BMW launch waterproof leathers

German manufacturer claims new suit's 100% water resistant thanks to hi-tech breathable membrane

100% waterproof leathers? That'll be a first

BMW HAVE just launched a leather suit they claim's 100% waterproof.

The Atlantis 4 suit is made from nubuk 1.2 - 1.4 calfskin. Under the water-repellent leather, the suit has a climate-conditioning membrane, which BMW claim has extremely low water absorption rate (a maximum of 10% of its own weight) and short drying times. The natural open-pore material provides inherent climate comfort and excellent breathability.

To prevent water ingress the inside of every seam is sealed with a special adhesive tape. All zippers facing the weather elements are rubber-coated and also designed to repel water. The use of EU-certified NP protectors at shoulders, elbows, back, hips and knees ensure and improve passive safety, as does the reflective material incorporated at the shoulders. When required, an optional coccyx protector can be integrated into the suit.

The Atlantis 4 suit is available in sizes 36 to 46 for women and sizes 46 to 66, 98 to 118 and 25 to 32 for men. The recommended retail price is £540 for the jacket and £435 for the trousers.

For more information on the suit visit BMW UK

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