BMW produce really good riding kit. It’s undeniable. Anyone who has owned or worn some of their kit will know exactly what I mean. It hasn’t always been the best in class, or the cheapest but as a kit brand they consistently deliver solid stuff. The biggest beauty in BMW’s kit is that it’s actually their product. They use in house designers, their own material choices and often come out with some clever, creative things.
The Rallye 2 suit from the 2000’s is legendary. The Rallye 3 wasn’t as good, until the update last update in 2016, where a few tweaks massively improved it. In the new EnduroGuard suit it seems we have something really different. It’s more everything orientated (which seems odd considering the Rallye 3 is an adventure suit) and approaches things in a very different way. First up it’s externally waterproof. That means no liners to fiddle with more wind protection and that’s we’re big fans of. It’s also got an entirely different ventilation approach, with two huge front and back zipped openings, arm zippers and main zip ventilation system akin to the Alpinestars Durban suit.
Seven of the eight pockets are waterproof, the cuffs have little waterproof protectors, a storm hood is hidden in the collar and most impressively, it comes in a range of womens and mens sizes. Can we have an applause for BMW please? The last of the new features is the use of a ceramic material on the elbows and knees called ceraspace. It’s apparently good for when you slide and they’ve utilised it in the EnduroGuard glove too. So, what do you think of the new suit? Would you wear it? Tell us in the comments.
EnduroGuard suit – 100% for professionals.
The developers of the EnduroGuard suit were called upon to meet maximum functionality requirements without compromise. The result is a professional enduro suit of the latest generation made of specially developed materials for which an entirely new look was created.
The basic material was developed by BMW Motorrad itself in collaboration with the Schoeller textile experts: Dynatec, an extremely abrasion-resistant
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polyamide polyester mix, applied here as a 3-layer laminate with Dynatec Stretch for premium comfort.
A special protective fabric called ceraspace is also applied in the EnduroGuard suit. Made of extremely hard ceramic particles bound in a polymer matrix, ceraspace is characterised by enormous robustness and is highly heat-resistant. This innovative technology by Schoeller has already proved its effectiveness in military equipment and professional outdoor clothing. In the EnduroGuard suit ceraspace is applied over large areas at the elbows, forearms, knees and shins, offering maximum protection and – as an added extra, so to speak – a very attractive appearance.
The EnduroGuard suit also features another high-end material in the form of the BMW Climate Membrane for an optimum body climate. Versatile ventilation zips, the AirVent system and other details give riders plenty of options to perfect their own personal feel-good climate.
The safety features include not just “NP2s” but also latest-generation protectors. With their unrivalled damping properties, they provide excellent protection in the EnduroGuard suit at the back, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees (continuously adjustable in height). A coccyx protector can be retrofitted separately.
In this way, the EnduroGuard suit is prepared for all weathers and every riding situation – there is even a wind-stop in the jacket and a waterproof storm hood integrated in the collar. And with a total of seven waterproof jacket pockets and two waterproof thigh pockets, this top-class suit provides outstanding protection not just for the rider but for the rider’s accessories too.
The EnduroGuard suit comes in casual comfort fit. Colours: jacket in grey or black, trousers in black. Women’s sizes: 34-48, 72-88, 18-22.
Men’s sizes: 46-66, 98-118, 24-32.