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Old 06-18-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Getting a bike soon, curious as to what you guys wear in the summer 100 degree plus heat to stay protected and not have a heat stroke. I have nice leather for when its cooler but this heat is tough. Was looking into the flannels with kevlar in them. Open to answers, appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:21 PM   #2
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I'm in the valley and wear mostly jeans, a long sleeve shirt, good leather boots and sometimes a vest. No helmet. If I lived in a bigger city I'd wear a breathable armor jacket with helmet.

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Old 06-18-2018, 09:30 PM   #3
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I'm in the valley and wear mostly jeans, a long sleeve shirt, good leather boots and sometimes a vest. No helmet. If I lived in a bigger city I'd wear a breathable armor jacket with helmet.

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Yea im in the north DFW area, wanting something a little tougher then a long sleeve shirt, just in the case something does go wrong "knock on wood" Id like to reduce the road rash as much as possible lol
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:39 PM   #4
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I wore an armored high viz jacket with a removeable liner & a helmet.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:42 PM   #5
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Go to a big shop. They will have all kinds of warm weather protective gear.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:48 PM   #6
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The style of jacket you want is “mesh” or “textile”.. they make some that are mostly mesh with armor in specific places (chest/back/elbows) but they are very breathable and are the lightest jacket you can get. The textile ones have slightly more protection, heavier padding, and vents for breathability but aren’t as light as mesh. Think mesh for 90 degree weather, textile for 65 degree weather.

Dainese and Joe Rocket make great mesh options. Tourmaster, HD, Alpinestars make good textile options.
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:51 PM   #7
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I rode more than I drove in my 20s in west Texas and the metromess. I usually wore a mesh jacket with some armor built in and jeans (which isn't best obviously). I always wore gloves and boots as well. Full face helmet too just something with good ventilation. I'm hot natured as can be but it was generally fine unless I was stuck in serious stop and go traffic.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:29 PM   #8
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Jeans and Leather vest with sleeveless shirt. No helmet.
Not the sharpest crayon in the box. Been lucky so far.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:36 PM   #9
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Jeans boots and leather vest with a T-shirt under it. It's really only bad when you have to stop at a light or something.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:41 PM   #10
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When it's cooler I have a nice leather riding jacket that I wear but right now it's just jeans, tshirt, leather boots and half helmet for me. It's way too freakin' hot for anything else for me. I rode to work today wearing jeans and a Magellan shirt. I ride 90 miles round trip to work so I'm not into having a heatstroke
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:50 PM   #11
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Sleeveless shirt (show off your tats and get tanned,) jeans and GOOD Boots! Never wore a helmet unless I was in a state that you had to.

Rode over 25 years and just remember...."It's not IF you go down, but WHEN you go down." IMO of course....only "accident" I ever had was a punk on a crotch rocket who decided to cut in front of me to show off? I was going around 30 mph on my way to a now defunct Bike bar in Lubbock...Scooters. It was either hit him broadside with my Road King or lock it down and do the skid. Since I raised 3 boys who had their share of STUPID show off things...I locked it down and slid. Strawberried up on my right side, found out later I had a hairline fracture on my right hip...but otherwise did ok.

I know, perhaps stupid for no helmet, but that was me and my guardian angels protected me for many years. If this is your first bike, just learn and be comfortable with your ride. Gives defensive driving a WHOLE new meaning on 2 wheels.

Good luck and enjoy....OH, full leathers in cold weather.....

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Old 06-27-2018, 07:07 PM   #12
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I wear jeans, tshirt (sometimes my leather vest), good boots and my half or 3/4 helmet

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Old 06-27-2018, 08:49 PM   #13
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Jeans boots and leather vest with a T-shirt under it. It's really only bad when you have to stop at a light or something.
Yep, same, same.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:14 PM   #14
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I wouldn't ride w/o a brain bucket - got penned under a car and my bucket bounced off the car - got a bad burn on my leg from the drag pipe through my jeans. But I did have boots on so that worked out.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:51 PM   #15
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Jeans and Leather vest with sleeveless shirt. No helmet.
Not the sharpest crayon in the box. Been lucky so far.
I rode for about 10 years, always wore shorts and flip flops with no helmet...wasnt real smart.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:46 PM   #16
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I have an Icon Basehawk jacket I always wear year round. It has plenty of opening to let air flow BUT it does get super hot if you are not moving. For heat gear you should look at textile jackets. They well give lots of air with decent protection. For helmets just look for something with loads of vents to flow air. And for gloves just something that breaths with leather palms. I prefer to also have knuckle plates on them too like the Icon Overlord gloves. Dang I sound like an Ocon fanboy hahaha. Just like the style they got. �� As for pants just anything that breaths. NOT leather. Hehe. Most important thing is to stay hydrated so a water pack on the back would be advisable to constantly drink from. Hope this helps. Just my opinion. ��
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:54 PM   #17
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Armored mesh jacket if going on major hwy, but usually just leather vest for light rides and bluejeans.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #18
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Flip flops and shorts no shirt!








I’m kidding! Although that is what I was wearing in 91’. Woke up 3 days later in a Camp Lejeune Hospital..
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:01 PM   #19
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Can't help ya...…..
But, I will offer this piece of info...….
There are two kinds of bikers.....
Those, that have had wrecks....
And those, who are gonna have wrecks....
Ride accordingly......
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:34 PM   #20
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When I was riding in DFW I wore a Klim Jacket, fairly breathable without the liner in https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...yABEgKf3vD_BwE
with RevIt pants ( I think these) https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...wave-2-pantsor or Resurgence jeans https://resurgencegear.com/shop-men/r-1-jeans.html and Sidi Adventure boots https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...SABEgLeoPD_BwE or when I was lazy my cowboy boots.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:15 AM   #21
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:47 AM   #22
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Check out Cycle Gear, they will have a lot to choose from.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:38 AM   #23
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Can't help ya...Ö..
But, I will offer this piece of info...Ö.
There are two kinds of bikers.....
Those, that have had wrecks....
And those, who are gonna have wrecks....
Ride accordingly......
This not always true. I know many bikers that rode for years without incident and quit never having a wreck. I also know many that have.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:52 PM   #24
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:09 AM   #25
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I ride AGAT - all gear all the time. If you want to stay cool, an armored mesh jacket is great. I have a Fieldsheer mesh jacket that I really like.

However, to keep cool on long rides the BEST thing Iíve found are these cooling base layers I found at Cycle Gear. I have a shirt and a cap. They are made of some sort of technical fabric that feels like youíre covered in cool water or something when the wind is blowing on you. It is crazy. When I wear the shirt under my mesh jacket it feels great because the wind blows right through the jacket while Iím riding. I donít know how it works, but it does. The cap is ok if you have good helmet ventilation, but the shirt is awesome. They fit like an Under Armour shirt, so not exactly flattering on my 250 lb figure, but neither is a shirt dripping in sweat! Lol

I donít recall the brand, but you can find it at the CycleGear store or online. They call it a base layer.
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