Leather jackets are classic, but for close protection with advanced body armor, the Aether Skyline Motorcycle Jacket is more like what you’re looking for. The waterproof shell: 3-layer, abrasion-resistant field nylon, sealed seam, with a breathable mesh lining. Elbow and shoulder padding: radical D3O smart fabric that temporarily locks together on fast impact to absorb and disperse energy. Reflective strips: JCR Reflex at the back of the collar and along shoulder seams reflect bright white when lit up by headlights, but remain matte black in normal lighting. Ergonomics: superb. Pockets and zippers: everywhere. $650.