Big and Tall Motorcycle Rain Gear Buyers Guide

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'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:

Big and Tall Motorcycle Rain Gear Recommendations

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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.

Good Rain Jacket

Better Rain Jacket

Best Rain Jacket

Vega Rain Gear Jacket

Firstgear Splash Jacket

Icon PDX Rain Jacket

Price: $49.99-$59.99

Price: $84.99

Price: $120.00


  • Waterproof woven breathable fabric
  • Vented mesh-lined jacket
  • Taped and heat-sealed seams on jacket
  • Top flap hook-and-loop closure waterproof pockets


  • Waterproof/Breathable shell made of 210 denier nylon taffeta
  • Front zipper protected by extra-wide double storm flap
  • Under-the-helmet rain hood
  • Bungee pill cord at bottom of jacket


  • Heavy-duty waterproof nylon shell
  • Premium waterproof zippers
  • Reflective graphics
  • Orange and Yellow colorways meet U.S. military PPE high-visibility specifications

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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.

Good Rain Pants

Better Rain Pants

Best Rain Pants

Frogg Toggs Road Toad Rain Pants

Alpinestars RP-5 Rain Pants

Dainese Edimburgo Waterproof Reflective Pants

Price: $24.99

Price: $39.99-$54.99

Price: $99.99


  • Adjustable waist cord with cord lock
  • Pass-through pockets
  • 100% waterproof, and breathable, non-woven polypropylene
  • Frogg Eyzz? reflective technology


  • Heavyweight, coated ripstop nylon
  • Taped and sewn seams for a watertight seal
  • Lightweight mesh lining
  • Oversize fit


  • Full-zip side opening
  • Waterproof fabric
  • Reflective inserts
  • Breathable, quick-drying

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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.

Good Rain Gloves

Better Rain Gloves

Best Rain Gloves

Alpinestars ST-1 Drystar Gloves

REV'IT! Zoom H2O Gloves

2013 Klim Caldera Gloves

Price: $39.99

Price: $119.99

Price: $259.99


  • Made with DuPont Cordura
  • Breathable, waterproof Drystar liner
  • Neoprene knuckle area
  • Palm has double-reinforced layer of genuine Nash Clarino


  • EVA foam at thumb and wrist
  • Leather hard-shell knuckle
  • Outer shell made of Cowhide and goatskin with digital grip
  • Tour fit


  • High-impact, aggressive titanium knuckle protection
  • Full grain leather abrasion, wear and slide zones
  • Ultra-abrasion resistant Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic reinforced leather palm construction
  • 3M? Scotchlite? reflective materials

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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.

Good Rain Boots

Better Rain Boots

Best Rain Boots

Vega Touring Boots

SIDI Tour Rain Boots

Alpinestars SMX Plus Gore-Tex Boots

Price: $79.99

Price: $230.00

Price: $449.99


  • Dual zipper and hook-and-loop closures
  • Hook-and-loop calf gusset
  • Waterproof leather uppers
  • Top quality leather uppers


  • Internal heel, ankle and toe protection
  • Reflective panels at the heel, side and front of the boot
  • 1.7 mm thick Technomicro is used as a base material
  • Trockenfuss liner for quick sweat evaporation


  • CE-certified
  • Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane
  • Contoured shin plate protector
  • Inner Kevlar speed lacing closure

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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.

Good Rain Suits

Better Rain Suits

Best Rain Suits

Nelson-Rigg Prostorm Two-Piece Rain Suit

Fly Racing Two-Piece Rain Suit

Alpinestars Quick Seal Out 2-Piece Rain Suit

Price: $59.99 - $64.99

Price: $74.99

Price: $109.99


  • 2-piece 100% waterproof rain suit
  • Soft Polyester outer shell with PVC backing
  • Full length adjustable zipped back ventilation system
  • Reflective piping on both jacket and pants


  • High waist to keep water from entering under coat
  • Removable shoe straps hold the pants down
  • Rear vents help remove hot air to keep you drier
  • Reflective back logo and reflective stripes on chest, back and arms


  • Constructed from waterproof and breathable material with taped seams
  • Strategically placed reflective details
  • High profile neck
  • Dual front flap seals elements out

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Motorcycle Rain Race Suits

Advanced Rain Race Suit

Alpinestars Racing 2-Piece Rain Suit

Price: $179.99


  • Waterproof 2-piece over-suit for track use
  • Constructed from 2 mm 100% waterproof transparent material
  • Polyurethane coated ergonomic stretch inserts on sleeves, torso, crotch and legs
  • Reflective details on the suit

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Written By: JC Current

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