BMW Motorrad: New Streetguard 3 suit
MORE SAFETY AND COMFORT: THE NEW BMW STREETGUARD 3 SUIT
Arriving just in time for the start of the new riding season, the Streetguard 3 suit is to replace its predecessor, the Streetguard 2, offering new safety features and improved comfort for the wearer.
The new Streetguard 3 suit is equipped with the latest safety and comfort features from Swiss textile manufacturer schoeller®, guaranteeing perfectly coordinated functions. The external material is made from a new protective fabric developed exclusively with and for BMW Motorrad – schoeller®-keproshieldTM. The high-strength composite fabric with Kevlar, cotton and polyamide elements resulted in an increase in durability and toughness, resistance to tearing and frictional heat of about 20 percent in comparison with its predecessor.
In order to achieve maximum comfort for the wearer, the outer material is directly bonded to an inner water- and wind-proof c_changeTM-membrane. Nature provided the inspiration when the designers came to develop c_changeTM. Mimicking the principle of a pine cone, whose scales open and close in response to heat and cold, c_changeTM “breathes” in the summer and insulates in cold weather. This makes the membrane very breathable, while its air-permeability enables it to adapt to the external temperature and the body temperature of the wearer. This guarantees the perfect body temperature whatever the weather. In addition, the membrane also offers an elasticity that enables a fully elastic outer shell to be constructed, ensuring even more comfort for the wearer. Thus kitted out, the rider can withstand wind and weather, while still looking good thanks to the fashionable cut.
But that’s not all: for the first time, the suit also has the so-called coldblack® feature on the outside. This causes 80 percent of sunlight to be reflected off the black surfaces. This means that the body is effectively protected from heat and UV radiation – the suit also remains cool for longer even in bright sunshine, thus palpably increasing the comfort of the wearer.
The jacket has a single special zipper to the front (riri® storm) that keeps out wind, water and UV radiation effectively without resorting to the labyrinth construction used to date. Similar water-resistant special zippers (riri®AQUAzip) can also be found on the outside pockets. The jacket also has a detachable storm collar and practical sleeve cuffs for a water-proof transition to the gloves. If conditions are particularly frosty, the removable, high-quality 3M Thinsulate lining provides optimum insulation. In addition, a high waistband with fleece lining on the inside prevents unpleasant cold drafts.
The protectors provide yet another safety element. That’s why the suit now comes complete with the NP protectors developed by BMW Motorrad with optimum shock-absorbing properties. These are located on the back, shoulders and elbows and at the hips and knees (knee protectors adjustable to three different heights). An optional coccyx protector can be added. To ensure that the rider is highly visible at all times, reflective fabric has been incorporated on the front, back and on the sides of the pant legs.
The versions for men and women differ not only in their design, but also in their cut. The Streetguard 3 suit is available in black in ladies’ sizes 6-16, 6L-14L, or 6P-14P and in men’s sizes 36-56, 40L-50L, or 40S-52S. For additional combination options, the jacket is also available in a black/gray/orange color combination in men’s sizes 36-50 and ladies’ sizes 6-16.