Considering the ongoing series of rain storms in northern California, staying dry while riding has become a priority.

While some riders like the idea of wearing a full on rain suit, we prefer the ability to strip back to regular riding gear once the rain clears.  So our rain gear of choice is the Frog Toggs Ultra-Lite II. For $24.95 this breathable, waterproof and ultralight set includes a jacket with hood and pants that will keep you dry as three-day old toast in a bad cafe.

What makes it even more worth recommending is the two-pieces pack down to a compressible pocket size making it easy to stuff in a side bag or luggage without taking up much room. Get it wet and just hang it to dry.

You can spend another $25.00 for the All Sport Rain Suit, but unless you plan on doing a lot of riding in the rain, the Ultra-Lite II should do the trick.