The Bloodaxe consists of a buffalo leather outer with a removable inner liner, ventilation (two zipper vents each front and back) and when stripped down for summer trips, it's fairly light weight for a leather coat. Viking gave it armor at the joints and back but they're not removable. That's fine by me. I like extra protection at the elbows and shoulders. Reflective strips on the sleeves and across the back give it some visibility which, as we all know, is a good thing. This jacket also has a fair amount of storage capacity: two front zippered pockets, two more inside, and a small zippered pocket on the inner left arm.