The weight of this jacket is great for those who need either a very warm jacket or one for winter riding. This is a great value for a very heavy leather motorcycle jacket. The offset zipper is pretty cool, kind of retro modern. I was worried the size was too big as the size chart seemed to indicate the sizes run large but I got a large as a I normally wear a large and it fits well, albeit a little roomy. The leather is very thick and heavy, which you cannot tell from the pictures. Also, the aroma of leather was very apparent when I opened the box, for what that's worth. In short, I'll be wearing this jacket exclusively during this winter on my motorcycle.