That last paragraph is the absolute truthI am a firm proponent of ATGATT. I always wear my full-face helmet, my Joe Rocket Alter Ego ballistic jacket and pants, gloves, and Icon boots. In city traffic it can get quite hot. Make sure to take out the liner (if you have one) and open the vents. Once you are cruising - it feels comfortable.
Keep in mind that if you a heterosexual male - women absolutely dig guys in riding gear. Yes - chicks want to jump your bones when they see you in your gear. Not sure if its the uniform thing or battle armor look (you do really look like you are going into battle when outfitted) or that you look like a cop (I've received this comment from strangers) but I've had women make comments that suggest their ovaries are spitting eggs when they see me walking around in riding gear. So take that for what it's worth.