I just have a set of FroggToggs, but I'm not a hard-core rain riding dude either.
That would work but requires stopping and donning the gear. I have seen postings about the Rev'it Horizon jacket as a great waterproof jacket. It will be interesting to see what other riders are wearing.
I'm curious to see what you end up with Mark. I took my KLX out on a 100+ mile ride yesterday. My new "waterproof" Scorpion Hellion jacket was anyting but and as a result, my cell phone is toast. I've had a FirstGear Kilimanjaro 4.0 before and liked the jacket, but with the liner in it was a bit to bulky for my liking.
I am a year rounder and needed a suit for commuting, I went with the Olympia. Phantom 1 piece. Mistake.
I thought I would save a few buck vs. buying the Aerostich Roadcrafter, I wish I would learn to treat myself better.
The Olympia is good product but is not very waterproof in heavy rain, combine that with the abundant use of Velcro making it a hassle to put on and take off.
My advice would be to visit Aerostiche's website before you run out and spend money on something else.
^ Agree about the Aerostich comment. The 1-piece suit does not have the best protective armor is built it, but it's servicable. The suit is very water proof and convenient to wear. A friend of mine sat in a car wash as a bet of it's waterproofness.
I got the Rev'it Horizon jacket/pants about 3 months ago. I have ridden them in downpours and in light drizzle with no leak at all so far. Seems very well built and them seem to last.
The one other good option I was looking at was the Klim Latitude jacket/pants. But the Klim gear was way to bulky for me. It was OK as long as I was sitting on the bike. But as soon as you start moving you feel like a tin can. Also no middle layer is included in the Klim gear.
I picked up the D-Dry from Dianese for a trip I just took through Austria. In rained 4 out of the 7 days, kept me dry and comfortable. I have the frog togs, just don't like how bulky it makes you feel, so never use them. The D-Dry I picked up is great for three seasons, anything above 80, it gets toasty. GL
I have a Macna Oasis jacket. It is tailored a bit more for dual sport or adv. touring but it is a very versatile jacket. I literally do not wear it any other time but during rainstorms. I commute with a leather jacket on dry days. On wet days I still ride, but I wear my Macna with the rain liner in. I have ridden through hail storms and torrential rain and it's kept me dry. The rain liner is an internal zip in, with zips at the end of the sleeves for a secure waterproof connection.
I don't think it will be as bulletproof as a Roadcrafter but I have found it to be a great alternative. A one piece 'stich will likely be my next big purchase.