Great stuff! Of course you could buy a bike or two for that kind of money, but who cares- I just bought a top-of-the-line Gericke Tuareg jacket with "just" a Gore performance-shell liner and suddenly all of my gear combined costs more than my bike. Hein Gericke also offers a cold weather jacket with outer pro-shell fabrics now and the jacket pushes €700 / $1000. The Klim jacket looks so much better, is made for touring and racing and has the killer option of Leatt compatibility. I am very much looking forward to the Euro pricing. Of course there are options all the way down the line; Louis just offered an "adventure-style" (long, lots of pockets) jacket with CE armor and some kind of "water-proof" membrane starting at €45 (!). I'm sure such a piece of gear is fine for the occasional rider who carries a rain suit for longer rides in the wet. But I remember my first ever ride in autumn when it got dark, cool and it started to rain. At that day I swore to myself I would never be so miserable again and started to put down money for the best gear I can afford. It took me 3 years to go and buy my Tuareg, waiting for clearance sales. I can see myself starting to save for a piece like the Klim jacket as well.