Romantic it may be, but waxed cotton is not the gold standard in terms of protection or waterproofing, though it is breathable and water-resistant. It’s not all style over substance with the Robinson, however. The design incorporates leather in the shoulders and elbows, concealing it beneath the external shell for additional abrasion resistance in high-impact areas. Smart. The Robinson also features CE-rated armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. That makes it a great piece of kit for around town, but perhaps not ideal for crossing the globe, which Union Garage is up front about.