Richa Typhoon Rain Overall - Fluo Yellow
Customer Product Reviews
Good value to keep you dry
Does the job, quite a heavy quality plastic material so doesn't feel flimsy. I had to go up a size to get a good fit. Can be a bit difficult to take off (off of the shoulders) at the end of a long ride. The material is not breathable so can get quite hot inside. But seems to be good waterproofing so far. Price seems good compared to other similar products.
Just given it a proper test
Used it at the weekend for a bike ride to Zollernalbkreis in Germany, a round trip of about 1280 miles in some horrendous rain, I have previously bought three sets of textile waterproofs that all leak within half an hour, but this Richa waterproof actually worked, very pleased. Only downside is they are short in the leg, I bought the 3XL size as I am 6'4, but they stop 3 inches above the ankle, OK if you have long boots. Recommended.
Difficult to store
Not tried in anger yet, but I do live in Manchester. The item looks like it will do what it says on the tin, the material looks up to the job. Purchased XL size as per their size chart and found it difficult to get into. Could not get on over my winter boots. As per the other reviews, it is difficult to store in its built in pouch. I think seperates may be the way to go next time.
Not tried it in heavy rain yet
Have no doubts from what others have said this will do its job. It replaces an Alpinestars suit, which did a good job until this year, when the 10 year old material gave in to horrendous rain, although it managed to keep the water inside all the way home! Only thing I've noticed so far with the Richa is, that is quite bulky when folded. It was a very tight fit into a 10 litre size Kriega roll top bag. The last suit went in with room to spare.
Good fit, comfortable, easy to get in and out of, folds up to a small size and not too heavy. Have used it in the rain several times recently and it has performed perfectly well in a 40 minute journey. Found the legs a tad short but I am over 6' tall and a little moisture inside the suit from condensation but that is the same with any waterproof suit, I have found over the years. I would recommend this as it is excellent value for money.
Brilliant buy that keeps me dry
I ride my bike everyday in all weathers for work so buying the best kit is an absolute must. Buying the best doesn't always mean buying the most expensive. I read other reviews and found that the Richa rain overall was worth a try. It is one of the best buys I have ever made. The fit is perfect and the delivery took just a couple of days. It is lightweight and folds away neatly and so far I have been completely dry in some torrential rain, that must be a good test of quality.