For the novice motorcyclist or for experienced riders who want an 'extra' easy softshell jacket. Yes, the Clarke is waterproof, but not if you whirl through the pouring rain for hours. Yes, the jacket is windproof and has a removable thermal lining, but in winter conditions the jacket is really a bit too cold. The hood is simply removable. For very little money you just buy a multi-season jacket that also looks timeless and fashionable. Shoulder and elbow protection included, back protection is optional.