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Clothing that cools you Question

Baring in mind hotter weather is just around the corner, are there any 'cooling' vests - like the opposite of heated vests?

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    Monday, March 16 2015, 06:41 PM - #Permalink
    Welll you will likely find mate that your existign jacket will have flaps or cooling vents in it with zips or something.

    Leather is generally cooler. problem is, nothing is cool AND safe when it is baking and you are stopped./
    One idea is to wear just an armoured mesh vest thing but its a strange look.
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    Tuesday, March 17 2015, 06:49 PM - #Permalink
    Keep your boots on, wear kevlar reinforced jeans and as light and breathable armored jacket as you can afford.
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    Wednesday, March 18 2015, 06:56 PM - #Permalink
    Good point about Jeans. I might look into a pair of those myself.
    I have niot yet riden in the summer so am a little concerned on how much I will sweat.
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    Friday, March 20 2015, 11:15 AM - #Permalink
    Yeah hot days are a pain.

    We look forward to summer but the best riding temperatures are in spring at around 15 degrees.

    Unzipping the jacket a bit at the top allows good airflow in without compromising safety but there isn't much you can do when stationary in traffic. (Especially when the bike is heating you up from below :()

    Personally I wouldn't use biker jeans. Depends on your riding speed of course ;)
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    Monday, March 23 2015, 12:02 PM - #Permalink
    EDcase wrote:


    Personally I wouldn't use biker jeans. Depends on your riding speed of course ;)


    Are those kevlar jeans cooler though?
    I did read that the best pairs (read - expensive) are the equal of leather so I was wondering if jeans are cooler in princple than leather.

    I have never ridden in the summer of course and am already starting to worry about sweating my nuts off./
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    Monday, March 23 2015, 04:40 PM - #Permalink
    I haven't tried any biker jeans but from what I've seen I doubt they provide more than very basic protection so would be OK at low speeds.
    No way I would consider them for sport riding but I guess people have the choice of comfort or protection.

    Unfortunately riding can get uncomfortable when stopped on hot days but as soon as you start moving the cooling is great.
    All part of being a 'real' biker I guess.
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    Monday, March 23 2015, 05:30 PM - #Permalink
    I did see an artcle about kevlar jeans that are as good as leather.. and have slipin.out armour..

    Let me get my fast bikes copy out....

    Here it is..

    Current issue - will copy it out summarised (could do with speech to text:) )

    Non-jeans = half a second of protection before your skin goes. AKA fuck all :(

    Kevlar Jeans - protection ranges but can be as high as 7 seconds.

    Kevlar is used to make bullet proof vests and is made by DuPont and ONLY the brand Draggin can call their product 'kevlad jeans'. Other brands have to say that they have a 'kevlar lining'.


    Ok, so what we need to look out for is CE rated Level 2 Jeans which equates to 7 seconds of abrasion resistance (Level 1 is 4 seconds)

    Draggin Holeshot jeans retail at £265 but have 7.46 seconds of protection which is leather-like performance.
    CE approved armour can be fitted to the knee and hip and they have a climate control syste, and moisture wicking.

    So, I believe you should get leather OR these jeans only as any cheaper, less protective jeans will just not be safe enough for fast road riding. They seem to be the only exception. There may be other level 2 jeans out there but these are acknowledged as the daddy.

    Source: Fast Bikes March 2015


    Ah, wow, £235 at Bikenation. Click here

    and... wont last long £168 at Ebay right now as I right this.. rats, not got the money. :(
    Click here

    http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/product_images/draggin_holeshot_jeans.jpg
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    Monday, March 23 2015, 11:54 PM - #Permalink
    Good research Jump4Joy

    What about these?
    Draggin Drayko Traffik Kevlar Jeans. £109.99
    (Same company, different style I guess?)

    I still wouldn't feel safe using them tho.
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