I first saw this combo in the Olympia booth at last year's Indianapolis Trade Show and just had to have a set. It took me a while to try the stuff out, but the wait was worth it because this is easily the best-performing and most versatile touring jacket/pant combo I've tried. The AST jacket is seriously feature-packed; it's warm with the liner in, cool with it out (and the vents open), waterproof, adjustable at the waist, sleeves and neck, has numerous pockets, CE-approved armor in the elbows, shoulders and lower back, and also includes a back protector and comfortable neoprene collar inserts. The Ranger 2 pant is equally functional. It's cut generously so it fits easily over shorts or long underwear. Like the AST Jacket, it's constructed of 1500-denier DuPont Cordura, is both waterproof and breathable, incorporates useful and easy-to-use pockets and includes a removable Thermolite liner for warmth. Flap-covered zippers run up either leg for easy on/off, and the knee and hip areas offer CE-approved, motion-flex armor. I wore this combo for a week of serious alpine riding and loved everything about it. Best of all, at about $500 for the set, it's reasonably priced.