A new chapter

Touratech’s Compañero suit marks a new chapter in the evolution of textile motorcycling equipment. The innovative Compañero combines the benefits of a sporty summer suit with the comfort of a top-quality GORE-TEX® weatherproof membrane all-in-one.
A motorbike tour challenges your senses in so many ways: the people you meet, different cultures and mentalities, amazing scenery, culinary discoveries, unfamiliar climates and much more. The equipment you use has a major influence on how you experience your trip. For most motorcycle tourers, their equipment is just a means to an end that does more or less what it’s supposed to – it could have been better, or it could have been worse. But Touratech founder Herbert Schwarz, who has been riding motorbikes to all corners of the earth for more than thirty years, has a passion for performance in all things related to motorcycling. Herbert Schwarz has always stayed true to the basic principle: intuitive development based on his own experience. And he’s still a perfectionist. 

In pursuit of perfection

It comes as no surprise, therefore, that he has closely followed the evolution of textile active clothing with climate membrane from the beginning, and has tested it extensively himself. Herbert Schwarz has analysed the development in detail: sewn-in membrane, membrane as a removable inner jacket, membrane and outer material combined as a laminate... Each of these solutions has its plus-sides and drawbacks. If the membrane is sewn in as a liner, the clothing becomes unpleasantly hot to wear above a certain temperature, and even the best membrane reaches the limits of its breathability. The laminate has the same limitations. Although suits made from this “composite material” are appealingly thin and absorb practically no water even in steady rain, when the weather gets too hot the rider starts to roast! So the removable membrane is the answer, right? Not quite. The outer material on these suits is usually light and cool but it absorbs water when it rains, becoming heavy and cold. Even though the membrane inner jacket keeps you dry, you still feel like there’s a wet sack wrapped around you.  Based on this analysis, it would be sensible to choose the best compromise to meet your needs, wouldn’t it? Sensible, perhaps – but for Herbert this is light years away from the perfect solution! 

A strong partner

Herbert embarked on a mission to develop the perfect motorcycle suit. He already had extensive experience along with plenty of ideas. But a state-of-the-art suit with active materials calls for high-tech textiles. You can’t just run one up on your granny‘s sewing machine. It’s not just that materials such as membranes require complex processing technologies. Well-known suppliers such as W. L. Gore also require precisely defined certification processes before you are even allowed to use their products. This called for a competent partner with in-depth experience in textile engineering – and the Bavarian manufacturer Stadler fit the bill exactly.

The concept

The renowned clothing manufacturer’s vast wealth of experience was just what Herbert needed to implement his ideas. The requirements for the Touratech suit were jointly defined. It was vitally important that the suit allowed maximum ventilation for physical exertion at high temperatures. On the other hand, it needed to be completely wind and waterproof in adverse conditions. The rider’s passive safety was high up on the list too, of course. Features such as variable widths for the perfect fit, adjustable cuffs and zips etc. could be taken for granted in a joint development like this by two expert partners such as Touratech and Stadler.
If you wanted to sum up the basic concept of the Touratech suit in a nutshell, it would be „3 in 1“. In other words, with the Touratech Compañero you get three suits in one.

World 2 - the development

How is it possible to improve a touring suit that is already virtually perfect? By raising the own bar higher, keeping what has be tried and tested, completing it with practical features and improving the details!

The development of the Touratech Compañero World2 were based on hundreds of thousands of adventure miles covered all around the world and on a competent partner like Stadler, with which we could create the best touring suit on the market without making compromises. The result: highest safety standards, an perfect carrying comfort and clever features.

The Touratech Compañero World2 is the best choice for curious bike travellers wanting to discover the whole diversity of their homeland and of the world. With the Compañero World2, they get the touring suit to face this challenge as it always offers maximum comfort and highest safety in the desert clima as well as in the subarctic continuous rain.

The concept

The renowned clothing manufacturer’s vast wealth of experience was just what Herbert Schwarz needed to implement his ideas. The requirements for the Compañero World2 were jointly defined. It was vitally important that the suit allowed maximum ventilation for physical exertion at high temperatures. On the other hand, it needed to be completely wind and waterproof in adverse conditions. The rider’s passive safety was high up on the list too, of course. Features such as variable widths for the perfect fit, adjustable cuffs and zips etc. could be taken for granted in a joint development like this by two expert partners such as Touratech and Stadler. If you wanted to sum up the basic concept of the Touratech suit in a nutshell, it would be “3 in 1”.
In other words, with the Touratech Compañero you get three suits in one.

Our Compañero World2 complies with French laws requiring motorcycle clothing to have reflective surfaces of at least 150 cm².

The zips have the same length as the ones used on the Compañero Worldwide and Boreal, so that the rider may combine freely the jacket and the trousers with those of these models.

With their level 2, the protectors are state-of-the-art. They fulfil the currently most exigent safety standard and offer maximal safety on all endangered zones! Of course, they can be freely positioned, as no one wears a protector if it feels uncomfortable.

Compañero World2 Summer

The centrepiece of the Touratech Compañero World2 is an airy summer suit. CORDURA® Air is used on the front and back of the jacket and the legs of the trousers to ensure air flow over a wide area. This comfortable synthetic fibre is state-of-the-art in terms of its tear- and wear-resistance properties. But still the most vulnerable areas are reinforced with a layer of CORDURA® 2000 - the „2000“ indicates a particularly tough yarn thickness. Fully equipped with approved protectors, the Touratech Compañero World2 sets the standard. The large reflective panels are a passive safety feature, ensuring good visibility. If required, the jacket and trousers zip together into an all-in-one. Along with these hard facts, the Touratech Compañero World2 also includes countless details that make it a comfortable and practical companion on long and short tours alike. There are two large outer pockets on the front to hold all the things you need to access quickly on the road. There‘s space for your smartphone on the forearm. Valuables can be safely tucked away in the spacious inner pockets. A detachable back pocket provides room for the laminate jacket.

A removable rucksack offers enough space for the laminate suit or for a drinking system. A drinking hose holder can be fastened to the special buttonhole.
Thanks to the large velcro fastener, the fit of the jacket can be changed easily.
The diagonal openings of the cargo pockets on the trousers allow reaching easily in the pocket even when sitting.

The features in detail:

Material:

  • CORDURA® 500, CORDURA® Air, CORDURA® 2000, mesh lining
  • Dynatec® reflex material in the shoulder area
  • Interior side in synthetic leather in the knee area
  • Keprotec® reinforcements at the leg hem
  • Antibacterial mesh with spacer fabric at the back protector

 

 

Pockets:

  • 2 outer pockets
  • 1 inner pocket
  • 1 mobile phone pocket on forearm
  • 1 pocket for sunglasses on upper arm
  • 1 removable rucksack with enough storage room for the outside membrane suit

 

Upper: CORDURA® 100% polyamide
dynatec 100% polyamide
Lining: 100% polyamide

Special features:

  • Maximum air ventilation at the front and back with CORDURA® Air
  • Joins to the waterproof, windproof and breathable all weather outer jacket via zips at the front
  • Cargo pockets at the thighs
  • Continuously adjustable waist and chest
  • Belt loops, stretch strips and velcro fastener at the waistband
  • Removable rucksack (can be also used without the jacket thanks to an integrated carrier system). It offers enough storage room for the outside membrane suit.
  • Additional layer of CORDURA® 2000 at shoulders and elbows
  • Arm width adjuster (can be operated with one hand)
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Soft collar lining
  • Optional crotch strap
  • Distance control (We have created a special padding to protect the membrane and reduce the appearance of a wet feeling. This provides good breathability even increasing the damping.)
  • Tank protection
  • Long zip to join suit together as an all-in-one

Protective padding:

The Compañero World 2 is completely equipped with high-tech protectors, all fulfilling the level 2 (highest protection class) requirements of the newest standard.

 

shoulders    EN 1621-1:2012 / S, Level 2
elbowsEN 1621-1:2012 / E, Level 2
backEN 1621-2: 2014 / B, Level 2
hipsEN 1621-1:2012 / H, Level 2
kneesEN 1621-1:2012 / K, Level 2

 

Attachment point for tailbone cushioning element

CORDURA® Air is used on the front and back of the jacket and the legs of the trousers to ensure air flow over a wide area
Maximum air ventilation at the front and back with CORDURA® Air
completely equipped with high-tech protectors, all fulfilling the level 2
See-through pocket on the lower arm
Continuously adjustable waist and chest
Cargo pockets at the thighs

Compañero World2 All Weather Add

The second layer of the Touratech Compañero World2 can be used in colder weather or in the rain: the laminate suit. Perfectly tailored to match the cut of the summer suit, you simply pull it on over the top. It‘s a smart move to empty out your pockets first and place your essential items in the pockets of this overgarment. They are spacious, easily accessible and - of course - waterproof! Touratech has chosen the GORE-TEX® Pro three-layer laminate (CORDURA®). In this textile composite material, the inner lining, the top-quality GORE-TEX® breathable membrane and the tough outer layer are bonded into one fabric. This means the laminate is not too bulky, doesn‘t bulge, and always fits nice and snugly.

Of course the most important properties of the oversuit are that it is wind and waterproof. And since GORE-TEX® Pro three-layer laminate (CORDURA®) is an active material, the suit is fully breathable. What‘s clever with the Touratech Compañero World2 is that the windproof, waterproof membrane forms the outer layer of the clothing system. The airy summer suit keeps an air cushion inside that acts as a thermal lining. An additional insulating layer such as fleece underwear is only needed in extremely cold weather. In wintry conditions the additional storm collar will also be greatly appreciated. As you‘d expect, the jacket and trousers of the membrane suit can also be zipped together. If you wear the laminate suit in uncertain weather conditions in spring or autumn, ventilation panels under the arms and securely closable ventilation zips provide cooling if required.

 

 

The features in detail:

Material:

  • GORE-TEX® Pro three-layer laminate (CORDURA®)
  • YKK AquaSeal® zips
  • Mesh lining (antibacterial)

 

Pockets:

  • 2 waterproof outer pockets
  • 1 waterproof vertical zip pocket
  • 1 waterproof inner pocket

Upper: CORDURA® 100% polyamide
Lining: 100% polyamide
Membrane: PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)

Special features:

  • Ventilation through 2 AquaSeal® zips at the front side and 1 zip at the back
  • Large reflectors according to EN20471
  • Long zip to join suit together as an all-in-one
  • Tank protection
  • Arm width adjuster
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Soft collar lining

 

Colour: grey/yellow - black

The leisure jacket

And where is the third suit? Right here - the jacket of the membrane suit is not only functional, it‘s also very chic. As an active jacket, it is easily a match for outdoor clothing brands and is a practical, waterproof and breathable companion for an evening stroll around town or for any excursions where you have to leave your bike behind. On these occasions, you can attach an optional detachable storm collar or hood.

Ventilation through 2 AquaSeal® zips at the front side and 1 zip at the back
Large reflectors according to EN20471
The 2-ways zip is also useful to reach through to the pockets of the summer trousers.
waterproof outer pockets |
Continuously adjustable waist
Extra long zips at the exterior side of the trousers make it easier to put them on or to take them off even when wearing boots.
Fits over the boot

The rucksack

Where put the all weather add? In the rucksack!
The rucksack that has been exclusively developed for the Compañero World2 is big enough to stow the all weather jacket and trousers in it. Alternatively, it can also offer space for a drinking pouch or other useful things.
The rucksack can be attached directly, permanently and flutter-free with the jacket thanks to a zip. If it should be too heavy, it can also be carried like any normal rucksack with the straps. Another possibility is to fasten it to our ZEGA aluminium cases thankts to its compression straps. But of course, it can also be used like any normal leisure rucksack. Altogether: it is a real all-rounder!

The optional vest

In accordance with the onion layer principle, the jacket can be completed with a further insulating layer when it is becoming cold. The vests are available as an option in the design of your Compañero World2 or in the fluorescent yellow of warning vests to avoid being overlooked – for many pilots the ultimate passive safety feature! Of course, you can also wear the vest alone.

Compañero Boreal

The suit is ideally equipped to fulfil every touring requirement.
Optimal positioning of ventilation openings achieves effective air circulation. 100% waterproof with zips closed.


We made no compromises on the materials – the entire suit is made out of Gore 3-layer Pro Shell laminate. We think this should be standard in this price category. The fabric is resilient and highly breathable. Perfect tailoring gives optimal freedom of movement. Innovative, anatomically shaped protectors provide maximum safety. ARMACOR™ reinforcements in vulnerable areas. High-quality fleece inner jacket. Made in Europe for best manufacturing quality.
Excellent fit assured since the suit comes in a range of short, standard and long sizes as well as a special women‘s cut.

Reflective 3M Scotchlite™ Material
Innovative ventilation system with waterproof zips
Waterproof inner pocket
High-quality inner jacket made from POLARTEC® fleece

Concept:

The Compañero Boreal is a 3-layer laminate suit. It is an ideal all-year touring suit. The Compañero Boreal jacket is equipped with a high-quality POLARTEC® fleece inner jacket. This windproof inner jacket unzips from the outer jacket so you can wear it for a stroll around town or on the beach. The Compañero Boreal suit was developed in close collaboration with renowned motorcycle clothing manufacturer Stadler.


A new feature in this concept is the use of waterproof YKK zips on the jacket and trouser vent openings. Intensive testing was carried out to find the optimum zip positioning. On the jacket, this innovative ventilation system comprises two zips on the front and two vent zips on the back. Four zips are also incorporated into the trousers for optimal ventilation. As a result, the suit always provides exceptional body climate control.


The jackets and trousers of different Compañero suit models can be combined as they use the same connecting zips.

Waterproof outer pockets | Continuously adjustable waist
Large back pocket
Splash-proof cargo pockets on both thighs | ventilation system
Moisture barrier on leg hem

Features:

  • GORE-TEX® Pro
  • Upper material does not become saturated (get heavier) in rain
  • Very fast drying
  • High breathability
  • Innovative ventilation system with waterproof zips on jacket and trousers
  • Large panels of high-quality 3MTM Scotchlite™ Reflective Material on jacket and trousers
  • Anti-bacterial mesh lining inhibits odour build-up
  • Long connecting zip – can be combined with many other jackets and trousers
  • Height-adjustable protectors on knees and elbows

Protective padding:

CE certified protectors on
shoulders (EN 1621-1:1997 / S, type B)1
elbows (EN 1621-1:1997 / E, type B)1
back (EN 1621-2:2003 / B, level 2)1
hips (EN 1621-1:1997 / H, type B)1
knees (EN 1621-1:2012 / K, type B)
Attachment point for tailbone cushioning element

1) The test procedure for certification according to EN 1621-1:2012 is currently in progress. The average transmitted force and peak values established for certification according to EN 1621-1:1997 and EN 1621-1:2003 satisfy the criteria for level 2 in EN 1621-1:2012.
The protectors are ergonomically optimised, e.g. asymmetrical shoulder shape protects the shoulder blade and collarbone joint. 

Jacket features:

  • Innovative ventilation system with waterproof zips:
  • Two in front and two on the back for optimal airflow
  • Vent openings on back
  • Softer GORE-TEX® 3-layer laminate in underarm area for comfort and ease of movement
  • ARMARCOR™ on shoulder, upper arm and elbow
  • Kevlar for protection
  • Spacer fabric in back protector area improves ventilation and breathability, increases shock absorption
  • 2 waterproof outer pockets
  • 1 waterproof vertical zip pocket
  • 1 waterproof inner pocket
  • 1 large back pocket
  • Continuously adjustable waist
  • Width adjusters on upper arm and forearm
  • Cuff has separate zip and Velcro closure adjustment
  • Front zip with two-way system
  • Soft collar lining, adjustable collar, attachment points for button-on storm collar and hood
  • Moisture barrier in cuffs and hem to prevent moisture penetration inside the jacket
  • Loops to attach optional crotch strap

Trouser features:

  • Innovative ventilation system with 4 waterproof zips for optimal airflow
  • Softer GORE-TEX® 3-layer laminate on back of knee and in crotch area for comfort and ease of movement
  • ARMARCOR™ on knee
  • ARMARCOR™ panel with non-slip silicone SuperFabric® component on seat of trousers
  • Microvelour on inside of knee for paint protection
  • Stretch panels on seat, waist and knee
  • Seat cushioning protects membrane against high level of wear in seat area
  • Thermal lining with all-round zip attaches at hip and calf level – stays securely in position and resists twisting
  • Adjustable waist with detachable belt
  • 2 splash-proof trouser pockets
  • 2 splash-proof cargo pockets on both thighs
  • Moisture barrier on leg hem
  • Attachment points for braces

Inner jaket features:

High-quality inner jacket made from POLARTEC® fleece. Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece is extremely breathable and four times more wind-resistant than a conventional fleece. Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece is extremely resilient and durable. The outside of the material is water-repellent. The lofted surface inside traps air to keep you feeling warm. Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece maintains 85% of the breathability of a traditional fleece to prevent you from overheating.

  • High-quality inner jacket made from POLARTEC® fleece
  • 2 outer pockets
  • 2 inner pockets
  • Joined to outer jacket via zips and loops
  • Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece
  • 4 times more wind resistance than a conventional fleece
  • Breathable
  • Water-repellent
  • Rugged and durable
  • Machine-washable

Compañero Accessory

Compañero Hood

Rainproof from head to toe
Material: GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 3-layers, skin-friendly Mikrofaser
Coleur: Black

Hood for Jacket-size Men
501-3313    size 3       
501-3314    size 4       
501-3315    size 5
size 3: 25, 48-52, 102-106
size 4: 26-28, 54-58, 110-118
size 5: 29-30, 60

 

 

Hood for Jacket-size Women
501-3311    size 1       
501-3312    size 2       
501-3313    size 3
size 1: 36-40, 76-80
size 2: 20-22, 42-44, 84
size 3: 23-24

Compañero Storm collar

The inside is lined with skin-friendly microfibre. Snap fasteners attach the storm collar to your jacket‘s neck. The storm collar and your jacket collar can both be done up at the same time.
Material: GORE-TEX® Pro Shell 3-layers, skin-friendly Mikrofaser
Coleur: Black

Storm collar for Jacket-size Men
501-3303    size 3       
501-3304    size 4       
501-3305    size 5
size 3: 25, 48-52, 102-106
size 4: 26-28, 54-58, 110-118
size 5: 29-30, 60

Storm collar for Jacket-size Women
501-3301    size 1       
501-3302    size 2       
501-3303    size 3
size 1: 36-40, 76-80
size 2: 20-22, 42-44, 84
size 3: 23-24

COMPAÑERO braces

Elastic braces with synthetic leather and snap fasteners.
Colour: black

501-3321    size 1       
501-3322    size 2           
501-3323    size 3       
501-3324    size 4        
501-3325    size 5

 

 

 

COMPAÑERO Crotch strap

The crotch strap can be used to prevent a „lifting up“ of the jacket during a fast ride. The strap will be routed through the legs and fixed in front and back with velcro-loops.


501-3310    One size

„Touratech Adventure“ rucksack by Deuter

The rucksack for bikers!
Following the tremendous success of our „Companero“ (070-0180) hydration pack, we have gone another step further. We have collaborated with the rucksack specialist DEUTER to develop a rucksack that meets almost every requirement an adventure traveller could have! On a motorbike, bicycle or hiking - it even looks good in the city! There‘s plenty of space in the „Touratech Adventure“ for everything you could possibly need when you‘re on the go. All divided into various compartments - but with no loss of clarity. The special shape, innovative interior and first-class Deuter Airstripes carrying system guarantee the perfect fit in any situation.


Colour: black/grey/yellow
Capacity: approx. 30 litres
Material: Hextop 210d Nylon (yellow), Super-Polytex 600d Polyester (black/grey)

 

Art.-No.    055-0194    

Touratech Compañero hydration system, with 2 litre Source reservoir

Once again we put all our experience in a big pot, turned up the heat, and gave it a good stir.
The result? We’ve created the Touratech Companero hydration system – the superlative hydration pack!

This lightweight pack will prepare you for any challenge!

  • Weight: approx. 400 g (without hydration reservoir)
  • Colour: silver, black, yellow
  • Size: 40 x 17 x 5 cm
  • Material: Hextop 210 d nylon (silver/lemon), Super-Polytex 600 d polyester (black)

Art.-No.     070-0180  

 

Touratech Compañero rucksack without reservoir

  • Fits most 1- to 2-litre reservoirs!

Art.-No.     070-0181