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Old 04-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Aerostich Darien or BMW Comfrt Shell jacket

So I sold all my gear twelve years ago and now need to replace it.

ive come across a used 'stich Darien jacket with armour but for $100 plus tax more I could have a new BMW Comfort Shell jacket.

the Darien is a little big but I found the BMW CS armour awkward. I gather it forms to your body.

anyway, years ago I had the Aerostich stuff and was happy but I've read some really good review in the BMW CS gear too.

BTW the BMW CS is clearance for $350

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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The darien fits like a sack of potatoes, but the membrane technology is somewhat more durable than than the c-change in the comfortshell.

I managed to (accidentally) dissolve the membrane in my comfortshell with some seam grip when trying to patch a leak. Seam grip contains toluene, which would not be uncommon in gasoline....

The ePTFE (teflon) that is used in the gore-tex for the darien is basically inert and easy to patch.

Basically comes down to which is more important to you
self/factory repair -> Darien
comfort/fit ->comfortshell
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