Harley riders enjoy the freedom that comes with the wind blowing in their hair, but when it turns to rain, that's a different situation. Instead of pulling over and waiting for the rain to subside, it's time to don the gear that will protect you from the elements. Here are the 10 best pieces of Harley-Davidson rain gear to keep you on the road in comfort and in true Harley style.
1. Harley-Davidson Men's Hi-Vis Rain Suit
The Hi-Vis Rain Suit serves a dual purpose. It protects you from driving rain to keep you dry while it lets everyone else on the road know where you are. This suit comes in a high visibility orange with black color scheme. The reflective materials can be seen in all types of lighting conditions and it leaves no doubt as to where you are on the road when headlights or streetlights illuminate the reflective stripes and graphics.
This suit is made of nylon material with a mesh lining for breathability and comfort that is fully waterproof. The seams are reinforced yet made for your comfort. It's made with a roller buckle and a single had draw cord cuff closure for your convenience and for achieving a good fit that ensures mobility for controlling the bike.
2. Harley-Davidson's Men's Rain Pant with Rain Gaiter
this motorcycle rain pant comes with a rain gaiter to keep you dry and warm thanks to the strong waterproofing of the material and the seams. They have traction built into the backside to keep you firmly planted on your bike. the rain gaiters are removable and simply slip on to keep your boots and your feet dry. The material features reflective additions to make you more visible to other vehicles on the road, particularly in conditions with low lighting. The fabric is also breathable so you won't overheat and perspire. The built-in suspenders are adjustable to get a perfect fit.the inner lower legs feature shields of heat-resistant textile with a mid thigh leg zipper and bungee cord and toggle for the ankle closure. The pants are made of Oxford nylon material and the gaiter has a lug sole and slips on and off.
3. Harley-Davidson Men's FXRG Rain Pant
The HD FXRG Rain Pant is one of the more expensive versions but it is also one of the most popular. The pant is made of waterproof material that is still breathable to prevent overheating and sweating. It's fully resistant to driving rain. The knees are reinforced and the waist tabs are adjustable. The cuffs are made of adjustable elastic components and other notable features are the gusseted crotch, stirrups, and tabs for suspenders. Built-in waterproof zippers give you handy storage pockets and the pants come with a handy storage bag for when they're not in use. Lastly, but importantly, the graphics and stripes are made of reflective material so you'll be seen on the road in lower light conditions.
4. Harley-Davidson Men's Full Speed Reflective Rain Suit
The Full-Speed Reflective Rain Suit gives you the most visibility of any other rain suit for bike riding. The piping features reflective material that is also used on the graphics and striping. The pant part of the suit is made of ripstop nylon that is waterproofed with heat-resistant shields on the inner parts of the lower legs, elastic waist, stirrups, and a to the knee leg zipper for getting the perfect fit. The jacket is made of the same material for the shell with a polyester mesh lining that allows the fabric to breathe. The zipper is a two way style with a hook and loop style storm flat. The arms feature elastic cuffs with a bungee cord and toggle hem and adjustable tabs. There are two zipper hand waring pockets and an interior pocket for storing personal items.
5. Harley-Davidson Unisex Rain Gaiter with Lug Sole
It's important to keep your boots and feet dry when it's soggy outside. The Unisex Rain Gaiter can be used by men or women who enjoy biking. The Gaiters provide excellent protection from wet conditions with a lug sole for additional traction when you need it the most. It's available in size to fit all foot sizes and shapes.
6. Harley-Davidson Unisex Waterproof Vinyl Rain Poncho
This HD poncho features the iconic upwinged eagle graphics sitting on the top of the famed Bar & Shield graphic. The poncho is a one size fits most that measures 50 inches in width and 40 inches in height. It comes with an attached hood with a snap closure. It's made of waterproof vinyl that is lightweight, yet durable.
7. Harley-Davidson Men's Rain Jacket
This is a stand alone rain jacket that features ScotchLite reflective materials to increase your visibility on the road during inclement weather and other low lighting conditions. The shell of he jacket is made of oxford nylon material with a lining of polyester fabric. Notable features include extended inset cuffs with thumb holes, a tuck-away hood, and underarm zippers. this jacket is fully waterproof.
8. Harley-Davidson Men's Rain Suit Full Speed Winged B&S Reflective Suit
This rain suit is available in sizes ranging from Small to 5XL. It is a genuine Harley Davidson apparel product made of waterproof nylon material with reflective graphics and striping for high visibility in dark and low light conditions. Keep the rain on the outside with this ripstop polyester jacket with mesh lining for breathability. It allows air to circulate while keeping moisture out. A toggle hood folds into the mock neck collar with a two way zipper front and a storm flap. The elastic cuffs and adjustable tabs with bungee cord and toggle hem makes it easy to attain a perfect fit with room to move.The pant features heat-resistant shields on the inside of the lower legs with stirrups and a size zipper that extends to the knee. This rain suit comes with a convenient storage bag.
9. Harley-Davidson Men's Vanocker Waterproof Riding Overpant
This pant is offered in black color in an overpant styling. It's made of waterproof 600 denier polyester canvas material with a mesh lining also made of polyester. Notable features include water-resistance with venting to keep your body from overheating. Armor pockets are built-in to enhance the ride. Reflective material makes you highly visible on the road. The seams are sealed and designed for riding comfort and heat shields are built into the inside of the lower leg part of the pants.
10. Harley-Davidson Men's Cyrus Insulated Waterproof Gloves
HD's insulated waterproof gloves are ideal for riding in inclement weather. They're made of 3M Thinsulate insulation that protects your hands and fingers from the wet and from the cold of sudden squalls. Construction includes Cowhide leather with brushed tricot lining for extreme comfort and a shell of waterproof terry neoprene with an adjustable closure and reinforced padded palm with accordion stitching. The pre-curved fingers at 45 degrees give you exceptional ergonomic mobility combined with power-stretch feature at the knuckles.
Written by Dana Hanson
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