Introduced last year to replace the already admirable Rallye 2, the Pro uses Cordura 500-suitably reinforced in all likely impact zones-as your first line of defense. A mesh liner carries new CE-approved soft body armor to protect shoulders, elbows, hips, knees (height adjustable there) and back. There's a separate zip-in Gore-Tex liner for the jacket and pants to ward off wet and cold. Partial fleece insulation inside the Gore-Tex kept us comfy with just a jersey underneath, even in a spring snowstorm on the 9157-foot summit of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon. Zip the liners out and strategically placed vents keep you cool even in triple-digit temperatures. There are enough pockets to stow/misplace an impressive array of adventure-touring essentials, including a zip-off fanny-pack contraption and space for an optional hydration system. Details? A pair of leather patches makes gripping the bike with your knees easier, and stretch panels keep the pants from binding when you're hard at it. Zip off the sleeves and the jacket becomes a natty vest to wear over a jersey on chilly mornings. Dealing with the multitude of fiddly snaps and zippers can be a pain in the midst of an Arizona cloudburst, but it's 99 percent waterproof once the hatches are battened.