I believe this is the thread
that OTL is referring to(?) -
I'm assuming (yes ... dangerous!) that you are talking about CE rated armour and not Kevlar, which is not padding/armour.
If my assumption is correct, then I highly
recommend a set of Mesh Riding Jacket and Pants, with removable rain and insulation liners, making this combo very versatile. It keeps the direct sun off of you, yet allows the air to pass through. Actually cooler than riding in just a t-shirt and jeans. When things cool down, add the different liners to increase warmth.
If it's real hot out, I'll wear a t-shirt and shorts underneath. If it's not so hot out ... a shirt and pants under them (but not jeans, as they are too uncomfortable/binding do to their construction(large, lumpy seams)around the crotch etc.)
If warm out, then as above, butwith the rainproof liner in to start the day and adjust (remove/add) liner(s).
If cool, I'll wear a long sleeve shirt and pants and both liners.
If cold, as above, but with the addition of a heated jacket liner and substitute the pants with a pair of sweat pants.
This combination will see you through 3+ season riding.
Myself ... I've had good service from my Tourmaster Mesh Jacket
and Mesh Pants
, whichare reasonably priced, keeping me comfortable all over the country,through all kinds of weather/temperature conditions.