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How About Hunting Gear?

I receive the full gamut of hunting/fishing gear catalogs, to include Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Being a somewhat new rider (2003) it seems like the riding gear as important to the typical BMW rider as the cycle itself. Without going into the pros/cons of ATGATT, but for example, just looking at boots, seems like these catalogs advertise a lot of 'waterproof', 'snakeproof', etc. boots that look pretty darn good for riding boots; e.g. ADVENTURE riding, TOURING, and SPORT-TOURING.

Anyone using the hunting/fishing catalogs for their riding gear? If so, what?

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I receive the full gamut of hunting/fishing gear catalogs, to include Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Being a somewhat new rider (2003) it seems like the riding gear as important to the typical BMW rider as the cycle itself. Without going into the pros/cons of ATGATT, but for example, just looking at boots, seems like these catalogs advertise a lot of 'waterproof', 'snakeproof', etc. boots that look pretty darn good for riding boots; e.g. ADVENTURE riding, TOURING, and SPORT-TOURING.

Anyone using the hunting/fishing catalogs for their riding gear? If so, what?
Yep
Boots
wool socks,
wool and goose down gear
Polar weight long underwear (Polypropalyne moves moisture away from skin)

I don't go in for the electric stuff (I have to be able to bet my life on my gear, 50 degrees when wet, is the same as 10 degrees with light weight gear, you start to lose body heat rapidly and hypothermia can begin in as little at 10 minutes. Wet wool still insulates! I'll go with what I know)
Light weight mesh lined shirts for hot weather, etc
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i've found that many of the same hand issues for hunters (control, warmth, breathing) apply to what i'm looking for when I ride so i do get some of my gloves at hunting stores. my fav pair are neoprene wth rubber in palms. they breathe, keep warm, and don't soak up water. they do have a jumping deer on the backhand and say "hot shots" instead of a BMW logo. they cost $7.

i also look closely at the camping and other survival stuff in thos catalogues.
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I receive the full gamut of hunting/fishing gear catalogs, to include Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Being a somewhat new rider (2003) it seems like the riding gear as important to the typical BMW rider as the cycle itself. Without going into the pros/cons of ATGATT, but for example, just looking at boots, seems like these catalogs advertise a lot of 'waterproof', 'snakeproof', etc. boots that look pretty darn good for riding boots; e.g. ADVENTURE riding, TOURING, and SPORT-TOURING.

Anyone using the hunting/fishing catalogs for their riding gear? If so, what?
Hi,
I might be in the low percent that is concerned about how I look on the bike. I bought it to ride and hopefully to be warm, comfortable and safe within reason.

I too use the gloves, long underware, head sock, etc I found in similar catalogs. I find them to be better quality and less expensive than what I find at the BMW dealer. I do a little shopping on Ebay as well. So what if the BMW Logo isn't there.

Oh, I did get a BMW T'shirt for Christmas, so I can strip down to the "T" if I want to impress someone. LOL

Just my .02 worth.


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My wife and I used Frogg Toggs from Sportsmans Wharehouse for our water proof gear. It works great! Not a drop of water has soaked through yet. Another nice thing about them is they are sized to go over your gear. So if you wear large clothing you buy a set of large.

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just looking at boots, seems like these catalogs advertise a lot of 'waterproof', 'snakeproof', etc. boots that look pretty darn good for riding boots; e.g. ADVENTURE riding, TOURING, and SPORT-TOURING.

Anyone using the hunting/fishing catalogs for their riding gear? If so, what?
I often do for inner items. Hunting and outdoor wear can be very useful. In some cases better. But a lot of outerwear isn't designed to stand up to falls and slides.

So I guess the answer is, it depends on what.


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I often do for inner items. Hunting and outdoor wear can be very useful. In some cases better. But a lot of outerwear isn't designed to stand up to falls and slides.

So I guess the answer is, it depends on what.


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Hi Bruno,
I just got back from your website. Very impressive. I haven't seen it all but what I have is great.

Hey guys, click on his link for the Gerbing Cascade Extreme Jacket, then look around the rest of his site...you won't be disappointed.

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Hi Bruno,
I just got back from your website. Very impressive. I haven't seen it all but what I have is great.
Thanks for the welcome, Bruce!




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