Summer gear on a budget

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Summer gear on a budget

Post by NewBob » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:10 pm

Anyone have any good advice for summer gear on a budget?

Im sweating my nuts off atm riding in the same gear I've used all through the winter.

Brands, shops, anything that might help, cheaper the better or even second hand if you have old spares to sell.

Not like its gonna be sunny long, is it?

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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by mikestrivens » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Get yourself one of those perforated track suits. They let in lots of air (and water). Sportsbikeshop.co.uk
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by raesewell » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:20 pm

Don't worry, it's the UK it wont last long despite what the papers say :)

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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by fq-craigus » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:26 pm

Summer gear on a budget is shorts vest and flip flops, all in asda less than 20 quid lol

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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by geofferz » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 pm

I am cooler in my leathers than my textiles. They're not really perforated and today is the first hot day I rode in them ever, but I was perfectly temperate even after 50 miles. But I was riding quickly, not idling in traffic.
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by Bender » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 pm

Just bought a furygan arrow jacket, so far i found it to be great, thought it might have been a bit on the thin side but nope, has removable liner and does not flap all over the place and make you melt, back elbow shoulder armour d30 gel stuff, you didnt say what your budget was :D
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by Speedy23 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:12 am

How about a mankini? Cool, light.... what's not to like? Would have to be black, though.....

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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by Arwen » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:09 am

The key is base layers and vents. If your current jacket and trousers have vents then go get some good summer wicking base layers. Wear them (and nothing else) under your textiles/leathers and you will feel cooler than wearing a cotton shirt or such.

I found adding a back protector to my jacket help with allowing a breeze flow up my back while riding, which is very pleasant :-)
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by HomerPlata » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:20 am

Just bought meself one of those mesh/armour thingies.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Cyc ... B018QXEU76

Last rode a couple of days ago and was sweating absolute buckets in my insulated jacket :? I'm still sticking with the regular pants for now, just with the liner taken out.

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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by mikestrivens » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:41 pm

HomerPlata wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:20 am
Just bought meself one of those mesh/armour thingies.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Cyc ... B018QXEU76
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by onesea » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:43 am

Keep looking for deals..

The other tips I have is short gloves without gauntlets to allow air up sleeves abandon using neck scarf leave top of jacket ip open a couple of inches....

Loosen velcro flaps/ cuffs a little so you get lots of draught and open any vents.
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by Throttled » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:07 pm

I have a Red Route armoured denim jacket (only second hand now) and jeans which I use with vented summer gloves.
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by Lateralus » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:51 am

Gumtree/eBay. Bought a few bits and bobs that way and got some great bargains.

Personally I like riding in my RST jeans and either my fully mesh or thin textile jacket when it's hot, but a decent long-sleeved base layer makes all the difference for comfort.
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by RantMachine » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Bargain bin kevlar jeans from amazon, "tactical" gloves from army surplus (the ones with armored knuckles), helmet, boots, and back protector you usually wear, pair of elbow guards will set you back maybe £15, and a t shirt from primarni. Spent most of last summer doing that and it was lovely. :seeya:
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Re: Summer gear on a budget

Post by megawatt » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:42 pm

Buy secondhand from used gear bike shops, ebay or faceache.
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