I'll admit I never have gotten myself to wear motorcycle pants. I've had a few but they seem to be such a pain to get on and off, get too hot in the summer, and being short but having a, um.. full waist size, the armor in the knees usually ends up around my shins. As to jackets, I have several including a 30 year old First Gear leather jacket, a fairly heavy textile jacket, and a mesh jacket for when it really gets hot. But I am thinking about getting new gear, and hoping to find something that more or less meets all of my needs in one package. I want to be able to leave the rain suit at home. I want something that has a liner that can be removed so that I am ok if the temps drop down. I want a jacket especially that allows enough air flow in the summer that I don't feel compelled to ride with just a t-shirt and jeans. Right now I am thinking about the First Gear Katmandu jacket and pants, but part of me worries that as soon as the temps go over about 85 I will again feel that I am roasting alive on the Wing and end up riding without protection just to keep relatively cool. And unless I keep the gear on, I have to leave half my luggage space available to store the gear when it gets too hot. I'm hoping for some suggestions. Being short (5'7") and with a 40 inch waist doesn't help either in finding stuff that fits.