Is it just me or are there a growing number of motorcycling jackets out there that do not feature armor or are fitted for armor? Leather and textile provide abrasion resistance but not much in terms of impact resistance. Why would any legitimate motorcycling jacket not have armor at least as an option? My current jacket is a Vanson Force. I purchased it specifically because it is armor ready; I currently use the Vanson street armor but might upgrade to the GP or CE armor. It's my only jacket (currently) but I'm looking to get another one for warmer weather (hence my thread on the MotoGP Circuit jacket). I'm still doing research but I have been coming across a lot of jackets that don't have armor and it is mind boggling. Even Vanson has a large number of (leather) jackets that are not armor ready. Look at the Vanson Ace. The blurb says "flat-track race jacket" but what race jacket would NOT be armor ready? ;g Not only that, no zip to pants option either. Vanson's own catalog says their jackets are safety gear first and fashion second. Well??? I'm not trying to pick on Vanson (I am very happy with my Force jacket) but I'm just confused why a premium motorcycle jacket manufacturer would not include a basic safety feature on so many of its products. Dunno if there's a point to my ranting but it is just puzzling (to me).