BMW's new EnduroGuard suit

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

  1. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    I have the short size in EG. Being blessed with a tall frame 5-6 “ and shrinking as time goes by the short sizes fit perfect.
    Pants 25 and jacket 24
    I still cut the sleeves of jacket by 3/4 inch as it felt a tad long and uncomfortable. But now perfect.
    I really like this suit.
    Jacket getting better softer.
    And like I said before wore it thru a week of riding 3k miles the week Florence hurricane came to town.
    Did not go thru Florence but had few days of rain and no issues.




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  2. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Long timer

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    This is interesting, indeed. It'd be cool to be able to search Toray stuff and see who is using their materials. A buddy of mine hunts in Kuiu stuff as well and swears by it. I'm still a Filson mackinaw wool guy for hunting insulation, but nothing beats a technical outer layer that's waterproof!
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  3. murdock84

    murdock84 Been here awhile

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    I have some Filson brush pants that are about 20 years old. Cotton canvas with wax coating. Best pants for doing just about anything. The bottoms are so torn up I look like a homeless guy when out cutting wood in them.
  4. dragos

    dragos Master of disaster.

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    Spidi does.
    Their latest Globetracker adv suit had the Dermizax, but they only manufactured it for one season for some reason.
  5. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Yeah. Spidi, and nobody else, uses Toray textiles throughout their line. The performance of Dermizax EV over GorePro and other laminates is what pushed me to buy their jacket. You can find them on closeout at various European vendors right now, although the pants are the harder thing to find.
  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    Unless you want XL:photog:beer
  7. vanha

    vanha Finnspacko

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    I’ve been using Rukka suits for the last 8yrs and would like to try something different for change. This Enduroguard ticks all the right boxes for me but by reading this thread the suit isn’t should I say promising option..

    Goretex has never failed to keep water out, except one or two times after 8-10hrs of riding in moderate-hard rain when water found its way in from neck and in front the jacket where there’s no connecting zipper to the pants..

    Enduroguard is a bit cheaper than laminated Rukka suits but if EG fails to keep me dry then it’s just pure waste of money because it’s impossible to return a used suit.

    Nevertheless this Enduroguard is my number one option at the moment for my next suit.

    Does somebody know how the Rukka and BMW suits compare with their sizing?
    Any information appreciated!
  8. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Long timer Supporter

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    BMW says in their advertising that the EnduroGuard is waterproof, and that it's covered by their 24 mo. warranty. I'd recommend clarifying the meaning of that with the selling dealer - what to do if it does leak.
    Can they take it back or not?
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  9. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    From what I have read here you can return the suit if it fails, as a few peeps here have done so.
    Personally so far, my suit is waterproof and I have washed it twice with Nikwax Techwash and have reapplied a waterproofing spray....
    Using the garden hose to test the waterproofing is a bit questionable IMHO, as water pressure from it is much higher than a rider would encounter riding through a rainstorm.
    I went through two Florida whiteout deluges and stayed dry.
    Maybe this suit requires a bit more TLC than usual but it is a great suit so far. Just my 0.02 CT’s, YMMV
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  10. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    Rode through a frog strangler in my EG jacket this weekend and stayed dryzabone.
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  11. MadtownMaxx

    MadtownMaxx more ride than post Supporter

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    .... I see you're from AZ.... maybe you have 'dry' rain in addition to 'dry' heat? :lol3:lol3
  12. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    It's been hard to find a good rain to test in. Last weekend I got the chance.
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  13. LopezXC

    LopezXC Been here awhile

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    I'm happy to announce that after several months trying different suites (Klim Badland, Spidi Globetracker, Rukka, Alpinestar Rvenant...) I've decided to buy the BMW Enduroguard.

    Next week I will depart for a 4 weeks tour around west Africa from Spain (16000km or so), so I think I'll be able to give a complete review about the suite perfomance. Hope it will serve good in all kind of weather...
  14. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    Same experience here


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  15. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    Frog strangler?


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  16. Kmendez

    Kmendez Been here awhile

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    Oh boy sounds like a dream trip
    I am sure suit will do well


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  17. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    Heavy rain
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  18. toramorgan

    toramorgan Adventurer

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    Your trip sounds great and one which I must do someday.

    I also have BMW EG suit and I did try the Klim Badlands Pro before buying it. The BP jacket was fine, but Klim’s trousers didn’t fit as good as EGs (tried 32’ both regular and short and were kind of baggy and knee protectors were too low).

    I haven’t try the EG in a downpour yet but I did wear it during a sunny and hot weekend riding on tracks. I was sweating profusely (I usually don’t) but I believe it would had happened with any comparable jacket (lower speed, less wind, more physical effort). As widely reported, inside cuffs (sleeves and pants) do not help at all (I will wait for winter to decide if I get rid of them). Other than that, I felt protected and cool (pun intended).

    Just take it into account if you expect high temperatures in Africa.

    Because of sweat (and dust) I had to machine wash it. I did it in cold water and tumble dried it on low speeds. It came out perfect but it took a while to dry.

    I think is great suit for fall and spring months, but not for most of the summer, when the weather is 80 degrees or more and specially if you use it on tracks, at lower speeds.
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  19. LopezXC

    LopezXC Been here awhile

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    Hope so... Thanks!

    Well... Hope to find more spring-like weather rather than high temp. Anyway, in summer there is not suite that doesn't Cook you
  20. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure I wouldn't use my EG as a track day suit but I can't think of a better touring solution.