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Greetings to all the Cool Peoples of this Forum!!!


Need your advise and guidance.



Summer is upon us and lots of cool peoples are populating the roads with their 2 wheel beasts out there. I need your recommendations on what are the proper attire while riding; Short and long commute.



Mesh jackets? what brands? where to buy? share your thoughts!!!


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I've enjoyed a Joe Rocket mesh jacket with some armor and a Hyperkewl evaporative cooling vest underneath.
Check your local bike shop for seasonal sales. Nothing in stock? See if they can order from Sullivan's.
Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse, Chapparal & Dennis Kirk will run specials occasionally, too.

Here's a shot of me about to demo a Super Tenere while wearing a Joe Rocket mesh jacket.
My lady friend has a similar jacket (in girl colors! LOL )that she likes.
 

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I've enjoyed a Joe Rocket mesh jacket with some armor and a Hyperkewl evaporative cooling vest underneath.
Check your local bike shop for seasonal sales. Nothing in stock? See if they can order from Sullivan's.
Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse, Chapparal & Dennis Kirk will run specials occasionally, too.

Here's a shot of me about to demo a Super Tenere while wearing a Joe Rocket mesh jacket.
My lady friend has a similar jacket (in girl colors! LOL )that she likes.


@eddie, Thanks for the insights - I will save and check those online stores you have listed.

Cheers,

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I am partial to the Tour Master brand. Good quality and a great price. Don't make the same mistake I made in matching the color of the jacket with the color of the bike. Looks cool while you have that particular bike, until you sell and buy a bike of a different color! I like the lighter/cooler colors now, white, silver, high vis... Jevers
 

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I am partial to the Tour Master brand. Good quality and a great price. Don't make the same mistake I made in matching the color of the jacket with the color of the bike. Looks cool while you have that particular bike, until you sell and buy a bike of a different color! I like the lighter/cooler colors now, white, silver, high vis... Jevers

I've been guilty of getting a new bike to match a helmet more than once. :wink2:
 

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I bought the Joe rocket velocity mesh Jacket just for summer riding, it has a waterproof removable liner. I wore it for the 1st time today as it was in the 70's, it felt great it flows a ton of air and had decent padding for a $120 riding Jacket, they do make d30 armor for it to replace the basic stuff for more protection but I haven't went there yet. I wear regular jeans normally but I'm on the prowl for some riding pants on a budget.
 

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For pants, look at the Duluth Trading Fire Hose work 5-pocket or pants for summer, or the 'burly' versions for cooler weather. They also have flannel lined, as well as fleece lined.


The 'flex' versions are a little thinner material, don't do any of the 'cool-max' or 'Dry on the Fly', they are not suitable for riding.


If you can, go to a store and compare. If not, sizing is a little loose compared to regular 'jean' size/fittings. But it's fine to order what you normally wear in jeans.


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Summer is upon us and lots of cool peoples are populating the roads with their 2 wheel beasts out there. I need your recommendations on what are the proper attire while riding...
Well, I live in South Florida, and I’m probably a bad example, but this is pretty typical summer riding attire for me.
 

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It only takes one time of going down/road rash, and your entire perspective changes. Drastically.


Hot and sticky weather can be miserable on a bike when in full gear, but mostly, it's only when stopped or moving slowly. With today's tech, cool clothing is readily available, so there's no reason not to dress for safety.


I find the biggest offender that starts to build body heat is a helmet. Yeah, there are ones with vents, etc, and they really help a lot, but think it's still the main source of heat retention.


Yeah, some states/areas have no helmet laws, but there again, one mishap and you will never do it again, regardless what the law is.


I rode a lot of dirt for years, and there, you HAVE to ride with at minimal long pants, boots, and a helmet. Unless you have a death wish.


I'm still listed in the Brain Injury Association of America's database, and I'm lucky I recovered. I'm one of the very few who have recovered from the level of trauma I suffered in a bike accident. Don't play with your head is my suggestion.


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I'm still listed in the Brain Injury Association of America's database, and I'm lucky I recovered. I'm one of the very few who have recovered from the level of trauma I suffered in a bike accident. Don't play with your head is my suggestion.


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Good advice.
I spent more money on my helmet than I have on most of my motorcycles!
 
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