People in the northern hemisphere are certainly expecting a scorching summer if the recent heat wave in England is any indication. Although summer is generally known to have the best driving conditions, it can get very hot at times. Being judicious about the gear you wear may be a better answer to this problem than cutting corners on certain gear, which can be a dangerous but effective approach.
I’m from the Philippines, where everyday life usually involves temperatures above 30°C, so whenever I ride my motorcycle I always have mesh gear. There will always be a time and a place for knitwear, so it doesn’t matter if you’re from the US, Europe or Asia. A wide variety of breathable mesh jackets are fortunately available from Dutch motorcycle gear and equipment manufacturer Macna almost anywhere in the world. The newest of these is the aptly named Breeze.
The style of the Breeze is obviously aimed at an urban environment and has been influenced by the traditional hoodie. On the outside, cotton and jersey are used to give it a relaxed look and a comfortable fit. Large polyester mesh panels on The Breeze’s torso, arms and back add to its airy feel. As it is still primarily a motorcycle jacket, it has two pairs of CE level 1 protectors on the shoulders and elbows as well as aramid fiber reinforcements in the fall zones intended to provide maximum resistance to the shock. abrasion. A standard back protector can also fit in a back pocket.
As for the hood, Macna had the brilliant idea of integrating a hook system on the back so that it stays level and doesn’t get in the way when the bike is rolling at high speeds. It is also detachable, so you have the option to do without it completely in good weather. In addition, there are snap button adjustments for the cuffs and arms, reflective elements, a loop to connect the jacket and pants and a zip-grip insert at the zipper foot for ease of use with gloves.
As for pricing and availability, Macna offers the Breeze Jacket for 189.95 Euros, or the equivalent of 195.87 USD, per current exchange rate. It comes in a wide range of colors including black, grey, grey/black, red, blue, green, gray camo and black camo, and sizes ranging from XS to 3XL.