The riding season is upon us, and as riders prep their bikes for the long season to come, be sure they’ve got the gear they need to stay dry and comfortable when nasty weather hits. From lightweight budget options to fully featured waterproof jackets, there’s a wide range of options to satisfy your full range of customers.
The RS-2 from Joe Rocket is a fully featured rainsuit without the high-end price. Constructed with a 100-percent waterproof soft polyester outer shell with PVC backing, the RS-2 also features a full-length zipper with a Velcro storm flap and collar, and a large variable flow exhaust vent minimizes interior humidity build-up. Other details include a corduroy-lined collar, a full nylon comfort liner, two large outer pockets and gusset expanders, elastic waist, Velcro adjustable cuffs and reflective piping. The RS-2 pants feature an elastic waist and cuffs plus boot stirrups, leg zipper gusset for easy boot entry, melt resistant material sections on the lower leg and reflective piping. The suit also comes in yellow and retails from $64.99 to $69.99.
Made from a 100-percent wind/waterproof, Trimax Polyester. The all-season SR-600 Stormrider two-piece rainsuit features air vents, a concealed hood, large outer pockets, heavy-duty zippers and strategically positioned reflective striping. The pants (seen below) have adjustable suspenders and zipper leg gussets with boot stirrups that can easily be worn over clothing. The suits are available in sizes small to 4XL, come with a “No Hassle” 24-month warranty and are priced from $49.95.
If your customers are looking for basic rain protection, Nalini delivers with its Kea Rain Jacket — this simple, lightweight, transparent nylon rain jacket comes from the brand’s value Base Collection. The $40 jacket comes in sizes small to 3XL.
Both the Patrol jacket and pant feature a waterproof and abrasion-resistant, 1840-level Denier nylon construction in all impact zones, removable CE protection for the shoulders, elbows, back, hips and knees, and Icon’s patented Hi-Viz reflective panels. The jacket also sports six intake and six exhaust ports for ample ventilation and breathability, 12 different storage pockets and a removable hydration pocket that can hold up to 1.5 liters. The pant includes a full-length, waterproof YKK side zip with magnetic storm flaps, and the length of the pant is fully adjustable to suit a variety of riders.
Biker Rain Chaps
Biker Rain Chaps are lightweight, waterproof, comfortable and durable. Biker Rain Chaps are a valuable addition to more burdensome rain gear as a first line of defense against bad weather because they keep riders dry from the thighs down. The chaps also provide excellent wind breaking protection and are great leather savers, keeping chaps dry and safe from soaking water up like a sponge. Incredibly compact, Biker Rain Chaps easily roll up and slide into their own carrying sack that can be looped to a belt or bike. Eight sizes assure a great fit in these value-priced $19.99 chaps.
Shift’s Triton boasts a waterproof, seam-sealed mid-liner to keep riders dry in wet riding conditions. The removable and washable full-sleeve quilted thermal liner provides maximum comfort and warmth when needed. Removable CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor provides impact protection, and reflective piping integrated into numerous seams provides greater night visibility in this $199.95 jacket.
For great water-repellency during road races, the Rev’It! Triton rain
jacket is a great option for amateur and professional riders. Worn by MotoGP rider Randy de Puniet during the 2009 MotoGP season, the Triton shields the seams and perforations of a rider’s leathers to prevent them from getting soaked. The transparent design leaves racing leathers and sponsor logos visible, while the snug but flexible fit preserves freedom of movement so riders can perform at their best. The Triton is available in small to 3XL sizing and retails at $149.99.