Our testers consistently ranked the Electra Glide as first or second for weather protection, with one exception. The lowers actually seemed to direct the mung at the rider’s legs. The large area inside of the lowers, to facilitate the flow of cooling air around the engine, also admitted road spray. In heavy rains, the water pelting the legs reached deluge proportions. The fairing, on the other hand, effectively directed rain and cold air away from the rider. Our optional short windshield garnered praise for its low height but was criticized by some riders for it’s dark tint. Similarly, short-waisted riders felt the fairing was a bit too high, and compromised some view of the road ahead. The Harley’s large envelope of still air with minimal back flow was appreciated when the temperatures dropped. On hot days, removing the two clear plastic air dams from the fairing allowed an impressive amount of flow around the rider’s torso without adding any buffeting.