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Who makes the absolute most compact rain gear??? I want the smallest stuff sack possible.
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I need something that doesn't take up a quarter of my saddlebag.
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Who makes the absolute most compact rain gear??? I want the smallest stuff sack possible.
I almost went the opposite way on the weekend and nearly bought a Bendigo Clothing Co. oilskin stockmans coat.
But...it would have draped on the exhaust and I couldve spontaneously combusted at the lights! Also sitting it formed pockets that wouldve held rainwater, yeah they let me walk off to try it sitting on my bike. I offered my lady as collareral but they trusted me to return.
Not wanting to rush into a decision I gave some thought to the shrter 3/4 coat but at the end of the day it wouldvr taken up lots of room in one of my bags so I gave it a miss and am hunting for the same as you.
Very timely Travis.
I now have my eye on a $49 two piece rainsuit.
Not at stylish around a wet campfire but very stowable.
Ill certainly keep an eye on this thread as my garbage bin liner days could be numbered

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Unless something else is out there new...probably frogg toggs.

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How small are the frog toggs packs?
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I need something that doesn't take up a quarter of my saddlebag.
Absolute smallest at the expense of style and at $3 for 25 its hard to go past a garbage bin liner with a hole for yr head and two for yr arms.
Dont laugh till youve tried it

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How small are the frog toggs packs?

Mine are rolled and are about one foot in length and maybe 6 inches in diameter. The wife's and mine together take up about a third of one bag.


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Anybody have the tourmaster gear?
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Go to rei.com and look at cycling rain gear. They have a bunch of lightweight models which should roll really small. The downside is that they would melt easily...

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One other tip for making rain gear and/or bike covers compact as small as possible is that since BOTH these items usually come with a drawstring bag...what I do is to roll the item as small a possible and then insert in the bag.

Next, Hancock Fabrics sells strips of Velcro with fuzz on one side and the hooks on the other. I take a strip that is long enough to go around the rolled up item and CINCH it down to as small as I can...then I do the same thing from top to bottom and CINCH it down really tight...you can get these items pretty small.

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