Hey guys i've finally saved enough to go out and buy some proper gear. Ive only been riding for a bout a month using a textile jacket which is a little big, pair of Rjays gloves and a KBC helmet. I use the bike a few times a week to commute to work and hit the mountains on the weekends. Ill continue to use the helmet and gloves but am planning a massive splurge on everything else. My main concern is keeping my body at a decent temp during the summer without sacrificing much protection. I know this has been covered but here are the items I plan on buying, your thoughts and advice is appreciated as I dont want to spend $1k or more on gear and realise its too hot to ride in so here's the list! Jacket https://www.teammoto.com.au/onlines...facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=15 Boots http://www.mcas.com.au/_product.php?section=1&prodid=5796 Pants http://www.mcas.com.au/_product.php?section=1&prodid=3672 Back Protector http://www.mcas.com.au/_product.php?section=1&prodid=5684 After reading a bit I think the perforated leather jacket should move enough air to keep me from melting and still offers great protection. Still your advise is needed. Also how will a back protector affect the sizing of the jacket? I was told by a friend to fit the jacket with the liner removed as it can add bit of bulk, should i try the jacket on with the back protector on as well? Or are they pretty compact and wont make too much of a difference? At the end of the day i'm just after advice from the more experienced guys ( that is more experience than my one month career) on how this stuff will be to live with. I've watched all the reviews on the gear but real world experience is more important to me. Thanks guys. EDIT: Links were broken.