Pros: Excellent leather riding jacket. Padding and protection abounds.
Cons: Collar is not that high and does not close very tightly. Made for the racetrack.
This is a typical motorcycle riding jacket.
It has rather thick leather all around. It also has padding and armor at the shoulders, elbows, forearms and back.
Also, like most true motorcycle jackets, it has a slightly smaller chest, a longer back, and very long sleeves.
There are also two padded, hard armor points right over the collarbones. A lot of thought went into this jacket.
There is a zipper in the back that allows you to zip this onto the ergotech pants. This is an important feature so the jacket doesn't "ride up" and expose your lower spine in a crash.
There is a venting system which consists of two zippers in front and back to establish some air flow in the jacket. It works relatively well, but not astoundingly so. At highway speed, it helps.
A common complaint with Ergotech jacket is that the zipper frequently doesn't match up with the Ergotech pants. I have a set like this. You'd just need to pay a seamstress to reverse the zipper for you.
Firstgear, supposedly, will make this change, but they charge a nominal amount and you'd need to send the jacket and pants to them.
The styling is not subtle, especially with the red and yellow jackets. It is black at the bottom, white at the top, with colored panels.
It also has two inner breast pockets that will hold a good bit of stuff. I carry a cell phone and wallet, and both could fit into a single pocket with plenty of room to spare.
The sleeves are somewhat tight, and they have zippers at the wrists with an additional velcro closure.
Most true motorcycle jackets have tight sleeves so that the elbow and forearm armor will stay in place in case of a crash.
It looks a power rangers outfit, or as one neighbor described it, you look like "Tron".
Overall, I like the jacket. It offers substantial protection for the rider. Also, for those interested in track racing, it can be combined with the ergotech pants to serve as a racing suit.
Sizing was right on the money. I wear a 42 in everything else, and a 42 in this jacket.