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BMG® Challenger Motorcycle Jacket

SKU: 2004
 
(13 customer reviews)

$279.00

Now at a new, lower price, this is the best value in an all- weather motorcycle jacket anywhere! The Challenger has that classic 3/4 length British cut that offers protection, comfort, and great looks. It is an all- weather, 100% waterproof multifunctional motorcycle jacket, with detachable thermal insulation and 6 zipped ventilation points, including 2 way vents that open up the entire length of the sleeve. Plenty of straps and adjustments for the perfect fit. The Challenger comes with Knox shoulder and elbow armour and a wealth of features. This one works great as a multi-season motorcycle jacket for touring, commuting, and adventure riding.

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SKU: 2004 Categories: , ,

Description

Features:

  • All- weather 100% waterproof multifunctional motorcycle touring jacket, with detachable thermal insulation and 6 zipped ventilation points
  • Hard wearing 600 denier fabric
  • Double fabric reinforcement at the upper back
  • 3 way zip with ventilation option
  • Knox armour shoulder and elbows exceeds European CE Standards for PPE protection.
  • EVA foam inserts for comfort and insulation
  • Option for CE back armour
  • Mobile phone / spec case pocket in the jacket lining
  • 2 security zipped pockets in the jacket lining
  • 4 large cargo pockets, 2 hand warmer pockets and 2 pockets at the end of the sleeves

What the Press has to say about the Challenger Jacket: “Real Jackets for real riders, BMG seems to have designed these jackets for riders who are passionate about their riding. The seasonal versatility and the touring orientation of the Challenger are evident in several of its features. The BMG Challenger has a nice, neutral feel while riding. Everything seems to fit the contour of my body without being restrictive or having that cumbersome feeling of a bulky jacket. A December afternoon ride in 36-degree temps was quite pleasant.” BMW Owners News

Additional information

Weight 7.0 lbs
Size

X-Small (34-35), Small (36-37), Medium (38-39), Large (40-42), XLarge (43-44), XX-Large (45-47), XXX-Large (48-50), XXXX-Large (51-54)

13 reviews for BMG® Challenger Motorcycle Jacket

  1. Mike

    Pro: Waterproof, adjustable, looks to be crash worthy

    Cons: Arms are about 1/4 inch too long for me.

  2. Bruce Laidlaw

    After doing some research, and pretty much making up my mind beforehand, I found your booth at the Long Beach M/C Show (1st rate sales folk, by the way). The moment I tried on the Challenger I knew it was the one and my search was over!! The only reason I gave it 9 stars is because I haven’t ridden with it yet, but I know I won’t be disappointed.
    Now all I have to do is find all the pockets!! 🙂

  3. Adventure Rider

    The weather has been a little crazy here in the midwest so far this month and I have ridden in temps from the upper teens to the mid 70’s in the course of 3 days! I purchased a Challenger jacket from Paul at the Chicago show and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the best jackets that I have ever ridden with. The jacket is waterproof, has a removable liner and some very good venting which makes it very versatile. I rode in the low temps with the liner and was very comfortable and removed the liner and opened the vents on the warm days and was very comfortable also. It isn’t often that you can get 3 seasons worth of testing done in a weeks time but that is what I have accomplished the past few days and have been very impressed!

    Thanks Paul for recommending this jacket!

  4. flyinon2

    Here is a mini review of the Challenger jacket:

    The weather has been a little crazy here in the midwest so far this month and I have ridden in temps from the upper teens to the mid 70’s in the course of 3 days! I purchased a Challenger jacket from Paul at the Chicago show and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the best jackets that I have ever ridden with. The jacket is waterproof, has a removable liner and some very good venting which makes it very versatile. I rode in the low temps with the liner and was very comfortable and removed the liner and opened the vents on the warm days and was very comfortable also. It isn’t often that you can get 3 seasons worth of testing done in a weeks time but that is what I have accomplished the past few days and have been very impressed!

  5. Dennis Cuevas Race Day Photo.com

    I bought my Challenger at the IMS show in NYC this last weekend. I bought it with a set of pants. As I left the show for my 130 mile ride home in January it was a balmy 36 degrees and pouring. I had my heated vest on, but not plugged in. I figured I would plug it in if I needed. it. I rode all the way home and never got to it. And never got wet. It was fantastic. 130miles in the pouring rain at 36 degrees is a nice break in test…. Nice work.

  6. Roadkilt

    Rode my Versys in the pouring rain from Seattle to Vancouver BC for the Olympics, spent the better part of three days outside in the rain and snow in both Vancouver and Whistler, and rode home again in the rain -all the time wearing the Challenger on and off the bike and not even getting damp. THIS is a damn fine jacket!

  7. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    This jacket has been excellent so far, fits well and has protected me in a couple of mild spills. However, even with the liner removed and all vents open it gets a bit hot in summer, so I’d call it a 3-season jacket (fall/winter/spring) unless you ride with cuffs unvelcro’d and wrists down to allow air up your arms.

    If you need summer protection, look for a lighter-weight fabric with padding/armor; it may not be as durable but it only has to save you once, like a helmet.

  8. Paul

    I absolutely love this jacket. I did want to pass on a waterproofing tip. I followed recommended WP steps and ended up with some damage to a couple seams. I attribute the damage to the top loading washer I was using. So… Unless you already have a front loading machine, gather up some change and take the trip to the laundry mat. It will save you the pain and anguish that I felt.

    Cheers!

  9. Victor H.

    I am a daily rider and I used this almost every day this past winter.
    Love the jacket, the warm the waterproofing is excellent. It is not a 4 season because you will start to fry in short order during the hot weather. the only serious complaint I have is that the left collar may start to stab you under the chin if you don’t force it down out of the way. They really need to address this issue in a minor tweak.

  10. JR

    I have been wearing the BMG Challenger Jacket since Dec.,2012. It offers exceptional protection, is very warm with liner and find the waterproofing to to be excellent…not a drop got through while riding in downpours during Americade week. It is amazingly versatile as a 3 season adventure jacket with a plentitude of pockets/zippers…and, overall, an excellent value. Note that it runs large…so consider ordering one size smaller than typical. Enjoy the journey!

  11. Jeffrey

    What a great jacket! It keeps me warm and dry in Oregon’s wet winter weather, and the price is much lower than I would expect. Despite the liner and the armor, it is not too cumbersome, and it has more pockets than I know what to do with! It looks great, too! (My only nit is the main zipper is a bit fiddly at first, but it works well once started.) I would definitely recommend this jacket.

    Regarding size, I first tried the extra large but settled on a large. I am 5′ 10″ and 190 pounds, with a 43-inch chest and a 39-inch waist. The extra large was just too big, even with layers on underneath. The large size fits me just right.

  12. John Peel

    I am a lifelong rider (since age 9) and have ridden on the street since the age of 16.

    After 30 years of street riding I was at the Cycle World show in Phoenix and saw your booth.

    After some looking and trying on I purchased a Challenger jacket.

    This morning when I left the house it was 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

    All of my riding/ commuting is at hwy. speeds, with nothing but a t shirt under my new jacket and a pair of over pants by another manufacturer I had the most enjoyable cold weather ride I have ever experienced in 30 years of riding on the street.

    THIS JACKET IS AWESOME!!!!!

    John Peel

  13. Marcus

    Read the great write-up in Rider Magazine on the Challenger and decided to give it a try. The BMG Size Chart helped me choose the size and it was right on. Lots and lots of pockets with the best ventilation I’ve seen.
    Being in Canada warmth was an issue and have tested it in 40 degree weather with nothing but praise. Toasty!! And to top it off the boys at Sunday breakfast all commented on how well made it looked.

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