Aerostich Darien or BMW Comfrt Shell jacket

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Gowyn, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Gowyn

    Gowyn n00b

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    So I sold all my gear twelve years ago and now need to replace it.

    ive come across a used 'stich Darien jacket with armour but for $100 plus tax more I could have a new BMW Comfort Shell jacket.

    the Darien is a little big but I found the BMW CS armour awkward. I gather it forms to your body.

    anyway, years ago I had the Aerostich stuff and was happy but I've read some really good review in the BMW CS gear too.

    BTW the BMW CS is clearance for $350

    thoughts?
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  2. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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  3. keiji

    keiji Long timer

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    The darien fits like a sack of potatoes, but the membrane technology is somewhat more durable than than the c-change in the comfortshell.

    I managed to (accidentally) dissolve the membrane in my comfortshell with some seam grip when trying to patch a leak. Seam grip contains toluene, which would not be uncommon in gasoline....

    The ePTFE (teflon) that is used in the gore-tex for the darien is basically inert and easy to patch.

    Basically comes down to which is more important to you
    self/factory repair -> Darien
    comfort/fit ->comfortshell
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