So now that I am retired and planning on living most of any time in AZ, heat is an issue. Wearing protective equipment is certainly a very personal issue that has been discussed many times in many blogs. As all, I have my way of doing it. I always wear a good helmet, I wear armored gloves, an armored jacket, protective boots, and here is where I fall off, I usually just wear jeans, not armored pants. So riding recently, even though it is technically winter, it can be quite hot here. So I am trying to figure out what to do. Helmet is not an option, have to wear it. My gloves are armored and fairly meshed and likely ok. My jacket is the lightest armored jacket I could find with a lot of internet research. It can be removed of liners so actually just mesh and is reflective to reflect the sun and while riding is ok but when sitting at a stop light it gets hot. So my question is any thoughts. I would likely be more comfortable removing the jacket but it also sort of scares me. I could limit my riding to early AM when it is cooler. I am curious it anyone has other ideas.