I decided that I should have a leather jacket to help protect me in case I should wipe out while riding one of my MBs. However, being on a very tight budget, I decided to look at the "Harbor Freight" of clothing, Haband. I duly ordered this leather jacket, in black: http://www.haband.com/index.cfm/fus...oductID/704d5985-f151-4c5f-8d5f-aee1fa586b4b/ Well, the jacket arrived today, and yes it is leather. Will it help protect me in case of a fall? At slow speeds, maybe. I'm calling it a "Frankenjacket" because it would be generous to call it a multi-panel jacket. It appears as though the hides were made of leather scrap pieces that are sewn together, so it has a patchwork look to it. It's not particularly thick leather, so I doubt it will offer too much protection in the event of a fall. But hey, the price was right.