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need some quick help.... raingear question(6 posts)

need some quick help.... raingear questionGall
Jan 1, 2003 9:12 AM

in a few hours we are getting together for our new years day ride. its just a hour ride but we do it every year,,,,

anyhows, it pouring here in pa. i dont have any real raingear. i have a northface windbreaker, "wind" pants and tights.

anyhow, walmart has some cheap rainsuits. one style is made out of pvc and the other is this nylon ripstop (sp). i can easily go get this suit and use it today. but which one would be best for riding and future running?

happy new year !

thanks for your help!
Jan 1, 2003 9:42 AM
Nylon doens't work very well in the wet unless you take the time to spray some type of water proofing on it and that takes 24 hours in order for it to dry. Hope this helps.
dont get the really cheap rain gearishmael
Jan 1, 2003 10:47 AM
it rips right away...Since it's not too cold here in Pa. maybe you could just bundle up a lot, expect to get soaked, but keep warm. I used to have a department store bought rain bib and jacket that worked really well. They sell a certain good cheap one all over san francisco. But you end up swimming in your own juices. I'd wear it and wrap my socks in plastic bags. It wasn't quite as cold when I used to do this but it worked really well
Jan 1, 2003 3:33 PM
Walmart's not going to have the product you need 1)a quality material that will allow your perspiration to escape, such as Gore-tex, 2)arm-pit zippers for additional ventilation when you really heat up and last, a preferred in all things, the good stuff costs $$$....Pearl Izumi, Performance, Burley are some brands to consider...(I'm sure there are lots of other brands to select from.) I have the PI Activent jacket (great rain protection, but not something you can stuff in a back pocket) and the ASSOS Climo Micro; great for windbreaker,light-rains and stuffs easily in back pocket.
I've heard good things about the Burley, but don't have one but it's on SALE at:
Jan 1, 2003 6:28 PM
He was talking about something he could get in a few hours, not a few days.
Would have wasted his $$ @ Walmart...coonass
Jan 2, 2003 4:56 PM
He would have been saturated with his own perspiration, and been very cold for it.