BMW Rain Gear....is it worth the money/

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Plasterman, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Plasterman

    Plasterman Adventurer

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    What are some of the members opinions about the BMW Rain Gear? Worth the money? Cheaper alternatives?

    Tom
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  2. workerant

    workerant SpaƟ im Dreck

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    BMW makes more than one type of raingear. Are you talking about the two-piece Gore-Tex, the two-piece vinyl or the one-piece vinyl?
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  3. Plasterman

    Plasterman Adventurer

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    I am looking at the ProRain 2 piece suit
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  4. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Yes... it is the only thing left from our BMW's and the Missus has 100+ days of (dry) wet riding in hers. She swears by BMW dear

    I bought a Darien a few years ago and it does the whole weather thing for me 24/7 365.
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  5. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    I friggin' love mine. On a warm day, though...you're *bakin'* in it.
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  6. seanred

    seanred Been here awhile

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    Worth it. I have the one piece and love it, nothing gets thru.:clap
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  7. Mike in Atlanta

    Mike in Atlanta Oh Noes

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    I am a cheap bastard extrodinare and I sprung for the $100 1 piece. very happy with the fit, finish and water proof. Dont see replacing it for many years.

    Mike
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  8. santaferider

    santaferider The Argienaut

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    the BMWone piece is about the best rainsuit ever I have had in 45+ years of riding.

    Two weeks ago I got hit by continuous heavy rain from Rocks Springs WY to Hoback Junction WY. I got to Jackson flint dry as a good Chablis.
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  9. 72guy

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    I've also been looking at the Pro Rain 2 piece. I generaly wear a large coat. 43-44 sport coat. 44 Marsee Adventure coat. 46 Vanson Cob2. 33-34 waist. 35 Vanson Sport pants. 34 Marsee Adventure pants.

    How are the rain suits sized? If I'm normally a large do I order an xlarge rain suit to go over the leathers? Or, are the rain suits cut full to fit over clothing so that you order your normal size? Also, who sells 'em cheap?Thanks for the help.
    Regards
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  10. 72guy

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    Ya know. The more I read on all the gear. Halvarsson, BMW, Rukka, Vanson, Revit, etc. I think that you probably made the right call.
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  11. gpothoven

    gpothoven whatever

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    +1. Except I'm not a cheap bastard...:lol3
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  12. Repko

    Repko Adventurer wantabe

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    I'm a cheap bastard too. However after buying the Tour Master & First gear & Joe Rocket... caliber of gear. I'm switching to BMW because it's so darm good! The Dynatec is even tougher then most Cordura.

    The Santiago Jacket & pants are hard to beat! Plenty of $$$ but hey!? This is the stuff we live for most of the time now, isn't it!!??:evil
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  13. spanker

    spanker Lake City, FL

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    Check out the link. I have this suit and it's totally waterproof, I don't care how hard and how long its raining. NO pockets. I like the reflective chevrons on the back and the yellow color too. All raingear sucks because you have to put it on and take it off but for under 60 bucks, it's unbeatable. I am looking at Rev-it but that is several orders of magnitude more expensive and multi-layered (take off and put on layers based on weather) as well. http://www.newenough.com/raingear/2_pc_suits/nelson_rigg/ax1_two_piece_motorcycle_rain_suit.html
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  14. spanker

    spanker Lake City, FL

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    Oops, I forgot, it does have a single chest pocket.
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  15. euromedic

    euromedic Peter...n00b

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    ProRain 2 Suit here too. Very content with it, keeps me dry even in the worst downpour. Also makes for a good cold weather barrier. Wearing thermal underwear, clothes, and riding gear; it has kept me toasty without assistance of heated gear. Very happy with it, good investment.
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  16. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I have the ProRain 2 piece and the 1 piece, and I prefer the 1 piece suit, except when it's time to pee
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  17. NJ Moto

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    +1 and +1 on using it as an emergency thermal barrier when it's freezing. Well worth the money.
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  18. Agent86

    Agent86 Speedbump

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    +1 on the Darien, don't have to stop when the rain starts.:thumb
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