I should be getting my work bonus quite soon and I am think about spending some of it on new gear. My jacket isn't all that comfortable and has a zipper problem and my pants have never really fit right either so time for new stuff. I'm looking at getting more touring/adventure oriented gear that will be more practical for both commuting and weekend rides albeit at the expense of style. My question for all you gear whores, does lighter coloured gear really make a significant difference as far as heat goes? Right now my jacket is black leather and perforated and it is pretty hot when sitting still but not too bad once moving, would a lighter coloured textile be more comfortable in traffic or will I bake either way? I would think lighter will be cooler but is it that significant?
The jacket and pants I am considering is Rev'It Sand that revzilla has on sale right now. Any one have them? Thoughts? Other suggestions?