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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Olympia New Horizon Rain Suit Review

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Spring has arrived, and here in the east that means rain - lots of rain! Tune in to see how Olympia's New Horizon rain suit handled three seasons of commuting in the wet stuff!


-MKL
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Hey Moshe - quick question. My ordinary MC rain gear is not breathable. If I wear it and it is above 75 degrees, I am wet from perspiration and not the rain after an hour or so. Is this gear good for warm weather and if not what is your pick for hot weather rain suit?
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You might have an old PVC suit - they're usually quite bulky, and do not breathe at all. Very uncomfortable when things warm up. This is nylon with that nice vent out back, so once you get moving, there is adequate circulation, even on a faired touring bike like my RT. It's pretty good venting-wise. Certainly leagues better than PVC.

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Thanks for the info - you're a good man.
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Thanks! You play drums too? What kind of kit?

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Sonor, Designer series and I have a 1967 Slingerland kit
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Oh my God! The Designer is the best sounding kit in the history of rock music! I grew up watching Nicko McBrain play his:

Lucky man!

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They are two completely different sounds - the Slingerland set is a great jazz kit and the Designer set is the studio go to kit. I used to play out a great deal but haven't in recent years (family obligations). Now my life is starting to return to me having some "me" time I am just getting back into them as much as possible. I hope to be playing out again later this year or at the very least doing some creative work with friends and posting online.

Yes I am lucky -
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Cool deal! Nicko's sound from that kit has always been my all-time favorite, so I can only imagine what owning a set of those is like!

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