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Old 03-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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Both outfits achieve their protection and comfort goals via different routes. The Rukka Armas with Armacor, Outlast and Gore-Tex; the BMW Streetguard with Keproshield and c-change membrane. Keproshield, not to be confused with Keprotec, isn't referenced specifically in Schoeller's info site. A cursory search brought up only the same BMW described 3-layer laminate of Kevlar/cotton/polymide. A comparison to Rukka Armacor's Kevlar/Cordura blend will need further investigation. BMW c-change fabric's open/close reaction to outside conditions is very compelling though it may not deal effectively where you have an active overheated person in a cold environment. Whereas the Rukka Gore-Tex/Outlast set-up breathes and adjusts continuously to body core temps inside the garment. The Armas also utilizes the Gore Lockout Closure in lieu of a standard toothed zipper eliminating the complications of extra flaps while providing total leak-free performance.
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