It's the time of year to think about warmer rides - especially if you're heading south. Here are five picks for mesh riding jackets to get the air flowing and keep you chilled.
Alpinestars T-GP Plus R Air Textile Jacket (£169.99)
With mesh panels on both the torso and arms this jacket will definitely keep you cool and it has lightweight CE-approved elbow and should armour. There are also mesh-lined pockets to accommodate optional back and chest protectors.
Dainese Air-Frame Textile Jacket (£164.99)
With our ever-changing weather this jacket offers a great compromise. Not only does it have mesh panels it also has a lightweight removable windproof lining to give an extra dose of practicality for differing climates.
RST Pro Series CPX-C Vented Textile Jacket (£169.99)
This is a jacket that will see you through spring into summer with both thermal and waterproof removable linings. It also benefits from CE-approved shoulder, elbow and back protectors.
FLM Air Mesh Waterproof Textile Jacket (£167.99)
With a removable waterproof and breathable liner this perforated jacket also has the added bonus of reflective detailing. Again it comes with CE-approved shoulder and elbow protection plus space for an optional back protector.
Spidi Net Evo Jacket (£169.99)
This longer mesh-panelled jacket not only benefits from two zipped front pockets there is also a map pocket at the rear. CE-approved protectors shoulder and elbow armour comes fitted but again if you want a back protector you’ll need to purchase this separately.