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The Bikesuit

Now, this is interesting and I wonder why we haven’t seen anything similar yet (at least I haven’t). The Bikesuit is a one piece rain jacket that covers the body completely, including built in footies with open bottoms for regular and clipless shoes. The video shows what looks to be a high collar with hood, but the head covering doesn’t extend over a helmet. The suit also comes with wrist and ankle straps, reflective material, ventilation zippers and other accessories, but the big question is always just how “breathable” is it? The ventilation pockets are sure to help and they claim the material is “breathable”, but I’d like to see more test reviews.

The jacket retails for $311, which seems quite expensive, but adding up three individual, high quality rain pieces wouldn’t be much different.

See more images on their Facebook page.

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6 Comments

  1. Justin WinokurJuly 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

    As someone who has a 10 mile commute each way, and who commutes in all weather, I just bring a complete change of clothes in Ortlied waterproof bags. Then, the goal on a rainy day isn’t staying dry, it’s staying comfortable. In the summer that means doing nothing different. In the winter, it means staying warm.

    This bike suit seems like it is asking to be a sauna. Why not spend the money on a good top and pants. Then, just change.

  2. scottJuly 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

    $311.00 for a poncho with legs. Great job.

  3. Jason McCayJuly 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    “adding up three individual, high quality rain pieces wouldn’t be much different.”

    Except that if one of those pieces wear out, I can replace it for much cheaper than replacing the entire suit.

  4. ClayJuly 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I only wear a waterproof top and waterproof bottom if I either can’t change clothes at my destination or if it’s raining like mad. Very few people are dedicated enough to staying dry to be interested in something like this, especially at that price.

  5. ClayJuly 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    It also looks tedious to put on and take off, which is another deal breaker.

  6. yikesbikesJuly 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I think this thing is pretty cool. The price, unfortunately, is very uncool. It is a bit excessive, but I’ve wished for this very thing many times and it looks like they did it right.

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