Dainese Rain Suit (Size 2XL Only)
good rainsuit with a couple caveats
I bought this suit to stay dry in the rain, and it definitely does the job. On its first trip, I drove 40 miles through rain that alternated between a fine mist and near downpour, and had not so much as a damp spot anywhere when I got home. You're also about as visible as you can get while wearing this thing.
A couple points were a problem for me, though. First, you simply aren't going to get this suit on while wearing your boots. So pulling over under a bridge to suit up is going to take a few minutes. Not a deal breaker, but annoying. As others have pointed out, there's no ventilation. It's not surprising given that this is designed to be waterproof, but it gets HOT in the summer if you aren't moving. At speed, you're fine, but stopping for a light is not fun. Lastly, while the suit fit me overall, it is tight over the knee area when seated on the bike. I wear Dainese Drake Air pants, so this suit should be a perfect fit to them, and it's tight. Not tight enough to be in danger of ripping the fabric, or particularly uncomfortable, but there's no extra room at all.
Beyond those couple annoyances, this suit gets the job done. I carry it whenever rain seems likely, and have been happy with it.
October 31, 2015
Are these expensive? Yes. But they're totally worth it! I live in Georgia and commute to work everyday, and I've been caught in several monsoons with this suit, it will keep you bone dry! Warning, though! Buy a pair of boot covers because this suit will NOT protect your feet.
Cons: This suit does not breathe at all. Period. During the summer I sometimes wonder "why go through all the hassle, I'm just gonna be just as wet from the sweat." The suit is pretty much true to size, but if you have a little gut and wear a jacket under it, it's a little snug in the riding position in the mid section and slightly in the thighs.
All in all, totally worth the extra pennies!
August 29, 2015
I used it recently on a 300 mile road trip to Estes Park, mostly in the rain. I wore it over perforated Ducati leather coat (side 52) with leather pants and boots. The good news is that it kept me bone-dry and that it fit me like a custom suit, with no flapping about in the wind while at speed. It's very visible and since it is not designed with airflow in mind, kept the wind out which made my ride comfortable when it got down in the low 40s. However, there is no getting this thing on without removing your boots. It is sized right (fits like a glove over your riding gear) but there is not enough room to put it on over your boots.
August 24, 2015
Get a size larger
This suit works great! However, if you're kind of in between sizes go for the larger size. These fit weird, both my wife and I had to return and exchange for a different size. The problem is when you're sitting down. I think in the product video they need to test these suits while sitting down, I first got a large which fit my arms and legs great until I sat down, once I sat down it squeezed my hips and groin area way too tightly. I had to get an extra large which was a little loose on the rest of my body but felt pretty good when I sat down, these don't leave much room for a groin or butt.
July 8, 2015
Excellent Rain Suite
Very good wet weather protection, went through an extremely heavy Texas thunderstorm and no water got through. the fit is a little tight.
July 6, 2015
To be fair. This is an "out the box review" for fit and general impressions.
I have not had the opportunity to use the suit yet. So to be fair... THIS REVIEW IS JUST FOR OUT THE BOX GENERAL IMPRESSIONS AND TRYING IT ON FOR SIZE...For starters revzilla ships ultra fast and the on the phone rep that took my order was very nice and polite. The suit came in a day and a half. Right out the box the suit looks and feels high quality. The only thing Id like to see added to the suit would be a different material around the inner leg areas that are known to get burnt by your pipes. Im 6 feet 3 inches tall and I weigh about 197 pounds my waist size is a 34. I ride a 2013 HD Street Glide. I ordered an XL. I tried the suit on with my leather jacket and my leather vest over my jacket. I had on a pair of jeans and boots. I wear a size 12 boot and I COULD NOT get my boot through the pant leg with my boot on . It was not going to fit at all. The leg unzips to about mid calf and flares out like a bell bottom pant. This still was not enough room to get the suit on with my boots. After getting the suit on I was overall very pleased with the fit and feel of the suit. The legs do tapper a bit at the bottom when fully zipped. My jeans were slightly exposed at the bottom (half inch) after they were zipped. I think that happens for me cause my boots are very high and wide at the top. Even with the slight exposure of my jeans I'm still quite impressed and pleased with the suit. Everything else about the suit is explained pretty exact in the video that revzilla does. I've tried on a two piece suit from HD and it looked like I had on a big plastic bag! Dainese has put some work into making this suit look good. Waist straps on the outside of the suit are a very nice touch and the zipper that zips you up can zip from the top to bottom or the bottom to top. I guess they did it that way so that when you have to use the bathroom you can simply zip up from the bottom of the suit instead of having to fully unzip from the top. Im not sure. Ill drop another review when I use the suit. I hope this review helps you.
July 2, 2015
This product has great features
This product is great however I would change 2 things
1. The Leg zips I would make longer to open the leg at the bottom for the boots
2. The 2 Velcro strips at the bottom of the body opening I would make 1 continuous piece of Velcro as this is the part I tend to miss and the water seeps in.
Otherwise it performed excellently in the downpour we had (5mm in last hour)
June 3, 2015
Just as expected
I loved the style and also the fitting. Some people may say it is small but it is exactly what you would expect from na Italian brand such as Dainese.
I bought exactly my size and if fit correctly over all the gear, including a leather jacket.
If you prefer baggy clothes, go for one size larger.
Works great in terms of rain protection, of course
May 4, 2015