Thought a review of some gear I found in my endless web searching might be of interest to some folks here, especially those of us who live in tropical or tropic-like environments. Assero Gear (link) is a small company run by a Brit expat in Hong Kong with a workshop in Indonesia. The owner decided to design gear specifically for the conditions faced in a tropical environment: high heat, humidity, and frequent showers that come and go. As such, the priority is on breathable garments that are quick drying. All their products use synthetics, with the primary materials being 1000d uncoated Cordura (same stuff Motoport uses in their textile jackets), a basic high flow polyester mesh, and a glove made primarily of Keprotec. I really like that they are super transparent about what they use, as you can see on their simple Materials & Technology page, where they note for instance some of the myths about SuperFabric and what it actually is. Some additional construction notes: they use a lapped (hidden) double seam in impact areas, the same Coates nylon thread I’ve seen Held use, include SasTec L2 armor, and reinforce mesh areas with strips of Cordura to prevent the garment from bursting in a get-off. I ordered the Urbana jacket for $275, since it had a nice simple look and was majority 1000d Cordura with a double layer at the elbows, upper chest, and shoulders. It has a band of mesh running around the chest & back, plus a large panel on either side for additional airflow. I took it for a ride just now at a temperature of ~87F with 75% humidity, and it was completely comfortable. Very impressed at how well the 1000d breathes, and the mesh helps with overall airflow. It’s a fairly “fitted” look, much like a close-fitting casual jacket. The 1000d Cordura is also much softer to the hand then the stuff Klim for instance uses in most of their gear, although not as soft as the super high denier “Tenex” nylon Spidi uses. Detail of front mesh + doubled elbow patch. Side mesh, not visible but there’s a bit strip of nylon ~ halfway up. I also ordered a pair of their double layer Cordura “jeans”, unfortunately the thigh area on the 32’s is too snug for my massive thighs. I’m going to be reaching out to James and will see if a 34 might work, and I’ll probably order their gloves as well. Living in Virginia can resemble the tropics, and it looks like this gear is a great combination of abrasion strength + airflow and comfort. I have a suit of Rukka Cordura AFT on its way, so I’ll update this post with a comparison when that shows up. It did take the better part of a month for the gear to reach me from Indonesia, however for those of you who live in SE Asia you may be able to find it at dealers locally and shipping would be much faster.