Recommendation for Proven Hot Weather Adventure Jacket

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  1. alijanah

    alijanah Adventurer

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    Hi !

    I'm in the market for a proven hot weather adventure jacket. I ride mostly in 102deg F (39deg C) in mid day in these part of the world in Asia. A 4 weather jacket would totally be useless here. I do not really care if it's not waterproof. Once the rain stop, it would be hot again anyway and it would dry up in 20-30min at most. I've been looking at the Rev'It Cayenne Pro as it's being marketed as a warm weather mesh adventure jacket but I have real testimony from real people to it's claim. Appreciate all the advice and recommendations. Cheers and have a great day everyone.
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  2. Urbandrag

    Urbandrag KLiM Beotch!

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    That's the real problem, humidity.
    I tried the 2nd gen Klim Adventure Rally jacket in +40°C weather conditions, and while I was riding it worked great, in despite it was black. But it was a very dry hot weather.
    Maybe the Klim Air Adventure Rally jacket or any other mesh gear, in light colour like grey, will satisfy your needs.
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  3. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    yeah, nothing is going to be good in high humidity, with your desire, the more mesh the better.
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  4. JR356

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    Kim Adventure Rally,is/was on sale at Revzilla.
    Motoport Air mesh Kevlar.
    The Cayenne Pro you mentioned.

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  5. STLR

    STLR Been here awhile

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    For adventure touring last summer, I used the Rukka Airventur Jacket and Pants with great results. This included a 2600 mile trip though the SE US in 90-105*F weather. Like you, when we hit rain, it was a very welcome relief.
    I ditched the Klim Adventure Rally Air due to weight and poor air flow.

    http://www.rukka.com/motorsport/products/#!product/airventur1
    http://www.rukka.com/motorsport/products/#!product/airventur2

    Adventure Spec is another good one to consider for more off-road oriented riding. They've improved the sleeve diameter that I had problems with on the first generation.
    https://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adv-spec.html
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  6. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Motoport. Made to order, they're in Florida. They know your weather.
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  7. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Glory Bound

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    Actually I believe they're out of California. Same difference.
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  8. Addapost

    Addapost Been here awhile

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    The Klim Induction is fantastic in very hot weather.
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  9. canoeguy

    canoeguy Long timer

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    Motoport mesh kevlar is awesome in hot weather. Used it for years and Central America travel.
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  10. SPX

    SPX Long timer Supporter

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    Absolutely Motoport is what you’re describing.
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  11. alijanah

    alijanah Adventurer

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    Thank you to all. I would look at the Motoport Mesh Kevlar. Seems like it has best of both world (hot / humid and cooler weather liner) without being too bulky.
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  12. Oeths

    Oeths Been here awhile

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    How about the new Klim Baja S4 jacket? It sure looks promising.
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  13. schmik

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    The Adv Spec jacket flows more air than anything I have worn.

    I used it recently on two 8hr days in temps up to 42deg C. Great while your moving. Once you stop nothing can help.
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  14. Cam

    Cam Been here awhile

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    I am a fan of the Knox Urbane Pro with a light colored long sleeve hot weather shirt over it when the sun is out in full force. The big advantage is that you get to wear armor tight to the body so if you go down the armor stays where it should and you get insulation from the sun. So your internal armored shirt will be roughly the temperature of your body and the outer shirt will typically be significantly warmer. The air gap insulates you from temps above 95 or so degrees and the temp differential causes convection to move hot air out from between the layers. Same trick people in the desert use to stay cool and warm. Once you start moving air flows almost as if you aren't wearing a shirt at all. Another advantage is this setup allows a lot of options for over-wear in the changing seasons. We fish a short sleeve compression summer undershirt with a light outer long sleeve summer hoodie in the hot summer sun often well past 100 degrees at near 100% humidity for hours on end with nary a breeze in sight... it works.

    A more standard option is the Adventure Spec Mongolia jacket. https://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-advspec-mongolia-trail-jacket.html

    If you want something more traditional, fashionable, protective and potentially customized to you, the Vanson Baja Ventilated may be the ticket. https://vansonleathers.com/mens-lea...-jacket-ODYS.html?search_query=baja&results=4

    Florida is the most hot and humid state in the US by a large margin. A few cities in California are marginal but none compare to South Florida. Difficult to beat a state that is almost entirely swamp and close to the equator. It is fun watching people at the airport come out of the terminal during the summer. It is like watching people walk into a wall... you can almost see their life force drain from them. Sorry for the OT.
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  15. Suncoaster

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    I ride with a Cayenne Pro on the road and like it, but only up to about 32C.
    Above that it's too hot for me.

    Sometimes I wear a pressure suit (EVS G6) with an Axo Glide jacket with armor removed. Massive vents means it's cooler than the partial mesh Revit.
    When it's hot offroad the jacket comes off leaving just the pressure suit over a cool tshirt.

    Also have a Dririder mesh which is stinky, uncomfortable and not that cool. Only kept as a spare.

    Wife has a Motoport suit, great airflow and great protection, but bulky.
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  16. STLR

    STLR Been here awhile

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    I can't believe I forgot about Knox! Great gear and right on point.
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  17. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Northeast Explorer

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    I know you said you are only looking at 100% hot weather gear, but I can say from experience that I really love my Rev'It Tornado 2 jacket and pants. I had the Airwave 2 previous to this suit, and I was much less impressed with the Airwave. The Tornado 2, comparatively, flows significantly more air without the liners, despite the fact that it's really a combination hot and cold weather jacket. I think the reason is because the Airwave 2 had signficantly smaller holes in the mesh panels, and I think the material underneath the mesh was not as breathable as the material under the mesh in the Tornado 2. Seems kind of counter-intuitive for a dedicated hot weather jacket, to me.

    I'd make absolutely sure that the Cayenne Pro does indeed flow a lot of air. I would compare the mesh panels to the ones on the Tornado 2 in a store that carries both. It would suck to have spent that much money only to be underwhelmed at the performance, especially when you can get a Tornado 2 suit for less money. You might not need the liners, but they are really just icing on the cake.
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  18. cmattina

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    I use the sante fe air, it is mostly mesh and has hydration bladder pocket. It is quite a bit cheaper, especially when on sale, than Klim, etc.. The money you save, just buy yourself some good quality and protective armour from Astars (chest and back) to put in the jacket inserts (the shoulder and elbow are decent in the jacket).

    I find the armour in the jacket stays in places very well ALMOST as if i am wearing a actual armour jacket.
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  19. judgedelta

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    I would recommend a Pilot mesh jacket for hot weather. Relatively cheap compared to the name brands. The construction is first rate and the jacket comes with shoulder, elbow and back armor. It also comes with a removable rain liner. The jacket is waist length and comes in several colors; mine is mostly white, with some black and red panels. When the weather is really cookin', I forego the jacket and just take my chances. Mississippi weather in July, August and September will match nearly any for heat, humidity and insectae.
    http://www.pilotmotosport.com/

    In addition, there's an inmate on here, Hikertrash, that sells mesh pockets for the back armor, that keep some separation between your back and the foam armor pad. This allows some air circulation. Cheap and effective (as possible).
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  20. cblais19

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    Ill echo this, that mesh has a bit of a 3D weave to it and I could feel air flowing through it just moving around my house. Stepping outside on a day with a light breeze I could feel the air flowing over my skin. Plus it’s made to fit over armor layers, has lots of stretch points for mobility, is very light, and has good reinforced zones in the impact areas.

    The Baja S4 looks excellent as well, Dynatec Mesh is strong and structured, and the Baja uses a lot more of it then the Cayenne Pro does. Plus the Superfabric slide zones actually do quite well.

    Also worth considering are the Rukka AFT jackets - I have a BMW one made from that material (it uses denim as an accent so maybe not as good for rainy times), and the slightest breeze flows over you entire body.
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