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wyno
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PostSubject: Wet Weather Gear   Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:30 pm

Well Heather has just ordered us both a pair of Nax Sax waterproof pants each. We watched the video and thought that for $129 AUD they were worth a try. They should arrive by the end of the week...I hope. The weather down here has been horrible the last few days and the forecast is for more rain, so I hope these pants are as good as they are supposed to be. Time will tell.
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waterbottle
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:03 pm

I love riding in the rain on long trips, so long as you can stay warm and dry. It's a pain in the behind for short spins. Keep us posted Thumbs Up
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ghezzi
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:11 pm

I've got the top line BMW wet weather pants.
5min in normal rain and my left testicle is cold and wet. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:01 am

It's not getting wet that's the worst, but getting cold.

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Papa Lazarou
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:54 am

Rukka for me. Expensive but the best and lasts for ever.
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Conor W
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:48 am

Rain-off overgloves from NZ are the go for those peripherals. Not sure if they do anything fir ghezzi's problem...
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wyno
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:24 pm

If he was a cow he could use four of the five fingers.
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:52 pm

Hi Conor
Do you have a link to the New Zealand overglove mob ?
I had a pair of these a couple of years back and loaned then to a cold visitor to our state and They never came back ...
Would like to get another pair
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mark111
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:19 pm

I use one of these and they work really well even though they look a bit daggy, only use it when I put my rain gear on.
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Wearing this has even made my old rain gear that used to leak more effective and has proven to me that most of the water leakage has been occurring around the neck area.
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wyno
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:28 pm

Touratech make a waterproof overglove that was just tested in Australian Road Rider magazine. The tester said he put his gloved hand into a bucket of water for half an hour and not a drop came through. They should do alright in the real world and they are only $48AUD, which isn't bad.
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Conor W
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:46 am

Wardentm : thought I'd got my second pair (lost one somewhere and had to ride for 100k's in downpour with one glove and a shopping bag...) direct from NZ but can't find details. Andystrapz has them [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:36 am

Dri-Rider Hurricane suit for me, about $90 I think. Have 'commuted' from Sunshine Coast to Gladstone (462k's door to door) in solid Queensland wet season 'rain' = nice and dry.
Easy on and off, and not too much of a spinnaker at highway speeds.
Got a pair of RJays Tornado pants under the seat for those days that start out nice...





Ha! just noticed the maelstrom nomenclature....
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GUZ21
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:16 pm

Papa Lazarou wrote:
Rukka for me. Expensive but the best and lasts for ever.

Ditto.
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Oz1200Guzzi
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:31 pm

I use good old Aldi rain gear - works for me in a 2 piece suit. All this is coming on sale next month in Orstralia
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wyno
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:42 am

Well, I finally got to really test the Nax Sax on the weekend. Did a round trip from Geelong to Millicent South Oz (about 700km) and it bucketed down from Mt Gambier to Millicent and the GRiSO was sitting on around 130kmh and not a drop came in. I was also wearing an Aldi waterproof jacket which also didin't let in a drop. The Nax Sax are so easy to get on and off. No trying to pull them on over your other riding pants They zip from the top of the legs down and the waist belt does up with velcro and doubles as a kidney belt. They seem to be the ducks nuts, however time will tell.
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Papa Lazarou
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:54 am

That Nax Sax gear looks good-But Australia only. Bummer.
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wyno
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:51 am

Do you mean that you couldn't order them online? You should be able to, it's how we did it. If you can't, I could do it for you and send them to you and you pay me back.
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Papa Lazarou
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:43 am

wyno wrote:
Do you mean that you couldn't order them online? You should be able to, it's how we did it. If you can't, I could do it for you and send them to you and you pay me back.

Seemed only to be available in OZ. I don't actually need them, tho.
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moby
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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:46 am

Papa Lazarou wrote:
Rukka for me. Expensive but the best and lasts for ever.

Agreed!

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PostSubject: Re: Wet Weather Gear   Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:11 am

Conor W wrote:
Wardentm : thought I'd got my second pair (lost one somewhere and had to ride for 100k's in downpour with one glove and a shopping bag...) direct from NZ but can't find details. Andystrapz has them [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The thin white biodegradable shopping bags are lifesavers, I was once stranded overnight on top of one of the mountains on the Porongurup National Park (WA) . I was dressed only in a t-shirt and shorts and it poured rain all night. It was so cold I thought my skull was going to crack, then I remembered I had one of those bags in my backpack and wore it over my head with a small space to let my breath in and out. Warmed by my breath, my head was bliss, compared to the freezing cold. cheers
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