Sometimes the heavens open without any word of warning.
Stashing away a waterproof oversuit in a rucksack or top box ensures you’ll never be caught out by the rain on a ride again.
Our list of five of the best oversuits has been put together from customer reviews and ratings, and there’s something in here for every budget…
It’s called the Richa Typhoon and Sportsbikeshop customers think it could tackle any kind of weather, saying they were impressed with it, especially considering the sub-£50 price. They gave the RiDE Magazine-recommended suit an average of 4.6 stars from the first 302 reviews. The Typhoon has an internal bag, allowing you to fold the suit into itself for easier storage. Zips up the side of each leg make tucking your boots underneath easier.
According to the first 34 customers to leave a review, this waterproof suit from Oxford performed exactly as they hoped and kept them dry in all downpours. The majority of customers have been happy with the fit, having no trouble fitting them over race leathers with kneesliders, but a small number of customers however found them to be a little tight and needed to order the next size up.
The Spada Eco has received an average score of 4.71 stars from the first seven reviews, with customers commending the suit for its waterproofing abilities and fit. The suit also features a waterproof outside pocket, which one reviewer was especially impressed with. Spada opted for a diagonal zip system, which makes getting in and out of the suit a breeze.
The Siberian suit is popular with Sportsbikeshop customers, who gave it an average of 4.6 stars from the first 91 reviews. The waterproof outer combined with a thermal quilted inner makes for a warm and dry oversuit, which customers say can really handle downpours. The chest and thigh pocket offer extra space for bits and pieces, while reflective panels on the sleeves give enhanced visibility at night.