We all know how important it is to have the right gear on the road, but does your gear keep you cool in the summer months? Let’s face it – it’s HOT out there. All over the country, temps are through the roof, but we hope that’s not deterring you from taking your bike out. Check out our list of top summer riding gear that will keep you comfortable in the heat and give you no excuse to skip out on a summer ride.
Every rider needs a great base layer and this shirt will keep you cool on the hottest riding days thanks to its wicking properties. This short-sleeved shirt won’t restrict your movement, making it ideal for long rides. It includes mesh siding to keep airflow moving and ensures breathability.
The REV’IT! Liquid Cooling Vest is a game changer while taking a ride on a hot day. The vest uses Hyperkewl technology by absorbing and storing water, and then releasing it over time. This particular vest is designed to be used with a mesh or highly ventilated jacket, and will stay active for six hours (yeah, you heard that right). Six hours of beating the heat sounds good to us.
The Tour Master Venture Air 2.0 Pants are an ideal choice on a hot summer day. These riding pants are made out of Armor-Link mesh and allow tons of airflow to keep your legs cool on your bike. These pants are waterproof, windproof, and have a three-position knee armor alignment system that will keep the pants comfortable for riders of all shapes and sizes.
Rider Review: These fit over a pair of shorts and once the bike gets moving it’s like I’m not wearing anything. These provide phenomenal airflow and are quite comfortable.
This helmet liner is designed to keep you cool on the hottest days. The Cool’R helmet liner is made out of material that moves moisture away from the body, extracting it into the air around you as it evaporates. This lightweight liner feels like a second skin and wicks perspiration with ease.
Rider Review: Always looking to stay cool under my helmet when riding and this helmet liner really helps! With summer here and the temps rising, the HEAT OUT Cool’R helmet liner certainly helps improve with its wicking action. Would recommend you give it a try
Don’t let a little heat keep you from riding. Pick up one or two of these items and you’ll be sure to stay cool on your next summer trip. Let us know your favorite summer riding gear in the comments below.