It's been some years since I've owned a decent textile jacket so I decided it was time to get one and stop trying to wear leather with some perforation in the middle of winter . So off I go to Brighton (Vic) to visit Adrian from MotoHeaven to organise a jacket to cover this temple when I'm riding. I pre-warned Adrian that I was coming and to suggest a jacket for me. He said that for the money, you really can't go past the RST gear. It was good quality, had a good reputation and was functional not to mention warm. SOLD!!!! So in I go and try on a jacket, seems a little tight but I'll take it anyway. Get it home and it's just not right. I was concerned with the fit, it seemed a little too tight around the six-pack insulator. I phone Adrian, tell him I need the FB size and he tells me he would call me when it came in. The next day it was in stock (Service, baby!!!!!) I went into Brighton to collect the jacket and exchange the first one. Now I did remove the tags and only wore it on the bike once when it wasn't raining so I was able to exchange it with no fuss at all. Get the jacket home and start to open and close every zip/pocket/press stud etc. Here are some of the features as listed by the manufacturer; The RST Pro Series Paragon Jacket is a premium waterproof jacket it has: A Texland airguard 600D Polyester Cordura and 1680 Ballistic nylon outer shell. Scothlite "reflex" piping and reflex panels. Sinaqua waterproof membrane. Detachable 1500g quilted jacket. Detachable neck guard. The front has two air vents and the rear has one larger air vent, all covered by waterproof zips which when opened, allow the jacket to be worn all year round. There are matching trousers too. I find that it is a decently warm jacket, I did the Icicle ride this year wearing it and all I had underneath it was 2 thermal t-shirts and stayed exceptionally warm and comfortable all night. The jacket has 3 internal pockets on the left breast. It's a little hard to explain the location of the pockets but there is one on the zip out liner and 2 on the actual jacket. It has 2 pockets above each breast externally and 2 pockets near your waist so you can stand there looking all cool and stuff There are 2 air vents on the front near each shoulder and a rather large one on the back which would work as an exhaust I would think. There is also a rather large storage pocket that sits around your lower back that is used for storage. A bit like the push bike jerseys. A very hand compartment indeed. It's carried a 9" Asus eeepc and it's charger, a neck warmer and some paperwork. A neat little feature is the built is, zip out, neck warmer. This is basically a panel that zips to your collar, is secured to your chest via a press stud and velcro's to your collar. When cold, use this panel to keep the cold air off of your neck, a pleasant surprise as there is nothing worse in cold/wet weather than a wet and cold neck. It features velcro adjustable waist straps to allow for a snug fit around your "guts" on either side of the jacket. There are also 2 adjustable straps that go around each arm. This ensures that it is not flapping around on your arms as you ride. One strap is velcro, the other a press stud. The cuffs are velcro and not press stud or zips (thankfully) which makes it easy to do up. It also features CE foam armour that is built into the shoulders, back, elbow and forearms. All of the armour is removable and the jacket is machine washable. It has 2 draw cords to ensure a snug fit around your waist. They do make a matching pair of pants for this jacket and the jacket is fitted with a zip to connect the two together. All of the press studs and covered with rubber to avoid scratching any painted surfaces. The front has a larger main zip that you do up and then a secondary panel/zip to ensure that the main zip is protected from the rain. The zip out liner makes a massive difference to the warmth of the jacket as one would expect from a quilted liner. So how does it perform? Very very well. It is warm, it is dry and you feel protected when wearing it. It does not feel like a thin plastic shell like my last 15 year old rivet jacket. Great jacket just old technology that did not breathe. It's nice to not have to worry about cooking inside the jacket as it breathes quite well and keeps you comfortable during your ride. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. Value for money, without a doubt. How much? brace yourself, it's $349 Where from, I got mine from MotoHeaven 819 Nepean Hwy Bentleigh VIC 3204 PH03) 9557 6686 Who: Adrian Letty.