BMW's new EnduroGuard suit

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Sailorlite, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Hercus

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    BGSPLTR, So you have the 102 pants AND 102 jacket? That's what I'm anticipating will work for me as well (the 102 jacket is on backorder now with no known expected delivery date by MaxBMW.) I'm pretty much the same size as you. I tried the 106 jacket and it is too big. The 102 pants fit perfectly when standing, but ran up my leg quite a way when sitting on the bike. Thanks.
  2. bgspltr

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    I have a 52 for the jacket, 102 for the pants.
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  4. SydneyPom

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    Been riding around with just the jacket for a few weeks now. This is going to replace my winter commuting jacket (Dainese gore tex), summer commuting jacket (Dainese vented) and my Rallye jacket so a bargain! Loving it. Not what I was planning but works great for all scenarios.

    Two question before I add the pants. Firstly they're not in AUS yet so I just went with same size as my Rallye and it's perfect. Can I do the same with the pants for those who've had both?

    Secondly. What's the inside of the pants like? Smooth enough not to need a based layer (how I wear the Rallye) or likely to need something ?
  5. Ride-a-lot

    Ride-a-lot Been here awhile

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    By day 2 of a 5 day trip with my Enduroguard pants my knee caps were getting sore from the knee pads. Iput a bandaid on each knee cap for the rest of the trip and that worked. I had only worn the pants for a couple hundred miles before the trip so the knee pads had not had time to loosen up yet. And since that trip i haven't done any more multi day rides to see if they have broken in yet to where they don't rub my knee caps sore.
  6. Ride-a-lot

    Ride-a-lot Been here awhile

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    Forgot to mention that i really wish the pants had a wallet pocket in the back. I'm forever taking my jacket off and laying it on the bike when I go into a store or restaurant. Then when I reach for my wallet remembering it's in a jacket pocket. You'd think I would get used to the wallet not being in my back pocket but after decades of carrying it where is supposed to be the reflex to reach back for my wallet is ingrained deeply.
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  7. Sitheach86

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    I found the pants smooth and comfortable against bare skin. I wear motoskiveez shorts and so my knees are bare. No discomfort at all. In fact these are the most comfortable moto pants I own.

    I'm glad there's no back pocket. More seams to sit on doesn't sound pleasant for me. We all have habits I suppose.
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  8. SmittyBlackstone

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    The pants fit me perfectly. Smooth and comfortable inside. Nicest and best fitting pants I have.
    Perhaps a pocket on the thigh for a wallet would do? Miss it also for the same reason

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  9. SmittyBlackstone

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    I do wish the jacket arms were a little looser.they are a bit restrictive and hard to get used to.

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  10. bgspltr

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    On my longer rides I wear LDComfort tights, when commuting I just have on underwear briefs, the pants are incredibly comfortable.

    For the wallet, I have a small credit card type holder, it fits well in the waterproof pants pockets.
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  11. Sitheach86

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    I am seriously considering the removal of the wrist gators. As far as I tell, there's no purpose to their existence but to annoy me. Currently I just jam and stuff it back towards the elbow and pretend it's not there.
  12. SmittyBlackstone

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    I think they help keep the water out.
    My suit kept me dry as a bone in a torrential downpour.
    Except for that one time I forgot to.put the hood up. Brrrrrrr, that water was cold.

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  13. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    So what's the recommended wrist sequence if you're expecting rain? I know you would zip up the inner wrist gators, but do you secure your glove gauntlets over the inner gators or instead over the cinched down outer wrist openings? IOW, where to the gauntlets go?

    (My gloves are the BMW ProSummer Goretex gloves which have medium sized gauntlets).
  14. bgspltr

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    Glove gauntlet over inner gator, outer jacket sleeve over glove gauntlet.
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  15. Sitheach86

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    I just did glove cuff under jacket cuff. Never touched that zip gator. Never got wet through days of rain.
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  16. dwenglis

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    can some people post some pictures of themselves wearing the jacket? I can't seem to find many pictures of folks that aren't advertisements.
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  18. TuonoBiker

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    Hey guys - I bit the bullet yesterday at my dealer's Oktoberfest. Good sales running store-wide. I had been trying on the size 54 jacket (same as my Rallye Pro 3) but had yet to try pants on smaller than the 56, which was the only one they had in stock. A couple weeks ago I had them order in a 54 Black jacket (all they had was Grey in 54) and a 54 pants. Again, same size as my RP3 jacket/pants.

    My thoughts after 1 hour ride home in 88-90 F temps:
    Jacket:
    -extremely well thought design - ventilation everywhere!!!
    -armor was lined up well - no immediate desire to shift shoulders or elbows
    -sleeve cuffs don't bother me one bit; have not tried with gauntlet gloves yet
    -armor is uberawesome - flexible, soft, extremely good coverage
    -the fabric between back protector and body is extremely awesome, weird, hi-tech. Its rigid yet flexes; squishy yet firm. very cool design to allow airflow and keep the back protector off the body. At no point did I feel like I had a piece of foam stuck to my back in the 90 degree heat.

    Pants:
    - Simply, WOW.
    - I have never wore pants this comfortable. I'm an Exofficio Boxer-brief guy and in my RP3 pants, I was constantly adjusting my, uhh, "Junk" to get comfortable. However they designed these pants in the crotch area, they work.
    -Buy them. No matter what, just buy the pants...even if you hate the jacket, buy the pants.
    -They vent quite well. The lining seems like the standard nylon mesh you find in any riding gear, but at no point, even a bit sweaty, did they bind and not slide on my skin. Very, very happy about that.
    - The pants do have pockets on the side of each leg which can easily hold a wallet and a cell phone and still stay out of the way while riding.

    Gripes:
    - Pockets on jacket and pants - I don't know who's hands they designed them for, but my hands struggle to get in and then back out. Just 3/4 to 1 inch wider and they would be just fine
    - Why are the pocket "bags" unattached inside? You pull out your hand and the pocket bag comes along with it. *sigh* really?
    - That's really it, so far.

    General comments:
    - The fabric is stiff, but after an hour, I can tell its going to loosen up nicely.
    - the black color looks like it will get "white" scuffs at the corners/points. call it a "patina" maybe? nothing bad, but it seems like the fabric might do this.
    - Stitching - I'm no tailor, but I recognize quality stitching and design. There are double-bar tacking stitches everywhere on this thing. Go compare with other brands of gear and you'll see the difference. These are the small details that provide high-strength and years of use. There is a lot of attention to that kind of detail. That detail is a good reason why the gear cost what it does.

    I'm headed out on a ride tomorrow for a few days - headed up to VT or NH. Anxious to try it out. Insanely rainy wet year out here, now that I have no liners, I'm sure it'll never rain again. :D

    Enjoy!
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  19. Fosters

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    Best I can do...pants and jacket

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  20. TuonoBiker

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    Nice! I love the appearance of this suit. Totally not standout...Klim really makes nice gear, but it sure screams "Look at me riding through Mongolia!!!!" Seeing your pic on the "proper" GSA :lol3 makes me like the suit even more.

    I just picked up a new helmet in matte black as well. All my lack of safety colors is almost frightening....I'm not going to burst into a great ball of fire, am I?
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