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Ok, I know this'll get at least a couple of smart answers, but seriously, what works best in hot weather riding to stay cool and still have some road rash protection?

Black leather chaps over jeans are hot, and my black cordura riding pants W/O the liners are really bad. Everybody always talks about the evap vests, but what about from the waist down?

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im just wearing jeans right now until my mesh pants from joe rocket comes in
 

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first gear mesh tex pants in warm weather like this
 

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I was coming home from work Friday and saw a HD rider coming the other way,flip-flops and shorts and that was all!! no paints,on shirt,no helmet. I know it was hot but I would hate to see the road rash if he had an accident (hamburger). I ride with boots and jeans and vest,or at least a t-shirt. Hal
 

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It's hot in Florida and long pants are a must, shirt and vest with half helmet.
Shoes, socks optional.
The rain was refreshing.
 

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Well if you are a beautiful fit,tan woman. As little as possible.:D
 

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+1 & then some with what Jeff said.

I wear these products & the work. Couple them up with Bohn armour & be safe.
 

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I was coming home from work Friday and saw a HD rider coming the other way,flip-flops and shorts and that was all!! no paints,on shirt,no helmet. I know it was hot but I would hate to see the road rash if he had an accident (hamburger). I ride with boots and jeans and vest,or at least a t-shirt. Hal
besides an accident, and I grew up riding in fla and made this mistake just yesterday. is the heat of the highway/road and engine will bake you. at least long jeans, at least. I am sure this other cool gear out there, and I m gonna have to check out those links given, but not shorts. no.
 

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I was coming home from work Friday and saw a HD rider coming the other way,flip-flops and shorts and that was all!! no paints,on shirt,no helmet. I know it was hot but I would hate to see the road rash if he had an accident (hamburger). I ride with boots and jeans and vest,or at least a t-shirt. Hal
I draw the line at flops, i will usually wear my ankle high hikers. most always in a tank top & shorts. I know the risk and have been down before. I ride like i live, comfy. I always thought the idea was to keep it shiny side up
 

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I wear Olympia mesh pants on longer rides in the heat, blue jeans on short rides. If it's really hot (above 100) I stay inside. I'm a proud member of Eric's C.A.T. club.
 

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I just spent a week touring Colorado (started in San Antonio). For a couple days, we were dealing with 105 degrees. We tied the mesh jackets on the luggage rack and went with white long sleeve T-Shirts which we soaked every 60 miles or so. I used my bandana to soak the front of my jeans, which stayed wet for about ten minutes at best. We also got crushed ice and rolled that inside our bandana's. My wife rode pillion and carried more crushed ice and water. As we rode, my wife would re-wet our shirts and put ice down my shirt. It made an otherwise miserable situation tolerable. Low-tech, but sometimes nessecity is the mother of invention.
 

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Until the temps hit triple digits, I wear my full gear without the rain liners (they block airflow and promote sweating...very sticky). I wear long but light duty underwear and a long sleeved T to keep a fabric layer between me and the jacket/pants. Once the temps cross the century mark, all bets are off and other than boots, gloves and helmet I just take my chances with the road rash and stay cool best way I can. I worry more about wind and sun burn than abrasive flesh removal so Coppertone is my friend!:cool::D
 

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Always somebody has to read more into it than there is:p pffffftttt. I do wear jeans and a t-shirt:rolleyes: em, usually:eek:
 

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Diamond Gusset Defender kevlar lined jeans worked well for me on a 4500 mile trip the last two weeks in CO and UT in 100+ deg heat.

I wet the inside of my mesh jacket and that stayed cool for about an hour, kept a thick microfiber cloth soaked in water around my neck and draped down my chest, that worked for over an hour. would wet down my jeans, and that didn't work for so long, but once going the wet would cool me down from the stop, and the jeans weren't uncomfortable once going and dry.

Covering up in the heat is the best way to go.
 
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