There is, of course, no way to tell how these jackets will hold up in any given skid. We do know perforated leather will outperform the textile, but it's heavier, hotter and definitely more expensive. The Mesh-Tex promises a full breeze, yet incorporates body armor in elbows, shoulders and spine, which makes it so much more logical than a denim shirt or--worse yet--a T-shirt or tank top. So how did it feel? Light. Light and airy, even behind the gargantuan stock windshield on my Yamaha Venture Royal Star. In addition to the CE-approved armor in this jacket I also appreciate the quality closures, especially those at the wrists, which batten down with adjustable hook-and-loop straps so they won't ride up. This baby's all mesh though, so don't plan on wearing it in chilly weather. Your nipples will hate you for it.