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Old 10-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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First impression of BMG gear...

I have just purchased a BMG Discovery jacket from a fellow inmate on here, and WOW I am very impressed on the quality of the jacket and every time I pick up the jacket I find more hidden pockets. Also I can see why they say this is a winter jacket, great thing I won't have to really worry about Hot weather until late April or May.

I pick up my bike this weekend so I will be back on here telling everybody how the jacket fairs to the weather.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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I have a pair of BMG gloves for cold weather and they are great.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Had a Challenger in black for a few years now. Pretty nice jacket. Plenty warm in the cold. Lots of pockets - perhaps too many to keep track of. Durable.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Good to hear about the BMG gear. I'm really liking the winter gloves. Think I'll pull the trigger on a pair soon.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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Seemed decent when I've looked at it at the motorcycle shows

Their leather jacket is nice.

Construction seems solid and the kit looks to be well built I've got a buddy who's ridden in the same textile jacket for nearly 10 years and rides nearly everyday.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #6
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Had the discovery for a year, would buy it again, did great on Alaska trip, fits better than most i have bought
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #7
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I had the Mercury when I had my get off at 70+ and although it shredded in spots the Knox armor did a fantastic job and I have recently bought another one for colder riding. The Mercury with linear and heated Gerbing top is all I need for cold weather riding.

Nice to hear about the gloves I will have to give them a look!!
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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I rode about 20 miles last night with temps around 48 and the Jacket did really well.

The cheep winter gloves I bought from the dealer did horrible though so my hands where hurting. So to fix that I ordered some BMG winter gloves last night.

I know it is not proper riding gear but I am just wearing some Carhart pants at this time....I spent way too much money this past week on the bike, I think my wife will kill me I f I order one more thing at this time.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #9
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http://www.britishmotorcyclegear.com...ort-gloves.asp
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #10
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I have the thermosport gloves

They are great. I have not really fully battle tested them but the fit and finish for the money is solid. I have their "rapido" gloves as well for warmer temps. Good stuff
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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The discovery is appropriately named, because you'll be discovering shit about it for years, there is no way you've found all the pockets and that butt strap thing. The thing really needs an instruction manual.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #12
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Hahaha I have found the butt strap but have no ideal how it works...
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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+1 on the Mercury Jacket, great cold weather jacket, excellent quality.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #14
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My wife picked up a men's small BMG Challenger and pants as there is distinct lack of "good" dual sport gear for ladies. Anyway three years later and very light use, the stitching is coming undone in the pants and on some of the pockets on the jacket. Best guess is the outfit hasn't seen over 9000 miles of actual ride time. Almost all of that was as pillion.

As far as comfort the suit is extremely heavy and bulky, with poor ventilation even with the thick winter liners taken out.

Perhaps we got a dud with the quality but either way we won't get another BMG, especially that model, but perhaps others have had better luck.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:46 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by jearnshaw View Post
Hahaha I have found the butt strap but have no ideal how it works...
the but strap goes between your legs and snaps in place up from at the bottom of the front zipper. kind of like a big motorcycle G string. i've used it a few times in the rain, it helps to keep the bottom of the jacket from riding up and rain from coming in from underneath.
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