If you're talking about riding in a warm rain, then rain gear doesn't do you much good. You'll sweat on the inside and be just as wet, though maybe the source of the moisture will be less pleasant. For a cold rain, it depends a lot on how far you plan on going, but the rain gear (jacket & pants) will still only keep you warm, not dry for the reasons stated above. You can ride in really cheap stuff all the way to really expensive stuff, but it's more about cut and fit and how many pockets and openings you have. The really best thing to do if you plan on riding in the rain is to get some good fenders, as that will keep the water and road grit from contaminating every orefice on your bike, and on you.notwist said:I want to start riding in the rain on those warm spring days. What pieces of gear do I need?