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Old 14th December 2017, 11:01 AM
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Question Rain Bottoms ?

On a third set of bottoms this year, all have leaked at the crotch i dont stretch them with boots on, i put them on over leathers and boots on last. Made no difference. ( no interest in textiles, they just hold water then leak the fuk all over the floor ). So its leather and rain bottoms combo for me.


2 x [email protected] bottoms, which used to be good, but are shit. And also richa rain warrior bottoms, bottom velcro straps fell off and they leak as bad as the [email protected] ( rich warrior jack et is excellent , but bottoms are muck ).






Looking at Alpinestars hurricane bottoms or maybe Lindstrand bottoms or else Oxford Rainseal. The oxford are cheapest at 25/30e but the other 2 are around 50 euro.

anyone using any of the above 3 ?


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Old 14th December 2017, 11:06 AM
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Flexothane bottoms Ray, thats the material, not the brand.

Had a black pair years ago and never ever failed on me, wish I could find them again. jocks I have is flexothane too, never leaked and keeps the cold out too, same gear the traffic biker cops use.

Only negative is that it doesn't really pack down small.
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Old 14th December 2017, 11:10 AM
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I got a set of Motrax over trousers and have to say they are doing a right job. Not one leak. Got them in the summer and have commuted in very shitty days. Bought from Ebay for 10+ delivery (Parcel Motel / Address Pal)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTRAX-UN...XKwtgWYZvk7ZSw
Thats where I got them.
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Old 14th December 2017, 11:12 AM
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Yup - I'd second the Flexothane material. Think it's the stuff that the Guards have for their rain leggings. Quite rubbery so warm enough in the summer, but completely waterproof in any weather.
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Old 14th December 2017, 11:33 AM
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I have gone through about 5 pair of bottoms after spending years landing into work with a wet arse.
Then an auld lad in the local that couriers for a living put me onto Lindstrands earlier this year - BY FAR the best waterproofs I've used man. They're about €50 - got mine in Megabikes.
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Old 14th December 2017, 12:03 PM
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I've got some brand new never used Oxford Rainseal jocks/trousers for sale if anyone is interested

https://www.adverts.ie/clothing-boot...users/14238375
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Old 14th December 2017, 01:05 PM
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Bmw sposed to be good
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Old 14th December 2017, 02:04 PM
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thanks Al and others re the flexothane. I see there is a crowd called co-opsuperstores who sell them here in IE, 40 euro...may go down that road later

https://www.coopsuperstores.ie/Flexo...Navy-FLEXOPANT




@ Thos: sorry, too big. Throw them in buy/sell section here.


@iano: get the boat ! BEEeMM who never hear the end of it off the other fella.




Originally Posted by gary79
I got a set of Motrax over trousers and have to say they are doing a right job. Not one leak. Got them in the summer and have commuted in very shitty days. Bought from Ebay for 10+ delivery (Parcel Motel / Address Pal)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTRAX-UN...XKwtgWYZvk7ZSw
Thats where I got them.
tks Gar, gonna order a pair. I only use addresspal now, i binned the others.


If they leak, you can send me a refund Probably cost me 16 euro delivered, cant go wrong for that money really. They've a few small other bits i might order too, going through their stuff there.







Originally Posted by Hughsie
I have gone through about 5 pair of bottoms after spending years landing into work with a wet arse.
Then an auld lad in the local that couriers for a living put me onto Lindstrands earlier this year - BY FAR the best waterproofs I've used man. They're about €50 - got mine in Megabikes.
ta, seen their add yeah. Never tried that brand, but will be looking for a back up paid possibly.
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Old 14th December 2017, 02:10 PM
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Yeah. cheap and reliable so far. Refund ... allllllrrrigghty then
I wear XL trousers and went XL for the rain trousers, they fit ok. If unsure go one up. I made the mistake of over compensating before buying a pair off Sports Direct and you could house a family in them
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Old 14th December 2017, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by iano
Bmw sposed to be good
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Old 14th December 2017, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by gary79
Yeah. cheap and reliable so far. Refund ... allllllrrrigghty then
I wear XL trousers and went XL for the rain trousers, they fit ok. If unsure go one up. I made the mistake of over compensating before buying a pair off Sports Direct and you could house a family in them
im getting XL, with my adonis physique, leather bottoms and the half tonee of sprouts i will consume ver the next 4 weeks, i'll be needing them
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Old 14th December 2017, 07:43 PM
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Flexothane jocks and pants. Never ever leaked. In Ireland the only sensible thing for anything than less than a hour must be layers. Wear flexothane with a buff or some neck thing to stop the water from sneaking through the already tight collar and you'll be dry even if you spend days under the rain. They add another effective layer of warmth in winter (specially over 80 and around 3C). With heated gloves you'll be warm and dry no matter what. I'm pretty sure I'm as or more comfortable than cagers, and without aicon. Flexothane, layers, heated gloves. Win.

Disclaimer: I'm poor unlike japcati and i'd rather spend 1200 euros in farkles and ferries than in rukka.
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Old 14th December 2017, 07:54 PM
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You need to go up at least one size, need to be baggy as the crotch will always get nipped, even by accident. You won't looks cool and it'll make a racket of noise, but it helps a lot. I have like a 4X bottoms and no leaks, could fit the Mrs in with me - which gives me a romantic idea....
Should add, that I'm normally 2X on the bottoms, they're about 6" too long and have the Velcro pulled all the way over.

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Old 14th December 2017, 09:22 PM
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keep an eye on xl-moto every day in December, they have cracking offers every day so you might get lucky
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Old 14th December 2017, 10:48 PM
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As the lads said flexothane It is stretchy fully waterproof and comfortable wouldn't wear anything else
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Old 14th December 2017, 11:13 PM
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yep, flexothane from the co-op, working outside in this shitty weather and it works for me .
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Old 15th December 2017, 01:42 PM
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thanks all....

im gonna look jnto the flexothane gear for the bigger bike, but for hacking to work will try the bottoms that gar79 said he will buy me for xmas
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Old 15th December 2017, 04:10 PM
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And a pair of Sealskinz socks for your boots.

Great sock indeed.
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Old 15th December 2017, 05:20 PM
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One word - Flexothane. Nothing comes close to it, no matter what RIDE et al will tell you to buy.

Every product will have a label inside, you look for EN 343 norm, the umbrella symbol with 3/3 will give you dry commutes every time.

3 - most waterproof, 3 - most breathable .

http://sioen-ppc.com/en/norms
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Old 19th December 2017, 11:55 AM
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I've a dianese set which are very good albeit a hoor to get on.
Cant recall the model, but I think they are the only pullover rainbottoms they do so should be easy to find.
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