I would wear what protects you best. Leather A* jacket (or something similar), race gloves, jeans, boots, and a good full face. Trust me you will go down and the amount you will sweat because of better gear will be worth the road rash they scrub with a brush to get the rocks out of your skin.
I’ve been down at over 90 mph three times with leathers, and never got a scratch. I went down at 20 mph and the road rash was brutal because I was wearing a t-shirt and shorts…
I just ordered these jacket sleeve vents. I’ll give an update this weekend on how they work.
For hot weather vented is the go to. Heat stroke is a legitimate concern.
Well, would up getting this . Thank you for the recommendation Buffer. It’s been in the dang low to mid 60s here in San Diego where I’m at haven’t used yet but it’s friggin awesome. Mesh AF! Like vented like a tank too almost crazy…
That’s a solid pick man. You’ll love it when it gets hot, knowing you’re still protected.
Update… friggin that icon mesh af super versitile went from imperial beach 68 degrees to Corona 96 degrees w just a tshirt under… best recommendation ever
Thank you both. I am picking one up now based on you all.
Crazy thread cuz i just found out there are two OGers in san diego that ride and have the same damm jackets… i bought my mesh AF randomly on ride in temuclua in August of last year and love it.
However I ride almost every weekend including the winter (perks of living in SD) and I picked up this Sedeci mesh jacket(sedeci federico?) from cycle gear that has a removable liner for use during the cooler months. I also really like this one and still have not swicthed back over to the icon since i started wearing the Sedeci but we are getting close to peak summer heat so I may swicth back soon.
holy shit we could be a gang
OGers unite! Im located up in North County. We got some pretty good back roads nearby 76, 79 palomar mountain, not sure what type of riding you guys are into but i do it all. Twisties to dirt and everything in between. Like a typical oger should .
How do you guys not sweat like fucking pigs at red lights, when taking a pause, snack, etc.? I don’t get it ha ha
Stop and go riding when it’s 90+ is some sweaty bizness. It’s been 100 for my commutes home lately. Even regular riding is hot and gross like that. It’s a 20 minute ride back and I am yucky at the end.
My mesh jacket is my only armored jacket. It fits very snug. I put an extra back plate in. When cool, I wear a hoodie over it. When it’s cold, I wear a warmer coat over it.
What I really should be buying is armored pants (to restrain my giant dong). Even the toughest work pants won’t stand up to a slide. Who’s got a rec for those?
I currently use these. They are pretty heavy duty and have CE2 armor in the knees but look pretty close to pair of regular jeans , can also add hip protection as well. No complaints.
Im curious about a pair of mesh pants but dont really dig they way they look.
You just dont stop…and if you have too the breeze once you start riding at speed again feels glorious!
Yesterday w the new gopro hero 10. Sometime San Diego… need to shave off and make part of Arizona!