Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: extreme south texas
in upper 80's to low 100's heat, i wear a mess jacket with armor, vented helmet, sturdy boots covering ankles and lower leg, vented armored gloves, in town or touring. UNDERNEATH, if touring, i wear a tight long sleeve polyester shirt and tight cyclist polyester underwear, with either carhart duck fabric double front work pants, or my old warm/waterproof/armored olympia riding pants. the olympia pants are not vented, but surprising comfortable in the heat. i have vented olympia pants, but the engine heat on windy 100 degree west texas days gave me 2nd degree burns on my calfs. btw, the tight polyester "underarmor" modulates your sweating and body temperature much better than cotton. just remember to hydrate when you gas up or sooner if necessary. it's worked for me on long trips to 108 degrees. any hotter and it might be better to pull over, find some shade, and wait for it to cool down a bit. wash the polyester underwear at night in the sink, and it will be dry before morning to wear again.