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Richa Rain Warrior

Postby Keith Legge » 13 Aug 2014, 14:23

My jacket just isn't waterproof anymore tried all sorts sprays detergents its over 20 years old so not done too bad. ;)

Can't afford the prices of some of the new all singing all dancing jackets so looked at waterproof overcoats i now have a Richa, anyone have/used one of these?

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Cost £29.99 and came with a mesh bag took picture next to camera case to show size, my jacket is a large but i could probably do with extra large :oops: so ordered 2xl tried on with jacket and its nice and roomy. The bottom flares out quite a lot but has a draw string for some reason its not shown in the picture.

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Looking at the weather i am going to get some use out of it and i will report back. :D
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Re: Richa Rain Warrior

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 13 Aug 2014, 16:26

2 out of 3 of my 'leathers' are not waterproof either.
So I got me a waterproof overall. Works great, the problem is obviously it doesn't breathe at all.
That, and I'm getting a bit too old to do the gymnastic exercises required to put it on (*hop hop hop* on one leg).
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Re: Richa Rain Warrior

Postby mbrST1100 » 13 Aug 2014, 16:30

Pieter Huizinga wrote:So I got me a waterproof overall. Works great, the problem is obviously it doesn't breathe at all.

That's always the issue with those "body-condoms"...
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Re: Richa Rain Warrior

Postby Keith Legge » 13 Aug 2014, 17:39

Pieter Huizinga wrote:2 out of 3 of my 'leathers' are not waterproof either.
So I got me a waterproof overall. Works great, the problem is obviously it doesn't breathe at all.
That, and I'm getting a bit too old to do the gymnastic exercises required to put it on (*hop hop hop* on one leg).


I had a full suit years ago bloody awful thing i think this coat is going to be a bit sweaty but rather that than pissed wet through. :lol:
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Re: Richa Rain Warrior

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 13 Aug 2014, 18:22

Well, in honesty, the big advantage is you can roll it up and put it in a pannier until you need it.
I learned to appreciate this when in Scotland where weather can turn from sunny to absolutely pouring down within minutes (as in, around the next bend).
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Re: Richa Rain Warrior

Postby PigpenST » 15 Aug 2014, 10:33

Thanks Keith. My one piece is a little (ahem) snug these days :oops: , so I was wondering what to do for the winter. I like the idea of a two piece as the 'one piece dance' is not a good look!! :D
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Re: Richa Rain Warrior

Postby Keith Legge » 17 Aug 2014, 16:43

Didn't take long got to use the jacket this morning :lol: pretty heavy rain at times but i arrived home dry.

Usual problem with these things a bit warm and sweaty but loosening off the draw string at the bottom and the velcro at the neck helped a bit.

Elastic around the waist and wrist feels really tight not sure if this would become annoying on a long run but i like the slightly longer arms so you can tuck your gloves in.

See how long it lasts but for now and the price a big thumbs up. :D

If you fancy one order one size up for a bit of room.
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