I used to simply love my aerostich roadcrafter...then I got into dual sporting. I didn't get enough movement from the RC, and I couldn't wear motocross boots. So I thought a Darien might be better suited to my needs. I wanted the most abrasion resistant fabric they had, which were the AD1 pants. But they couldn't be altered, and honestly, a Darien just doesn't fit a woman, it was like wearing a potato sack. I was happy to find the Klim line actually fit me, like it was made for me. None of my Klim stuff has ever leaked, and the movement I have is undeniable. I like the lifetime Gore guarantee, and all I've heard about Klim customer service has been top notch. It is expensive, but I believe worth every penny. I like lighter colors, and thats my only complaint, but nothing a hi viz vest wont fix. I have to replace mine once a year, becuase they loose they're brightness, and I notice this also happens with every hi viz jacket I've ever seen. my vest is only 30 bucks. But yes, to each his/her own.