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    Flirting With The Redline 2000 Posts! Sorg67's Avatar
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    I live in Florida and I have both a black and a white mesh jacket. The Black jacket is a little lighter weight and a little more open weave mesh than the white jacket and I find the lighter weight and more open weave mesh makes a bigger difference than the color.

    Of course physics are physics and all else being equal, the white jacket is going to be cooler than the black jacket. Just not by as much as you would think. If it is 90+, you are going to be hot no matter what you are wearing. Although low 90's, high 80's is not too bad when you are moving. It is sitting at stop lights that is brutal.

    And it makes a difference what you are acclimated to. I have been in Florida for almost 30 years so I have gotten used to the heat.

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    I guess physics here is how much heat you're receiving via radiation, which is reflected back by a white jacket, vs. convection, where color doesn't help.
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    Not so with all textiles. Some, even with darker colors, do not absorb heat and/or do not conduct heat through to the interior. This is true for many kevlar co-weave materials, among others.

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    I also find that my mesh riding pants are considerably cooler than jeans.

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    This conversation is starting to sound a whole lot like the "stand up to reduce your center of gravity" ones.

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    A white mesh jacket won't be white anymore after 1-2 rides!
    Full mesh is the way to go.... jacket and pants.

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    I got my name from wearing a white leather jacket.

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    https://www.schoeller-textiles.com/e...gies/coldblack

    I could not remember where to find this information. One of my jackets is made with Schoeller Keprotec fabric. Although parts of the jacket are black, it is amazing that they do not heat up (to feel), even when in full sun. More recently this technology has made it into more mainstream textiles.

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