For 2015, Harley-Davidson upgraded its rain suits for men and women. The Mo Co says “waterproofing performance and breathability have been improved by 300 percent, and all rain gear is fully seam-sealed, with double-taped seams in high-stress areas to better prevent leaking.” Harley is so confident in these improvements, the limited warranty has been extended, from 90 days to a full year. For added visibility, the gear features strategically placed 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material in piping and graphics.
For men, the new Rutledge Hi-Vis Rain Suit (P/N 98372-15VM, starting at $329.00) features a waterproof nylon jacket with polyester mesh lining, underarm zipper vents, a mock collar with neck cinch, and a roll-out hood with bungee cord and toggle. Matching waterproof nylon pants also feature mesh lining, heat-resistant shields on the lower inner legs plus full-leg, two-way zippers with a hook-and-loop storm flap. The pants feature secure suspenders and adjustable leg openings with instep straps.
For women, the new Skull Rain Suit (P/N 98363-15VW, starting at $275.00) features waterproof oxford nylon jacket with polyester mesh lining, and reinforced shoulders, elbows and knees for added durability. The two-way zipper is protected by a hook-and-loop storm flap. A bungee cord and toggle system snugs up a hood that can either be zipped off the jacket or folded under the collar. Nylon pants feature mesh lining, heat-resistant shields on the lower inner legs, anti-slip traction on the seat and two-way zippers with hook-and-loop storm flap.
Rain Gear Fit Tip: H-D rain gear is sized to fit over your regular riding gear, meaning a size large rain jacket will fit over a size large riding jacket. If a rain jacket is too large, it typically cannot be cinched tightly enough around the head and neck to prevent water seeping into the hood or down the neck. To ensure the best fit, try rain gear on over a regular riding jacket.