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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:13 pm 
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I have an old, old Columbia Omnitech that is past its prime and is no longer all that rain proof.

I'm looking for an off bike use, lightweight (no thermal liner) to replace it. If it self packs into its own pocket that would be great. A hood is good. Even better if it stows away, but not necessary. Use would be to keep in my luggage and pull it out for around camp as needed or as a light windbreaker.

I looked at Frogg Togs and not super into them unless they have virtues I don't know about. I do have US GI poncho and liner, but would like a jacket so I don't look like Luke on Endor and I like pockets.

Surplus Army suggestions good too.

What do you guys recommend?

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:18 am 
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I'm pretty happy with my Olympia rain coat. Fits over my vented jacket fine, and packs up to a reasonably small size; http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com.au/b ... acket.html

No doubt cheaper in the US.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:05 am 
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I assuming your Columbia Omnitech is a woven fiber? If it is why not freshen up the waterproofing a wash in waterproofer like Nikwax or ReviveX. I use it on my Aerostitch periodically and it works pretty darn well.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:18 pm 
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I've got Frogg Toggs that I've used on a few trips.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:15 pm 
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Frogg Toggs are good value and from what I've seen, work well OFF THE BIKE. If worn on, they may come apart. My GS riding buddy uses them, loves them but traveling they can get beat up and torn, so handle with care. Feels like they are made of Paper (there not).

I bought a First Gear Rain Jacket years ago. Hardly ever use it as my riding jacket is pretty water proof. I've used the First Gear one OFF the bike and it's good. Only used it ONCE on the bike ... and only for about 2 hours. It goes over my riding jacket ... and they are sized to do that. So if you order a large ... it is sized to fit over a bulky riding jacket. It works. IIRC, $75, but that was 8 years ago.
Mine is something like this one:
http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/ra ... _2013.html

This same site has good selection of rain wear and good closeout deals from time to time. :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 6:20 pm 
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Hefty, Lawn & Leaf, Extra Strong with the drawstring waist.

http://www.hefty.com/products/trash-bag ... -and-leaf/

They also make an odor block with lavender/vanilla scent for those warmer days.

Hope that helps indeedy.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 7:06 pm 
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I wear Tingley's ICON.

ANSI class 3 visible, good wind break, is packable and can accommodate a zip in liner.

You can also get a bib for the bottom half.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Ace! wrote:
Hefty, Lawn & Leaf, Extra Strong with the drawstring waist.

http://www.hefty.com/products/trash-bag ... -and-leaf/

They also make an odor block with lavender/vanilla scent for those warmer days.

Hope that helps indeedy.


I'm already using these for under-britches. I like the lavender. :2_thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:43 am 
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PerazziMx14 wrote:
I assuming your Columbia Omnitech is a woven fiber? If it is why not freshen up the waterproofing a wash in waterproofer like Nikwax or ReviveX. I use it on my Aerostitch periodically and it works pretty darn well.


Ok I'll have to check that out. I've sprayed stuff with Scotch Guard but haven't heard of these before.

I don't think the jacket has any holes. It just doesn't shed water anymore, soaks right through especially on the shoulders. It's made out of Nylon fiber for the majority.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:14 am 
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BassPro in HBG has ReviveX. You need to buy both the cleaner and water proofer. Follow the directions and people won't be able to tell the difference between you and a duck.

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