I needed a warm, waterproof jacket for a 3 hr ride in 8 degree C rainy weather this spring. The local dealer had just got the new Joe Rocket Ballistic jackets in. They seemed well designed, with a removable inner waterproof liner, insulated vest, and what I hadn't seen before - zip off sleeves with padded mesh underneath. The jacket, with liners and mid layer underneath was plenty warm for the trip. The jacket stayed waterproof and warm. Today with the temp up to 30, I had the sleeves off, and the two chest and back vents open, and it was very comfortable, but stayed warm, even as I rode near the ocean. My other full mesh jacket always seems too cold once I'm out of town in the summer. I got the hi-viz, but it's available in a good selection of other colours. I like that the elbows remain black, so the mirrors aren't full of hi-viz, which can be distracting. The armour seems good, and hopefully will remain untried. It was $299 Cdn -15%, and so far seems worth every penny. Hopefully it will wear better than last years Tourmaster Transition 2, which I really like, but it looks 10 years old after one season.