Nelson Rigg Weatherpro Rain Suit
Good For The Money
I purchased this suit specifically for a trip on my R1200gs down in the Sierra Madre Oriental Mtns near Galeana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It was a last minute purchase and I just wanted a throw away rain suit that would last the trip and be discarded.
Long story short, it rained at least 1 hour every day (5 days of riding dirt roads in the Mountains) of my riding while down in Mexico so I was glad I had the suit. I was able to put it on fairly quickly over my boots (Sidi Adv Gore-Tex) and it kept me dry. The snaps on the legs do come unsnapped on occasion but for the money I am happy.
Also, as an added bonus they held up so well in Mexico that I still store them in my tank bag and have used them a few times while riding back home. Nothing has broken on them yet and I see no visible weak spots yet.
September 18, 2014
This is a good rain suit for the price
I have not had the chance to test the suit in the rain but when I ride my motorcycle to work I wear the rain suit every day just in case it does decide to rain i will already be suited
March 28, 2013
Cheap cheap cheap
I bought this rain suit after getting stuck in a 160 mile long torrential downpour the day before. This is definitely a zero-frills item. There aren't any pockets at all which can make things a pain. I would have liked to have seen at least a single pocket on the jacket or pants to keep things like toll money. Trying to wrestle coins out of your pocket underneath another pair of pants while people are waiting behind you isn't fun.
I have NOT been able to get the snaps on the legs to stay closed. After about 40 or 50 miles at highway speeds they are always coming open, which create a lot of turbulence and is incredibly annoying. I end up having to put my leg up on my engine guards and try to use my clutch hand to get the snaps shut again. Not very safe, and is the reason I don't even carry the pants with my anymore. To boot, the strap that keeps them on your boot has broken off on both pant legs. I've only worn this suit for maybe 600 miles.
So all that said, the pants are COMPLETE garbage. The jacket I can't really complain about. It has held up nicely in comparison to the pants.
I have been a big fan of all of the Nelson Rigg purchases I've made, but I have to say that this rain suit is just poorly made, which I suppose is to be expected at the price. It does compress into a fairly small area though, to its benefit.
I can't say that I would make this purchase again. I'll probably look at getting something a little more spendy. You're definitely getting what you pay for here.
November 30, 2012
Great product for the price!
Not a cadillac but definitely more than gets the job done!
September 17, 2012
How would you like a rain suit that fits in a 18" x 14" x 3" pouch?
I called Revzilla to see if I could find out how much space this rain set would take up. Ideally I would just like to keep it in my bike and not have to worry about it being available in time of need. I was told this product came with a small pouch, something like the Dianase style ones. To my surprise, not only does it not come with a pouch but a plastic envelope type container that measures precisely 18" x 14" x 3". Last, I would like to say that while this purchase did not work for me I am otherwise extremely satisfied with Revzilla where I purchase my gear exclusively.
August 30, 2012
Great Rain gear for the money
Rode with this suit through some of the nastiest weather I've ever ridden in. Recently took a trip in Europe through the Alps and we had at least 3 days of a week long trip that was LOTS of rain. We did Passo di Stelvio in the rain and snow and I wore this suit and it worked perfectly over top my Dainese leather jacket and textile Firstgear pants. The third day of our trip it rained hard, all-day... and I didn't have one leak, even in the normal problem areas in the crotch region.
My only negative on this gear is the snaps on the bottom of the pants. Depending on your boots it can be hard to get the snaps closed and furthermore getting them to stay closed. If they pop open it just makes the bottom of the pant more like a boot cut which still protects from rain... but can flap around in the wind a bit.
I found this suit very easy to get on over my gear. My father has a one piece rain suit which takes a lot more "effort" to put on (almost a two man operation to get it over his gear when he was already damp/wet). I definitely prefer the two piece suit for easy of putting it on in a pinch.
Attached is a picture at the top of Stelvio of the suit over my gear and additionally a video put together by a friend of our third day of riding which was ALL rain. The footage barely does the rain we encountered any justice... otherwise all you'd see were rain drops. LOL
July 21, 2012
An essential part of any cyclist's gear
I find the weatherpro suit to give great coverage, while not being too stifling. I carry it with me on tour, and I can just slip it on over my riding gear as soon as gray skies pop into view. My only complaint is the fit adjustment around the ankle is not that sophisticated - buttons which tend to snap apart as soon as you clip them together!
June 25, 2012