I've used oilskins (yuk-smelly AND sweaty) survival suits (pain in the arse,looks stupid but you stay dry) and the best thing I've found is my old Sidi Gore-tex lined one piece bike waterproofs.
You stay totally dry as long as you do them up properly and don't go swimming in them. The neck does up on velcro so it's a nice snug fit to stop loads of water getting in.
It's a good idea to wear a polo-neck or a hoody under them to stop a small amount of water going down your neck if you get totally swamped, but even then very little gets in.They stow down small into their own pouch and have a pretty good waterproof zip pocket on the chest. There's plenty of room underneath for warm clothes too and you don't get sweaty.
I rode 150 miles wearing them(Manc to Swindon) at night on an unfaired bike in under 2 hours. While moving I was averaging over 100mph in -5C and sleet/rain a couple of years ago.I wasn't uncomfortably cold when I got off the bike.
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