Hot weather gear - what do you wear?

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OB
27/05/2005 at 11:01
It's about time I got a new jacket, and as we're in for a nice sunny summer, what do you all recommend I get?
And, does an undersuit help keep you cooler?
Is that perforated leather likely to split in a crash?

I'm not keen on textiles, btw.


27/05/2005 at 11:03
OB wrote


I'm not keen on textiles, btw.


Might i ask why?

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27/05/2005 at 11:05
OB wrote


I'm not keen on textiles, btw.


I doubt you'd be keen on my idea of a summer jacket either.


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27/05/2005 at 11:06
I have a racer vento jacket, is a winter, spring, summer, autumn jacket in one as you can zip out the panels to reveal a mesh jacket. Also have a clover airtek jacket..which was a god send last summer..very cool and seemed to gather the breeze and scoup it up into your jacket..lurvly!.

I wear vented leathers on the track which is great when racing in the hot weather.

The undersuits do help but still get hot and sticky!
OB
27/05/2005 at 11:07
I have a fair bit of experience of crashing in both, and textiles, well... they're shit.
Ok, so they're fine for low speed spills, but any kind of road rash goes through them in seconds.
I also prefer feeling 'held in' by leathers, it makes me ride more smoothly.


27/05/2005 at 11:08
undersuits just make you easier to get clean leather after sweating like a pig... won't make you any cooler.
27/05/2005 at 11:10
Well jeans, tshirt and trainers

What else?

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27/05/2005 at 11:10
I had a semi high speed off (60) in textiles and they held up pretty well....

I guess it's all about getting armour that fits properly....

And a Knox back protector

Failing that the 'tea-bag' style leathers are for you. I know how dogs locked in cars felt this morning when i went out wearing my 2pc spyke jobbie!!
Boil in the bag!!!

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27/05/2005 at 11:14
Sorry for the last post I came over all yorick, must the GSXR1000 pic I was looking at

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27/05/2005 at 11:15
o.k, I KNOW, before anyone starts.

short local trips (less than 50 kms, no motorway)- boots, leather jeans, check shirt, cutoff, summer gloves, flip front lid.

anything else - the same but with leather jacket.

be realistic - demand the impossible

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GBC
27/05/2005 at 11:15
I wear my Alpinestars condura jacket-take out the lining and undo zips underneath arm pits-nice cool flow of air coming in.

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27/05/2005 at 11:16
Katana wrote
Sorry for the last post I came all over yorick


control yourself man!

be realistic - demand the impossible

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OB
27/05/2005 at 11:17
What about Draggin Jeans? are they hot?


27/05/2005 at 11:18
I have some coolmax running T-shirt and socks, made out of a nice light synthetic fabric, that seems pretty good at reducing that sticky feeling. Ones I have are built with 2 layers and at the end of the day seem to be much better than cotton for reducing sweating by maintaining a breathable layer and not actually soaking the sweat up.

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27/05/2005 at 11:20
OB wrote
What about Draggin Jeans? are they hot?


Looking at them and Hood ones but looks like £80-£90. Must see what gericke do. Or shall we try for a vd group discount?

Just looked Gerrick denim jacket £29.99 while jeans are £49.99 maybe an option.

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27/05/2005 at 11:20
OB wrote
What about Draggin Jeans? are they hot?


Hotter than normal jeans due to thicker denim and all that kevlar, but still cooler than leathers.


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27/05/2005 at 11:21
Hairy Ben wrote
Hotter than normal jeans due to thicker denim and all that kevlar, but still cooler than leathers.


Leather chaps with arse cut-outs it is then mate

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27/05/2005 at 11:23
I have Hood jeans and they're very good but do not, I repeat, DO NOT wearing black ones on a sunny day as they are very hot.

The kevlar layer underneath makes them warm too.
27/05/2005 at 11:24
OB wrote
What about Draggin Jeans? are they hot?


I've got the Cargo pants style. Cooler than the jeans, but therefore also lighter material.

I find them pretty good considering I'm a fat, sweaty bastard.

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27/05/2005 at 11:25
chazza wrote
Leather chaps with arse cut-outs it is then mate


I have some of those you can borrow, OB


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