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Hi all..
Well it's almost summer here in Sacramento, CA.
Our average high temps now are in the mid to high 80's.
By June we'll be approaching the 100's..
Clearly I do not have the jacket for this heat...
Any suggestions for jackets in hot climates?

Thanks!
 

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One that is well ventilated ;)


I have a Roland Sands Design Ronin leather jacket, it has perforated portions under the arms and ventilates well when 1/2 unzipped and traveling over 40km/h. Otherwise it gets quite hot when standing still. It usually hovers around the 90F (30C) during summer here.
 

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I'm in Singapore and it's hot almost all year round.

The Klim Induction works well for me, it will still get hot while waiting at traffic lights but what jacket does not.
 

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Using the Klim Induction jacket. Great ventilation with D30 shoulder,elbow and back protection. For the hot weather in SE Asia its excellent.
 

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esa1178 IMHO you want one of these- a fully armoured mesh jacket with removable quilted liner for when it really gets hot.
Here's some pics of mine. I've had it a couple of years and i remember it came in other colours- blue and a black one i think. i chose the high vis Red.
It wasn't that expensive and It came from a company called Bikers Gear and i think they are based here in the UK.
 

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My new Fieldsheer is excellent in red and black. I use a windbreaker over the jacket in the cool mornings.
 

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Thanks for all your advice.
I have a FieldSheer Jacket that has a removable lining, but still very hot.
I'm relocating to Seattle soon, so it'll come in handy there..
 

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Hi Paul.
You may already know this since you are in LA.
But here in the Sacramento Valley, in the summer, whether your are doing 30 mph or 80 mph, the heat is still on..
Seattle is looking better and better. I have lived here in the valley for 20 years. Miss the seasons changing.
Moving back to Seattle, after living there in the 90's. The roads in the valley are quite boring for road trips, unless you head up to Reno or go to the coast.
I am European and miss the twist and turns of the mountains and hills. The Washington Cascades, British Columbia and Oregon Dalles are calling my name.





 

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My new Fieldsheer is excellent in red and black. I use a windbreaker over the jacket in the cool mornings.
PaulS's comments just reminded me about what i use for extra lining that fits all my jackets and may be of interest to members across the pond in the US and Canada. A few years ago I bought a Bomber style nylon jacket from Quartermaster Uniform outfitters. It was in fact the type NYPD wore ( Blue with a fur collar, think 80s or 90s NYPD Blue etc) It had a Thinsulate removable liner. The jacket was quilted lined without the liner attached, and was /is the warmest jacket. I still have it. and I use the removable liner as an extra liner for my leather touring jacket etc. I have no idea if these liners are sold separately, I'm sure they must be, and probably worth looking into for members for the winter months.
 

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Seattle is looking better and better.
From Sac you can ride less than an hour east or west onto great motorcycling roads almost any time of year. In Washington & Oregon, you loose a lot of good riding to rain. I guess there is no such thing as perfect.
 

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Hi Paul.
You may already know this since you are in LA.
But here in the Sacramento Valley, in the summer, whether your are doing 30 mph or 80 mph, the heat is still on..
Seattle is looking better and better. I have lived here in the valley for 20 years. Miss the seasons changing.
Moving back to Seattle, after living there in the 90's. The roads in the valley are quite boring for road trips, unless you head up to Reno or go to the coast.
I am European and miss the twist and turns of the mountains and hills. The Washington Cascades, British Columbia and Oregon Dalles are calling my name.





Hey esa1178! I live in West Seattle, let me know when you settle in maybe we can go for a ride!
 

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Hi all..
Well it's almost summer here in Sacramento, CA.
Our average high temps now are in the mid to high 80's.
By June we'll be approaching the 100's..
Clearly I do not have the jacket for this heat...
Any suggestions for jackets in hot climates?

Thanks!
I lived in Valencia for 30 years and when it gets up to and over 100 (many times hit 110) there is nothing you can wear that helps. I would wear a t-shirt if I was going to the store or coffee shop. Some daze it was so hot that at a red light the heat coming up off the street was unbearable.
 

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That's why I wear a MESH jacket!.After taking the liner out, its like wearing a t shirt, nice and cool but you still have the armour, and what ever the mesh material provides. I have the mesh trousers, but here in the UK its never THAT hot, to wear it as a suit.i.e. jacket and trousers.
 

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>Blackie

I'm a Transplant from the UK, and I miss the summers. Looks like I wont be going to Seattle until next year. So I will have to do some more
research regarding hot weather apparel...
 

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Esa If you dont want to spend much but get an acceptable Mesh jacket with lvl 1 shoulder and elbow protection look at the Cycle Gear brand Bilt jackets they haveon sale now. I just looked at one yesterday that was acceptable and was only $120. A lot of people bad mouth Bilt products but if you look at actual customer reviews that had Gone down wearing their equipment all seem to say the jacket , pants etc saved their butts. They may not last as long as a high end jacket but if you go down and they save you does it really matter what you spent.
 
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