I hear it's raining heavily in some parts of the United States. This full coverage bike rain suit is getting lots of mention, but even with all the ventilation that thing looks like a sauna to me. And it's not available until next Spring.
The best solution, in my opinion? Full coverage fenders and more modest rain wear.
Below are links to some of my previous rain gear articles at Cyclelicious. What do you do when it rains? Do you hang it up and stop riding? Or do you tough it out? What about the huge drenching soaks in the US Midwest this week?
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I generally shower at each end of my commute, so the only thing that I worry about in the rain is if it will change the way I want to dress for temp. Both of my commute bikes have full coverage fenders!
I would never wear that for lots of reasons, but I hope it helps some people get out in the rain.
Today I rode in the rain and wore a regular trench raincoat and knee-high boots (high-heeled leather lace-up ones, not galoshes). The bottom of my skirt and top of my tights were ridiculously wet but dried quickly, and the rest of me was cozy.
I always palp fenders on my commuters in the rain. I agree that suit would make you just as wet as riding without it. I have a Shower Pass jacket and sometimes curate rain pants to contrast. If it's not too cold I just need shorts and knee warmers.