Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants

Aug 27, 2015 View Comments by

Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and PantsBudget Friendly Adventure Gear –

Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and PantsI wore the BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants on the Shamrock Tour® featured in RoadRUNNER‘s October 2015 issue. Make no mistake; weather in the Deep South straddling the Florida-Georgia state line is both hot and humid. On this tour, temperatures hovered in the mid-90s for most of the day. The Adventure II Jacket and Pants from British Motorcycle Gear were designed for use in the Dakar Rally, so they should be up to the task. And they were, though mesh gear would have probably served better in this instance.

This full-featured adventure outfit retails for a total of $478 ($279 jacket, $199 pants)—a compelling value in a category where just a jacket can sometimes run $1,000 or more. And even with the affordable price, the BMG set doesn’t skimp on features as the list is long enough to take up this entire review. The outer shell of both the jacket and pants is made of 500D nylon with Knox armor in the hips, knees, shoulders, and elbows (there’s a pocket for a back protector, too, and I highly recommend filling it). The Adventure suit is quite light and air flows reasonably well through its multiple vents. In fact, the ventilation is better than most adventure/touring gear sets I’ve tried. If rain is in the forecast, the jacket packs a waterproof shell stowed away in a pocket on the back. Perhaps my favorite addition, especially on this tour, was the built-in hydration pack that holds two liters of water. Simply fill it up before riding and enjoy a few hours worth of water without needing to stop for a drink.

For winter or cold weather riding, bikers will want to layer up underneath as the BMG Adventure is thin with a mesh lining. For the other three seasons, though, the Adventure II Jacket and Pants work just as intended. Two colors are available, KTM Orange and British Blue.

BMG Adventure II Jacket
Colors: KTM Orange, British Blue
Sizes: XS-4XL
Price: $279

BMG Adventure II Pants
Colors: Gunmetal/Stone/Black
Sizes: XS-4XL
Price: $199
www.britishmotorcyclegear.com

 

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There’s something relentlessly romantic about riding a motorcycle. I’m blessed to know that feeling. With a background in photography and a love for motorcycles, I’m interested in the beauty and honesty of the open road. You’ll find me riding Carolina’s roads on my Suzuki SV650.