I have a 4 piece rain suit AMA, think it is imported by autocycle centre. It has pants, Jacket, Booties that go over your shoes and mits that go over the gloves, I have ridden in serious rain and remained bone dry - It cost R 600 and is worth every cent , I am sure they are available at most bike shops.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: plaky on February 03, 2014, 03:51:25 pm
I have a no name brand black pants I bought at Trac Mac for around R250. Commute every day, also in rain and do date it has worked well and stay dry. The only problem is when it is not cold you sweat on the inside with the pants but that dries qucikly. My bike jacket is waterprrof but also have a rain jacket for heavy rain that goes over jacket.
I am keen to find out more as to where I can buy the AMA suit. Happy to spend that kind of money. What are thier rain booties like? I have a pair of not great slip ons from Trac Mac as well in Bellville.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: CycleC on February 03, 2014, 04:17:46 pm
I have a no name brand black pants I bought at Trac Mac for around R250. Commute every day, also in rain and do date it has worked well and stay dry. The only problem is when it is not cold you sweat on the inside with the pants but that dries qucikly. My bike jacket is waterprrof but also have a rain jacket for heavy rain that goes over jacket.
I am keen to find out more as to where I can buy the AMA suit. Happy to spend that kind of money. What are thier rain booties like? I have a pair of not great slip ons from Trac Mac as well in Bellville.

The boots have a hard rubber sole and then the same material as the pants for the rest,I have used them a lot and they work well, just suiting up in the rain gear is a mission but better than getting soaked, these rain suits also work well in winter to block out the cold. Any bike shop should sell the AMA brand, it comes from Autocycle Centre
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Gee S on February 03, 2014, 04:21:38 pm
Well I just came back from Auto Alpina. What a schocker. :o :o :o The one set was R3200-00 for the jacket alone plus R1500-00 or R1800-00 for the pants. The other two piece was R2300-00 for the set. Needless to say I did not buy anything.
I will put seam grip that I got with my Great Basin bag on tonight and then try to get some dark grey duct tape. If that does not work I will just buy something else.
BMW and their crazy prices ???
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: The Badger on February 03, 2014, 04:44:45 pm
My AMA rainsuite ( African you know) 2 piece lasted 4 years and roughly 80 000km's and it has now started leaking badly.

 My wifes bought at the same time is stil 100%.

I agree with the schlepp but it is worth and really helps in winter with the cold.

They are big and bulky though to pack. I strap our two on top of the topbox ( see pic )
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: 650Thumper on February 03, 2014, 05:04:05 pm
Bought my BMW one piece in 2007 (Black with yellow markings)
Still 100 % dry, and when the time comes for a new one I'll look no further..

* anti slip section between but and saddle
* Heat resistant leg bottoms so you don't melt your suit on your pipe
* Of-centre zipper so water doesn't dam up on the creases

(yea, I hate wet balls)  :snorting: :snorting:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Tiger8 on February 03, 2014, 05:30:06 pm
Forgot to mention, Des and I bought rainsuits from Pistonpete when we returned home in January, from Cape Town in that major rain. Best rainsuit ever, didn't leak and kept us dry, good investment, thanks Pete.

Oh yeah as per WD's practise, affordable to boot.

Jacket with built in mits that fit over gloves, pants and boot covers, comfortable to wear and proper "Big boy" Sizing, not china sized.  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: plaky on February 04, 2014, 10:32:50 am
Piston Pete, can you give me more details with regards to your rain suit re prices, sizes, where you are based? Thanx.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Bootneck on February 05, 2014, 01:45:50 pm
Ja PistonPete I'd also like to know how much your rainkit costs.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Wayne Duck on February 05, 2014, 02:06:51 pm
I find the rain suits (two piece) that they sell at Industrial Clothing (protection / work gear) shops are the best - waterproof enough, pack down small enough and last for years...but if they do start to leak then they're inexpensive enough to replace. Should not cost you more than R200 to R250.

Wayne
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 05, 2014, 02:27:43 pm
Well I just came back from Auto Alpina. What a schocker. :o :o :o The one set was R3200-00 for the jacket alone plus R1500-00 or R1800-00 for the pants. The other two piece was R2300-00 for the set. Needless to say I did not buy anything.

What? R5,000 or just short thereof for a full rain suit? Surely they have cheaper options?
I was under the impression you would be looking at about R1,800 for a BMW rain suit.

I see the KTM rain suit is just under R1,800. Anyone have one of those?



PS Apart from my Vuka suit, which I use when I know it is gonna rain, I also have a hiking rain suit which I pack in case of emergency when I don't expect it to rain (it packs small). The latter is 20 years old and still waterproof. Tried to search the outdoor stores but don't see anything similar. They now sell pants and jackets separate.


Anyone tried one of these cycling rain shells on a bike?  They pack really small but don't look up to the task.
(http://www.capeunionmart.co.za/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/460x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/l/r/lr-kway-mens-echelon-cycling-rain-shell-109596.jpg)
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on February 05, 2014, 02:31:35 pm
Well I just came back from Auto Alpina. What a schocker. :o :o :o The one set was R3200-00 for the jacket alone plus R1500-00 or R1800-00 for the pants. The other two piece was R2300-00 for the set. Needless to say I did not buy anything.

What? R5,000 or just short thereof for a full rain suit? Surely they have cheaper options?
I was under the impression you would be looking at about R1,800 for a BMW rain suit.

I see the KTM rain suit is just under R1,800. Anyone have one of those?



PS Apart from my Vuka suit, which I use when I know it is gonna rain, I also have a hiking rain suit which I pack in case of emergency when I don't expect it to rain (it packs small). The latter is 20 years old and still waterproof. Tried to search the outdoor stores but don't see anything similar. They now sell pants and jackets separate.


Anyone tried one of these cycling rain shells on a bike?  They pack really small but don't look up to the task.
(http://www.capeunionmart.co.za/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/460x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/l/r/lr-kway-mens-echelon-cycling-rain-shell-109596.jpg)

I do

My post was deleted!

Maybe just a tad descriptive on how Kak they are. Use mine as a wind breaker now.

BMW ones are best.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Pistonpete on February 05, 2014, 03:20:56 pm
Piston Pete, can you give me more details with regards to your rain suit re prices, sizes, where you are based? Thanx.
As per reference  :thumleft:
AMA Rain Suit R512.00 I have stock but maybe not in ALL sizes. I expect new stock incoming would be a bit more. Come pop in anytime.
Montague Gardens
19 Dawn Rd
10 Dawn Park
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Bootneck on February 05, 2014, 03:30:15 pm
PistonPete, do you maybe have a photo of the rain suit??  Is it a 2 piece or one piece??
Proper nice price too!
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Mikie on February 15, 2014, 08:30:28 pm
Saw some rain suits at Full Throttle today for R250, looked pretty decent
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: jagter on February 15, 2014, 08:46:33 pm
I have a 7 year old construction worker orange suit that lasted me 7 cape winters of comuting. Still 100% waterproof. Rolls up small enough to fit in my helmet.  It's highly visible and I only paid around R200. I find it hard to understand why you would pay more for a bulky suit that leaks.

Just make sure you get pants without a fly. I made that mistake first time round. Only used that suit once. With genital shrinking results. The water runs down the jacket and then pools nicely in the crotch.

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: jagter on February 15, 2014, 08:51:11 pm
I find the rain suits (two piece) that they sell at Industrial Clothing (protection / work gear) shops are the best - waterproof enough, pack down small enough and last for years...but if they do start to leak then they're inexpensive enough to replace. Should not cost you more than R200 to R250.

Wayne

IMHO that's the final answer.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Archer007 on February 15, 2014, 09:25:56 pm
I have a 7 year old construction worker orange suit that lasted me 7 cape winters of comuting. Still 100% waterproof. Rolls up small enough to fit in my helmet.  It's highly visible and I only paid around R200. I find it hard to understand why you would pay more for a bulky suit that leaks.

They clearly dont make them like they used to - leaked within 4 months of getting mine
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Lommies on February 16, 2014, 07:50:16 am
I have a 7 year old construction worker orange suit that lasted me 7 cape winters of comuting. Still 100% waterproof. Rolls up small enough to fit in my helmet.  It's highly visible and I only paid around R200. I find it hard to understand why you would pay more for a bulky suit that leaks.

They clearly dont make them like they used to - leaked within 4 months of getting mine

Oilskin at Pienaar Bros in Paarden Eiland  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: nemodakar on February 16, 2014, 08:06:24 am
R100.00 ones from the CO-OP, work just as well. You chuck them when they start leaking, which is not to soon.

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Humfree on February 18, 2014, 06:06:59 am
I hate being wet so have done some research into rain suits.
There is more than one way of getting wet in a rain suit as if the thing does not "breathe" then you will sweat from the inside and get wet that way. This I found is the case with the Bone Dry suits.
I have ended up with the red 2 piece rain suit from BMW. Ja, I know what most of you are thinking but it is loose hands(sic) the best rain suit I have ever owned - I have ridden in Europe in the snow and driving rain for several days and also several times here at home without getting my balls wet (that is where they leak first where all the seams get together). I am talking real heavy rain - and when the rain is over you can keep on wearing the rain suit as you will not sweat from the inside.
We do a lot of adventure riding with the sidecars and it is great to ride dirt roads after rain and on those days I just wear the pants to keep splashing water off and my pants clean...     
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Topie on February 18, 2014, 07:15:33 am
I just dropped off a 2 piece Oxford Super bright yellow Rainsuit for a fellow dog. Looks the business.

Not the bone dry, but I do those as well.




It fits well even over my riding jacket,and to be quite honnest...havent had the chance to test it yet
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Pavlovski on February 18, 2014, 08:18:01 am
I was fortunate enough to score a descent rain suit from my old man.....only draw-back is that it is a Harley Davidson rainsuit. Needless to say when i ride with my H-D rainsuit on the GS i am the target for many jokes.  :biggrin:Come what may, it is a proper rain suit & it keeps me dry. I'll go as far as to say it is the best rain suit I ever had :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Beebop on February 18, 2014, 09:04:09 am
I picked up one at Silverton Midas 10 days ago, just havent had a chance to test it yet.
Its a 4 piece with the gloves stored in pockets inside the sleeves, quite nifty.
Paid R770 for it, so hope it does the job.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: malcolmt on February 18, 2014, 10:54:54 am
I picked up one at Silverton Midas 10 days ago, just havent had a chance to test it yet.
Its a 4 piece with the gloves stored in pockets inside the sleeves, quite nifty.
Paid R770 for it, so hope it does the job.


Judging by our dry summer you may need to wait till November to try it.
My rainsuit is stuffed but I'll look for a mid winter bargain to replace it.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Heimer on February 18, 2014, 11:24:25 am
I have been using a unmatched jacket (Unfleeced / waterproof nylon)  and broeks, used by hikers from Cape Union Mart for the last 5 years

Buy oversize to quickly put it on over your riding gear. Make sure the pant have zippers at the legs to open and get it on over your boots. It helps if the jacket has a hood - which you put on before putting on your helmet

Point is - two piece is better // Oversize is good / Quality lasts.

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Topie on March 30, 2014, 11:48:51 am
The Oxford rain suit I got from SharingRoads works like a charm..    :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Boertjie on March 30, 2014, 12:25:10 pm
I am now on my second cheapy rain suit 2 piece from Mr Farmer. The first one lasted two Cape Town winters use frequently commuting. In the end it tore on the zipper. These suits are really good for their money. I have been in torrential rain riding from PE to Knysna and was the only one that was not soaked. It helps if you tape up the crutch area with duct tape on the inside. It will also work well on the seams, but I have not had the need to do that yet.

Cost was about R200 for the first one and the second one bought a week ago at Mr Farmer for R245.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Kenzogs on March 30, 2014, 03:52:36 pm
I have been through a few rain suits and presently have a CORE suit. Cannot recall how much I paid and I find the pants still watertight after 3 years. The jacket is OK - has zip, velcro and press studs but is too tight to fit over my riding jacket so i bought a waterproof canoeist jacket from shop in Durban. It does not have a zip (pull -over type) and I put he hood on under my helmet to stop water running down my neck.
Title: Re:
Post by: dirtyXT on March 30, 2014, 03:57:57 pm
I think I bought a industrial orange suit via crab in pe. 3xl. not gourmet but saves the most. for me rain on a bike you're gonna be wet just how tight you wrap it. personally I would like a booties included deal. boots/shoes is where it happens.  neck just deal.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Single Cylinder on March 30, 2014, 06:58:19 pm
Oilskin pants & jacket available at any fishing/tackle shop work well. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: jagter on March 31, 2014, 09:06:34 am
I have a 7 year old construction worker orange suit that lasted me 7 cape winters of comuting. Still 100% waterproof. Rolls up small enough to fit in my helmet.  It's highly visible and I only paid around R200. I find it hard to understand why you would pay more for a bulky suit that leaks.

They clearly dont make them like they used to - leaked within 4 months of getting mine

As you said this, mine started leaking. After many years, the rubber coating on the inside is starting to flake off. So no more waterproof. 

Still looking for a new one.  At the moment I have a blue 2 piece of unknown origin, and it's a piece of crap. The rain comes through the jacket zip, and the pants have a fly, so I have to wear them backwards.

Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: roxenz on March 31, 2014, 01:37:51 pm
My rain suit (bright yellow and blue, makes me look like a Metro) was bought from Mosskays just over a decade ago for R120 or some such. Initially, on a scooter, this was my ATGATT! apart from a cheap Vega helmet of course (I think that cost about R250...   :o ).  I still use the rain suit.  Yes, it leaks, and I get a wet crotch as well, but then I just take my wet stuff off and put it over the fan heater, lock my office door and work au naturel until the clothes are dry...

Perhaps I also should buy a new rain suit.   ;D
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: DCR on March 31, 2014, 02:17:58 pm
Don't be scared, go full banana!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/8u7adyza.jpg)
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: McLovin on March 31, 2014, 03:29:03 pm
I see flyingbrick sells these AMA rain suits
https://www.facebook.com/FlyingBrickMotorcycleAccessories?hc_location=timeline (https://www.facebook.com/FlyingBrickMotorcycleAccessories?hc_location=timeline)
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: jagter on March 31, 2014, 03:58:41 pm
That looks like the business.  I just reckon when it comes to rain suits visibility is important.  So maybe something other than black.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on April 01, 2014, 11:13:09 am
The Flying Brick Store is now carrying a WIDE range of sizes, coupled to a WIDE range of options in RAIN SUITS:
(we had good success carrying EVERY size, every style, Male AND Female, in XKulcha rider pants, and will replicate a wide range in rain-suits)...

1.  As mentioned, we carry the full AMA range of 2-piece rain suits - they are near-identical in every detail to the much-loved VUKA suit, and have identical waterproof over-mittens, and waterproof over-shoes, as well as the jacket and pants. These suits are R799, presently available in XS up to 2XL.

The overshoes are actual rubber-soled over-boots, and keep 100% of water out.
Another useful addition is a longish LEG ZIP for zipping the trousers OVER existing boots, and the zip has a waterproof 'baffle' to keep water out.

These suits are available in TWO colors; Black and Grey across the shoulders, as well as Black with Orange across the shoulders.
Both suits have extensive 3M style Hi-Viz strips across the back, for reflective visibility.

2.  We are also carrying the "Flying Brick' rain suit, without the over-mittens and booties, but with a very practical MESH lining that keeps INSIDE lining away from your body.

These suits are available in Hi-Viz GREEN and Hi-Viz ORANGE.

Sizes we cater for are XS, S, M, L XL, 2XL, 3XL and 4 XL. These suits are also R799.

(please bear in mind that the sizes differ from one brand to another - FOR THIS PURPOSE WE HAVE CREATED A RAIL OF E-V-E-R-Y SIZE OF RAIN-SUIT EACH ON IT'S OWN HANGER SO YOU CAN TRY FOR YOUR EXACT SIZE - EASILY - BEFORE YOU BUY.

We will also have rain pants (only) in the next 3 - 4 weeks, as another option.

3.  Finally, we also do a HEAVY-DUTY rain-suit, (300 Denier), also a Flying Brick rain suit, but it is double the thickness of the Flying Brick suits - Orange as well as Green, mentioned above - think of it as the extra-heavy duty rain-suit in the range, available ONLY in a NAVY blue, again with the reflective strips, etc. Price to be confirmed...

all pants, from both brands, have TAPED/WELDED seams, for waterproofness.

If you want to keep DRY this Winter, then pay us a visit...
Cheers
Chris & Team


Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: snortjoppie on April 01, 2014, 11:16:58 am
I'll pop in next week! Need to come try on some XKulcha pants too!
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: DirtyHarry on April 01, 2014, 11:21:18 am
Don't be scared, go full banana!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/8u7adyza.jpg)
The price tag might scare you as well.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: DCR on April 01, 2014, 12:27:51 pm
Don't be scared, go full banana!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/8u7adyza.jpg)
The price tag might scare you as well.

I'm sure. Not even gonna ask.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on April 01, 2014, 02:51:56 pm
I'll pop in next week! Need to come try on some XKulcha pants too!
cool, see you then  :thumleft:
Chris & Team
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: garye on April 02, 2014, 01:21:00 pm
I popped in at flying brick and bought the AMA rain suit. Just my luck. :)
The heavens opened in the Cape this morning... This rain suit works.  :biggrin:

thanks guys.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Pistol on April 02, 2014, 03:21:23 pm
I had that BMW suit - got it off the forum at around R1200, but what a great rain suit - was stolen with my bike two weeks back :'(
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on April 02, 2014, 06:50:04 pm
I popped in at flying brick and bought the AMA rain suit. Just my luck. :)
The heavens opened in the Cape this morning... This rain suit works.  :biggrin:

thanks guys.
Great to hear, your timing was spot-on !
Cheers
Chris& Team
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: King Louis on April 03, 2014, 09:21:52 am
The BMW banana sells at R 1700,00...... but it still kept me bone dry in yesterdays downpour on the way home. It's better then the previous series. Been caught in serious rain many times since I bought it. Worth it. :ricky:
Title: the LEGENDARY 'VUKA' rain-suit and others available at the Flying Brick Store...
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on June 19, 2014, 10:38:35 am
received another 30 of the 'VUKA' rainsuits into stock this morning, in most all sizes - and across the 3 brands we carry, we can do up to 4XL...

Cheers
Chris & Team
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: jaybiker on June 19, 2014, 01:41:04 pm
I have a one piece, similar to that yellow banana job, but in bright flourescent black. Came from Speedyquip PE, at R499 I think.
Haven't needed it much, but on at least a couple of occasions it has been thoroughly tested, and proved to be the most waterproof outfit I've ever had.
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: oldmannorman on June 19, 2014, 02:19:50 pm
I had that BMW suit - got it off the forum at around R1200, but what a great rain suit - was stolen with my bike two weeks back :'(
Was your bike wearing it at the time  ??? ???. Joking. Sorry to hear your bike was stolen :(
Title: Re: Rain Suits
Post by: Pistol on June 19, 2014, 02:51:14 pm
Topbox :thumleft: