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BANGKOK 22 April 2019 03:47

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Does anyone know where to buy a two piece plastic rain coat in BKK, not a garbage bag special - like at 7-11?

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Big C / Tesco sells them, but i think only "free size"

 

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I use a raincoat + rain overtrousers from Decathlon. The ones used for trekking.

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

not sure what a 2 piece looks like, better quality ponchos work fine

I mean separate pants and jacket.

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Any bigbike apparel shop is likely to have some. Try Panda Rider for example. Bigwing dealers will probably also have some available.

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9 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

not sure what a 2 piece looks like, better quality ponchos work fine

I tried a 2-piece but it was WAY too hot.

Poncho is the way to go imo, with boat shoes or tevas.

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28 minutes ago, Happystance said:

I tried a 2-piece but it was WAY too hot.

Poncho is the way to go imo, with boat shoes or tevas.

Obvious by your post that you are not a long time - maybe anytime - rider

Saw a guy wearing trainers who flopped on the highway. His toes and side of his foot took well over a year to heal properly.

Want to stay cool - bike in Iceland

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Obvious by your post that you are not a long time - maybe anytime - rider
Saw a guy wearing trainers who flopped on the highway. His toes and side of his foot took well over a year to heal properly.
Want to stay cool - bike in Iceland
Nah, impractical in Thailand, if you want to wear full protection just get a car instead
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Take off the raincoat when the rain is gone? Yes the proper rider raincoats get hot when in the sun and they are not as convenient to put on or take off. But a poncho style coat only works on a scooter. If you are riding a scooter, with short pants and flip flops... be 7/11s guest.

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12 hours ago, canthai55 said:

Obvious by your post that you are not a long time - maybe anytime - rider

Obviously by your post you jump towards conclusions that are, clearly in this case anyway, not even close to reality.

 

I've been riding for over 30 years. 

 

My response was based on words posted by the OP and the fact that I missed this was posted in "motorcycles" 😂

 

You are welcome, and I forgive you.

 

I personally wouldn't ride with rain gear as the winds adversely affect it, raises the noise level, it's really uncomfortable and you get wet anyways.

A fairing would be my only consideration, but given the slickness of the roads in Thailand and that glossy slippery road paint they use, coupled with all the oil on the roads, I would just avoid riding in the rain.

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When riding out of town, wear a good raincoat and get hot and sweaty and wet.  Don't wear one and get cool and wet.  Besides which, unless it's raining when you set off, so you're already wearing it, stopping to put one on will usually soak you any way.  Come to think of it, I've never worn a rain coat at all in Thailand.  I'd rather just get wet when riding, and use an umbrella when walking.

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1 hour ago, Happystance said:

I've been riding for over 30 years. 

And you still do not wear riding boots ? 

Says it all really

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3 hours ago, Happystance said:

I personally wouldn't ride with rain gear as the winds adversely affect it, raises the noise level, it's really uncomfortable and you get wet anyways.

I've ridden in the rain plenty of times in Thailand. Wearing a proper raincoat will not get you wet, that's the point of the raincoat. Winds don't do much either because my raincoat is not a sail, it's shaped like other clothes. Its less uncomfortable than having wet and then later smelly gear on a long trip. I wonder if you ever had proper rain gear and have real world experience.

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I guess it wasn't just me ...

555

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