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    USAF What do you wear or use to keep cool?

    When riding in hot weather, especially here in SoCal, Arizona, Utah, etc. We need to keep cool. There are all kinds of suggested equipment, but what do you use?

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    Those of us in the Military have the required PPE we must wear. The best we can hope for if we don't have an open face helmet is one with good ventilation and clothing that provides protection and allows some air to pass through it. I have seen some nice jackets, I think they are made by icon









    The Marine Corps Helmet is AWOL, but I will keep looking.

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    where did you find these? would like to buy digital camo one.
    " There is no excuse to go about your business in a half-hearted way. We are only alive for a finite number of days, and we're poorer for every hour that we spend in soft-hearted pursuits."

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    The Icon ACU Helmet is here: http://www.rideicon.com/product_deta...=3427&id=12238

    I would shoot the folks at Blackhawk Customs an email and see if they can get it for you cheaper. They also sell through that AAFES online mall thing, so I am not sure if you will be able to get it cheaper. http://shop.blackhawkcustoms.com/contactus.htm They are owned and operated by prior military and the CEO left the Pentagon as I was getting to the Pentagon.

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    thanks will do
    " There is no excuse to go about your business in a half-hearted way. We are only alive for a finite number of days, and we're poorer for every hour that we spend in soft-hearted pursuits."

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    Wow. Just saw these and I like the idea behind them. Will think about it some but will definitely use some of it on my helmet job this coming summer.

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    I use the "cool vest" quite a bit to keep cool. Wetting it then wearing it over one of those flow through jackets allows it to work great! But, they are not good under leather (thus I own a padded flow through jacket for those hot trips with cool vest under it) and leather the rest of the year. There is a version of vest out now that has a refrigerated ice chest attached with it (put on the rear seat of the bike) and with hoses and elec wires, it is just about the best (but bulky) item out for hot weather.

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    Some years later, my reply-
    My wife and I both bought mesh jackets and gloves. This way we will have considerably more protection than just wearing a long sleeve T-Shirt.
    They are both adjustable, and comfortable. It is a very functional piece of equipment.

    My only complaint is that there isn't a pocket to keep an ID card in for the gate ID checks...

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    They do make the reflective vests to go over jackets and riding gear that have an ID card slot and a pocket of small items.

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    Thanks for sharing this. I like the idea behind this . i will do this . it is definitely keep us cool and for safety purpose it is best

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