BMW Enduroguard Suit review - after 24 months
BMW Enduroguard Suit - 24 months riding in Heat, Rain and Snow.
It is time to review the BMW Enduroguard Suit.
BMW have a long history of quality gear. Let's see if the suit lives up to the reputation.
Choosing the right motorbike suit can be a challenge for everyone. Riding style, riding environment and looks are essential. For my personal requirements, the BMW Enduro Guard Suit ticked all the right boxes straight from the outset.
- The look is very neutral, subtle and functional
- No Power Ranger lookalike
- Three-layer laminate with BMW climate membrane; wind and waterproof, highly breathable
- NP2 protectors at back, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees (steplessly adjustable)
- Leather pads at the insides of the knees for a firm grip of the fuel tank sides when riding off-road
- Discreet branding with only one embossed leather badge on the jacket and a little BMW Button on the trousers.
Great, if I ride my other motorbikes.
Externally waterproof, no internal liner needed. This was the main reason I considered a switch from my previous riding gear. An included waterproof storm hood keeps the weather out, eliminating rain, cold and drafts going down your neck. The jacket and trousers have wrap-around zipper and weather belt for comfort and to keep the cold out. The suit is excellent in any weather, and regulating the temperature is done via the BMW Climate Membrane Technology. When it gets hot, the material reacts by making the texture more porous and lets the heat and sweat pass through from the inside out, and air from the outside in. Never letting water penetrate the fabric from the outside.
How does it wear?
In cold weather, the pores close and become water and windproof. Keeping you warm and dry. For ample ventilation, there are thirteen zippered vents in total on this suit. On the jacket, there are four big vents, easy to adjust and will not inflate your jacket if used correctly. The front of the jacket also has an additional mesh zipper allowing you to keep the jacket open when riding. There are also 2 vents in each arm, pushing the air out of the vent on the back. In the trousers, you have another 4 large vents to really regulate the airflow.
The back of the jacket has a 3d-ripple mesh lining keeping your back well ventilated. This isn't easy to do, so BMW did a great job. The material of the jacket and trousers is abrasion-resistant and strong but also flexible. So you never feel constricted in your movement. Around your arms, and knees you have some really tough ceramic polymer used in military applications. It is tough, that's all I can say, after hitting the deck a few times on my trips. On the inner leg, you also have leather pads, tried and tested in off-road riding.
Storing your stuff
For storage, the BMW Enduroguard Suit provides 11 pockets. Most of them are waterproof, and the only reason not all are waterproof are the zippers. Waterproof zippers are just a bit harder to operate. With so many pockets, having some easy-access pockets is really a bonus. A unique see-through key pocket on the left arm gives you peace of mind as you've got your keys always in sight. The BMW Endurogard Suit is an excellent piece of motorbike gear. You can feel the reassuring quality of the material.
Combined with an excellent fit, the BMW Endurogard Suit has to be one of the most underrated high spec motorbike garments out there. Riding myself through all kinds of terrain and weather, I can only recommend the suit. Combined with the 2 year BMW warranty and an excellent price you are on to a winner. Check out the BMW website; you get this suit for about £900 with a bit of haggling. I am already planning to get one for my wife for the next riding season.
I also tested the BMW Enduro Helmet, check the report by following this link and BMW Enduroguard Gloves. If you like more information direct from BMW, follow this link to the manufacturer page.