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    BMW Protector Jacket

    I thought this query might be more appropriate here than the gear thread .
    I like my Rallye 3 suit.
    I am looking at the BMW Protector jacket.
    Does anyone have an opinion on it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnR100RS View Post
    I thought this query might be more appropriate here than the gear thread .
    I like my Rallye 3 suit.
    I am looking at the BMW Protector jacket.
    Does anyone have an opinion on it ?
    It's not meant to be worn as a jacket as much as to be worn under a motocross jersey that has no armour. Do a Google search for "motocross armour" and you'll get an idea of the intended applications.
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    I have an EVS jacket. I imagine it would get a little crowded under
    A Rallye,with double armor .Sorry that I wasn't clearer. I am looking for opinions on the BMW brand, in particular.
    Doesn't matter now , I think it was discontinued.
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    Here is a good reference guide, as there are a lot of options, many for less money.

    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle-protective-gear

    I reviewed Forcefield armor for the Always an Adventure column in the BMW ON, and it was pretty good.

    http://www.bohnarmor.com/ - these guys advertise in the BMW ON, and their stuff is top drawer.

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    I have the Klim armored shorts , and Thor Force knee guards , that gives me options for under My Klim Dakar pants . I like the Bonn armor for under jeans .
    The Forcefield is for under a jacket isn't it ?
    I like my EVS armor ,for the warmer weather,when I am trying to keep from getting hot .
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    I have one that I use for offload. It is warm, but I like it overall. I used to take the armor out of my rallye pro 2 jacket, and just wear the shell over if I went dual sporting with road sections. I picked up a Motorsport cordura coat, and now I wear that over it. My only complaint is that I think that back armor plates come up a bit too high.

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    Thank-You Science of Dirt !

    That is what I was asking about .

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