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Old 06-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #35
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Hot and HUMID weather... stop-and-go

I'm heading to the tropics for a July trip ... yeah if I had picked the dates I might have chosen differently but ...
Anyway I'm looking for advice!

It will be HOT ~100F and HUMID 90%+ humidity,
and we will encounter a fair amount of stop and go and moderate speed travel ....

What are peoples experience in this kind of weather?

My current summer jacket is a Olympia Bushwacker which as mesh front, mesh on inner arms, and partial mesh on the back. While I understand the concept that a textile/non-mesh jacket allows you to control air flow and prolong the "cooling power" of evaporative cooling ... I'm not going to be blasting down the highway at 80mph I'll be lucky to average 55mph ... also given that the humidity will be high this to limit the rate of evaporation somewhat..
I'll have ready access to water with which to recharge my clothing and I don't mind stopping say every hour?
Is mesh still a crappy idea?

Thanks folks!
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