I was skeptical about paying $500, but i always wanted a painting/print by Mike Parillo, so I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. The moment I pulled it out of the box I was impressed. The fabric used on the sleeves that come out with a thumb loop is brilliant. I'm 5.10/170 pounds. I usually wear a large for other brand jackets ( TAD Gear/OTTE Gear), but the large was rather big. So i sent it back for a medium. Its waterproof all to hell. Great breath-ability. I've owned alot of expensive jackets (TAD gear/OTTE gear) and this is my favorite. Usually was a solid color guy but the colors in this jacket just pop! Hands down worth every penny to a rider who wants the best.