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Frogg Toggs rain gear.

Ok, all too often we ask, "What Rain gear do you have?" And we quite often recommend Frogg Toggs.
Toggs at great but will melt if they touch your pipes, proper placed bungee cords will help protect them.
My last set of pants lasted for over 5 years and thousands of wet miles.
So, time for an upgrade, the previous, standard Togg pants were too low cut, as in, a jacket had to be very long to keep you covered good. I tried hiking them up, didn't work. So...
I found these, they are standard material, but, they are bibs and so far, I think they will be perfect! Nope, not Hi Viz....
I will report back after some rides, but preliminary, they will work great for the money!
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...advantage-bibs
Now for the new jacket... my previous Togg Jacket was the plain, non MC one, it was good for standing in the rain, maybe walking, but it was just a back up one....
The new jacket is of course Hi Viz

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...lective-jacket
So far, impressed, more to come!








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Yes they sure will melt lol, when I got my togs I was in a hurry and didn't pay attention to the size ( I know dumb mistake) unfortunately I got off to gas up and run inside to use the restroom and when I got back out I notice part of the pants stuck to the exhaust of my bike. Needless to say I am a lot more cautious now.


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Totally agree on the Frogg Troggs, but rather than bungie-cords I use self-sticking velcro wraps. It has hook & loop on one side, fuzzy on the other.

https://smile.amazon.com/Monoprice-H...TKEHENK8CG7FNV

Holds good, but infinitely adjustable.



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I agree,,,for the price the Frogg are great. I am gonna try the bib pants, they should stay up better than the standard pants. And for those interested the jacket comes in basic black for those not into hi viz.☺

I have found that if you have trouble with jacket zippers leaking, just twist the jacket to the right. It helps the wind hold down the rain flap. Also don't let the front of the jacket bunch up which can create areas for water to pool up.

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I have NO Complaints for Frogg Toggs...
Yes, they melted when the right lag came in contact with HOT Exhaust!
But that can be expected, now can`t it?
I cut off the legs about the knee, and I wear rubberized canvas Chaps over them now...


@ $40 they`re much LESS expensive than MOST Rainsuits, too!!
`Ewas suggested by the vendor to buy these "Big enough to fit OVER your Leather"...
I bought mine at an ABATE Swapmeet, in 2007, and am looking at the NEW product and the improvements, as I`m looking to replace this rainsuit...


Thanks for the "Bibs" info, I didn`t know Frogg Toggs made the "Bib"...
I can still use the top
Although mine primarily stay in the left saddlebag, they HAVE taken ne through 110,000 miles and some of those were torrential rains...
That`s MY Frogg Toggs report,
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I agree,,,for the price the Frogg are great. I am gonna try the bib pants, they should stay up better than the standard pants. And for those interested the jacket comes in basic black for those not into hi viz.☺

I have found that if you have trouble with jacket zippers leaking, just twist the jacket to the right. It helps the wind hold down the rain flap. Also don't let the front of the jacket bunch up which can create areas for water to pool up.

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Totally agree on the Frogg Troggs, but rather than bungie-cords I use self-sticking velcro wraps. It has hook & loop on one side, fuzzy on the other.

https://smile.amazon.com/Monoprice-H...TKEHENK8CG7FNV

Holds good, but infinitely adjustable.
That stuff is also known as "cable ties". It's great for tying up loose cables in your office, to keep them together, but better than zip-ties, since you can undo them if you need to replace or remove the cable or equipment it's tied to for any reason, without having to cut them off and use another zip-tie.

Also, Sportsman's Guide usually has Frogg Toggs at a decent price, and in different colors, too.


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That stuff is also known as "cable ties". It's great for tying up loose cables in your office, to keep them together, but better than zip-ties, since you can undo them if you need to replace or remove the cable or equipment it's tied to for any reason, without having to cut them off and use another zip-tie. . .
Exactly how I discovered it, from work for dressing cables. Way better than bungies or zip-ties for this stuff.



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I found a couple of these the other weekend that I had stashed with some straps. They are too short, will have to buy some.

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Exactly how I discovered it, from work for dressing cables. Way better than bungies or zip-ties for this stuff.
Agree. I used that stuff to strap a cheap waterproof watch to the handlebars for a clock, and it lasted like that for years! Made for a cheap and easy fix.



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