Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
BMW Venting Machine jacket (discontinued). Pretty good. It is still hot while standing at a stop light in the sun, but the airflow is very good when moving.
Held Air gloves. Highly recommended. They fit, well, like a glove. Plain leather palms with no padding, mesh on top with small leather knuckle pads for some protection. Much better protection and durability than the Tourmaster AirFlow gloves I used to wear. My last pair (before the Held gloves) wore out in less than two weeks - they always wear a hole on my clutch finger.
Olympia AirGlide 2 Pants. Not Recommended. Very good airflow, but not recommended because the knee pads always twist inwards and leave your kneecaps partially unprotected. This is a common problem for the AirGlide 2s. Olympia's owner tries to argue that they turn forward in a real accident, but I don't buy it. I wear it over denims, and have never used the waterproof insulated liner, because it doesn't get cold enough here. I'm looking for something better (that fits).
BMW Silver Function 3 Shirt and Silver Function 2 long sleeve shirt. Good, but not worth the price. Much better than the cotton T-shirts I used to wear under my jacket, but I bet that there is something similar and better out there. The good: Very comfortable, great airflow, great perspiration handling, fast air dry after washing, and they don't stink no matter how long (or how often) you wear them between washings. The bad: the fabric started "pilling" into little balls (as a sweater does) almost from the start. I don't know why. I think it may be rubbing on the inside of the Venting Machine jacket. Nevertheless, for the price, it should stay looking good for a long time.