I've been looking for a decent, reasonably priced winter riding jacket. I like what I see in the new Acerbis jacket and the others as well, the ones with the removable sleeves are pretty adaptable. I ended up going with a snowboarding jacket from American Eagle Outfitters ($59). It has plenty of room for a chest protector underneath, is very light, yet warm and has lots of pockets. It even has a grommet on an inside pocket to feed the wires for headphones. I ran a CD player all last weekend and it was killer. All I wore underneath the jacket was a thermal shirt, t-shirt and soft chest protector. I was riding all weekend over in Port Angeles. It was really cold there, when we left on Sunday it was 20 degrees. The jacket kept me very warm and comfy without sweathing. It has a zippered vent that runs under the arm from the elbow to the armpit and about midway down the side. For me, this is the perfect venting. The jacket also has a tall collar that nicely tucks up into the helmet keeping snow and rain from going down your collar. (I hate that!) The material seems stout, not as stout as the motorcycle-specific jackets, but stout. I'll give it 8.5 out of 10 points.