BMW Com­fortShell suit

Price: $1120 (jacket), $765 (pants) Avail­able: BMW bike shops

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE -

NOT all bike rid­ers want to look like an out­law or Valentino Rossi.

Many just want to be comfortable and pro­tected.

BMW has pro­duced a stylish suit (right) which is both and can be worn in all sea­sons; hot, cold, wet or dry.

The Com­fortShell fea­tures wear­resis­tant elas­tic ma­te­rial de­vel­oped with Swiss com­pany Schoeller which has pores that open in warm weather and close in the cold and wet.

There is no sep­a­rate wa­ter­proof mem­brane to zip in and out and then have to stash in pan­niers or bags.

While most all-weather prod­ucts are a com­pro­mise, this suit ful­fills its prom­ise.

In re­cent hot weather, it had a cool flow-through feel helped by front and back zip­pered vents, then stayed dry through a heavy down­pour and warm on a cou­ple of cold morn­ings.

There are also wa­ter-re­sis­tant zip­pers and pock­ets to keep valu­ables safe and dry.

They have the usual re­mov­able cer­ti­fied soft pro­tec­tors that mould to your joints, and ab­sorb im­pact, not shat­ter­ing like hard plas­tic pro­tec­tors.

The jacket comes in men’s and women’s sizes and cuts in black, blue and red with black trousers.

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