Here in New Hampshire the weather can be quite fickle. Cold in the AM - hot in the afternoon with the popup shower always an option. I find the Tourmaster Intake a great jacket. # layers - mesh, mesh with a rainliner or light cold weather and a quilted liner for cold days/nights. I have ridden as low as 27 degrees and as warm as 90 (after 90 it's tee shirt only as I am hot natured) and it has kept me cool/warm as need be. Last week on a 500 mile trip around NE I also got to check out it's waterproofness and found that even after a 45 minute toad strangler I was still dry. So for $129.00 on sale this jacket gets a 4.5 out of 5 (zipper system could be a little easier).