I have been using my black jacket Badlands every day for about 5 or 6 months now in Costa Rica and I don't feel like it's that bad temperature wise, especially while riding with the air vents opened. My previous jacket was a grey BMW Boulder, and I can't say that it was cooler than the black Klim because of the light color, but rather because it's a lighter material. My 0.02. I love the Badlands jacket and pants so far! Not sure if you have paid a visit to Dual Sport Plus yet, but they do carry the Klim gear (dualsportplus.com
NB: Hope everything is fine back home (TO) with Sandy around the corner.