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kempseyboy

Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by kempseyboy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:55 am

G'day all, this may have been covered somewhere else but here's my gripe. Nearly every story/ article about riding gear that I have read has always covered riding gear for the cold. Perhaps this is because the journo's live in cold areas, but some of us who ride live in hotter areas, myself just in the tropics and would like to see what others do when the seat gets warm. Cheers all, I 'll watch you ride past as I don't need to ride fast.

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Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:59 pm

Same problem here but look what I found :lol:

Aircon jacket :shock: :dance:

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ozhank

Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by ozhank » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:10 am

I use a dri-rider mash type jacket for commuting - it's black and absorbs heat, but at least when moving, get some OK ventilation and evaporation. I've tried wearing wet thermal singlet under it, and it's good while the water lasts. So now, going to try MX armour vest with stretchy mesh - also to protect my tender ribs when I lay the bike down for a little rest. Just need to find one in my size.

I just wish I could get lighter coloured jackets. Black and navy blue etc absorb around 90% of the heat that falls on them - great for cold when you want to keep warm, but need to reflect 80% of heat with white or similar colour. Come on manufacturers, how about some affordable light coloured riding jackets.

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Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:24 pm

A few guys I know just wear the pressure suit when its hot.
Not much else to do :?
I dont feel very secure doing that so I just open up all the vents and suffer :(

Anybody got experience with the coolest decent MX/Dual Sport boots?

Mine are so hot and waterproof that they really are a killer in summer.
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Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by mark1957 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:15 pm

I bought an RJs DS jacket, it has mesh sleeves and mesh in the front and the back.
It's pretty cool, you can really feel the ventilation.
And has elbow and shoulder armour so I feel protected.

I also have the BMW Santiago boots, they are waterproof and halfway between dirt and road boots as far as protection/stiffness goes.
So they are comfortable and not too hot.

Have a look at them both here

http://www.offroadexplorer.com/Forum/vi ... =24&t=1850
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Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by 1coolbanana » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:25 pm

I scored the GS boots for their massive protection.
After shattering an ankle in the 90's in an off on the Old road I wanted the most solid protection, which they seem to be and built like a tank, but they are the hotest boots Ive ever worn too :(
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Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by mark1957 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:56 pm

Yeah, I have Alpine Star Tech 7s and maybe if I was wearing them I wouldn't have a damaged foot :think:
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tripodtiger

Re: Hot/ sweaty weather gear.

Post by tripodtiger » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:42 am

My wife and I both have Brosh riding pants. Cargo styling.
They are cotton with Kevlar lining, rather than denim. Much cooler than the Kevlar lined denim jeans I've also got.
I've only recently started wearing them and have slid along a hard, sandy surface, on my hip, once and that was at low speed. No damage to pants or self.
The legs have to go inside my Tech 6 AlpineStars. Definitely wont fit over the boot.

http://www.brosh.com/new/default.asp?L=1

Couple of people I know have their jackets for summer, but they all ride classic road bikes.

Delivery can be a bit slow. Or it can be really quick. We've experienced both.

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