Hm, it sounds like I should go with the mesh. Since I already have a jacket, and it’s just a little too warm, I would hate to drop several hundred dollars to find out that my new one is exactly the same. I wish I could test ride the jackets. Just go out on my bike for 10 minutes a piece on a warm day. I’m pretty sure that I could very easily decide after that. That’s a good tip about avoiding black. It should apply to the mesh jacket as well, but it’s probably less important there.