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Old June 23rd, 2018, 05:39 AM   #11
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Mesh in the eastern summer swelter is the way to go. I've worn it with just underwear (TMI I know). ICON might be the cheapest. I've had very good durability and ventilation with Joe Rocket. The others above great as well. Good luck...
It's a relief to know you had something on at least

I almost bought Icon gloves when I was in Revzilla but instead ended up with these Alpinestars
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...x-1-air-gloves

The salesperson was really pushing me to buy a new brand - Reax
I found them terrible in sizing with big variations from one pair to the next of Large sized gloves. Even worse many of the gloves I tried on had very uncomfortable pokey bits on the top seam and fingers. One pair of gloves had a pokey thing in the middle finger that stuck into my cuticle and actually left a mark.
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Old June 23rd, 2018, 05:40 AM   #12
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Mesh jacket sure helps. Also take wet a microfiber towel and use as a scarf around the neck. It will cool you a lot as that's where all the blood flows. Keep it wet. Perfect for the city.

This jacket looks like a good deal: AGV Sport AirTex Vented Jacket :: MotorcycleGear.com

Just put in good back armor.
Dang that's an exceptional deal!
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Old June 23rd, 2018, 05:42 AM   #13
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LOL if you're moving all is good - if you're not - pour a liter of water inside your jacket and hope you're out of traffic soon. Towel on neck is also surprisingly good.
I did this on a few occasions last summer. August and September. I would douse my shirt in water before leaving work with the knowledge I would be parked on the Blue Route forever and a day with the radiator fans cooking away at me.
It helped but once moving the shirt dried up quickly.
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Old June 23rd, 2018, 05:44 AM   #14
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That looks like a hell of a jacket for $70. Though I like AGV helmets, I bought a pair of their kevlar riding pants and didn't really like them. Just fit funky and very heavy/ stiff.

I used to average hour one way trips during the FL summer when commuting daily, with many long crawls in traffic well over 100 F. First set of riding gear I bought was on a budget. Decent ADV/ Dirt riding set. Had standard CE padding, tons of vent slots, and the sleeves/ legs were removable. It did the job but was a little too loose for the speeds I ride and the buffeting annoyed the hell out of me. When I growed up I got the Dianese mesh I talked about above. They really can sculp some fitted gear no matter the material. I preferred the mesh over vents. On my vented jacket, when I had the zippers open for flow, all the mesh lining would blow out and I looked like a turned-out pocket hobo meme. Again, bargain jacket not designed for full street use. What I'm saying is I prefer a jacket that stay snug at speed over looking like the stay puft marshmallow man. And I certainly wasn't in danger of dehydrating on my urban commute.

My tactic is to just keep it pinned and make a sabot-like laminar air shield around me. The wake effect behind me actually extracts heat like a NACA duct system. I also know who killed JFK and have won the Powerball 12 times.
So where is Jimmy Hoffa buried?
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Old June 24th, 2018, 01:17 AM   #15
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It's a relief to know you had something on at least

I almost bought Icon gloves when I was in Revzilla but instead ended up with these Alpinestars
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...x-1-air-gloves

The salesperson was really pushing me to buy a new brand - Reax
I found them terrible in sizing with big variations from one pair to the next of Large sized gloves. Even worse many of the gloves I tried on had very uncomfortable pokey bits on the top seam and fingers. One pair of gloves had a pokey thing in the middle finger that stuck into my cuticle and actually left a mark.
I've been using Icon gloves for a while. Back in 2013 when I was getting gear for my Hyper, they had the only affordable touchscreen gloves. Good gloves for the price. I have their gauntlets and summer touchscreen gloves. Those Alpinestars look very similar to their summer gloves.

Also a plug for the Icon Pursuit boots. Amazing value and you can wear them into work.
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