Fed up with getting soaked in the Great British Summer?
Usually getting wet doesn’t bother me since i’m not a fair weather rider. What does bother me though is the various bits and bobs in my pocket: phone, MP3 player, wallet etc that I can’t afford to get drenched. I actually broke my last music player from it getting sodden in a sudden downpour last year and didn’t want to repeat the same experience.
Whilst the obvious answer is to buy a typical waterproof jacket I am a bit skint so opted for the Buffalo Rain Suit instead. First thing to say about it is they come large. The XXL I tried on was like a tent, so they are made for your typical size already and should cover your existing gear just fine so long as you don’t have a hump in the jacket etc.
I got myself into a medium size one with a 40 inch chest. Despite my Alpinestars Gloves and Sidi Vertigo Boots not being waterproof I ventured out into the heavy rain and… stayed dry. I don’t know why exactly but I just didn’t really expect a rainsuit of any description to work that well. My gloves got soaked admittedly but it was a great experience to be otherwise warm and comfortable despite the buckets of water landing on me. you don’t need to wear lots of underlayers either, I had a T-shirt and sports layer under my Jacket and I was beginning to get hot when sat at traffic lights. In the future I might just grab a technical base layer and see how I get on with just that instead.
If you’ve not bothered with getting a whole new waterproof set of gear and are fed up with getting wet in the British “summer” then I recommend it, works well and an affordable price.