I thought I'd post a review, since there's a couple gear threads going. Kilimanjaro jacket: Very nice construction. Removable liner, good armor. I've ridden in temps down to 30, and it keeps me nice and toasty. I've used it in temps up to 70 with the liner in but the vents open, still comfortable. When it gets a bit warmer, I'll test it without. Most comfortable I've tried except minimalist summer jackets. Lots of storage / pockets, including one at the rear that's big enough for my thermos, and a soft-lined pocket that's great for sticking my clip-on tinted lenses for my glasses. Pockets, zippers, and buttons have rubber tabs to make them easier to manipulate with gloves on. Good neck "seal", no wind down the chest at speed. Same with wrists. It has a very good double barrier under the zipper, no wind or cold there either. I found it for $275 at a local BMW dealer. Well worth the $. I've been very happy with it. HJC Sy-Max: full-face helmet w/ flip-up. Very good venting, no fog when moving. Fogs when stopped, naturally, but clears when I crack the face shield. Absolutely great for people with glasses. You put it on like a half helmet, then just flip it down. Great for getting gas, something to drink, Etc. without having to take off the helmet. I would have never used a full-face if this wasn't available. Nice padding, smooth texture chin strap that will not chafe. Quiet enough that I don't need earplugs. It has removable soundproofing pads over the ears if you want to mount earpieces for comm gear or an something like an MP3 player. The face shield can be changed quickly without tools, but are a bit pricey, around $34-35 each. I've borrowed a couple Shoei full face helmets here and there, I don't think they have anything over the HJC. I have never tried their version of the flip up, however. Ordered at a local shop for $210, the metallic version. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!