After the comparison, I chose to wear it on a three-day winter ride from California to Daytona Beach, Florida since it promised to be a cold-weather charm. Normally these hard-core runs are no time to test a new suit. It's too much like a blind date -- too easy to get stuck with a dud -- and one you can't just ditch. On the first morning I missed my trusty Aerostich Road Crafter, but I soon realized it was only because the Voyager made me feel too comfortable -- like I was riding wrapped up in a down quilt. I had to remind myself that the armor was there (removable CE-approved inserts for elbows, shoulders and an EVA foam pad for your vulnerable spine) because it wasn't constantly reminding me of its presence. This jacket is so light, yet plush and definitely warm.