View Full Version : any good rain coat to recommand?



sick0r
21-09-2010, 05:06 PM
well.... i got a old rain coat which is pilot brand.. but everytime its rains and i put it on... somehow or rather.. the water seems to get in and some part of your body will get wet, ... so is there any good rain coat that can prevent water from getting into our clothes?

wat is the recommanded raincoat and its price and where can i get it from???

lacrimosae
21-09-2010, 05:30 PM
The Dainese Bruxelles is the best raincoat I've ever used. It has kept me completely dry even in the heaviest downpour, on the move and while stationary.

yokokazunori
21-09-2010, 06:12 PM
The Dainese Bruxelles is the best raincoat I've ever used. It has kept me completely dry even in the heaviest downpour, on the move and while stationary.

how much and where to buy it?

ahcaibiker
21-09-2010, 06:13 PM
The Dainese Bruxelles is the best raincoat I've ever used. It has kept me completely dry even in the heaviest downpour, on the move and while stationary.


whoa... whoa... Dainese man, Dainese products don come cheap...

IMO, if you want good, cooling and long lasting rain coat... invest in a RS Taichi Dry Master. Should be $200 and below.

lacrimosae
23-09-2010, 02:35 AM
whoa... whoa... Dainese man, Dainese products don come cheap...

IMO, if you want good, cooling and long lasting rain coat... invest in a RS Taichi Dry Master. Should be $200 and below.

Dainese Bruxelles only S$180 leh...

Sn0w_MaN
23-09-2010, 12:04 PM
put ur $$$ into a good rain coat... highly recommanded RS Tachi Dry Master...

YEs is expensive but it is long lastly....

qwedefrf
04-10-2010, 10:16 AM
put ur $$$ into a good rain coat... highly recommanded RS Tachi Dry Master...

YEs is expensive but it is long lastly....

RS tachi is good stuff

light and cheap

azamlinda
06-11-2010, 07:31 PM
dainese come with 1 year warranty bro... if water get in can change for new one...

mmkbad
06-11-2010, 08:04 PM
Any idea where to get those 1-piece raincoat in Singapore?

stwb1981
06-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Cheap & good....
LAB Progrip...
my bro been using it for 2 years & still going strong...
or get those from the Traditional Hardware store....

apeesc
18-11-2010, 04:11 PM
so is either the Dainese Bruxelles @ $180 or RS Tachi Dry Master @ $200 ..

jack oh jack
19-11-2010, 09:29 AM
those OGK from ah boy also not bad, not stuffy and keep u dry
$50~$65 depend on ur bargain

PaperTiger
22-11-2010, 07:11 PM
The AGV or BELL from LAB also not bad price about 65. I have the AGV one. Besides keeping me dry on raining day, the material is quite thick and heavy hence will not flap on high speed. As for the BELL one I have seen many Riders thru and fro the causeway using it.

imaomakmak
22-11-2010, 07:40 PM
The Dainese Bruxelles is the best raincoat I've ever used. It has kept me completely dry even in the heaviest downpour, on the move and while stationary.

where did you buy it? can let me know?

JackOHJack
22-11-2010, 11:40 PM
rs taichi rainbuster?

est1892
22-11-2010, 11:50 PM
Ya where to buy dainese or RS Taichi? I using Arai and still can get wet especially heavy rain

savingGAIA
23-11-2010, 04:19 PM
Is there any raincoat which is similar to coveralls? Wearing two piece is so troublesome...

Makiyo Ng
23-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Bro, am using PRO HELMETS rain coat, cheap & good for normal rain.....Bought from a bro brand new at $10 oni la....thks to him man...

naim
24-11-2010, 10:57 PM
i use an OGK Aeroblade II jacket ($60 a set but the pants seep thru alr) + Rain Pants from U-Techn (knox distributor) at $15 + Rain Shoe Covers at $18 = Total less than $100... gone thru super heavy showers and came out dry... :)

raul7
25-11-2010, 03:51 AM
if im not wrong knox also sells raincoat with protection pad. can go down to the shop at jurong west to ask.
very nice uncle

shorty
26-11-2010, 02:08 PM
jus bought a progrip at LAB. hope can last at least 6 mths. buy cheap can change regularly. n when it seeps thru, not heart pain.

wait4me
26-11-2010, 04:01 PM
rs taichi
can wear during normal weather as it wont get so hot undereath it

bustop
26-11-2010, 04:11 PM
jus bought a progrip at LAB. hope can last at least 6 mths. buy cheap can change regularly. n when it seeps thru, not heart pain.

how much u bought progrip from lab 1set?..







anyone knw how much Arai raincoat cost per set? those normally see ppl wearing on the road. grey/black. thks

winsontoh
28-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Bro, I have 1 alpinesrtar Titan waterproof textile jacket (blue) to let go(never use), but xxl size for chest 42-46 inch. Because wrong size buying from alpinestars official web store. RSP USD$189.95. Plus shipping s$70. Now I want sell s$180. Pm me if interest. View set to believe http://www.alpinestars.com/store/productdetails.aspx?productid=320156&cs=1
buy a good rainsuit is important than how fast you can go.
btw, this is a 100% waterproof jacket, not rain suit, you can ride with this in all weather.

winsontoh
28-11-2010, 04:13 PM
alpinestarts come with amour guard

DemonicSaint
28-11-2010, 10:48 PM
my progrip has lasted me for comin 5ys already n still goin strong

shorty
29-11-2010, 12:29 AM
Bustop...I bot the pro grip for 35.

bustop
29-11-2010, 12:46 AM
my progrip has lasted me for comin 5ys already n still goin strong

sounds good! 5yrs worth the $ alrdy. bo rugi liao.


Bustop...I bot the pro grip for 35.

hmm. $35 worth it..

Muskal
29-11-2010, 08:49 AM
i using the armygoretex jacket.. to me its still the best.. anyway the raincoats i think if after a while confirm water will seep tru as the waterproof layer on the jacket will fade away. there is a spray for rain coat to apply the protective layer on the raincoat.. if nt wrong motoworld got sell or its a product of 3m

Isopropyl
29-11-2010, 09:31 AM
using progrip. got it for $40:( think i got chop. haha...

so far so good. prefer PVC type rather then those Arai heavier version. light and comfortable. if worn correctly almost 100% water proof. some water might get in around the neck around during heavy rain although not much to be a concern.

i rather get a cheaper raincoat which performance is still very good. allow me to change every 1-2 years to cater for deterioration/wear and tear over time.

msofian_74
29-11-2010, 09:33 AM
You can try RS Taichi RainBuster Motoworld...price bout $120-$160

Ezz
10-12-2010, 11:49 PM
Which shop selling these two raincoats?

JackOHJack
11-12-2010, 01:24 AM
rs taichi rainbuster $80/ set

drymaster $140/set

dun think, just buy, u'll noe the difference the moment u put them on.

wuming
19-12-2010, 04:12 PM
where can buy the rs taichi drymaster or the dainese bruxelles? tks!

runjoerun
20-12-2010, 11:18 PM
RS Taichi Drymaster and Rain Buster can be bought at Motoworld. For Bruxelles I'll try Regina. I opt for the thinner Rain Buster (RB) because it came stuffed in a tube shape bag which is very nice a fitting in my tank bag. I went to north of Malaysia with RB. On my way back to Singapore, it rained heavily from Selangor to Johor. I rate RB very highly.

I once used a 'Kiss Racing Team' raincoat. Very good too. But the sleeve bands lost its elasticity too soon.

marcuschoo
26-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Hi Jack,
Can you tell me where to get the $80 rainbuster set? If possible, can you sms me @ 81987047. Thanks much much.

at0m87
27-12-2010, 11:01 AM
using alpinestar waterproof jacket. got to say it is 100% waterproof even in super duper heavy rain, i reach home dry.. comes with CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors.

MERCENARY
27-12-2010, 01:28 PM
I personally have tried Arai and currently rs-taichi.For Arai its too thick for day usage and not that comfortable.Good in the night.Keeps you warm.
FOr Taichi now my rain pants are slipping in rain water from the center portion.

naim
28-12-2010, 01:12 AM
mine from U-Techn full set cost $75 ($60 for jacket n $15 for pants) and 100% waterproof... well built n hopefully lasts long.. using for a few weeks alr... :)

contact details are as follows:
Blk 541 Jurong West Ave 1 #01-1046C... Call andrew (97357678) or vincent (98349592) b4 u go down cux their opening hours abit inconsistent.. cheers!

marcuschoo
28-12-2010, 12:01 PM
bro, where u buy the U-techn rain pants and the rain shoe covers huh? if possible can u sms me @ 81987047.

thanks very much.


i use an OGK Aeroblade II jacket ($60 a set but the pants seep thru alr) + Rain Pants from U-Techn (knox distributor) at $15 + Rain Shoe Covers at $18 = Total less than $100... gone thru super heavy showers and came out dry... :)

escapee
04-01-2011, 10:48 AM
Hi Bros, I m thinking, if i buy a good quality sport brand raincoat like Timberland or Addidas or Solomon, will it do the job of the normal bikes raincoat?
I understand the normal bike raincoat come with velcro at the wrist, so water does not come in so easily.

Just to check, anybody have experience using those sport brand raincoat as ur riding gear? I also c some guys using the army raincoat, does it works?

IvikaRazI
04-01-2011, 03:00 PM
i using the armygoretex jacket.. to me its still the best.. anyway the raincoats i think if after a while confirm water will seep tru as the waterproof layer on the jacket will fade away. there is a spray for rain coat to apply the protective layer on the raincoat.. if nt wrong motoworld got sell or its a product of 3m

Actually can get those in adventure sports. A more famous brand is NixWax (http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/index.php). Be warn to all as these are temporary. Nothing is permanent. Only issue is the rain pants, always leak at the mid section. So from time to time I re-coat them. As for the jacket, I am still happy with my 3-4 year purchase. No smell, keep me cool and dry. Thank you RS Taichi hahaha.


You can try RS Taichi RainBuster @Motoworld (http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/member.php?u=29813)...price bout $120-$160

Should it be the DryMaster, the RainBuster is the S$70+ one rite?

CMYRS
06-01-2011, 02:45 PM
any in the taichi range are decent with 12mths min lifespan.

just dont expect it to be entirely waterproof for eternity

haoKR
09-01-2011, 09:19 PM
using alpinestar waterproof jacket. got to say it is 100% waterproof even in super duper heavy rain, i reach home dry.. comes with CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors.

sounds gd
hw much u bought urs 4

haoKR
10-01-2011, 01:11 AM
any other place that has RS taichi other dan motorworld ?

thrasher
10-01-2011, 08:49 AM
i need a recommendation for a raincoat for big sized rider. quality definitely important.. not cheap flimsy stuff.

hachi
10-01-2011, 08:53 AM
mine from U-Techn full set cost $75 ($60 for jacket n $15 for pants) and 100% waterproof... well built n hopefully lasts long.. using for a few weeks alr... :)

contact details are as follows:
Blk 541 Jurong West Ave 1 #01-1046C... Call andrew (97357678) or vincent (98349592) b4 u go down cux their opening hours abit inconsistent.. cheers!
I am also using army jacket...The pant you mentioned was selling $10 previously and i hooted 3....Is always the leaked pants....
No regret....

hElleVer
11-01-2011, 05:49 PM
new fresh stock of rs taichi drymaster arrived today, saw many stocks in at the main branch. Bought a drymaster (black) at 130..

wuming
11-01-2011, 09:49 PM
new fresh stock of rs taichi drymaster arrived today, saw many stocks in at the main branch. Bought a drymaster (black) at 130..

hi. r u refering to motoworld? the branch at kaki bukit?

xavw
11-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Hi Bros, I m thinking, if i buy a good quality sport brand raincoat like Timberland or Addidas or Solomon, will it do the job of the normal bikes raincoat?
I understand the normal bike raincoat come with velcro at the wrist, so water does not come in so easily.

Just to check, anybody have experience using those sport brand raincoat as ur riding gear? I also c some guys using the army raincoat, does it works?

I'm using my Northface jacket. It's originally meant as rain gear for climbing, trekking. It works in keeping the rain out, has velcro at the sleeves, and it has other features which enables it to breathe well. One downside is that it tends to billow out in the wind, have to adjust mirrors otherwise all i see in my mirrors is my jacket. The other downside is that it's pretty drab looking, being grey/brown color. I saw TP riding in the rain the other day, they wore florescent yellow rain gear, super noticeable. Don't think I'll go out of my way to get a bike raincoat, as my current setup works fine for the rain. But may add on a high visibility vest or something.

hElleVer
11-01-2011, 11:23 PM
hi. r u refering to motoworld? the branch at kaki bukit?

yes bro.. kaki bukit branch

plasticprison
11-01-2011, 11:29 PM
I'm using my Northface jacket. It's originally meant as rain gear for climbing, trekking. It works in keeping the rain out, has velcro at the sleeves, and it has other features which enables it to breathe well. One downside is that it tends to billow out in the wind, have to adjust mirrors otherwise all i see in my mirrors is my jacket. The other downside is that it's pretty drab looking, being grey/brown color. I saw TP riding in the rain the other day, they wore florescent yellow rain gear, super noticeable. Don't think I'll go out of my way to get a bike raincoat, as my current setup works fine for the rain. But may add on a high visibility vest or something.

Heh heh, i thought i'm the only one using the northface jacket as rain coat. keeps me super warm too.

what are you using for your rain pants bro?

escapee
12-01-2011, 12:11 PM
I'm using my Northface jacket. It's originally meant as rain gear for climbing, trekking. It works in keeping the rain out, has velcro at the sleeves, and it has other features which enables it to breathe well. One downside is that it tends to billow out in the wind, have to adjust mirrors otherwise all i see in my mirrors is my jacket. The other downside is that it's pretty drab looking, being grey/brown color. I saw TP riding in the rain the other day, they wore florescent yellow rain gear, super noticeable. Don't think I'll go out of my way to get a bike raincoat, as my current setup works fine for the rain. But may add on a high visibility vest or something.


Heh heh, i thought i'm the only one using the northface jacket as rain coat. keeps me super warm too.

what are you using for your rain pants bro?


Thaks thanks, i jsut brought the timberland waterproof jacket, come with the internal soft layer for cold weather, removable. I using just the waterproof layer for riding, so far so good. Brought at IMM timberland factory outlet, discounted price of $200.

Good thing is, i can bring to cinema for gf or can be used when going oversea.

Yup, only down side is, don have reflective stickers like the riding jacket.

wuming
12-01-2011, 10:07 PM
yes bro.. kaki bukit branch

hi. motoworld sells two kinds of rs taichi drymaster. one is more like a raincoat, while the other is more like a jacket. what's the difference between the two (besides what i have just highlighted)??

thanks!

plasticprison
12-01-2011, 11:07 PM
Thaks thanks, i jsut brought the timberland waterproof jacket, come with the internal soft layer for cold weather, removable. I using just the waterproof layer for riding, so far so good. Brought at IMM timberland factory outlet, discounted price of $200.

Good thing is, i can bring to cinema for gf or can be used when going oversea.

Yup, only down side is, don have reflective stickers like the riding jacket.

do you use a rain pants as well?

escapee
13-01-2011, 12:40 PM
do you use a rain pants as well?

I have old rain pants, which i brought as a set the ''OGK' raincoat from LAB shop.

Btw, i jsut brought a pair rain shoe cover from regina, cost about $18 per pair. Manage to bargain to $15, cos my fren was buying helmets from them.

xavw
13-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Heh heh, i thought i'm the only one using the northface jacket as rain coat. keeps me super warm too.

what are you using for your rain pants bro?

some other trekking rain pants from Columbia. got velcro at the ankles and slits at the pockets so i can get at my things like cash card. breathes well enough for me. and like escapee say, can use it off the bike too.

my only other experience with other rain gear was the plastic things they had at the driving sch. wet from rain and wet from sweat.

dark_angel
13-01-2011, 10:30 PM
Wah like tat, i think i also want to buy those kind of trekking pants liao lor as my rainpants always the crouch area wet one.
like pee on the pant like tat, very malu at times...


some other trekking rain pants from Columbia. got velcro at the ankles and slits at the pockets so i can get at my things like cash card. breathes well enough for me. and like escapee say, can use it off the bike too.

my only other experience with other rain gear was the plastic things they had at the driving sch. wet from rain and wet from sweat.

haoKR
13-01-2011, 10:35 PM
both branch of motorworld has new stocks.(raincoat only)
went to lavender branch 2day n check it out.

still thinking wad to get.

is Astar exp dan rs taichi(the brand)? coz i didnt check out Astar
let sae e quality is e same.

IdaaNdi
14-01-2011, 01:14 AM
Hopefully taichi raincoats consider adding flourescent yellow colors in future.. easy to spot for other road users esp those rainy nights.

haoKR
14-01-2011, 01:48 PM
where can i find Alpinestars?

xavw
14-01-2011, 03:49 PM
where can i find Alpinestars?

Kelantan Lane, near LAB/Regina. You got to call the number on the door.

haoKR
14-01-2011, 04:09 PM
Kelantan Lane, near LAB/Regina. You got to call the number on the door.

only that shop ?

xavw
14-01-2011, 09:33 PM
think they sole distributor for alpinestars and AGV. or buy online lor.

sil3ntscr3am
14-01-2011, 09:45 PM
Is it worth to buy RS Taichi Rainmaster? How's the wear and tear?

haoKR
15-01-2011, 12:38 PM
think they sole distributor for alpinestars and AGV. or buy online lor.

okay
wheres e door to go in ah ?

Ezz
02-02-2011, 12:38 AM
Dainese is at ubi ave 3.. Rs taichi is at motoworld, gt 2 place one is at kaki bukit.. Last tym i check dainese bruxelles selling @ S$202.. Bt i bought rs taichi @ S$140.. Excellent ventilation.. Been thru 3days nonstop rain.. Good buy.. Never regret.. =)

runjoerun
18-02-2011, 03:41 AM
Hopefully taichi raincoats consider adding flourescent yellow colors in future.. easy to spot for other road users esp those rainy nights.

Rain Buster got fluoro yellow already.

IdaaNdi
18-02-2011, 05:51 AM
Rain Buster got fluoro yellow already.

Noted thanks. Which outlet did u went to?

schnauzer
18-04-2011, 07:29 PM
me using timberland, 100% waterproof ,onli the drymaster pants water sips in


Heh heh, i thought i'm the only one using the northface jacket as rain coat. keeps me super warm too.

what are you using for your rain pants bro?

kzone
02-10-2011, 09:05 AM
any raincoat bettter than RS Taichi drymaster to recommend? My almost 2 yr old piece started to leak at the crotch & chest

shorty
11-10-2011, 11:59 AM
dont get caberg raincoat from LAB. super useless! 1st time i wear jus now, my whole shirt is wet! even my sleeves were wet! gonna go back there n change.

outdoorchap
11-10-2011, 12:03 PM
Goretex top and bottom. Work well and doesn't leak.

ridewanu
13-10-2011, 12:16 PM
Any idea hw much the army goretex pants cost? My rainpants gone aleady

Elan7891
13-10-2011, 12:33 PM
guys..you might want to try this shop.....without protective padding $70 and with protective padding $100
long rain coat like touring jacket.

call : KNOX - Vincent foo @ +65 98349592 (call before you go down)
shop located @ Blk 541 Jurong West ave 1 #01-1046C S640541

web page : www.planet-knox.com

naim
13-10-2011, 07:42 PM
guys..you might want to try this shop.....without protective padding $70 and with protective padding $100
long rain coat like touring jacket.

call : KNOX - Vincent foo @ +65 98349592 (call before you go down)
shop located @ Blk 541 Jurong West ave 1 #01-1046C S640541

web page : www.planet-knox.com

good waterproofing but thr is no ventilation on this one.. so it gets quite warm once d rain stops/temperature goes up...

Streetwise
14-10-2011, 05:45 PM
I use Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water repellent for outdoor fabric to rejunvenate my raincoat. Been using raincoat for 3yrs+. Still no leaks. Usually when start leaking, let the rain coat dry, spray on, let it dry and it will last for the whole raining season.

Only4TheWeak
14-10-2011, 05:59 PM
I use Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water repellent for outdoor fabric to rejunvenate my raincoat. Been using raincoat for 3yrs+. Still no leaks. Usually when start leaking, let the rain coat dry, spray on, let it dry and it will last for the whole raining season.

Where do you get the Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water repellent??

Unclelim
15-10-2011, 11:58 AM
Hi Gurus
Where to buy the plain bright yellow colour rain suits(like TP rain suit colour) ? Seen a few riders using it.
Thanks and have a nice safe riding weekend

slayer2cool
16-10-2011, 11:26 PM
anybody knows how to "break in" those arai jacket? they feel tough enough but quite hot wearing them even at night. think cos no vents at the front, only at the back.

gnk_dj
05-11-2011, 03:02 PM
those which they use in ssdc?

dany
15-11-2011, 02:33 PM
My Arai Raincoat start to smell at the arm area wen i wear them...

Can i wash it with normal fabric detergent and soak it clean? Will it make my raincoat spoilt?

outdoorchap
15-11-2011, 02:51 PM
http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/342894-WTS-Goretex-Rain-Coats

If you guys are looking for goretex rain coats, do let me know.

MERCENARY
15-11-2011, 04:22 PM
Well mine will be mouldy,so i guess must really dry under the sun or be really dry.
I bought my arai rain coat from HKL a few months back,wore it less than 5 times.
The pants centre part will be wet,only on big weather storms.
Going to view knox shop at jurong west later to get a rain pants most likely.
My arai top is too big for me too.

robertgl
15-11-2011, 08:05 PM
Dainese is at ubi ave 3.. Rs taichi is at motoworld, gt 2 place one is at kaki bukit.. Last tym i check dainese bruxelles selling @ S$202.. Bt i bought rs taichi @ S$140.. Excellent ventilation.. Been thru 3days nonstop rain.. Good buy.. Never regret.. =)

Thanks for the feedback. Will take a look at the rs taichi.

MERCENARY
16-11-2011, 10:06 AM
guys..you might want to try this shop.....without protective padding $70 and with protective padding $100
long rain coat like touring jacket.

call : KNOX - Vincent foo @ +65 98349592 (call before you go down)
shop located @ Blk 541 Jurong West ave 1 #01-1046C S640541

web page : www.planet-knox.com


Just to share i have used many different type of raincoats,Rs tachi,Arai,Saf Camo and etc.
I went down a few days back with my friend,indeed very friendly and knowledgeable for his son.
The Knox armour protection is indeed a state of the art for gloves.
For the raincoat,the good thing was there was straps for the top which i have seen for the first time.
Its more comfortable than the Arain Version,almost similar to the Rs tachi but much thicker
They are to prevent your raincoat from flapping,so that water wouldnt seep in that easily.
The waterproofing will last longer too.
The good thing is you can buy the pants and top separately which is terrific.Just replaced whichever worn out first.Just like tyres.

I strongly recommend this set of raincoat,you can buy the armours too when you want.
Cause the pockets are in it already,just need to insert them only.
I am no friends of theirs.It based on a motorcyclist who have rode for 11yrs

metal.rooster
28-11-2011, 06:22 PM
i like 1-pc rainsuit. very convenient and fun to wear. it is really not so difficult to wear them. it's the 2-pc that I find quite difficult to wear. most of the time, i get terribly wet before finishing wearing the 2-pc. struggling with the zip-lock is a pain.

see this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHd01slmWA

robertgl
28-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Just got the taichi and it is good :)

AeROSmitH
28-11-2011, 10:31 PM
i like 1-pc rainsuit. very convenient and fun to wear. it is really not so difficult to wear them. it's the 2-pc that I find quite difficult to wear. most of the time, i get terribly wet before finishing wearing the 2-pc. struggling with the zip-lock is a pain.

see this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHd01slmWA

where did u buy ur 1 piece? how much?

metal.rooster
29-11-2011, 03:06 PM
where did u buy ur 1 piece? how much?

it's $75. u go www.facebook.com/Geared.Rider. a local online seller.

LXY
06-12-2011, 12:36 AM
Any comments on FFS rain coat? Where to buy one? Manny thanks

sh3rman
06-12-2011, 08:21 PM
rs taichi. back to back rainy days not a problem. arrive at work dry.

Azroy12d
07-12-2011, 04:03 AM
Been doing despatch for 11yrs already, so i've tested a few kinds of raincoat. The best is still rs taichi DM. Lasted for 3yrs till my wife accidentally put it inside a washing machine. Lol! So bought myself a new set last mth. Cost me abt $220. Damn worth it guys. U shud try it. Worth the investment.

kaze-no-koe
24-12-2011, 04:53 PM
got any rain coat to recommend that can also be used as normal jacket/windbreaker

2299
12-09-2012, 06:58 AM
Can tell me more how the water sip into drymaster pants?


me using timberland, 100% waterproof ,onli the drymaster pants water sips in

2299
12-09-2012, 07:15 AM
I just bought Taichi Rainmaster for $145 from Kaki Bukit last month. First time trying, so decided to go for the cheapest one instead of the 2 other Rainmaster X model going at $210 discounted. Tried 2 solid down pour so far, dame good!!! Only minor adjustment needed is that if you are wearing long sleeves to work, fold up the cuff 1-2 fold is necessary.

Now that I have the set, upon closer examination, here's what I found:

- It appears that the jacket material has some kind of chemical coating and I notice some spot is not perfect (i.e. minor patchy area where coating not even). NP, lucky I did but the $210ones.

- Jacket very breathable, can even feel the chill wind hitting my chest when riding and best of all, inside still 100% dry.

- The rain pants is not made of breathable material, can feel slight warm sometimes but no biggie. So far, putting on the whole suit does not get my body baking inside. Sheltered carparks can be warm because of the heat from cars (not the fault of the suit), once you are out in the rain, cool as cucumber.

- The key towards a waterproof jacket is in the front zipper (biggest culprit in seeping water). Taichi has a double velkro flap over the zipper, a real winner! I compared and trial tested with a normal waterproof sports and discovered this cause.

- The jacket neck velkro is quite comfortable, even at 95% tight (not strangling myself), no water sips in!


Was told that after about 2 years, water tightness may drop and it's end of life of the jacket. I'm taking good care of it, so let's see how long mine last....got a friend having it for > 2 years and still counting on this good boy each time it pours!

naim
12-09-2012, 09:00 AM
My u-techn raincoat set (from the jurong west knox shop) started to leak alr. Granted it was quite affordable (i tink abt 90 per set) its 2 yrs lifespan was quite worth it. Pants start to leak and so did some parts of the sleeves.

So was interested in RS taichi but its wayyy too ex. So i searched online and found the Frogg Toggs brand in USA. Very popular outdoor wear. And they have a few made for motorcycling.

Took the plunge and ordered a set of Road Toad. Ard $90+ total with shipping.

Got it and amazed with the material. Its like paper! Very soft and thin! And its texture is exactly like those kitchen paper towel. Rained so i tested it.

Its so comfy! I bought a size too big but it doesnt flap so much and makes getting into it quickly (duuhhh!) a breeze! arrived after a heavy shower and totally dry and not feeling warm and sticky like all the other raincoats i hv tried. Also have a hood so u can wear it underneath d helmet so that water dont drip down behind.

Only issue i find is the collar doesnt hv a velcro so if wear open face, suspect water can drip in (i wear FF so no issue). Also, the pants have side pocket entry. Just undo a clip button and u can access ur pockets inside. Not a smart design! My pockets felt a little damp actly, but maybe could be because mine was too big la.

All in all, worth it so far. Now is just a matter of its lifespan. Some riders in USA hv used theirs over 3-4 years then start to leak. Highly recommended!

2299
12-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Got model no.?

Which online site you bought from?

naim
12-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Got model no.?

Which online site you bought from?

I tink jux google for Frogg Toggs. They hv a range for motorcyclists. The one i bought is called Road Toad. I got from ebay. Just find one wif lowest price inclusive of shipping la. rmb the size is very big.

2299
12-09-2012, 04:53 PM
This one?

256615

http://www.extremesupply.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/600x600/froggtoggs/froggtoggs_jackets/froggtoggs_roadtoad_jacket.jpg

naim
12-09-2012, 05:17 PM
Correct! :)

2299
12-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Is this meant for motorbike or for outdoor camping?

naim
12-09-2012, 06:17 PM
Motorbike. Most of their products are for outdoor usage but they have a range specifically for motorcycling application.

fishlipps
12-09-2012, 07:41 PM
The ordinary rain coat & pants have a waterproof coating like a 'skin' on the inside, when this cracks or peels the water seep through. What i do is patch up the cracks , some ppl use the exp waterproof gel stuff , i just use the good ole silicon sealant LoLo_O

contacted
13-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Correct! :)

Hey, can I check is it specifically the Elite Highway? Seems like the only one that is a set.

http://www.froggtoggs.com/#outerwear/motorcycle/EH101/

naim
13-09-2012, 03:03 PM
Hey, can I check is it specifically the Elite Highway? Seems like the only one that is a set.

http://www.froggtoggs.com/#outerwear/motorcycle/EH101/

the one i got is Road Toad. not on their main website. i guess its a discontinued model already. but can still be found on ebay, and also the cheapest. nt sure abt the Elite Highway and others.

Chemol
13-09-2012, 03:37 PM
Try BMW Pro-Rain 3. Very high quality, easy to put on, one piece design, packs small. Not sure if Performance carries it but easily available online $100-$120 USD.

RS-Taichi is good but the yen is really killing prices. A couple of years back, Drymaster was going for $120 or so.

Hydher
30-09-2012, 02:57 AM
Just bought a rainmaster raincoat for motorcycle use at beach road military shop beside the renovating market at $25.
Rear vents incl!
Bought it becoz it folds compact n gd quality for its price.
Max size is XL
Not the normal PVC type.
Take a look (:

haoKR
30-09-2012, 09:21 AM
any good and slim/thin ones?
to fold,squeeze and keep.

2299
30-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Got...Taichi Rain Master X...but it will costs...S$210 Motorworld.



any good and slim/thin ones?
to fold,squeeze and keep.

2299
30-09-2012, 07:32 PM
Actually, if you know how to fold....(think of how people fold parachute)....no need to buy the $210 one....I bought the cheapest Taichi at $145, thicker but I manage to fold it and stuff into a 45cm by 15 cm custom made waterproof bag...then I stuff it inside the limited space inside my bike.


any good and slim/thin ones?
to fold,squeeze and keep.

stkoh78
06-10-2012, 01:30 PM
Actually can get those in adventure sports. A more famous brand is NixWax (http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/index.php). Be warn to all as these are temporary. Nothing is permanent. Only issue is the rain pants, always leak at the mid section. So from time to time I re-coat them. As for the jacket, I am still happy with my 3-4 year purchase. No smell, keep me cool and dry. Thank you RS Taichi hahaha.


My pant is leaking in the middle . How do u re-coat them . Is there a place to buy just the pant itself .

epk
07-10-2012, 08:59 AM
My pant is leaking in the middle . How do u re-coat them . Is there a place to buy just the pant itself .

Lab there got sell the pants only

whitepomfret
29-10-2012, 08:54 AM
Got...Taichi Rain Master X...but it will costs...S$210 Motorworld.

I second the Taichi Rain Master X. It's uber small when packed. I was impressed. Unfortunately, with my orang utan length arms, I can't use them.

I went for BMW Rain Lock. thicker but very well made. I wish they had my size in the BMW's GoreTex Klima Komfort jacket. It's got a classic styling, but they've run out. That's even better.

299
29-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Is would be gd for us if someone can provide the pictures to view :)

hachi
18-11-2012, 12:13 AM
My u-techn raincoat set (from the jurong west knox shop) started to leak alr. Granted it was quite affordable (i tink abt 90 per set) its 2 yrs lifespan was quite worth it. Pants start to leak and so did some parts of the sleeves.

So was interested in RS taichi but its wayyy too ex. So i searched online and found the Frogg Toggs brand in USA. Very popular outdoor wear. And they have a few made for motorcycling.

Took the plunge and ordered a set of Road Toad. Ard $90+ total with shipping.

Got it and amazed with the material. Its like paper! Very soft and thin! And its texture is exactly like those kitchen paper towel. Rained so i tested it.

Its so comfy! I bought a size too big but it doesnt flap so much and makes getting into it quickly (duuhhh!) a breeze! arrived after a heavy shower and totally dry and not feeling warm and sticky like all the other raincoats i hv tried. Also have a hood so u can wear it underneath d helmet so that water dont drip down behind.

Only issue i find is the collar doesnt hv a velcro so if wear open face, suspect water can drip in (i wear FF so no issue). Also, the pants have side pocket entry. Just undo a clip button and u can access ur pockets inside. Not a smart design! My pockets felt a little damp actly, but maybe could be because mine was too big la.

All in all, worth it so far. Now is just a matter of its lifespan. Some riders in USA hv used theirs over 3-4 years then start to leak. Highly recommended!

How does it fare during this raining season??? Quite cheap if include shipping maybe less than $60..looking at Dri duck series....

naim
18-11-2012, 01:15 AM
How does it fare during this raining season??? Quite cheap if include shipping maybe less than $60..looking at Dri duck series....

doing great so far. coupled wif my waterproof boots + gloves, i ride home in warmth and comfort. :) no more stuffy feeling like most raincoats. i wear wif my mesh jacket inside some more.

haoKR
18-11-2012, 04:08 PM
hachi and naim. sounds gd to me
any pics ? hehe

hachi
18-11-2012, 04:57 PM
hachi and naim. sounds gd to me
any pics ? heheI am thinking whether wanna ship a not???

naim
18-11-2012, 06:10 PM
take a look here http://www.revzilla.com/product/frogg-toggs-road-toad-rainsuit

more reviews. just google it. i bought mine on ebay because most US sites charge ridiculous amounts to ship in 2 pieces of fabric into singapore.

pak_tam
15-12-2012, 04:16 PM
U can get a spidi rainsuit @$180 which comes with 1 year warranty

koma
16-12-2012, 08:07 AM
where to get tis bro?? 1 piece correct??


U can get a spidi rainsuit @$180 which comes with 1 year warranty

vtec88
16-12-2012, 02:41 PM
I got some raincoat and pants to clear , those who need PM me.

hachi
20-12-2012, 08:42 AM
The Frogg Troggs rain coat arrived...First touch super light and soft material.

haoKR
20-12-2012, 10:11 AM
The Frogg Troggs rain coat arrived...First touch super light and soft material.

ordered and shipped in alrdy ?
post some pics ? haha

nenek
20-12-2012, 04:53 PM
those that you get from LAB one is sufficient for me.. cause after like 1 year can buy new one. cheap2 good2

hachi
20-12-2012, 06:31 PM
ordered and shipped in alrdy ?
post some pics ? haha
Is like a normal yellow rain coat, pic doesnt do any justice...Nothing fancy..The touch and material super soft and light...Have not tested in rain yet...

hachi
20-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Selling my army gore tex..Used for 3 years but in good condition.
http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php/373631-WTSell-Gore-Tex-Army-Camo-Rain-Coat-Size-XL?highlight=

yongchin
26-12-2012, 05:26 PM
The AGV or BELL from LAB also not bad price about 65. I have the AGV one. Besides keeping me dry on raining day, the material is quite thick and heavy hence will not flap on high speed. As for the BELL one I have seen many Riders thru and fro the causeway using it.

Iam also using the AGV. quite good. used for 1 year still working good.