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The countdown to the start of the sixth BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy continues and with June 2018 fast approaching the attention has moved on to equipping the GS riders for their time in Mongolia. Extreme adventure calls for high-performance equipment and aside from their BMW #r1200gsrallye motorcycles the competitors are going to need to be wearing and using the best performance kit to ensure their comfort and safety.
Fortunately #bmwmotorrad is well placed to help through their own accessory product lines and through those of its partner companies. So here’s what the competitors will be supplied with to keep for their use in Mongolia, and beyond.
BMW Motorrad Rallye Suit.
Used in every International GS Trophy and even seen in the Dakar Rally, the Rallye suit, updated with new colours and design for 2018, is full of handy features that make it the perfect globetrotter. The watertight insert can be worn both under and over the jacket for optimum protection from rain, wind and dirt. This well-ventilated suit is also made of abrasion-resistant ProTechWOOL material and has several pockets for storing personal items. EU-certified body armour in the back, shoulder and elbows of the jacket as well as in the knees and hips of the pants allow maximum protection in the event of a fall.
Neck Brace by Leatt.
Intended specifically for adventure, street and commuting riders, the STX Road Neck Brace is designed to fit over the riding gear. Making use of Alternative Load Path Technology (ALPT®) it helps to transmit energy from the helmet to the body, bypassing the neck – which is the key for reducing neck forces during a crash. The twin scapula wings on the back can be adjusted to fit most body shapes and the additional height adjusters on the shoulders accommodate different riders’ heights. For safety when riding it has integrated padding that makes movement for over-the-shoulder views easier and more comfortable.
BMW Motorrad Rallye Gloves.
When the road heats up, these lightweight summery #Enduro gloves help to keep cool. You'll always have the upper hand with this mix of materials: robust kangaroo leather, goatskin leather and elasticated Spandex. And the shock-resistant hard shell offers the ultimate protection for off-road touring.
BMW Motorrad #Enduro GS goggles.
The goggles are a perfect match for the GS Carbon helmet and offer excellent vision for off-road use. The width adjustable strap and comfortable padding make them a pleasure to wear.
BMW Motorrad Trinkpak Hydra.
This flexible drinking system with drinking tube enables the rider to stay hydrated while riding; made of transparent and mold resistant Polyurethane with a generous volume of two litres (70 fl oz) it’ll keep the rider fit and alert over the long days in Mongolia.
BMW Motorrad Functional Shirt & Pants.
The key to maintaining a comfortable body temperature when riding is in wearing layers of high-performance under garments. Recreating the refreshing cool breeze of the oncoming wind – without the actual wind – this highly breathable functional underwear made of polypropylene is ideal for the job. Seamless and reinforced especially for motorcycling use, the underwear is made from an odour-inhibiting material blend that offers maximum comfort on warm summer days.
BMW Motorrad Thermo Functional Socks.
Say goodbye to cold feet on the road with these functional thermal socks - with a high wool content for toasty toes. A reinforced shaft and padding on the foot, shin and gear-shift area offer added comfort.
With eight days on the trails and as many nights spent under the stars in the GS Trophy bivouac the GS riders will need optimal camping equipment to ensure restful nights that’ll help recharge their energies.
Marmot Vapor 2P tent.
With more room and smarter features than ever before the new Vapor tents employ an innovative Zone Construction concept and strategic pole clip placements to deliver maximum internal space at key zones. Two large doors, a lamp shade pocket in the roof and a color-coded pole clip system provide improved comfort and handling.
Thermarest TrailPro thermal mat.
The TrailPro is Thermarest’s most comfortable, self-inflatable mat for outdoor trips. By adding additional air buffers it is now even lighter without harming its four season isolation characteristics.
Marmot Trestles Elite 30 sleeping bag.
Marmot´s new ultralight Trestles Elite series is an absolute highlight in the synthetic sleeping bag category – and the bags are also produced entirely PFC-free! The Trestles Elite 30 tips the scales at a mere 920 grams (the XL version: 1090g) yet keeps warm with a comfort temperature of 3°C. The anatomically shaped foot box and 3D Nautilus hood ensure a comfortable sleep and good insulation, while the combination of the wave-construction top and blanket construction base also promotes comfort and warmth. Further technical highlights are the additional zipper for effortless access and the anti-snag mechanism on the zipper itself.
Marmot Cirrus Down Pillow.
The GS riders might be out in the wilderness but they should be afforded at least one of the comforts of home. The Cirrus Down Pillow is a down-filled inflatable pillow -durable for outdoor use but soft against the skin- that is ultralight and ergonomically designed to support the neck, stuffed into a carrying bag.
Leisure clothing and kit.
Equipped for on the bike and through the night, but what about those between times when washing, eating breakfast or supper or for those moments stargazing around the campfire? And for that matter, how are they going to transport all this kit?
Marmot Long Hauler Duffle Bag.
Each competitor has only the one bag for all his or her kit and nothing beats the hauling capabilities of the ultra-durable Marmot Long Hauler Duffle Bag. The 110-litre Long Hauler is built for the most demanding travel challenges. Detachable, adjustable carrying handles double as shoulder straps and a side handle allows easy loading and unloading. Water-shedding fabric and design plus integrated lash points and haul loops for roof-rack travel.
Marmot Mini Hauler Toilet Bag.
Sometimes less is more and the tiny Mini Hauler is the perfect small toiletry bag to toss an outdoor clean-up kit into. The same great shape, size and features as always, but now with a lighter-weight fabric. The Mini Hauler´s internal zippered nylon stash pocket, toothbrush holder and mesh zippered pocket under the lid keep you with it even when far from home.
Marmot ROM Jacket.
Marmot’s big mountain heritage shows in every detail of softshell jacket. This zonally constructed jacket uses air permeable Marmot M2 softshell and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabrics – a combo that creates an incredibly comfortable, breathable garment that’s also windproof and highly water resistant.
After a day battling not only the ups and downs of the road but also of the weather the thing to wear is the soft and cozy Marmot Hoody: A mid-weight fleece pullover. The cotton/polyester fabric blend is garment washed and the hood is jersey-lined for extra softness against the skin. Hands are kept warm in the kangaroo pocket and the draw cord can be pulled to adjust the fit of the hood. Simple front graphics feature a screen-printed logo with environmentally conscious inks.
Marmot Summit Hat.
A classic style in 100% wool. Features the Marmot logo and a micro fleece sweatband for comfort and no itchy forehead.
Marmot Retro Trucker Cap.
Some days are too warm for a woolen hat. Made with a young and funky embroidered print logo, this structured trucker hat offers cool comfort.
BMW Motorrad Sandal.
Is there a better kind of footwear for that trip from tent-to-shower-to-tent again? These classic sandals with a rubber sole and striking #bmwmotorrad print on the upside are the last word in all-terrain footwear.
BMW Motorrad Easy Tube.
Motorcyclists the world over have come to love the virtues and the simplicity of the neck tube, so BMW has made its own. The Easy Tube can be worn as a scarf, bandana, hairband and more while motorcycling.
Coleman Head Lamp.
When there’s nothing but the stars lighting up the night you need a head lamp. Coleman’s adjustable head lamp with movable light head and three different light intensities (high, low and also red light) make for a better night view.
Marmot Toolbox back pack.
The Tool Box is a smart back pack with sophisticated features made for long days in the city or the office. The pack comes with a large main compartment, a padded laptop pocket, an internal tablet pocket, a fleece lined pocket for sunglasses, phone or GPS, an external stash pocket for on-the-go essentials, an internal organizer with key clip and two external water bottle pockets. The shoulder straps are padded and offer a great wear comfort. All within a useful volume of 26 litres.
Find all information about the #bmwmotorradinternationalgstrophy 2018 Central Asia at the dedicated website www.gstrophy.com.
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