Adding this in after I typed the rest...skipped to the bottom paragraph if you dont want to read. I type too damn much! First off, I am a 19 year old college student working for an hourly wage, not made of money. I only say this because I don't want to hear "but this AND this, because one suit cannot do it all" and similar....maybe some day. But not now. I want to buy one suit and tolerate its downfalls, and spend the rest of my extra cash on some more rider education and gasoline. Temps here range from 0-110. If I have the ability to layer, cold is not an issue. I made it through this particular winter with a fleece, a leather jacket, and a rain/wind proof jacket on top. Not incredible, but it does the job quite well. I made it through last summer with jeans, SMX boots, vented gloves, perf'd leather jacket, and some badassery enduring some serious sweat! Right now I am wearing Motoport gear, but I knew the day I got it that it was too small. But, I was broke and got a good deal, so I tolerate my short sleeves and short pant legs until I have the money to replace it. Its also impossible to layer since it damn near restricts circulation with just the liner in, and its too gigantic to put a coat over the top. Summer is headed my way soon, and I want a suit that actually fits. I ride a 250cc dual sport, and I get off the pavement and onto gravel, dirt, and hopefully some more trails every chance I get. Since I commute every day though, most of my riding is on pavement. I need gear that will keep me well protected, but is also able to be used off-road when I am able to get away. The two suits I am looking at right now on the Traverse and Darien. I will admit two things right away- I have done more research on the Darien and I am leaning toward it. I wish I was a hardcore, always off pavement, gone for months at a time ADV rider, but the fact is I'm a two-wheel commuter who fights weather and goes one 1 day adventures when I am able to, with intentions of getting dirty. I am leaning toward the Darien because it seems to be more on-road oriented, which is what my riding is despite my wishes. I know it will get hot- but I know others have tolerated it. The traverse seems to be more off-road oriented, and as I said, I dont get to stay off pavement for days at a time, sadly. Any input deciding between the two would be great. Summary, year round commuting, offroad every chance I get, must be able to layer in cold, must be able to tolerate in 100 degrees. Rain proof is always good, but if I get a little wet no biggie. Also worth mentioning- in the summer months, I've got no reason to wear clothes under my gear while commuting. I can simply wear moisture-wicking stuff like underarmour to keep the gear from having direct contact with my skin if I fall off. Thanks for any tips. One day I will have half a dozen sets of gear and all will be well. But today isnt that day!!!