Top Motorcycle Rain Suits For Commuters – Don’t Go To Work Wet

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Looking out and seeing rain before you go to work is never good, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. By simply adding a rain suit to you gear closet, you can adapt your existing equipment to suit inclement weather, often for not a lot of money. Here’s the best motorcycle rain suits for commuters on the market right now.

Rev’It Pacific H20 Rain Suit – $119.99

The Rev’it Pacific H20 Rain Suit is a fantastic option if you aren’t looking to spend a ton of money. It’s a one-piece shell, meaning that it’s meant to be worn over your existing protective gear. It features an internal gaiter up to the waist, so any water pooling in your lap won’t be able to get in. The exterior is made up of what Rev’It calls “power nylon,” while the inside has a PVC coating they swear won’t stick to your skin. All of the seams are fully taped and the zipper is covered by a full length rain gutter as it’s the area most susceptible to water getting into the suit. With all of that, plus the additions of reflective paneling, a micro-fleece liner at the collar, zipper garages for the zippers, and a storage pocket on the leg, this is the perfect option for something you might keep in a backpack or top case for when you get caught out in the rain. Comes in all black and Hi-Viz.

Motoport Aero-Tex Rain Pant ($99) and Aero-Tex Rain Jacket ($169)

If you’ve ever met someone who wears Motoport Gear, you know that they’re almost as insufferable in their public worship as Apple nerds. The Motoport Aero-Tex Rain Pant and Jacket bring an incredible amount of features for a fairly low price. Motoport have their own patented Aero-Tex liner which has zero polyurethane (Goretex has about 20%) that is said to be more breathable than any other waterproof material on the market. All of the seams are double stitched and sealed from the inside and the jacket uses heavy duty YKK zippers as well as double flap, Velcro rain gutters to keep the water out. Any order can be customized to fit you perfectly, and the Velcro adjustments at the collar, base, and hem all help tailor the fit for specific weather conditions. The Aero-Tex jacket comes with a micro-fleece lining and reflective piping, and is available in a number of colors. The only downside we see here is in this being a two-piece suit, leaving a large area at the waist in which water can get underneath the waterproof layer. The Aero-Tex jacket and pant are also sans armor and will need to be worn over other protective gear.

Aerostitch Roadcrafter Light – $767

We’re huge fans of the incredible value we find in the Aerostitch Roadcrafter line. Yes, $767 is a ton of money, but after hearing countless stories about people wearing them for over 10 years and just having to repair them upon a crash instead of replace them, that starts to sound a lot more like a good investment than a bloated price. The Roadcrafter Light is made from a lighter weight shell which is about 2/3 as abrasive resistant as the regular Roadcrafter, but retaining Aerostich’s excellent armor, making it the best option in their line for commuting. The Roadcrafter Light is packed with features like waterproof zippers, a fold down collar, integrated boot rain covers, and even chest impact protectors. Pair that with the inclusion of integrated armor, so that you don’t have to wear a separate jacket underneath, and a number of large vents, so you can wear it year round and the Roadcrafter is capable of meeting your commuting needs during all times of the year. It comes in a variety of colors, and is customizable with a number of extra features or to your specific sizing. RideApart’s Wes Siler loves his, read our review here.

  • it_weenie

    I wear a decent 4 season jacket and firstgear overpants normally, Icon overpants if it’s hot. They work in most showers. If I’m really worried, I’ll put on a cheap one-piece suit I bought during a one day sale online for $30. I wear it under my riding gear so I don’t feel like I’ve compromised my protection. It works well unless its stupid hot in the summer and you get to work clammy, but that will happen no matter what.

  • Maverick Moto Media

    We’re big fans of our REV’IT! H2O suit! We’ve ridden through hurricanes and even used it while coaching at trackdays in the rain and never had seams or zippers leak, no matter ho fast we were going or how hard it rained. Excellent product!

    • Piglet2010

      I keep the Neon Yellow version of the H2O in the top box of my scooter, and it has worked well when riding through Upper Midwestern thunderstorms where the rain feels like it is coming down in sheets. Not too bad/slow to put on for a one-piece suit either.

  • Guzzto

    I keep a revit cyclone rain jacket under my seat, Cheap as chips and works great. Nice details like rain gutter on the zips and extra wide velcro tabs around arms to take up any extra fabric and stops jacket from flapping in the wind. Big fan of their gear as its so well made and designed.

  • Brian

    why no love for Frogg Toggs?!?!?!?!

    • Stuart Bogue

      I have sold a variety of Rainsuits over the years,including Frogg Toggs…I have found my customers who ride full-faired to be quite happy with them,my less protected customers,much less so….all a question of wind blast,ballooning and adjustabilty.

      • Brian

        I will completely agree with you on the issues of ballooning ( usually from incorrect sizing off the shelf grabbed by customer due to their interpretation of the sizing, or due to peoples irregular size of themselves from what I have seen) and adjustability. Wind Blast? if they didn’t have FT’s on or any other item on an unprotected bike, they still feel wind blast don’t they? Not as if the product makes something appear that wasn’t there before? Perhaps it may exascerbate it or make it more noticeable than what they normally wear due to said ballooning issues if they once again got the wrong size. I know the 1st time I got FT’s, I grabbed the wrong size because I test fitted without gear at the shop, and went home and test fitted with my gear and found I had to go back and get the correct sizing, which the shop exchanged without issue.

        • Jme

          I bought FT pants though and they stayed waterproof for barely one season. They are easy to pack and were advertised well but overall pretty disappointing.

  • Daniel

    Honestly, I’ve found my Dainese Super Speed Tex keeps the rain out surprisingly well…

  • HoldenL

    Before I bought a Roadcrafter Light, I did research, and read a lot of comments from people who said they wished they had bought their ‘Stich sooner. And, yes, that’s how I felt after a few weeks with my Roadcrafter Light.

    Mine isn’t stealthy, like Wes’s. And I feel like a dork when I wear it into a store, or when I don it in the office because it’s raining outside (instead of putting it on while standing beside my bike in the parking lot).

    But one suit does it all. The suit is just about perfect, rain or shine. Start out in the sunshine, ride into the rain — no problem. Just tighten the collar and keep going. I worried that the RC Light would be too hot for South Florida, but it’s not.

    If you don’t mind looking nerdy, the RC Light is awesome.

    • Piglet2010

      I call my Roadcrafter Light “The Banana Suit” (Hi-viz yellow with gray ballistic panels), and just get used to looking like a maintenance worker on Red Dwarf.

  • Blu E Milew

    Still not sure if my Roadcrafter lets in water, or if I’m just soaked in sweat. The outside just gets wet though, doesn’t bead off like my car. They are probably different materials.

    • Piglet2010

      I do a 2-cycle wash on my Roadcrafter Light – first with Nixwax “Tech Wash” to clean, then with Nixwax “TX Direct Wash-In”, which does help keep the outer fabric dryer.

      • Blu E Milew

        I’ll have to try that next time. All I used is an old can of Scotchgard I found in the basement.

        • Piglet2010

          Hey, I just did what Aerostich recommends. :)

    • Stuki

      I went out and checked, and i think you’re right; the Roadcrafter is made of a different material than my car as well :)

      • Piglet2010

        What – your car does not have Cordura nylon outer panels?

  • Kr Tong

    I’m looking for race suit storm shells. Speed hump and knee puck holes required. Right now I’m using cycling storm shells. Are there any better options?

    • Brian

      have you looked at Respro ? They have the Carbon Slick Roadrace Wetsuit and the Clear Slick Wetsuit. http://respro.com/team-respro

      • Kr Tong

        I dont think anyone in the states has heard of that company. Im fascinated by their line of neoprene “sport” respirators. Always thought it was a horrible idea to ride a motorcycle on the freeway without a respirator of some kind. That may be exactly what I’m looking for.

        • Brian

          I have know about them here on the East Coast for about 7-8 years. Kneedraggers at one point used to carry some of their product line. Good stuff indeed. I have known a few guys to use the Slick suits with good results in WERA and CCS. The filter masks are great, but the Foggy product seems to be the one that is most represented here stateside.

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