Rain GearNelson Rigg Aston Two-Piece Rain SuitTourmaster Defender 2.0 Two-Piece Rain SuitJoe Rocket RS-2 Rain SuitFly Street Two Piece Rain SuitAlpinestars Hurricane One Piece Rain Suit
Nel­son Rigg As­ton Two-Piece Rain SuitTour­mas­ter De­fender 2.0 Two-Piece Rain SuitJoe Roc­ket RS-2 Rain SuitFly Street Two-Piece Rain SuitAl­pine­stars Hurr­icane One-Piece Rain Suit
Price$80.95-
$89.95
$109.99$55.99-
$67.49
$79.95$119.95
RM Rat­ing5/54/54/53/54/5
Ma­terialPolye­ster shell with PVC back­ingPoly­ure­thane nylon, sealed seamsPolye­ster shell with PVC back­ingPolye­ster shellPU coat­ed poly-ny­lon
In­ter­ior LinerMesh li­ning, ny­lon lined sleevesPoly­ester mesh liningNy­lon com­fort liningSlick in­ner linerPoly-mesh li­ning
Fit­ment Ad­just­mentElasti­cized belt ad­just­ers, ad­just­able cuffs with self-fast­en­ing tabs, elas­tic suspen­der strapsVel­cro cuffs, adjust­able suspen­der straps, elasti­cized waist, boot stir­rupsVel­cro adjust­able cuffs, boot stirrups, elasti­cized waistVel­cro adjust­able cuffs, waist ad­just­ers, pull tabs on jacket waistVel­cro arm ad­just­ers, elasti­cized col­lar, cuffs and lo­wer legs
Pock­etsThree wa­ter­proof out­er pock­ets, water­proof zip­pered mesh pock­et, water­proof thigh pock­etHand warm­er pock­ets, water­proof chest pock­et, bel­lows thigh pock­etTwo cargo pock­ets with expand­able gus­setsTwo cargo pock­ets, thigh pock­etWa­ter­proof com­part­ment inside
Ven­ti­la­tionFull length zip­pered back ventUnder arm ventsVa­riable flow rear ex­haustRear ventsNone
Con­fi­gura­tionTwo pieceTwo pieceTwo pieceTwo pieceOne piece
Addi­tion­al Fea­turesIntegra­ted seat panel, heat resist­ant ma­ter­ial on legs, cor­du­roy in­ner col­lar with hoodAqua-bar­rier un­der the hel­met hood, 3M re­flect­ive pip­ing, dual wind flap Vel­cro main clo­sureCordu­roy lined col­lar, full length zip­per with Vel­cro storm flap, melt resist­ant ma­terial on lo­wer leg, reflect­ive ac­centsRemov­able shoe straps, re­flec­tive el­em­entsSto­rage trans­port bag, reflect­ive de­tailing, twin slid­er main zip, zip­pered lower leg gus­set
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When you know you’re going to be facing rain, you’ve got some decisions to make when it comes choosing the best motorcycle rain gear (assuming you want to stay dry out there).

Do you invest in kit with built-in waterproofing, or do you stick with your tried-and-true set-up and protect yourself with a rain suit?

Built-in waterproofing is convenient, but can be costly or inappropriate depending on the conditions you normally encounter. Some of the nice things about a quality rain suit, on the other hand, are affordability, with many available well under $100 bucks, and transportability. If you’ve got any carrying capacity on your bike, or a backpack for that matter, it’s easy to roll up a rain suit and have it on hand in case things take a turn on the road.

That last bit perhaps makes the strongest case for investing in a rain suit. There’s nothing worse than watching the clouds darken unexpectedly out in the middle of nowhere, having nothing but a pair of riding jeans and a mesh jacket between you and the inevitable torrent.

If you feel the same, read on to see our five favorite rain suits.

Best Motorcycle Rain Gear

Considerations

There are a few things to know before you make a purchase. First, there’s two-piece and one-piece versions available. Two-piece suits are designed to keep you completely sheltered from precipitation, but if you’re looking for a failsafe barrier against the elements, consider a one-piece.

Also, these are all intended to be worn over your standard riding gear. They will not be suitable as standalone riding kit.

None of our selections will cover your gloves or boots entirely either, so remember to complete your kit with items from our boot and glove sections.

Check out different color options, too. When you find yourself needing a rain suit, chances are that visibility isn’t great. You want to stand out to other motorists as much as possible, and all of our choices below come in high-visibility colorways.

And finally, take a look at points where water could enter. The cuffs, collar, seams, zippers. Make sure seams are taped, zippers waterproofed or equipped with gaiters and the collar and cuffs packing appropriate fitment adjusters. You want a tight seal all around.

So without further ado, here’s our picks.

Nelson Rigg Aston Two-Piece Rain Suit

Nelson Rigg Aston Two-Piece Rain Suit – $80.95 – $89.95

The two-piece Nelson Rigg Aston Rain Suit is a thoughtfully designed set-up, inside and out. It’s polyester outer shell is 100% waterproof, including a waterproof hood you can wear underneath your helmet to keep rain from running down the back of your neck. The main entry zipper comes with a self-closing storm flap, the collar is nice and tall and stays secured via Velcro, and there’s a number of waterproof pockets. These include two cargo pockets near the base of the jacket, one on the chest, a waterproof zippered chest vent/pocket and a pocket on the upper thigh. You get heat-resistant material on the inside of the legs and boot straps. The pants are held up with elastic suspender straps and there’s a seat liner to help you avoid slipping in wet conditions. There is a large vent on the back of the jacket to improve breathability. Fitment adjustment straps on the waist, cuffs and bottom of the jacket allow you to seal things up and gusseted zippers on the legs make it easy to put the pants on while wearing boots. No stone left unturned with the Aston, and for the price this is a reliable and well-sorted rain suit.

Tourmaster Defender 2.0 Two-Piece Rain Suit

Tourmaster Defender 2.0 Two-Piece Rain Suit – $109.99

The Tourmaster Defender 2.0 is also a two-piece suit, utilizing a polyurethane nylon shell and sealed seams for it’s waterproofing. Like the Nelson Rigg, it also comes with an under-the-helmet hood to keep moisture from slipping in at the collar. There’s some creature comforts too, with microfiber lining on the collar and mesh lining inside. You get waterproof pockets on the jacket and pants, underarm vents and 3M reflective elements. Tourmaster sizes the Defender 2.0 to fit easily over your normal riding gear. I like the bib design of the pants and stirrups at the base of each cuff in particular. These small touches will ensure you stay nice and dry no matter what.

Joe Rocket RS-2 Rain Suit

Joe Rocket RS-2 Rain Suit – $55.99 – $67.49

You can’t beat the price of the Joe Rocket RS-2 Rain Suit. And you get a soft polyester shell with PVC backing on the pants and jacket, well-sealed entry points, generous ribbons of reflective striping on the front and back of both pieces along with an elastic waist and adjustable cuffs. The tall collar is lined with a soft corduroy material, so will keep the water from getting inside your suit without uncomfortably chafing your neck. Inside the jacket is a fully nylon comfort liner and the pants also come with heat resistant material on the lower legs. It’s a simple piece, but well designed and reliable.

Fly Street Two Piece Rain Suit

Fly Street Two Piece Rain Suit – $79.95

Fly Street makes it really easy to put on its Two Piece Rain Suit, constructing both pieces with a slick inner liner so they’ll slide right on. Because let’s face it, when rain hits you can’t get covered up fast enough. There’s plenty of reflective accenting throughout to ensure visibility in low light conditions, and fitment adjustments where you need them. Fly Street also includes removable boot straps in case you want to be double sure your pant cuffs won’t run up. And if you need to let some of the hot air out, the jacket features exhaust vents.

Alpinestars Hurricane One Piece Rain Suit

Alpinestars Hurricane One Piece Rainsuit – $119.95

This one breaks the pattern we’ve seen in the preceding selections, in that it’s a one piece suit. This has the obvious benefit of eliminating any chance of water seepage that might occur between the jacket and pants of the other options. It’s made from a light-weight, PU coated poly-nylon fabric that’s rated to be 100% waterproof. All seams are tape sealed, there’s reflective details throughout the exterior and a poly-mesh lining inside for comfort and better circulation. A twin zip design runs from the thigh to the chest for easy entry and exit. There’s a waterproof compartment inside the garment for storage and zippered gussets on the lower legs for a tight seal around your boots. It comes with a storage bag and there are also boot and glove covers if you want to complete the kit, though these covers are sold separately.