Bring winter the fcuk on. With a Canberra winter being colder than a female Yeti's minge I needed something warmer than my leather jacket. I was lucky enough to pick up a Summit 2 jacket in my size for cheap off a fellow Netrider. The jacket is quite long as most winter jackets are, good for more protection from the elements. It also has very handy belt straps so you can tighten it around the waist for a more snug fit. The wrists have velcro straps and metal button thingies so you can tighten them up to prevent wind going up the cuff as well as making it easier for gloves to fit over the sleeves. The jacket is pretty damn comfortable and snug with a zip-out liner which also includes sleeves instead of the usual vest type that I have normally seen. So far a t-shirt and this jacket is enough to keep warm during early morning/late night at 80km/h+. It's also been 100% waterproof in the rain I have been caught in, although it hasn't stood the test of true torrential rain though I think I will be dry as a bone no matter what. In terms of protection the armor in the elbows and shoulders is your standard CE foam type, although much harder and sturdier than most of the stuff I've seen which is good. The armor in the back would be as useful as a chocolate teapot in anything more severe than tripping over but I have a back protector so that no problem. All the armor is removable (with enough huff and puff). This thing has enough internal/external pockets that you could easily smuggle people around. All the external zippers are protected by the elements so no water can seep in (it might actually protect my phone unlike my leather jacket). Anyhow the jacket is magic and I've been impressed with it so far, although it's not exactly the depths of winter yet, the true test of the jacket will come with the June long weekend ride. Have a good one.