Sold BMW Trailguard Suit Size 50 (Large-ish)

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  1. ExtraJ

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    This is an excellent 3 season suit that's ready for a new home.

    It is the best ventilated non-mesh gear that I've ever ridden. Huge vents run much of the way up the inner arms, which pulls an enormous amount of air through the jacket (and past your underarms, which is a great place for cooling).

    It's also the best armored gear that I've ever owned, subjectively. The coverage is much better than any of the level 2 Klim D30 that I've ridden and the armor feels much more substantial than motoport tri-armor. It obviously leaves any standard level 1 CE armor in the dust. There are some pictures of the armor removed in a few of the pictures. It's all huge! I've hesitated selling it in the past because I've thought that I might steal the armor for other gear. It's that good.

    It does not come with any liners. I've used waterproof liners from other jackets or waterproof/breathable backpacking jackets underneath. Both work great. I also applied some off the shelf DWR treatment to the shell, which helps to keep it from getting saturated.

    You can read a review here:
    https://ridermagazine.com/2011/09/08/bmw-trailguard-riding-suit-and-c-change-textile-inserts/

    A good ADVRider discussion thread here:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/bmw-trailguard-impressions-pics.503488/page-2

    Condition
    The kit has never been crashed and shows no significant wear, but the zipper on the jacket lost a couple of teeth and will need to be replaced. I got a quote for $30 to fix it but never got around to it. It broke on a tour and I continued to use it by wearing a belt to hold the jacket together for the next couple of tours. Worked fine but would not recommend. There is minor dirt on the light colored parts of the jacket. It's ADV gear!

    Sizing
    Both the jacket and pants are marked as "50". BMW's sizing charts seem to change a fair amount -- I'm 6'1" 170 and it all fits generously. (Smaller guys might find it too big. You could be an inch or two taller or 20-25lbs heavier and it'd probably still fit you well.) I'd say that the jacket would fit chests from ~38-44" and the pants would fit waists from ~31-35".

    PRICE DROP $190 + shipping. If you don't like it or if it doesn't fit, I'll gladly take it back if you pay the cost of shipping both ways. I'll separate the jacket and pants if you just want one: $110 for the jacket, $110 for the pants. Price is firm for a few days but will become flexible if the gear sits around unsold.

    Jacket pictures are in this post, pants pics in the next one.
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    Pants pictures IMG_20200617_093134.jpg IMG_20200617_093255.jpg IMG_20200617_093327.jpg IMG_20200617_093353.jpg
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    Bump... lowering price to $190!
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    PM sent, I think...
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