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Do you have a shower at work or can you join a sports club nearby. If not, how tolerant are your work colleagues to body odour? The reason I ask is that cheap all-weather gear does not breathe well and you would get a bit whiffy. Beware of the OLs getting on the warpath!

Also, what is your budget?

Do you need waterproofing from really heavy rain or just light showers?

It is one of those "choose 2 from 3" issues....
 

Bruno BQ

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Do you have a shower at work or can you join a sports club nearby. If not, how tolerant are your work colleagues to body odour? The reason I ask is that cheap all-weather gear does not breathe well and you would get a bit whiffy. Beware of the OLs getting on the warpath!

Also, what is your budget?

Do you need waterproofing from really heavy rain or just light showers?

It is one of those "choose 2 from 3" issues....
No shower or sports facility, on the summer I whipe out and get a new deodorant. I usually try to make the best not to get to sweet, so the morning commute is more slow than the back. I am guessing I would prefer the breathing one .. What is OLs?

I was thinking on spending about 10,000 yen, on the pair Jacket-Trouser, but I would be willing to spend a bit more if necessary, and the less the better!


You have a few options.

1. Put 100% rainproof stuff on top of your work clothes, sweat disgustingly into it, and stink the office out like an idiot.

2. Put your work clothes in a polythene bag in your rucksack, and wear normal riding gear on your bike. Change into your work clothes at work, in the toilet if they don't have changing rooms.

3. Set up a variety of diversified income streams for yourself, which are maintained and expanded over the internet, meaning you never have to go out unless you want to, then quit your job, allowing you to NLP out the word 'commute' from your brain forever.
1- Do all the rainproof clothe are that bad?

2- That's a good idea, for sure is the best option for the money.

3- I would love to work only from home, and would be great just to see the rainy and laugh my way out of the others, but unless you are one of those on internet comments that have the secret to make tons of money from google per hour and want to share for free, I don't see this happening.


How long/far is your commute, @Bruno BQ ?
It is about 30-40 min on rain, 20 ish with no rain heheeh

Thanks for the help!
 
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It is about 30-40 min on rain, 20 ish with no rain heheeh
I would get the best breathable rain jacket I could afford, and some shoe covers. Most of the rain in Japan is in June or September when it's not really cold*, so my legs are fine even if wet. For me, wet feet = misery. I have Mavic MTB shoe covers that cost around ¥6000. There are other solutions in the page you linked.

Last Sunday was some srs cold rain, though. WTF!?
 

Bruno BQ

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Yah was the rains from these weeks that got me thinking on getting a better cover. I am planning on mixing solutions, getting a cover trouser, a poncho (as this is what I use now to cover most of my body and my backpack) and as @Half-Fast Mike said some shoe cover. When things heat up more I might go only with the shoes cover and get a waterproof backpack solving my problems for the future.

Thanks for all suggestions and inputs!