let it rain
March 14, 2013(Howell, MI)
Worked great, wife followed me home in a serious downpour doing 80 at times she could not believe I was dry when we got home. Have carried it with me since purchase, have used it 7 times so far still looks cool and am always dry.
E. Almalood -
February 13, 2012(New York, NY)
Always in my backpack during rainy season. Only comment is that the velcro at the neck is a bit annoying.
David N. -
June 02, 2011(Chico, CA)
IMHO this jacket has a major design flaw, and that is the lack of a full length zipper. Instead, it's made like a Henley pullover shirt with a very small zippered opening at the top. This makes it extremely difficult if not impossible to put on if you plan on wearing it over your riding jacket, even if you're dry. Won't pull on over a helmet for sure. Wet would be much worse. It's cut on the small size also. I'm 5'11" 200 lbs. and the XL was super tight over my jacket. The large belly pocket in the front is fairly useless and awkward - patch pockets on either side would be better. Can't comment on durability since I almost immediately returned it and bought a Firstgear jacket.
Nice wind breaker
March 08, 2011(Lynden, WA)
I really liked the jacket. It held up really well against the wind, but so far I haven't used it in the rain yet. The only thing I really dont like is the velcro collar that rubs against my neck. Other than that it was only like 38 degrees when we were riding and I was starting to sweat with it on, so make sure you layer underneath.
November 09, 2010(Victoria, BC)
Great rain coat for the money makes an excelent wind breaker too. Does exactly what it should and looks good too.
Water off ducks back
October 04, 2010(Vancouver, BC)
I commute all year in Vancouver Canada, and the rain here in winter makes Seattle look like a sunny paradise, this rainsuit works 100% in the heaviest downpours, but a larger size than usual so you can fit it over other clothing. The only thing wrong with it is that on my sport bike the back of it rides up with the wind, so I attached a Velcro strap to go from front to back between my legs and this works. On my commute scooter no problem as I actually sit on the back of the jacket.
Nice Weather Protection
May 20, 2010(Upland, CA)
I've only been rained on once while wearing this but seems to keep the water away fine. The collar bugs with the Velcro and stitching, but overall, for the price I paid, it does the job.
alpinestars Rain jacket
November 05, 2009(nicholson, GA)
Great jacket, it’s for the rain but I wear it as a regular jacket. It's very warm and comfortable. Wish it had side pockets, but oh well. Get a size smaller than you usually wear. If you wear a XXL sweatshirt, get a XL jacket.
Alpinestars - RJ-5 Rain Jacket
October 19, 2009(Winchester, MA)
Jacket is extremely durable and works great. This jacket saved me a few times from the cold nights. Great to keep under your seat. I would recommend this jacket to anyone who rides a lot and needs a windbreaker/rain jacket.
Nice Rain Jacket
October 08, 2009(Scranton, PA)
Although we have not used it yet, this jacket appears to be well made and the fit is good.