I may be old school here, but for me nothing beats leather for protection when riding. I have an AGV viper jacket, lots of armor, and at 155.00 the best deal ever for a nice riding leather jacket. I have First gear leather pants , ergo Tech model. Well armored, and they feel great on the bike. I got them from motorcycle closeouts dot com for 119.00. They have a 10 year warranty and I expect muc more than that out of them. For the really humid days of summer I wear the mesh gear, Joe rocket Phoenix jacket and the Gericke mesh pants. They are both well armored, and way way more comfortable than leather in the summer. If you are skeptical about the Joe rocket jacket, you can read testimonials on their website from people who have crashed in them. I also have a First gear granite jacket for cold and wet weather. It works well with a gerbing vest. Here is a site you may want to check out, they have really great deals on stuff if you can find your size.