Soaked but dry thanks to KLIM!
Rode through hard, cold, jungle style rains between Jasper and Canmore on July 6. At one point the rain was so hard and the wind so strong we had to take shelter in one of the animal overpasses for 15 minutes (same storm spawned a tornado at Airdrie, AB). Only place that got wet was where water came up the pant to the top of the boot and my socks got thoroughly damp but not “wringing water” wet from going through the water puddles in the road ruts. If I had velcroed down the legs properly, even they would have stayed dry.
Through the Columbia glacier area it was pouring rain and the temperature was flashing under 3 degrees C. Turned the gerbing jacket up and remained toasty warm. Even with just shorts and poly long-johns on, the Klim Latitude gear kept me warm where I did not have electrics.
Really now need to find a decent waterproof glove that I like. During our trip we used the Aerostitch “Triple Digit Glove Covers” http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-triple-digit-covers.html but they were not the best solution you had to take them off and on.
One key thing that i like about the Klim gear is that you do not have to get into changing or putting on rain gear over regular gear and then stripping it off again when the rain passes. My friend had a gortex rain gear and even though he kept mainly dry he was always having to switch up with the weather as we went through 1-2 hr showers every few days.
that is exactly why we like the KLIM gear too…no liners, no need to cover up the suit with rain gear…you ride into the storm and out…gets warm open vents etc…
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