Weise Tempest Unlined Oversuit - Hi -Vis
Customer Product Reviews
Weise have got it covered
I bought the Weise Tempest suit to go over a leather jacket and waterproof jeans in very wet conditions as I commute daily. I am 5'10, 40 inch chest and 28 inch waist, so I bought the Small size. They fit perfectly, but if you are any taller they will sit higher up your shin. On there first excursion in pouring rain and lots of spray on the motorway, they were totally waterproof. The waterproofs have one external pocket but do not have the ability to 'stuff' into itself for compact storage. I purchased a small compression sack which does the job. They pack down pretty small and don't take up much space in my backpack. I definitely would recommend these waterproofs.
OK so far
On my first journey in persistent heavy rain it was completely waterproof so I hope it stays that way for longer than some other similarly constructed lightweight oversuits I've had over the years. I ordered my size and found plenty of room in it. It felt quite warm and draught proof too. My only concern so far is the collar which I found too small to Velcro together with all my winter gear on. Could be OK in summer though.
Does a good job
After finally getting a wet day without 50mph winds(!!), I donned the suit and took the Vespa GTS up to Lancaster on the back roads and then the A6, returning via the M6 and M55. Rain all the way, lots of spray on the m/ways and covered 55 miles, reaching.....well lets say the national speed limit!!. Had my usual bike protection gear on underneath (lets water in after ten minutes if heavy rain) and tucked new Weise gloves into sleeves too. Stayed a bit too warm even for a wet December, but only my jacket cuffs got wet beneath the oversuit. I recommend putting on outside if possible, as it's quite sweaty work indoors! I got larger size which does cause drag, but makes it easier to wear proper protection underneath. Bearing in mind the cost of, say Alpinestars gear, this Weise oversuit does the job well for a little over 50 pounds.
Keeps me dry
I bought my actual size instead of buying a size bigger as some have suggested. I've had absolutely no trouble getting the oversuit on and off over my leathers (which have shoulder, forearm, hip and leg protection) - the only issue was the usual hopping about while trying to get your other leg in that happens with any waterproofs you're trying to get on hurriedly amidst a downpour. The only bit that I don't like is the neck area, it's rather inflexible and so ends up irritating me by pressing into my throat. - I have to just leave the Velcro fastening undone so I can move my head freely, I imagine it would chafe quite a bit if I didn't do this. The zip feels and looks like it's not that sturdy - I'd have preferred something a bit more substantial, that said, I've had no problems with it so far!
Happy with suit
Bought but not yet used in rain. Purchased to keep in emergency in pannier. I'm 6.1 slim wearing Alpinstar Andes textile jacket, bought Extra Large and very happy with fit, selecting one size up. Very light weight and the 3rd of the size rolled up than my 20yr old Frank Thomas Aquapac! Didn't come with a black suit bag, just a retail clear presentation slip. Rolls up very small. Seems unobtrusive around the neck seal and suit fabric is not restrictive. The big yellow panels aid viz in poor light.
Have worn the suit three times and found it very good. The size was perfect, as per instruction I bought the same size as the jacket and the suit comes a size bigger. I am 6ft tall and it is plenty long enough for me. Great value for the money.
Don't go 1 size larger
I'm a medium and medium fitted me fine. Worn in anger once so far and performed better than the Alpinestars El Nino which seeped through at the crotch. Do the zip velcro up carefully to ensure a good seal and you can't go wrong. The first one I received split the seam at the zip the second time I put it on, but the replacement has been ok so far.
I just needed a reasonably priced oversuit that I was only going to use occasionally. Unfortunately on a recent Europe trip it got used more than I was expecting it. It performed well keeping me dry, was easy to get in and out of quickly and stood up to the rigors of the tour without incident.
Still dry, does the job well
For the money I just expected a simple one-piece oversuit to keep the rain out. So far, this has done the job really well. No bells & whistles - it won't do anything in particular to keep you warm, other than keeping you dry. But worth it all the same. Seems robust enough that it'll last a good while.
By far the best budget option
Really good quality rain suit, helps keep you warm as well as dry. Probably the best you'll get for the price. Ever so slight rubbery feel which helps with the water resistance. Just make sure you pull the Velcro taught from top to bottom before closing it as some drips can seep through if not. As for Sportsbikeshop, definitely the cheapest for most accessories online. I have since bought waterproof gloves & boots from here and this site was cheapest online for both. Service was 5*