Motor rain gear can not be compared with normal rain gear. Rain gear must be able to withstand high speeds on the motorcycle. Motor rain gear is therefore made of sturdy material with extra many adjustment options to prevent flapping. Often rain gear is chosen in an HV (high visibility) version, to be visible in the rain. Motor rain gear not only protects against the rain, but the fluorescent stripes also provide more visibility when it rains. Motor rain gear also increases your safety on the motorbike during a heavy rain shower.
Not one motor rider is the same. One gets his bike out of the shed every day, the other rides mainly during the weekend and another rides only on club days. For every kind of motorcyclist, we have special motor clothing that matches the frequency and the driving behaviour. Motor rain gear is certainly unnecessary for some motorcyclists, while others benefit a lot from this. Many motor riders choose a separate rain jacket and pair of rain pants so that they can also be worn apart from each other.
Which motorcycle rain pants you are going to buy depends on your current motor outfit. If you have good waterproof motorcycle boots, you may not be needing overshoes. If you often ride in summer with summer gloves, over gloves can be nice in case of a shower. With a complete motor rain suit, you are always protected against the rain.
As with all motorcycle clothing, it is important to have the right size motor rain gear. Generally, motor rain gear is of a less thick and stiff material than your motorcycle pants and a motorcycle jacket. The seams are therefore less strong compared to your leather pants or Gore-Tex pants. A pair of motor rain pants must therefore be fitted standing, but especially sitting on the motorbike. There must be room left over at the crotch and the torso.
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