Bering Carver CE Waterproof Jacket
With its softshell outer, the Bering Carver is very much an urban jacket. It’d be fine for short, weekend excursions, but it’s not the kind of jacket you’d wear for long-distance touring. Not that you couldn’t wear the Carver all year round, because it comes equipped with a waterproof membrane and a removable, down-style jacket. CE armour comes as standard in the elbows and shoulders; there’s a pocket for a back protector, but it doesn’t come as standard with the jacket. The jacket has vents for riding in warmer weather. On the outside of the jacket are four pockets; on the inside you get an extra two. The sleeves have a zip adjuster with a button closure, whilst for night-time visibility the Carver has discrete 3M reflective panels.
Chest Measurement: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor.
Bering is a French brand of motorcycle clothing. They have been making motorcycle clothing for many years, and they pride themselves on providing bikers of all levels with the optimum degree of safety as well as style and comfort.
Bering motorcycle clothing is an offshoot of a company that specialised in making clothing for sailors and fishermen - the polar bear logo is a reference to the Newfoundland fishermen's reference to the "admirable equipment" that polar bears had to protect themselves against the weather conditions.
The name is a reference to the Bering Strait, the point where Alaska and Siberia meet, which is impassable much of the time due to ice.
Having built a reputation for making highly waterproof and durable clothing, Bering has made advances in protection and the Bering motorcycle clothing range expanded into leathers. Bering quotes their values as Safety: Imagining, making and marketing the best product solutions for passive safety for bike riders.
Reliability: Ensuring a degree of manufacturing quality that meets the most demanding official standards.
Innovation: Anticipating and developing tomorrow's product solutions.
Comfort: Rider comfort is a factor that cannot be separated from safety and is always a part of it.
Responsibility: Participating in an eco-responsible attitude by designing products using processes that respect the environment.
Created in 1951 by a company called Plastex, Bering specialises in protective clothing and was once dedicated to making clothes for ocean sailors. Made for people in need of efficient, manoeuvrable but also breathable clothing, Bering became well known for their gear and they are now one of the market leaders. Additionally, they spend a fair amount of money on research and development and take the responsibility of safety very seriously.
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Bering is famous for using original and innovative technology in their advanced motorcycle clothing. Some of these technologies include:
Adjusting Dynamic Technology
Adjusting dynamic technology is one of Bering's main selling points. Adjusting Dynamic Technology (ADT) is essentially an adaptive clothing tightening system. What this means is that your jacket can tighten around your chest and biceps for a better fit – which is great for a number of reasons. This means that your jacket can fit you better on the motorbike, guaranteeing that you always get the snugger "motorcycle jacket" fit, no matter what.
Air Dynamic System
The Air Dynamic System is a sophisticated system designed to allow users to adjust air flow within Bering clothing. You can adjust for maximum airflow in warmer weather and minimal airflow during the colder winter months.
BW2 Tech is the technology behind Bering's waterproof inserts. The technology included within a system of cloth inserts with microscopic pores (similar in principle to Gore-Tex's ePTFE fabric), allowing for breathability and waterproofing. BW2 Tech cloth varies based on the number of pores, allowing more breathability in different products depending on your needs.
BW2 Tech 100 allows for moderate breathability and excellent waterproofing qualities. It is suitable for riding in winter in cold or temperate countries.
BW2 Tech 500 allows for good breathability, with the same excellent waterproofing qualities as BW2 Tech 100. It is suitable for riding in winter or summer in cold or temperate countries, or for riding in winter in warmer countries.
BW2 Tech 1000 allows for excellent breathability, with excellent waterproofing qualities. It is suitable for riding in all seasons, in almost all countries.
Looks And Style
Bering are well known for their looks and style – they're one of the very few brands that can reasonably claim to have successfully balanced style and substance.
Their sense of style is subtle, taking the existing look of top-end motorcycle clothing and tweaking it, often slightly exaggerating features such as overstretching or leather padding for an understated, authentic, but striking look.
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