The motorcycle rider must be concerned with many factors before mounting the bike, and among those is the weather, which is perhaps the most important of them all. As a rider operates the bike from an exposed position, everything that Mother Nature does to the environment will have an effect on him or her. This means that the rider must be prepared for any climatic eventuality - even the dreaded rain.
Most people will easily find motorcycle riding rain gear available in their size and desired style, but the big and tall rider will have a smaller assortment from which to choose. It is true that far more size diversity has come with the increasing size of the average rider in today?s market, however, and this has meant that the choices have broadened somewhat. Even so, not every piece of gear is made with the big and tall rider in mind.
To find big and tall motorcycle rain gear which suits you is a matter of consulting manufacturer size charts closely, measuring your own dimensions, and then comparing. It is important that you do not guess or estimate these numbers; only accurate measurements will allow you to select the gear which is right for you. And, even if you do this right, you may find that some apparel runs slightly smaller, or larger, than advertised, and you will have to exchange it. Always ensure that the motorcycle riding gear you purchase fits you well seeing that improperly sized gear can become a hazard when operating a motorcycle.
With all big and tall motorcycle rain gear and apparel, there are standard requirements which must be met before any of it can be considered suitable for the ride and the rider. The essentials include that it be waterproof (a must-have!), it should be easy to get into and out of, it should fit the rider properly, and it must be visible in conditions which range from cloudy with light drizzle to almost completely dark in a heavy downpour.
For additional selections and detail on these necessary attributes, please see MotoSport.com's Motorcycle Rain Gear - Recommendations & Comparison Guide.
Below are suggested motorcycle rain gear for tall men and big guys. We cover the following range of larger sizes for the big and tall rider who would like to stay as dry as possible when the atmosphere turns wet:
- Motorcycle Rain Jackets
- Motorcycle Rain Pants
- Motorcycle Rain Gloves
- Motorcycle Rain Footwear
- Motorcycle Rain Suits
- Motorcycle Rain Race Suits
Big and Tall Motorcycle Rain Gear Recommendations
Motorcycle Rain Jackets
For inclusion here, tops, or jackets, produced for riding in the rain are considered appropriate for big and tall riders so long as there is a size XXL or larger available.
Motorcycle Rain Pants
As with the motorcycle riding rain jackets, motorcycle-specific rain pants must be available in at least size XXL to be included in this list.
Motorcycle Rain Gloves
For rain riding - or waterproof - gloves, the size required for being included here is merely XL, but most of these are made in size XXL - or larger - as well. This category is quite large, thankfully, meaning that the big and tall rider should have no problem finding the right pair or pairs.
Motorcycle Rain Boots/Footwear
Footwear appropriate for riding in the rain must be available in a minimum of size 13 (US) in order to be included here.
Motorcycle Rain Suits
Exactly like the motorcycle riding rain jackets and pants, in order for a rain suit to be included here, it must be sold in size XXL, minimum.
Motorcycle Rain Race Suits
Written By: JC Current