One cold, rainy day while touring in the Rocky Mountains I stopped to pull on my $14 plastic rain suit. A couple on a Gold Wing struck up a conversation with me. The cheerful pillion sitter could not stop talking about her rain gear, Frogg Toggs.
She described at length how comfortable her Frogg Toggs were. How they kept her warm and dry but did not perspire inside like most rainsuits. And she added that they rolled up into a small bundle that did not take up much room like a lot of rain gear does.
Since then, I have met a number of touring riders who own and swear by their Frogg Toggs. Never has anyone stated that they were not completely satisfied.
If you have ever ridden in a hard rain for very long, you know how miserable you can be. Good rain gear is important to have along and can make the difference between a pleasant ride and an uncomfortable one. I always have rain gear in my saddle bag. When you are wet and riding in cold weather, it is even more important to stay warm and dry.
Cold wet clothing may reduce core body temperature to a dangerously low level resulting in confusion, clumsiness and muscle stiffness. Not only are these very bad things to happen when trying to operate a motorcycle, but they are also signs of the onset of hypothermia, which can be fatal.
A rain suit that is too hot to keep on in warm weather or that makes you sweat inside is not going to keep you dry and comfortable. It is possible to spend hundreds of dollars more and not get a better suit than Frogg Toggs.
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