For all warm-to-hot weather riding, beginner riding, expert riding... This gear will hold up to the test while keeping you cool. It is lightweight while still offering the appropriate protection. I use it as a trails/off-road riding, and I wave had friends ride with it professionally and love it. It is a great starter's set of gear, and a wonderful set for warm weather riding. The waistband size runs true-to-size, but anybody with hips or thicker thighs will need a size up. The waistband can then be tightened to fit, and you will then have room to move when riding. For example, I am a girl with curves who fits a 32 waistband, but a 32 did not leave any room for movement. I ordered a 34 hoping it would fit, and with a little tightening of the waist, I have plenty of room to bend when riding. I'm definitely looking into buying the 2015 line when it becomes available.