It was here when I got home last night! YAY!!
First things first, I LOVE it. It's wonderful.... VERY well made, and just feels more substantial than my Joe Rocket Pheonix (which, coincidentally, I gave away to a friend's girlfriend last night, when I learned she wasn't wearing any "real" gear other than a helmet).
The armour in this thing is GREAT... the spine protector is every bit as thick/sturdy as the after-market one Chris bought for his Alpinestars jacket. It's literally about 3/4" to 1" thick, and HARD, but still flexible enough to be comfortable. The cuffs are lined with a soft fabric (like a brushed miscrosuede almost) and the collar is a rounded padded neoprene (very comfy!)
There are tons of adjustments at the waist and hip (elastic goring, an expansion zipper, and 3 rows of snaps) to get just the perfect fit.
My only complaint about it is it's not very long. It's about as long as the Joe Rocket Phoenix (and I'm probably spoiled by my Trixie, which has GREAT lower back coverage). BUT, I wasn't wearing a belt last night, so I didn't try out the belt "garters." It might well be better with that secured. I'll let ya'll know. :thumb
I wore it last night, with the liner in.... It was cool(ish) here (mid 50's on our way home, and a little breezy at the beach), and I was plenty comfortable with the liner in. I thought it would only be a vest liner, but it's a full long sleeved liner, with lots of snaps/secure points, so it doesn't feel all bunchy under the jacket.
I got MORE compliments on that jacket last night at bike night, though... everyone (guys, too) just loves it (and were all impressed it's as protective as it is cute!)