New 2009 BMW Trailguard Jacket and the Rukka Allroad
I have been wearing the Santiago riding jacket for a while and decided to buy the new Trailguard jacket. Glad I did! It is quite comfortable since the Dynatec material is softer to the touch than the Santiago. The armor is improved, extending further along the elbow almost to the wrist, giving more protection. The back protector is wider but curved so that it forms around the spine more efficiently. It extends further up and down. At first it seems weird, but after the first 50 mile ride today, it is fine.
The Trailguard has pockets galore, all sensibly placed and are useful. I especially like the reflective material on the shoulders and arms, which increases visibility.
The only negative I can see is that the velcro adjuster strap on the cuff is quite long and the end has to go under my glove, otherwise wind can go up my sleeve. Easy to take care of by making sure the velcro strap is tight, and the gauntlet gloves are all the way pulled up.
All around, a great jacket for $629.
I wonder if anyone has experience wearing the Finnish Rukka brand Allroad jacket? It has a price of $1250! Wonder if it is worth it, besides being exclusive because of the high price?