I love my 1150 RT and many other items BMW markets, but any article that begins by extoling the fictitious virtures of Gore-tex should instantly be dismissed in its entirety. I climb mountains for a hobby and have sadly learned in dangerous extremes that Gore-tex's claims will get you hurt. The only waterproof, breathable product on this planet is skin. Likewise, the author's suggestion that BMW is an industry leader in clothing technology is laughable. All of these large corporations can publish moden snake oil claims faster than we can disprove them... keep your money in your pocket.