tyfoonflurosuit

Reviewed by: Mikko Nieminen // RRP: £39 // Sizes: XS–5XL // Colours: Black, black/fluo yellow

It won’t win any fashion prizes, but if your riding jacket and trousers aren’t waterproof this rain suit from Richa will keep you dry on two wheels.

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This is a one-piece suit (think waterproof overalls) that is designed to go over your normal riding gear. It has no safety features or clever tech up its sleeve; the only thing that this suit was designed to do was to keep the rider dry – and that it does well.

I find the suit a bit of a bother to put on and take off, so I tend to only use it when it looks like it might rain before I get on the bike. Another benefit of putting it on at home before setting off is that the whole world doesn’t get to see me wriggle into it (not a pleasant sight, I guarantee). Apparently wearing carrier bags over your boots when squeezing into the waterproofs helps the process, so I will try this next time.

There’s a stretchy waist band and the cuffs are elasticated. Zips on the legs help you get the suit on even when wearing boots. There’s a single chest pocket. That’s it for features. Everything is streamlined to maximise waterproofing and minimise bulk and weight.

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