Riding mostly in Southern California, we can use vented gear almost all year long. The Sahara line of gear from Moose is on the burlier side of vented gear – not so thin that it is unsubstantial, it just flows more air than a standard set of gear. Both the jersey and the pant are cut pretty generously, especially below the knees in the pant. Since that part of the pant end up in your boot anyway, it could be a lot slimmer fitting and still get the job done. Durability was pretty great for this set of gear. After six months or more of hard riding and abuse, there were only a few holes in the jersey and the pant was pretty much unscathed.