The one thing that does get me: it costs about $520, which is a lot to pay for a non-leather jacket-- it's a lot to pay for a leather jacket, too. You're paying at least a little bit for the style and design, which is rough, but hey-- it does look substantially better than some of the other cheaper waxed canvas options. The materials used are not the options someone chooses when looking to save a few bucks, either. Rather than using some random cheaper fabric, Spidi used Halley Stevensons, a company that's been manufacturing waxed cotton since 1864. Also, let's not discount the inclusion of the thermal vest, which must add a little to the price, but adds a lot in terms of function.