A few weeks back I found the Bilt Explorer jacket and pants for 50% off, so the jacket cost me $200 and the pants were $180. What attracted me to these, besides the price tag, were the removable liners in both the jacket and pants, them being waterproof, and being able to vent the jacket. Riding gear ain't cheap, and I was wanting something I could wear nearly all year long as opposed to having to purchase gear for each season. There's armor at the shoulders, elbows, knees and back, 600 denier outer material, and 1200 denier abrasion resistant sections at the shoulders, elbows, knees and seat. A quick word about the placement of the knee armor...while low when standing, they were perfect in a seated position. The back of the jacket will hold a 3L water reservoir and has a place for the tube to exit behind the left shoulder. Like most gear of this type, the jacket zips to the pants from hip to hip around the back. I wore the gear today during a MSF course and although I didn't get over 25mph, I can tell this gear is going to keep me warm well into the later months of the year. It was 34 degrees this morning and only 38 degrees at lunchtime. It's safe to say I was the only one in the class not even the least bit cold, and I only wore boxer briefs under the pants and a synthetic tee shirt under the jacket. I almost removed the jacket liner after lunch due to getting quite warm, but ended up just unzipping the jacket half way. Tomorrow will be a bit warmer (mid-40s), but it will be raining from the time we start until about 1pm. It's a good thing I wear a full-face helmet so the others can't see me smiling at their misery. Anyhow, I'd of not purchased these had they been full price because they'd have been over my budget, but at 50% off, they're a bargain. I bought mine at Cycle Gear in Indy, but if they don't have a location near you, they have a website by that same name. This gear is still available for 50% off, but they only a few sizes left. And speaking of sizes, the sizing is perfect...they don't run big or small...just right. I'm 6' and 200 lbs and purchased the XL jacket and 38" pants. My waist is closer to a 37", but with the jacket zipping to the pants (which helps to hold up the pants) and the waist being adjustable, they fit fine.