Rain is pretty much an inevitable part of life and an inevitable part of riding. However, what isn’t an unavoidable part of the riding experience is being wet and cold. This is because these days, there are plenty of options to keep you both warm and dry on your journey.
We’ve compiled a list of the best motorcycle rain gear to help you when the conditions get tough. We’ve included rain suits, boots, and gloves. The good news is that most of the choices are very affordable, with only a couple of exceptions.
Hopefully, there will be something suitable amongst our picks for you. So, let’s dive in and take a closer look…
- 1 Top 15 Best Motorcycle Rain Gear On The Market Reviews
- 1.1 1 FROGG TOGGS Men’s Classic All-Sport Waterproof Breathable Rain Suit – Best Motorcycle Rain Gear for Wind Protection
- 1.2 2 Scoyco RC01 Motorcycle Racing Waterproof Jacket Pants Set Rain Suit (XL) – Best Motorcycle Gear for Heavy Rain
- 1.3 3 Nelson-Rigg SR-6000-HVY-03-LG Stormrider Rain Suit (Black/High Visibility Yellow, Large) – Best PVC Motorcycle Rain Gear
- 1.4 4 NexGen Men’s Rain Suit (Black/Silver, 4X-Large)
- 1.5 5 FROGG TOGGS Women’s Classic All-Purpose Waterproof Breathable Rain Suit – Best Women’s Motorcycle Rain Gear
- 1.6 6 Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company Motorcycle Riding Rain Suit (X-Small) – Best Value Motorcycle Rain Gear
- 1.7 7 IXS Orca Evo Rain Suit (Black, Small) – Best No Sweat Motorcycle Rain Gear
- 1.8 8 Viking Cycle Motorcycle Rain Gear – Two Piece Motorcycle Rain Suit – Best Budget Motorcycle Rain Gear
- 1.9 9 Joe Rocket Wind Chill Men’s Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding Gloves (Black, X-Large) – Best Cowhide Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
- 1.10 10 TourMaster Men’s Polar-Tex 3.0 Motorcycle Gloves (Black/Hi-Viz, X-Small) – Best Goatskin Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
- 1.11 11 Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Gloves (Small) (Black) – Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
- 1.12 12 Forma Adventure Off-Road Motorcycle Boots (Black, Size 11 US/Size 45 Euro) – Best Leather Motorcycle Boots Rain Gear
- 1.13 13 Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Waterproof Leather ADV Motorcycle Touring Boots 49 Black – Best Protective Motorcycle Boots Rain Gear
- 1.14 14 Airon raindrops-W01-L Waterproof Motorcycle Rain Suit Sets Men’s, Women’ s(Black, Set) – Best Slim Fit Motorcycle Rain Gear
- 1.15 15 ILM Alloy Steel Touchscreen Motorcycle Riding Gloves – Best Budget Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
- 2 Best Motorcycle Rain Gear Buying Guide
- 3 Looking for Other Great Motorbike Accessories?
- 4 So, what is the Best Motorcycle Rain Gear?
Top 15 Best Motorcycle Rain Gear On The Market Reviews
1 FROGG TOGGS Men’s Classic All-Sport Waterproof Breathable Rain Suit – Best Motorcycle Rain Gear for Wind Protection
The FROGG TOGGS Breathable Rain Suit comprises of a pair of trousers and a jacket. They are both made from 100% non-woven and breathable fabric, and they are water and wind-resistant.
This Rain Suit comes in a broad range of different colors. There are plenty of camouflage options also available. So, if you want to use the suit for hunting as well as for riding you should find something suitable.
There are also plenty of sizes available, ranging from small to XXXL. The sizes tend to run a little large. Therefore, if you’re undecided, or feel you’re between sizes, we advise you to go for the smaller size.
The jacket is full length and has a removable hood. It has an open waist design. The zipper has a storm snap-down flap, and there are elasticated cuffs at the sleeves. The leggings also have an elasticated waist with the addition of an adjustable leg opening.
Both the jacket and the leggings are easy to take on an off over other clothing and heavy shoes or boots. The material is relatively thin, so it doesn’t feel bulky over clothes. This allows you to wear layers underneath the rain suit according to weather conditions on the day.
Rolls up small…
The suit can be packed into a small roll so it can easily be put in a backpack and carried around for whenever it’s needed. Since it’s lightweight too, it won’t be challenging to carry around all day when you’re off the bike.
The only negatives are that there are no pockets in either the jacket or the trousers. Also, there’s no reflective trim. Plus, care needs to be taken when you’re close to the exhaust of your bike. If you have an unshielded exhaust, the trouser material will quickly melt if it comes in to contact.
- Waterproof and wind-resistant.
- Good choice of colors/sizes.
- No pockets.
- No reflective strips.
2 Scoyco RC01 Motorcycle Racing Waterproof Jacket Pants Set Rain Suit (XL) – Best Motorcycle Gear for Heavy Rain
The Scoyco RC01 Motorcycle Racing Waterproof Jacket Pants Set comes in just one color. However, it looks pretty cool, so we can forgive them for the lack of any color variants. Happily, other than the small size, they’ve got a reasonable selection of sizes.
The jacket has a reflective strip for safety. Together with the neon yellow accents on the jacket, the stripes down the sides of the trousers give you a good chance of being noticed.
The jacket and pants have a waterproof index rating of 5,000mm. They’re also breathable, so they should keep you dry and comfortable even during heavy downpours.
Adjust to fit…
The jacket has an adjustable and removable hood. The waistband can also be adjusted for comfort and fit. We’re sure you’ll agree there’s nothing worse than a jacket flapping around on your rides.
The jacket has a quality full-length zipper and two large pockets. The pockets have good-sized flaps and a Velcro seal to keep whatever you put in them nice and dry.
Simple to wear…
The pants have an elasticated waistband, which makes it easy to pull them on over other clothes. They also have Velcro fastening trouser bottoms, which makes them easy to pull over and then lock over boots.
This is a well-made and affordable option for keeping out the rain when you’re on your motorcycle. It folds away into a small roll, so it is also easy to store when not in use. It doesn’t have any padding, so you need to have full protection already in place under the Scoyco RC01 Motorcycle Racing Waterproof Jacket Pants Set.
- Adjustable jacket waistband.
- Adjustable Velcro trouser bottoms.
- 5,000mm waterproof index rating.
- Two large jacket pockets.
- No small size.
3 Nelson-Rigg SR-6000-HVY-03-LG Stormrider Rain Suit (Black/High Visibility Yellow, Large) – Best PVC Motorcycle Rain Gear
This is another affordable 100% waterproof motorcycle suit. It comes in a full range of sizes and a choice of three color options. These are either red, black, or high vis yellow. All of the three color variants have large reflective strips sewn on to both the jacket and trousers.
The rain suit is made from an inner Polyester shell with an outer PVC coating. The combination of materials is designed to keep you dry and comfortable in the rain.
The jacket has a hood that can be folded away when not in use. It also has a soft corduroy collar for your added comfort. To assist with the jacket’s fit, there are an elasticated waist and Velcro adjustable cuffs. But best of all, there are built-in cooling vents to let out any built-up hot air when things begin to heat up.
The jacket has two large pockets to keep any essentials. The pockets are waterproof like the rest of the jacket, and they are well sealed to keep the water out.
Elasticated boot stirrups…
The pants have an elasticated waistband and, somewhat unusually, have elasticated boot stirrups to prevent the pants from riding up. To help you get them on and off easily, they also feature zips at the ends. What’s more, you get Velcro fasteners to secure them tightly against your boots to protect against the elements.
It looks like the trousers have covered all the bases!
- PVC coated jacket.
- Jacket cooling vents.
- Reflective strips.
- Adjustable cuffs and trouser bottoms.
- Elasticated boot stirrups.
- Pants are not the most durable.
4 NexGen Men’s Rain Suit (Black/Silver, 4X-Large)
The NexGen Men’s Rain Suit is made from waterproof material. The jacket and pants are also wind resistant. Plus, they have some level of breathability.
It is lightweight enough to be easily worn over existing motorcycle clothing. To help you quickly pull on the trousers, over boots or stout shoes, it has zips on the bottoms. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have Velcro fasteners and only has elasticated bottoms. We prefer to see Velcro fasteners as they’re a much better seal against the rain.
The jacket also doesn’t have Velcro fasteners at the cuffs. This makes the jacket a little more uncomfortable and more liable to let in the rain at the wrists.
The jacket has a pair of large pockets at the front. Additionally, the pants also have a back pocket, which is a handy and surprising feature for inexpensive pants.
Both the jacket and the pants have a large reflective strip, which we’re sure you’ll agree are an essential safety feature. Regardless, the light silver and orange color of the suit is likely to get you easily seen.
Keep your cool…
Two more features we like include a foldaway hood and the venting system. The venting system is excellent for cooling you down on those hot, rainy, humid days.
- Reflective strips.
- Water and windproof.
- Cooling vents regulate temperature.
- No Velcro fasteners on trouser bottoms or cuffs.
- No elasticated waistband on the jacket.
5 FROGG TOGGS Women’s Classic All-Purpose Waterproof Breathable Rain Suit – Best Women’s Motorcycle Rain Gear
Here’s an excellent option for women looking for a waterproof rain suit. The FROGG TOGGS Women’s Rain Suit uses a breathable multi-layer fabric. The outer and inner layer is made from a non-woven wind-resistant Polypropylene material that feels pleasant to the touch. The inner layer is made from a waterproof, wind-resistant, and breathable layer.
The rain suit comes in a choice of four different colorways and a good selection of sizes. The sizes are accurate, and the cut is very much designed for a women’s figure.
The jacket has two good sized zipped pockets on the side. These fit nicely with the flow of the jacket’s design. So too does the barrel lock waist and the adjustable and foldable hood with its push cord locks.
The trousers are straight cut with an elastic waist that includes a cord tie. This allows for a better fit than just a regular elasticated waist. The pants have adjustable and elasticated bottoms, which make them easy to take on and off.
Unfortunately, neither the bottom of the trousers or the cuffs on the jacket has Velcro closures. They are both elasticated. We’d have preferred to see some Velcro just to improve on the waterproofing around the hands and feet.
All in all…
The FROGG TOGGS Women’s Rain Suit is nice and lightweight, so you can comfortably wear it over other clothing. It’s also comfortable and easy enough to move around in. Plus, because of its breathability, you won’t get hot and sweaty if you have to do a few chores or tasks whilst you’re wearing it.
- Well placed pockets.
- Multi-layer breathable material.
- No Velcro fasteners on cuffs or trouser bottoms.
- Material not rip-resistant.
6 Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company Motorcycle Riding Rain Suit (X-Small) – Best Value Motorcycle Rain Gear
This is made from heavy-duty nylon. Both the jacket and the trousers are fully waterproof. They’re also wind-resistant and breathable as you’d expect from something made from this kind of material.
There is a good selection of sizes though the same can’t be said for the choice of colors. They’ve gone all pre-war Ford Motors on us with this one. It’s either black or black!
Velcro all the way…
More positively, the jacket has a full-length lining, which helps to increase its breathability and wind-resistant properties. Other great features include the full-length zip, Velcro collar, and Velcro waistband.
We particularly like the Velcro waistband as it allows you to tailor the fit of the jacket more precisely. We also happen to think it looks stylish too. Sadly, the Velcro on the jacket then stops, and we don’t see any on the cuffs.
All is not lost, though, since Velcro puts in another appearance on the leggings near the bottoms. The bottoms have zips and elasticated bottoms, as well as Velcro, to ensure a proper fit over your boots. The 3-method opening and closure system also makes it a breeze to take the trousers on and off.
Another big plus for the trousers is that, like the jacket, they too are fully lined. This is unusual for a suit at this price-point. It’s very welcome, though, since you get the same breathable and wind-resistant properties as the jacket.
The Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company Motorcycle Riding Rain Suit offers good value for money. If you can live without pockets in the jacket, and the lack of any color choices, it’s a great option.
- Fully lined jacket and trousers.
- Velcro waistband on the jacket.
- Good value.
- No color choice.
- No jacket pockets.
7 IXS Orca Evo Rain Suit (Black, Small) – Best No Sweat Motorcycle Rain Gear
This is the first all in one rain suit on our list.
It’s made from a PU coated 190T Nylon and has a polyurethane lining. It’s a very lightweight suit weighing just 1.2 lbs. This means it’s easy to carry around if you’re hiking or cycling. It also means it’s easy to fold away into a small space.
Since this is water-resistant rather than waterproof, it will perform well in lighter showers and rain. However, in harder driving rain, it’s likely to perform less well. This also holds if you’re riding at high speeds for long periods.
Happily, since it’s got a breathable lining, and it’s lightweight, things don’t get too sweaty.
A choice of black, black or black…
The suit comes in a good range of sizes, but like the Milwaukee Motorcycle Riding Rain Suit we just reviewed, it only comes in black. It does have a reflective logo on the jacket front. Plus, it has reflective piping on the front and rear. However, it’s not enough to help you be easily seen. This is effectively another stealth suit.
The jacket has very little in the way of features. There is a Velcro fastener at the collar, but there’s no Velcro on the cuffs or anything at the waist to help with the fit. This means it can bellow out if you’re riding fast. It should be noted that there are also no pockets.
No storage at all!
There are also no pockets in the trousers. You do, however, get Velcro, elastic, and zips at the bottoms to help you get the suit on and off over your boots.
- Breathable lining.
- Velcro and zip fasteners on trouser bottoms.
- Not suitable for heavy rain.
- Only available in black.
8 Viking Cycle Motorcycle Rain Gear – Two Piece Motorcycle Rain Suit – Best Budget Motorcycle Rain Gear
The Viking Cycle Motorcycle Rain Gear comes in a choice of four colors and also in a good selection of sizes. But, sadly, for larger bikers, there are no XXXL or larger sizes available.
Both the trousers and the jacket are made from 600D Polyester with a PU coating. It’s good enough to keep you dry in most conditions and give you protection from the wind too. Though unfortunately, there is no breathable lining, so in hotter climates, there is the possibility things could get a bit sticky.
The suit has a lot of the kinds of features we like to see. Given that this is a relatively inexpensive rain suit, you get a lot for your money. In fact, this is possibly the best motorcycle rain gear for anyone on a budget.
We like the jacket’s relatively slim fitting cut. We also like the Velcro cuffs rather than elasticated cuffs that you often find on jackets at this price-point. The thick Velcro collar and the two large front pockets are also welcome.
The jacket has an elasticated waist that does allow for a good fit, but it makes the rear of the jacket look a bit ruffled and untidy. A belt or Velcro fastening would have been more helpful. It’s not terrible; it’s just that it could be better.
The jacket has good-sized reflective strips on the front and the rear. They’re big enough to make you easily seen through 360 degrees in poor light or the dark.
The trousers have boot stirrups to keep them from riding up. What’s more, they also have a couple of pockets. Very useful and again not something you’d expect at this kind of price.
- Good value.
- Velcro cuffs on jacket.
- Two Pockets on jacket and trousers.
- Trouser boot-stirrups.
- No breathable lining or fabric.
9 Joe Rocket Wind Chill Men’s Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding Gloves (Black, X-Large) – Best Cowhide Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
If you’re riding a bike, you’ll need gloves to protect your hands in case of an accident. Plus, you’ll need them to keep you warm if you’re riding on a cold day or you live in a cold climate. In case of these eventualities, Joe Rocket Wind Chill gloves have plenty to keep you happy.
These are sturdy gloves that fit high over the wrist. They’re made from high-quality drum cowhide. They have a fully waterproof inner liner and, what’s more, they have extra protective reinforcements and armor.
The palms feature extra-thick padding along with a gel pad located on the palm. This helps to dissipate vibration that can quickly become a problem even on relatively short journeys. The gel pad is perfectly positioned to protect the ulnar nerve and save you from any issues with white-finger.
The back of the gloves has armor protection built-in for both your knuckles and the backs of your hands. These could save you from some nasty hand injuries in the event of an accident.
The gloves have a hook and loop Velcro fastener at the wrist. This is combined with a toggle cord at the wrists to ensure the perfect fit and no chance of the cold or wet penetrating these gloves.
The bottom line is that the Joe Rocket Wind Motorcycle Riding Gloves do great in keeping your hands warm and protected. They also look kind of cool.
- Strong armor protection.
- Thick front padding.
- Gel protection.
- 100% Waterproof inner.
- Excellent wrist fastening system.
- Not touchscreen compatible.
- No XS size.
10 TourMaster Men’s Polar-Tex 3.0 Motorcycle Gloves (Black/Hi-Viz, X-Small) – Best Goatskin Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
These are made with an excellent combination of natural and man-made materials. The palms of the gloves are made from soft goatskin. The fronts of the fingers are also made from goatskin. They have a leather throttle guard that covers the index finger and thumb.
The gloves are well padded on the palms to protect against vibration. However, there’s no gel padding to protect the ulnar nerve specifically. It’s not a deal-breaker but is something we’d have preferred to see.
Touch screen compatible…
More positively, the TourMaster Men’s Polar-Tex 3.0 Motorcycle Gloves do have a special coating on the thumb and index finger to make them touch screen compatible. This means there’s no need to take off your gloves to make or receive calls.
The backs of the gloves are made from 600D Polyester with padded, hinged, and stretched knuckles. The gloves offer excellent overall protection on both the front and rear of the gloves. Disappointingly, there’s no extra armor and only minimal additional protection for the knuckles.
The inside of the gloves has 100g Thinsulate 3M Flex insulation combined with 100g fleece lining. The gloves have a hook and loop closure and elasticated wrists with a gauntlet cuff. This is all enough to keep your hands feeling as warm as toast in the coldest of weather.
- Touch screen compatible.
- Quality thermal lining.
- Well-padded palms.
- Leather throttle guard.
- No gel padding at the palm.
- No knuckle armor.
11 Joe Rocket Rocket Burner Gloves (Small) (Black) – Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
If you live in an icy country, have cold winters, or frequently ride in freezing conditions, the Joe Rocket Burner Gloves could very well be the perfect gloves for you. The gloves have their own built-in heating system to warm up the gloves and your hands. How cool is that?
Or rather, that’s hot!
The heater works courtesy of a stainless core system, powered by a simple rechargeable lithium battery. The battery and the heater are both situated on the outside of the wrist, so they don’t interfere with your grip.
The heater and battery are light, so they don’t feel cumbersome either. They have an easy to operate power on and off switch. The heater has four heating levels. Plus, you can get up to four hours of battery life, which should be long enough for some long rides.
Heavy wearing nylon…
The gloves backs are made from heavy wearing and tear-resistant nylon. The palms are made from synthetic suede. We’d have preferred to have seen genuine suede. Never the less, they are fully waterproof. Plus, they have a breathable and wind-resistant HiPora inner lining, which feels soft and pleasant to the touch.
The gloves only weigh 4 ounces, which is quite light for motorcycle gloves. This is mostly because they are not as well-padded on the palms as motorcycle gloves. Additionally, there is no knuckle protection at the rear. The truth is that if you’re doing any kind of motor cross, these gloves won’t afford you enough protection.
Finishing on a positive, they are touch screen compatible. Crucial for letting you answer and use your phone while keeping your hands warm. Nice one, Rocket.
- Internal heating system.
- Soft wind resistant inner liner.
- Fully waterproof.
- Touch screen compatible.
- No padding on the palms.
- No knuckle protectors.
12 Forma Adventure Off-Road Motorcycle Boots (Black, Size 11 US/Size 45 Euro) – Best Leather Motorcycle Boots Rain Gear
These are sturdy boots that use a blend of natural leather and man-made materials.
The uppers are manufactured with thick, quality oil-treated leather. The soles are made from a specially constructed rubber compound and are made specifically for the requirements of these kinds of adventure riding boots.
For the wearers’ additional protection, there are injection molded plastic pads strategically integrated into the boots. What’s more, they also have ankle and shin high impact molded protectors. The boots have a high level of protection built-in and should meet the needs of almost every serious endurance and adventure rider.
Other highlights of the boots include ankle reinforcements plus stiff and anti-shock EVA midsoles.
You also get plenty of features that make the boots comfortable as well as safe. The Forma Adventure Off-Road Motorcycle Boots have soft memory padding in the footbed, which also has an air pump system and a replaceable antibacterial liner.
You get all of this with full waterproofing and breathability.
To ensure you get a perfect fit, the boots use three durable GH plastic buckles. These can all be replaced if needed, which is handy to know in case of an accident or in the unlikely event of a malfunction.
Finally, the boots are also beautifully styled.
- High quality.
- High level of protection.
- Fully waterproof.
13 Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Waterproof Leather ADV Motorcycle Touring Boots 49 Black – Best Protective Motorcycle Boots Rain Gear
Sidi has tons of experience with making footwear for anyone who chooses to ride on two wheels. Whether you’re riding a motorcycle, or you’re riding a bicycle, Sidi excels in 2-wheeled footwear.
So, how good a job have they done with the Adventure 2 ADV Motorcycle Touring Boots?
Frankly, as far as motorcycle boots are concerned, these are about as good as it gets. The quality is epic, and the price tag fully reflects that. Despite this, they offer such incredible levels of comfort and protection; they are never the less still a great option.
These boots are made with premium materials throughout. The uppers are made from the finest quality leather. All the plastics are highly durable, and the lining is made from Gortex.
Best motorcycle rain gear boots for protection…
The high impact plastics around the ankle and higher up the boots offer the very best in protection for any motorcyclist. The boots have well placed protective pads and additional reinforcement throughout the boots.
The soles are made from rubber in combination with thick nylon inner soles. They’re beautiful bonded together in a way that guarantees their longevity.
Comfort all the way…
Inside the boots, for your comfort, there are removable arch supports and shock-resistant heels. To keep your feet warm and dry, Sidi uses a Gortex membrane. Additionally, the good news is that when things begin to heat-up, the membrane is entirely breathable, so your feet should remain at a comfortable temperature, regardless of the conditions you’re riding in.
To keep the boots securely in place, Sidi uses a dual can-lock buckle system in combination with a large Velcro fastener at the top of the boot. The Velcro fastener opens very wide, which makes it easy to get your feet in and out.
- Premium quality materials.
- Highly protective.
- Removable arch supports.
- Premium price.
14 Airon raindrops-W01-L Waterproof Motorcycle Rain Suit Sets Men’s, Women’ s(Black, Set) – Best Slim Fit Motorcycle Rain Gear
This is a stylish, relatively slim fit rain suit. It’s only available in black, but the flashes of yellow logos and detailing do a lot to liven up the overall look. It’s marketed as a men’s and a women’s rain suit. However, with the lack of either a small or extra small size, that seems to be pushing the claim, somewhat.
The rain suit is made from a combination of Polyester and Dualtex 90D high-density fabric, which means it’s waterproof and wind-resistant. It’s also breathable, which we’re sure you’ll agree, especially for those living in hotter climates, is essential.
Well placed Velcro…
The jacket has a foldaway hood, which is easy to tuck away when not in use neatly. It also features good quality Velcro fasteners at the collar and cuffs. It’s particularly nice to see Velcro on the cuffs as it makes it easy to get a secure and comfortable fit.
The jacket has two large zip pockets with colorful yellow zips. If the zips don’t get you seen, there are plenty of reflective strips that should do the job.
The only thing we would have liked to see on the jacket is a waistband fastener. However, since it’s relatively slim cut, it’s not as essential as on some other jackets. Happily, during a fast ride, it doesn’t bellow around too much.
Practical and versatile…
The trousers have pockets and also Velcro fasteners at the bottoms. It’s one of the very few rain suits to have both of these features on the pants. Not bad at all considering the price.
- Jacket and trouser pockets.
- Velcro at fastening points.
- Reflective strips.
- Slim fit.
- No smaller sizes.
- No waistband fastener.
15 ILM Alloy Steel Touchscreen Motorcycle Riding Gloves – Best Budget Motorcycle Gloves Rain Gear
These are an affordable pair of warm winterproof winter gloves. They come in a choice of four colors and four sizes. You can get either black, blue, yellow and red. The available sizes are medium, large, extra-large, or extra-extra-large.
One of the key features of the gloves is their high level of protection. They have alloy steel protectors on the knuckles, and some additional plastic shield on the back of all the fingers, though not on the thumbs. There is some padding on the front of the gloves, at the base of the palm and near the finger and thumb, but it’s not as strong as on the rear.
The gloves are waterproof and are designed to be used in weather as low as 41F. They are a gauntlet style glove and have an excellent elasticated and Velcro and buckle and loop fastener at the wrist to keep out the rain and the cold.
The palms of the gloves have anti-slip pads, and the fingers and thumbs also have touch screen capability. Unfortunately, there’s no gel padding to protect you from vibration. But, given the rest of the features, and since these are so affordable, it’s something we can overlook.
If you’re on a budget and looking for gloves that offer a lot of protection, then the ILM Alloy Steel Touchscreen Motorcycle Riding Gloves make a solid case for themselves.
- Alloy steel knuckle protectors.
- Suitable for use down to 41F.
- Good wrist fastening system.
- Touch screen capable.
- No gel padding.
- Poor size selection.
Best Motorcycle Rain Gear Buying Guide
First of all, make sure that you order a big enough size to fit over your existing clothing. Since you may already have protective clothing and want to put a raincoat over the top, you may need to order an extra size up. So be careful to check the sizes from the manufacturer before breaking out the credit card.
Obviously, a good fit is essential, but it’s also necessary to keep out the rain and the cold. Areas that are particularly vulnerable to letting in the elements are around the neck, the wrists, and the feet.
Sealing those areas…
A rain suit can either use elasticated or Velcro fasteners at these points. We always favor Velcro fasteners as they’re the most effective in creating a perfect seal.
The Airon raindrops-W01-L Waterproof Motorcycle Rain Suit is an affordable rain suit with excellent seals in all of these areas. With regards to gloves, both the TourMaster and the ILM gloves have quality hook and loop Velcro fasteners at the wrists.
All the rain suits, gloves, and boots in our review have a waterproof rating. However, some will stand up to more prolonged and more intense rain than others. Riding a motorcycle always increases the intensity of the elements. It’s therefore imperative to choose thicker and multi-layered or coated materials if you’re considering braving poor weather over an extended period.
Some rain suits are quite thin as they are primarily designed for lighter rainstorms or showers. The IXS Orca Evo Rain Suit is a very lightweight rain suit that’s best suited for lighter showers. If you need something for harsher conditions, you should consider the Scoyco RC01 Motorcycle Rain Suit.
Breathability becomes increasingly crucial as the temperatures rise. There’s no doubt that it’s a very uncomfortable feeling to be dry on the outside only to be sweating profusely on the inside.
Breathable materials are multi-layered. Look for this first. We think the best motorcycle rain gear on our list to keep you feeling fresh on the inside is the IXS Orca Evo Rain Suit.
Most jackets and trousers will have a windproof layer. This is important when traveling by motorcycle since you’re cutting through the air at speed. The more layers then, the more likely you are to get a high level of wind-resistance.
We think any of the FROGG TOGGS rain suits offer excellent wind resistant properties at a very fair price.
None of the rain suits on our list offered any protection in the event of an accident. You should keep this in mind when you’re selecting a jacket and trousers. If you’re riding long distances or at fast speeds, you’ll need to have some kind of protective clothing under your rain suit.
But, all the gloves and the boots we’ve included featured protective elements…
The ILM gloves have the best level of protection on the rear of gloves. They have reliable steel alloy knuckle protectors. Whereas on the front of the gloves, the Joe Rocket gloves provide the best protection on the palms.
Both pairs of boots offer fantastic protection for your feet. The fact is we’d be happy to wear either. However, Sidi boots are undoubtedly sturdier and better put together. Though sadly, they do cost quite a lot more than the alternatives.
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Back to rain gear…
So, what is the Best Motorcycle Rain Gear?
So, there you have it- an exciting selection of the ideal motorcycle rain gear, including rain suits, gloves, and boots. Hopefully, you’ll agree that we’ve proved it is possible to stay dry and comfortable on your bike, even in severe conditions, without having to spend a fortune.
From our selection of 15, we feel that there was one stand out item on our list, and they are the…
Gloves with a built-in heating system are tough to ignore. We liked these gloves because they’re well made. They have a good quality soft wind resistant inner liner, they’re fully waterproof, and they are touch screen compatible. All in all, it’s a very impressive and convincing package from Rocket.
So cool and so hot at the same time!
Stay safe on your rides.