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post #1 of 11 Old Feb 5th, 2006, 1:42 pm Thread Starter
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BMW 3 Phase Suit

Any of you out there own this suit, ideas, good/bad, not worth the money. I have a friend that is a Triumph Sprint ST rider he said after spending lots of money on all sorts of Jackets, Pants, summer, winter stuff. He dropped the cash, nearly $1000 after taxes on a BMW 3 Phase Suit which he swears is GREAT in the summer, warm in the winter, he has never had to use the rain cover.

Just looking for any ideas, I too am tired of spending money on stuff and its never what I really want.

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I have one and am very pleased with it. Have owned it for about three years. I do use the rain suit. In heavy rain, the regular suit doesn't do it. The other use for the rain suit is in cold weather. It adds a windbreaker function. With just the regular lined suit I can comfortably go down to about 40 degrees. If I put on the rain suit, I can go another 7 or 8 degrees. Take the liner out and you can wear it up to about 80 degrees, as long as you keep moving. Stop and go traffic takes all the fun out of it at about 70 degrees. Although not recommended, you can go a few degrees warmer by removing all the armor. I have worn the pants, without the jacket, into the 90s.

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I Don't See It Listed

I don't see it listed on the BMW home page. Is it listed under a different name? How about the Santiago Suit? Anyone using that suit?

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Like you, I was tired of buying gear that I didn't like. This may sound totally crazy...but I have made the decision to wear ONLY BMW-branded gear. WELL...except for boots, helmets, and heated gear. Last year, I bought a pair of riding pants (Tourence), and 2 jackets (a Commuter II, and a Light' n Easy). Awesome stuff! I will be soon be adding the Light' n Easy pants to my wardrobe. At CCR, I scored a pair of BMW waterproof gloves at the silent auction, and I love them. I am beyond impressed with each and every piece of BMW gear I own. So much so that I have sworn off all other brands. I know this doesn't tell ya squat about the BMW 3 Phase Suit, but I think you're seeing the trend.
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Like you, I was tired of buying gear that I didn't like. This may sound totally crazy...but I have made the decision to wear ONLY BMW-branded gear. WELL...except for boots, helmets, and heated gear. Last year, I bought a pair of riding pants (Tourence), and 2 jackets (a Commuter II, and a Light' n Easy). Awesome stuff! I will be soon be adding the Light' n Easy pants to my wardrobe. At CCR, I scored a pair of BMW waterproof gloves at the silent auction, and I love them. I am beyond impressed with each and every piece of BMW gear I own. So much so that I have sworn off all other brands. I know this doesn't tell ya squat about the BMW 3 Phase Suit, but I think you're seeing the trend.
Joe, I, too, am very impressed with BMW's gear. IMO it is the best-looking gear out there, I'm sure it's top quality, but it's just so expensive. I believe in the old adage "you get what you pay for", but some times you can get the same thing (different brand, in this case) for less. I'm looking at Aerostich as my fulltime riding gear. At a starting price of $727 for a Roadcrafter suit it's not cheap, but it's less than the comparable BMW gear is. Maybe not! I need to do a side-by-side comparison, looking at features and costs. And Aerostich will make the suit fit you.

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OK! Fine! You beat it out of me!

How did a afford 2 BMW heated vests, 2 BMW jackets, a pair of BMW pants, and gloves? I bought it used. Between this forum's Classifieds and several of the other BMW forums, if one is patient, it is astonishing how much one can save. If I told you what I have invested in those 6 pieces of gear, you'd call me a liar.

As I type this, I'm waiting to hear back on several other offers that I have on more BMW gear.

Call me "cheap". Call me "frugal". Whatever! I just know that I'm not "rich".
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How did a afford 2 BMW heated vests, 2 BMW jackets, a pair of BMW pants, and gloves? I bought it used. Between this forum's Classifieds and several of the other BMW forums, if one is patient, it is astonishing how much one can save. If I told you what I have invested in those 6 pieces of gear, you'd call me a liar.

As I type this, I'm waiting to hear back on several other offers that I have on more BMW gear.

Call me "cheap". Call me "frugal". Whatever! I just know that I'm not "rich".
OK, I stand corrected. Once again a reasonable, creative solution that makes way too much sense has been brought to my attention.

You have my permission now to reply with the "Joe is right" cartoon. I deserve it.

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Looks like they might be out of that business. Based on my experience with BMW, they probably decided they were offering too much functionality for the money. Better to sell you the pieces seperately.

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Well, I swear by BMW gear, have the Tourguard for cold weather and the Venting Machine for the summer,Both will probably last me the rest of my life..

For boots I wear either Wolverine everyday and nothing but SIDI on the bike..........Regards Pete
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I don't see it listed on the BMW home page. Is it listed under a different name? How about the Santiago Suit? Anyone using that suit?
It is not on their site, and my contact at Daytona BMW told me they are not going to offer it anymore starting this year, but there is plenty of stock left all over it, he himself has 6 pairs of pants and 6 jackets in Daytona. Salt Lake BMW has it on their web site in stock as well.

So I will be looking for one first on Ebay, forum Classifieds, if I don't find one by mid spring I will probably get it.

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