Originally Posted by GMack
I dished out a lot of money at Sierra BMW today and also bought the suit.
I mentioned it to my wife and she wanted to go by Cal Moto and check it out tonight, so we did that, and I ended up plunking down money for the jacket and pants. While they had my jacket size (44L) in stock, my wife noticed a blemish in the material on that one, so they're ordering one for me which should be here next week. I took the pants home with me -- they're much more comfortable than my old Heine-Gericke riding pants.
I wore the jacket and pants for at least half an hour in the shop and was comfortable the whole time, pretty neat. My old pants had these cool pockets on the top of the thigh, easy to get to while sitting on the bike, for example to get out my credit card to pay for gas. I think I'll miss that, and the vents, but again the pants were comfortable so maybe not. But what really won me over was the idea of just one set of gear for all conditions. (And a good recommendation/review from a bmwlt.com reader.)
The armor is this pretty cool non-Newtonian stuff that stiffens under impact. I've got a snowboarding hat with the same material in it, and it seems to work out OK. (Though I wasn't willing to get hit in the head with a shovel to prove it!) Anyway, I feels a lot more robust than the foam "armor" in my old Heine-Gericke jacket.
I got the blue jacket. We both liked it better than the black one. If it came in red I think we'd have been all over that, but the blue is OK too ... with the black pants and the cu of the jacket it made me feel a little bit like I was on Star Trek TNG.
Then I came home and ordered a Schuberth C2 helmet from a shop in the UK and an Autocom setup. ...best get it all over with at once.