The thought of riding in the rain can send shivers down your spine – if you’re ill-prepared. When you outfit your body and bike with the right gear, what’s to fear?
Here is a rainwear guide that will not just protect you from the heavy rain and the cold, but will also last you a good time.
How To Choose The Right Rainwear
1. Material – The most obvious and most important feature to look for in a raincoat is high quality waterproof fabric, of at least 3000 mm without compromising on breathability and comfort. Ideally, you should opt for a raincoat made of polyester or nylon.
2. Fit - Before buying a raincoat or jacket, you must ensure that it is neither a body-con fit nor too loose for you, considering the one or two layers you will be wearing underneath, so that you don’t end up getting drenched.
3. Design Details – Your raincoat will turn out to be more effective if it has an adjustable hood and a packable pouch to carry it around conveniently.
Here are some of the best raincoats and jackets for bikers in India:
Heavy downpours are no match for this HypaDry™ rain jacket by Wildcraft. Designed in double tones, this seal-seamed jacket made of lightweight nylon ensures good waterproofing and maximum comfort. It is 10,000-cycle abrasion resistant, and even has reflective prints for when you head out in the dark.
In true sense, no jacket is 100% waterproof. But with this Rain Pro Jacket, your chances of staying dry and warm for longer are most certainly enhanced, thanks to its PU-coated nylon material, sealed-seams to prevent water seepage, and zippered flaps so you can store your essentials safely.
The Plus Range – This self-packable
has inherent features that offer the best value for its price. With abrasion resistance of up to 10,000 cycles and sealed seams for maximum waterproofing, it also ensures you can breathe easy with its thoughtfully built mesh lining.
Imagine having a rain coat that could easily fit into your carry-on bag, and also cover you from top to bottom to ensure all-out protection.
Wildcraft’s white-grey rain coat is ideal for this purpose. Constructed with superior breathability of up to 3000 MVP, it still offers high waterproofing and longevity.
It doesn’t stop here. It comes with multiple practice features like an adjustable hood and chin guard, and the length allows flexibility too.
will save you from the heavy rains and windy days. Made with 100% nylon for durability and breathability, this Plus Range raincoat provides great coverage and is multi-functional, so you can go trekking, hiking, and even commute when it’s pouring.
Imagine having a raincoat that packs into its own pouch so you don’t have to stash it in your bag. This one’s self-packable!
are ideal all-weather trousers that are engineered with engineered with HypaDry™ technology to ensure enhanced protection with a high level of breathability. It has abrasion resistance of up to 10,000 cycles and adjustable leg openings so you can comfortably slip into them. They even have reflective prints for low-light visibility and being self-packable, you can carry them everywhere you go hassle-free.
If you’re an avid rider, you’d obviously not wanted splish-splashes of puddles on your pants and shoes. Here’s a solution to protect you even as you commute from town to wilderness, or within the city itself. This polyester combination of a rain jacket and a rain pant offers the ideal combination of performance and comfort. With fully seam-sealed tapes and an elasticated waistband, the rain pants provide a secure fit and the rain jacket comes with a chin guard and an adjustable hood with drawcords. The best part about this is that the rainsuit packs into its pocket.
Even the monsoons can’t stop you from exploring the great outdoors now!