Hey there, everyone! You’ve probably seen the title and the item featured in this entry and you must think I’m bonkers. A rainsuit in the middle of the summer? I agree, it seems quite out of place but please hear me out.
After long periods of blazing sunlight and perfect summer days you just know that eventually the weather needs to let loose and take a break. It might be sunny today but tomorrow a big, dark cloud might be looming over head and I wouldn’t want to be caught out in the rain wearing my best summer leather. So the Black Beacon Waterproof Rain Suit is the perfect solution for this.
The first reason that the Beacon Rain Suit is an excellent choice is because its a one piece suit. There are fewer seams and places for water to get in like you may find on separate pairs of over trousers and jackets where the waist and crotch can still let in water. The other advantage to a one piece suit is that its quicker. If it start raining you can hop off your bike, hop into the legs, pull it up over the shoulders and you’re done, ready to get going again.
With a two piece suit you have to struggle with getting wet while figuring out the pants and then hurry into the jacket by which time you’ve already gotten plenty soaked. Storage is also a great reason for choosing the Beacon- is comes folded up in it’s own storage bag that can easily be carried in a backpack or even stuffed under your bike seat if you have the space in there. My padlock and chain live under my seat while I ride so I keep mine in my backpack- it squashes down a bit and its a big backpack anyway so it takes up little space and adds little extra weight.
The suit its self is made from a strong waterproof material and is constructed using as few seams as possible- its one of the best if not the best rain suit on the market. The cuffs are elasticated as well as adjustable to help keep the wet out and the legs are adjustable as well in how they taper to the contours of your legs. So you can personalise the fit and improve it’s waterproofing by adjusting everything properly, as well as reduce the amount of fabric flapping while riding.
The waist of the suit has a strong strap and buckle that act as a belt. It keeps everything snugly around the waist and keeps the suit’s fit from shifting as well as also reducing how much fabric is free to flap in the wind. The zipper that you open up and step into is a three quarter length zip and has been placed at an angle on purpose. This is to allow you to get into the suit more easily and therefore more quickly to minimise the amount of time you have to spend in the rain or getting ready. Once all zipped up, another panel secures over the zip using velcro which shields the zip from any potential water that may try to seep in. To keep you warm and comfortable the collar of the Beacon rain suit is lined with a soft fleece to to avoid any irritation where the material can rub at the neck and trap some heat inside the suit.
So while the recent days may look like you won’t need it so much, it’ll rain eventually. We have a great selection of rain and waterproof gear here at Ghostbikes.com but at £30.99 the Black Beacon Rain Suit has to be the best value for money. Its better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, as well, right?
Thanks for reading, everybody! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com