Aerostich Second Generation Ultralight Rain Pants

Oct 05, 2016 View Comments by

  Two things any touring motorcyclist benefits from: rain gear, and an ability to pack efficiently. Aerostich’s second generation Ultralight Rain Pants can be stashed in a backpack or on your bike, proving useful when skies suddenly turn gray and conditions get wet. The three-layer waterproof nylon pants pack away in a small, self-store zippered […]

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RadarNow! Answers the Eternal Question, “Should I Put on the Rain Gear?”

Jul 09, 2014 View Comments by

While I like the visual drama of an approaching summer thunderstorm as much as the next guy, I hate getting caught up in one. Even worse than that is the thirty miles of, “Should I put the rain gear on or shouldn’t I?” which is often followed by, “Oh my heavens it’s like a sauna in […]

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Review: Nelson Rigg AS-3000 Aston 2-Piece Rain Suit

Apr 18, 2014 View Comments by

Rain gear. It’s utterly forgotten when not needed and usually needed when forgotten. It’s the motorcyclist’s first line of defense against the soaking downpour that is sure to catch us sooner or later. Though some riders view these brightly colored plastic ensembles as either a nice luxury or a complete waste of space, most serious […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Sun

Jul 18, 2013 View Comments by

We’ve all been there haven’t we? The weather report calls for rain and we have to decide; suit up and dive in, change the route, or park it on the couch. When you are traveling, “park it on the couch” is usually not an option. I usually don’t watch weather reports. I prefer to simply […]

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First Rain

Apr 24, 2013 View Comments by

I wait for the first rain of spring, or at least what passes for spring around here. It’s not because it brings May flowers, which are nice, or that it raises our lake levels and waters our crops—also good things. No, it’s because it washes the salt and sand from the roadways, and most importantly, […]

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Buyers’ Guide – Rain Gear

Jan 17, 2011 View Comments by

Although few riders plan on riding in the rain, it’s inevitable at some point. When the sky opens, the quality of the rain gear can make all the difference between staying comfortable and having a miserable ride. Perhaps it’s stating the obvious, but good rain gear needs to be waterproof all around to keep you […]

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