This is a serious motorcycle jacket. Hard protection sewn into the shoulders, elbows and forearms. Foam padding in the back. Sleeves are nice and long and taper to fit under gauntlet gloves. If you want that hunched over racer look, order size according to chart. It is so so so much more very comfortable one size larger. This thing is going to cause me to have to learn how to ride better. And that is a very good thing.