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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Roadcrafter or BMW Comfort shell Suit

Hi There,

Intend to get a new riding suit.
Presently using Aerostich Roadcrafter.
Any opinion on the BMW comfort shell Suit?

Thanks in Advance.
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A BMW suit on a Kawasaki rider??? Blasphemy!


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You are right about the Blasphemy.

Intend to find out from our Members out there what's their preferred suit.
Seeking a drier ride as here in Malaysia the climates only dry or wet (hot all year round).
Had used 2 pairs of Roadcrafter and there are my Top choice.
However information is Power!

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What does the BMW suit do that the Stich doesn't?

Usually these threads are the Roadcrafter vs the 2.5x less expensive suit from Fieldsheer...

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What does the BMW suit do that the Stich doesn't?
Vent. I'm sure that riding in cool weather is not really a concern in Malaysia, so that's not worth going into.

The biggest advantage the Roadcrafter has is if you use your bike for commuting. There are no alternatives that I know of that are so easy and convenient to use over your street clothes. After that, it's a 15 (+?) year old design that was cutting edge 15 years ago but is getting harder and harder to justify the price these days. I know I didn't buy a new one last time I needed new riding gear.

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Not sure if this will assist your decision but I bought a pair of the BMW gloves because after my research I determined to be the best of the non heated. I haven't had any issues. Good luck with your choice.
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Vent. I'm sure that riding in cool weather is not really a concern in Malaysia, so that's not worth going into.

The biggest advantage the Roadcrafter has is if you use your bike for commuting. There are no alternatives that I know of that are so easy and convenient to use over your street clothes. After that, it's a 15 (+?) year old design that was cutting edge 15 years ago but is getting harder and harder to justify the price these days. I know I didn't buy a new one last time I needed new riding gear.

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I use a Roadcrafter on my commute, I'll agree that this is the best option for wearing over street clothes. That said, in July of 2006 I hit a deer in Nova Scotia, I destroyed my Roadcrafter and of course ended up in a hospital. I went off the bike at about 50 mph, there is no question, I would not be riding today if I was not wearing the Aerostich. The first thing I did when I got back to Seattle was order a new one. Gustavo, I guess what I'm trying to say is that they are expensive but worth every cent.

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I have no experience with the BMW line of gear. Goldfine's duds may be dated but they work fine and simple for me. I use the Darien Jacket and Pants. And am pleased about the performance of them in terrible weather. Have not tested the shoulder, elbow, knee pads in a crash yet and hope not to anytime soon.
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