Still Cold and Wet? Here's More Gear to Get

Teknic Chicane Rainsuit
Years ago, a staffer bought a one-piece Teknic rainsuit to protect a new set of leathers in a wet race. It was economical, which suited our staffer's penny-pinching privateer's budget, and it was the only one for sale in the paddock anyway. Remarkably, not only was it completely waterproof, but it also resisted 140-mph turbulence and still looks as good as new after dozens of wearings. All of which bodes well for this nicer-looking Chicane suit. Made of PVC, the Chicane incorporates sealed seams, and the main zipper is well-protected by flaps. S-XXXL. $24.95. (616) 866-3722, www.teknicgear.com

Alpinestars Apex Jacket
Alpinestars' Apex jacket is a high-performance sport-touring garment designed with versatile weather protection in mind. The manufacturer claims its Drystar lining is waterproof and breathable. There's a removable quilted liner for wet- and cold-weather comfort, as well as CE-certified back protection and reflective piping for safety. The Apex is available in black, blue/black and red/black color combinations and comes in sizes XS-XXXL. $269.95. (323) 234-4364, www.alpinestars.com

Spidi Sport Composite H2Out Glove
Spidi calls its Sportcomposite H2Out glove waterproof, and says the liner keeps your hands dry and warm when you're riding in cold, wet conditions. The H2Out also features knuckle padding and a padded palm. Construction is all leather, with additional insulation for warmth. This glove is available in any color you want as long as it's black. Sizes S-XXXL. Suggested price $129.99. (877) 789-4940, www.motonation.com

Dowco Gaurdian Bike Cover
Dowco is based in Wisconsin, where folks know something about foul weather. Its Guardian Weatherall motorcycle cover is made of tough polyester treated for weather resistance, with taped seams making it completely rainproof, according to the manufacturer. Aluminized fabric resists heat from exhausts, etc., while a soft fabric liner should keep your windscreen and paint scratch-free. Vents prevent condensation from building up. An elastic hem ought to ensure a snug fit, and grommets allow you to lock it in place. The Weatherall comes in sizes for most any bike, with sportbike versions selling for $74.99. (800) 558-7755, www.dowco-inc.com

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