Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Nov. 5, 2009
BMW offers two variants, the RainLock 2 and ProRain 3. One looks great, the other like a prison outfit
Keeping you dry...
Anyone who has Motorcycle toured long distances has surely had a great ride turn into an ugly experience when beautiful sunshine suddenly gives way to pouring rain. In that case, some force themselves into the usual rain jackets and pants which is often quite uncomfortable not to mention the tedious process of getting into and out of all this gear.
from BMW Motorrad puts an end to this unpleasant experience by keeping the rain out while making it much easier to don the suit and take it off again.
These qualities are offered by a new 2.5-layer laminate of 100 percent nylon. The nylon surface material is coated to be watertight and comes with an additional protective layer inside. Since this disposes of the need for separate lining, putting on and taking off the suit is much easier, comfort much greater, and the suit itself folds up into much more compact package.
Wind- and watertight, this two-piece suit is the creation of experienced motorcycle riders focusing on practical everyday qualities. The collar on the jacket is adjustable for size and comes complete with an integrated hood. In conjunction with the two watertight outer pockets and the watertight labyrinth lock at the front, this ensures perfect protection in bad weather. Tightening cords around the waist and pant bottoms and hook-and-loop fasteners on the elastic cuffs allow individual adjustment of the jacket for size.
The pants with their elastic waistband come with anti-slip material around the hips. Heat-resistant Nomex® inside protects the legs from hot motorcycle components. A long zipper up the side of the leg extending up from the bottom makes it easy to put on and take off the pants, and the legs are infinitely adjustable for size by means of hook-and-loop fasteners, with extra-large reflector pads on the jacket and pants ensuring good visibility even in bad weather.
The RainLock is available in Red/Grey and comes in unisex sizes S–XXXL.
- Bad weather? Wrong gear? That is no reason to leave your bike at home in the rain. In this instance, BMW Motorrad has an answer with the new ProRain 3 Rain Gear.
The ProRain 3 is made of a same 2.5-layer laminate of 100 percent nylon as the RainLock 2. This dispenses with the need for separate lining, making the suit easy to don and doff while being reasonably pleasant to wear.
This wind- and watertight one-piece suit wraps around the pelvis with a special slip-resistant material and features heat-resistant Nomex® down the inner legs. Apart from the new 2.5-layer laminate, a long diagonal front zipper with a watertight labyrinth lock as well as the long zipper extending up at the side from the bottom of the leg help to keep water out during bad weather. Practical details are borne out by the watertight outer pocket, the elastic cuffs and pant bottoms adjustable through hook-and-loop fasteners, the rubber band around the waist, and the compact dimensions of the suit when folded up. Extra-large reflectors on the legs, sleeves, back and chest ensure good visibility in bad weather.
The ProRain 3 comes in striking Yellow and unisex sizes S–XXXL. The name “BMW Motorrad” is displayed on the front left (small) and in the middle of the back (large).