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Old 04-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Best HOT weather gear?!?

I don't believe in riding with out gear, but summers get HOT in Oklahoma. So, I am now getting a BMW, so I need to get with this new fashionista movement that all my BMW rider friends adhere to. :) Thus, I am asking you, what is the best gear for temps over, say 95 degrees (f)? From 80 degrees and up?

BMW gear preferable, but not required! What about the road crafters??

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Old 04-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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I live in north Texas, so share your weather related "warmth" issues. There are a lot of related threads; however, based on personal experience, I recommend the "Motoport" brand gear. The "search" function will provide you with a LOT of input on their gear.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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May can find a used set as BMW doesn't make them anymore...the venting machine jacket and pants are nice.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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soak what ever you have in water. repeat as needed. living in the very deep south nothing else works for me. too humid here
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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I live in Phoenix. My summers are warm, but generally low humidity. My summer gear is Rev'it mesh stuff. I use all mesh, not just patches or zippers. My jacket is out of production (Scirocco?) but they have a replacement called the Levant, or some such. I'd also look at the Olympia mesh gear if I was shopping for a new suit.

I use a Camelbak bladder in my tank bag, but on your back would also work. If I'm going to be out over 105, I'll take an evaporative vest in a big plastic zippy bag. I also get lower windshields to have nice airflow in the summer.

I recommend getting to know your own tolerance for heat. Dark urine means you're dehydrated. No urine means you're seriously dehydrated. Light headed or dizzy means pull over now.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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BMW Venting Jacket or the older, discontinued Venting Machine for BMW. My buddy just bought a Joe Rocket Phoenix and it has some really nice venting mesh that's much better than my Revit Air jacket. My Venting Machine was the best summer jacket I owned for Phoenix and I'm sure it would be great in humid area, too. The newer venting Jacket is the same thing, only added a pocket. For non BMW jacket, the JR Phoenix is a good deal.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #9
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Another Phoenix rider and another plug for mesh gear. Personally, I've been wearing a Motoport Kevlar mesh jacket for over fives years now and still love it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #10
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BMW venting jacket

Definitely agree with previous posters suggestion of the venting jacket. My personal jacket is the now discontinued Venting Machine jacket. The Venting jacket is similar but more comfortable to wear.

Revit Airwave is another option as well. Revit makes matching trousers as well.



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BMW Venting Jacket or the older, discontinued Venting Machine for BMW. My buddy just bought a Joe Rocket Phoenix and it has some really nice venting mesh that's much better than my Revit Air jacket. My Venting Machine was the best summer jacket I owned for Phoenix and I'm sure it would be great in humid area, too. The newer venting Jacket is the same thing, only added a pocket. For non BMW jacket, the JR Phoenix is a good deal.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #11
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I have a mesh jacket made by Joe Rocket. Any suggestion for a good mesh pants?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:44 AM   #12
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I tried the klim mesh pants (forgot what they called them) and thought they were too sloppy and unprotective. The Klim Dakars are the meshiest I'd go. And i like them . Light color for me is better.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:04 AM   #13
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Great stuff here!

Thanks so much guys!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #14
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I tried the klim mesh pants (forgot what they called them) and thought they were too sloppy and unprotective. The Klim Dakars are the meshiest I'd go. And i like them . Light color for me is better.
Agreed. And the Dakars are on sale everywhere now.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:31 AM   #15
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On a more serious note, I find my Rev'it Defender suit (in not black) to be quite tolerable, even in Texas summer. However, when I'm on the coast I often dream about their mesh gear. Summer rain snaps me out of that though, gore-tex is awesome.

I would suggest though that light colored gear does make a heck of a lot more difference (to me) than I was expecting. I went from a Black Variant and Black Tourmaster suit to a white XD-4 and White Defender suit. Granted the new stuff is better designed, but I do feel like the color has helped too.
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