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I live in Central AL where it gets in the high 90’s with 90-100% humidity.
I have 2 different types mesh jackets and a sport jacket.
Scorpion EXO mesh jacket that I got off motorcycle gear.com a few years ago on closeout. Armor is level III, flows well after I replaced the foam pad a couple of years ago with a Klim 3DO from cycle gear. I went down in that jacket going about 20-25mph and whenever I tell people they stare at the jacket and I have to point out the small area that looks different from the rest.
Xelement mesh but it’s mostly black and it kinda defeats the purpose of beating the heat. It’s ok but I’m not a big fan of Velcro sleeve closures. Scorpion has zippers.
The sport jacket is sort of like an armored shirt with soft armor covered at the critical points covered with hard plastic shells. I don’t think it would offer as much protection as a mesh jacket because the mesh covering your arms is thin, almost fishnet. I bought that when I was sport biking and wear it when it’s really hot and just want to ride but I try to avoid those days.
Above 95 with the humidity that high I just ride early mornings or at night! Lol
Last edited by RiderRon; 06-02-2019 at 01:16 AM.