Info on jackets - look at login, you'll understand!
Apologize in advanced if I missed a thread on this...but looking for info on textile jackets . Specifically, trying to figure out what features I might need as I live in the central Rockies at 9,000 ft. and expect to ride locally as well as be making some trips west to the Utah/Nevada deserts. Given a work-a-day, two kid budget, local mountain weather and a yearning to travel in a warmer/dryer climate I maybe asking too much of one jacket. Just got my first bike (klr) and haven't really ridden but for atv's when a lad and summer/late fall for work, most recently.
I've noted that barring spending a mortgage payment on kit which will cover most any situation, info is a bit lacking from manufacturers on what they designed their jackets/pants specifically for. Or, I'm just not getting it - which maybe the case?!
Thanks, for any thoughts; constructive, snide otherwise.