My wife and I had a great little getaway this weekend to Sanibel Island, on the west coast of Florida. We left with the top down but relented to the hot Florida sun after about 100 miles or so. It was just too hot. While in Sanibel (which has a 35MPH max speed limit!) we found ourselves crawling along and often stopped in traffic on several occasions. During one of those times my wife decided to turn on the A/C - with the top down! I said to her "what are you doing?", but just then I felt the cool air blowing on my chest and the whole cockpit becoming a lot more bearable and downright pleasant. We then raised the windows and found that with them up, and the clear windscreen in place, the cold A/C air stayed in the cockpit long enough to make a BIG difference. It worked while standing still and at highway speeds - GREAT!
We may have looked a little strange, driving around the island with the top down and windows up. But, the stereo sounded great, the road noise was reduced to nothing, and the environment was COOL! As we used to say - NO SWEAT!
I don't know how well it would work with the mesh screen but maybe somebody else will admit to driving around this way and let us know.
Hey - it's another excuse to drive around with the windows UP. Right Rachel?
the clear windscreen guy