This was the first HD jacket that I bought and it was and still is wonderful! I live in Florida (humid/hot weather) but this jacket has excellent air flow. It is stylish and functional. The body armor pockets work well and I feel protected enough when I'm padded. Two front zippers are available - orange & black - to close the jacket and make it fit more securely. I like that I can simply use the inside zipper on the really hot days (allows more air to come through some how). I haven't tested the jacket in the rain as of yet, but plan to do so and will update when I do. If you're on the edge about buying...go ahead. It's a good buy!