Anyone else use rain gear this way?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by SportyHawg, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. SportyHawg

    SportyHawg Active Member

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    I just got a new rain suit and am planning on wearing it as a wind block against the colder temps. Anyone else do this?

    I looked at the heated stuff. But its too expensive. I thought I'd give this a try for an additional layer to see how it works.

    I like the high-vis orange!
     
  2. 9FLHR

    9FLHR Active Member

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    I use my rain suit for the cooler temps. It works! :cheers
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I have a nylon 2 piece rainsuit and on ocassion have used it over my leathers for an extra layer of warmth. I do not have thermal gear, keeping to the Sportster "minimalist roots". I used it on my full fairing'd Katana before it moved to warm and sunny Arizona (son in law did not need the rainsuit...LOL)! :bigsmiley24:
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I've use the pants from my rainsuit to help block the wind. Maybe someday I'll get some chaps.
     
  5. Drumrguy

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    I use my Harley rain gear as a wind blocker also.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Basically anything like a trash bag or newspaper will block the wind when worn under your jacket. A lot of people I know carry a large trash bag as an emergency rain suit or just to keep the wind from hitting you in the chest.
     
  7. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    I use rain gear over my heated clothing ( Vest) the wind could actually tear the Gerbing vest
     
  8. PigSnot

    PigSnot Active Member Contributor

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    Yep, done that! Rain suit works well.
    Also tried heated gloves, but did not like it much; fingers too warm without a thermostat while toes are freezing. Boggled the mind. Expense of more electric stuff was not a priority. Found it better to have all extremities equally unhappy.
     
  9. AusRider

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    I also use rain gear to get added warmth in cooler weather--especially in the early am on the way to work!

    Works well-- by keeping the wind off you feel warmer.
     
  10. scrinch

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    Same here...layers with rain gear on top. Battery operated electric socks snowmobile gloves , neck gator, full face snowmobile helmet and I am ready to roll.