Hey, first post here. I have been well and truly down the rabbit hole of forum posts on jacket opinions and I'm arguably no closer to a decision than when I started.. (though some themes have emerged). I am prepared to spend if it's a worthwhile investment but most of the threads comparing the high end stuff (Rukka, Halvarssons, Darien, Klim etc) were over ten years ago.. and I would imagine things have changed since then - so wanted to check in and see what people's advice and experience was. My situation: regular city riding mostly at the moment (commuting etc) but have a four day ride coming up in Central Coast NSW (Australia) (hiring a BMW R1200 GSW - partly as a trial of this class of bike which I'm considering moving to in future). My old Dianese textile jacket gave me a decent 12 odd years of service riding in London and on longer trips around Europe.. taking plenty of rain, heat and even snow but just stopped being waterproof by the end (also reflective coatings peeling off etc).So been getting by with my (Held 'Bullet') leather jacket, but it's time to invest in the next textile jacket that will form the base of my touring kit that I'm seeing in my future. But what to get?? Mostly it will fill the need for wet/cold conditions (when I'm not going to wear leather) for the short trips, but for the longer trips I'd ideally like to be able to ride in warmer Australian summer temperatures (from 28ºC up to 38/39ºC) and deal with rain without having to always stop/change jackets etc. I know there is no 'perfect' all weather, super magic bullet solution.. but I suppose (if I think about it) I primarily want a jacket that does what the leather doesn't - cold and wet - but able to not be problematic if I'm on a trip and it gets warm. I like the look of the Rukka Energator, but obviously the price is ..arresting.. to say the least. If I'm going to take the hit, I want it to be the jacket that's gong to last me (high-speed disagreements with gravity aside) for the next 20 odd years. People seem to consistently raise concerns about the venting, so I'm interested to hear people's experience with this. There is also a lot of talk it seems about the armour/safety layer underneath with shell over the top - but I have no experience with this and am curious to hear about the day to day reality of this. Let the wisdom flood in!