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Rain Gear on a Budget
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Hey Everyone. So I'm riding my first fall / winter around town and have gotten caught in the rain enough to warrant buying some gear... But I'm on a student budget and want to get the most for my…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by BootsyC Nov 11, 2013.

 

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BootsyC replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"I know people who have picked up Tyvek coveralls and/or 2-piece sets at Home Depot or Lowes and use those for their raingear."
Nov 11, 2013
yai danche replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"If you are used to waiting outside for CTA, you probably already own all the right clothes (practical knee length coat, knee high boots that are warm and waterproof).  However most people don't own waterproof gloves.  When it's…"
Nov 8, 2013
Liz W. Durham replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"If cheap is the primary need then I second the poncho idea. Keep in mind though, if you can pay a little more for a decent lightweight rain shell and rain pants, you will also be able to wear them as windbreaks in colder winter riding. You…"
Nov 8, 2013
Tricolor replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"It'll be snowing soon; no rain gear needed!"
Nov 8, 2013
Emily O replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"I was just going to suggest Sierra Trading Post. I bought my rain jacket that folds up into a pouch from them for $15. Totally worth it.  "
Nov 8, 2013
S replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
" Just keep in mind that the O2 jackets tear really easily.  Granted they only cost $20 and are really breathable but still.   "
Nov 8, 2013
BikeBoy5 replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"Search "Sportsman's Guide" and "Sierrra Trading Post" as they often have great deals on outdoors clothing, including different weights of technical fabric base layers (used to be called "long johns", back…"
Nov 8, 2013
Alex replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"O2 rain pants/jackets can be had for under $20 apiece - have saved me in the spring/fall before, keep them rolled up at the bottom of a pannier. Not stylish, but better dry and bright yellow than soaking wet... You can also keep an eye on…"
Nov 20, 2012
Thinman replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"Look for nylon pants, polyester wears too quickly. Try these:  http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___77701 Froggtogs are light and not expensive, but tear easily. I found great a Columbia raincoat at Burlington Coat factory in the…"
Nov 20, 2012
Bill Savage replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"All the thrifting suggestions are great, though I usually don't have the patience to do that kind of shopping.  It can take many trips and a lot of flipping through useless stuff to find those REI pants for $10; time being money, I just…"
Nov 20, 2012
Anika replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"Costco is currently carrying pack able rainwear. It was $50 a few months ago and is now $30. Includes a decent jacket and pants that packs into a lightweight smallish bag. I however lucked out and thrifted some nice REI rain pants last winter. Keep…"
Nov 19, 2012
KevinM replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"1. Campmore Poncho + Rivendell spats 2. Hardware store rain suit 3. Frog toggs I've tried all of these options and they'll all keep you dry on a budget."
Nov 19, 2012
Jeff K replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"Sierra Trading Post has great deals. I really like my Canari Razor Eclipse Jacket from them. It's water "resistant" though, I have not tested it in a real rain storm.Sign up for their emails and you will constantly get 30% and 35%…"
Nov 19, 2012
Tony Adams 0 mi replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"I have to second the not very durable. Cheap breathable rain pants that can hold up to the butt friction of biking don't seem to exist. These are great for camping and hiking - but not for biking or canoeing. "
Nov 19, 2012
Bikefreeek replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"Army/Navy surplus, I've scored German Army Gore-Tex pants for $14. The jacket was going for $20 but I already was covered on that front."
Nov 19, 2012
Bill Savage replied to Breana R Bauman's discussion Rain Gear on a Budget
"Join REI.  You get discounts, and while their bike shop stuff is insanely overpriced, their winter and rain great is great. Best time to buy, of course, is spring when remnants from Winter are on sale.  But I've gotten good pants and…"
Nov 19, 2012

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Road, Fixed Gear
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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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