I'm looking for a armored jacket (back protector, elbows, shoulder, waist etc.) for the street.
I've looked around, and I see huge differences in price, with no discernable difference (at least to me) in protection.
For example, a Dainese Jacket Wave would cost upwards to 500 dollars, while a set at RSD is listed at 179.99.
Plenty of options in between at motorcycle superstore, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Anyone have some advice/personal experience with armored jackets?
I would prefer to buy local, mainly because I would be able to go and try out sizes before making purchase. I'm not against buying online though, given a site has reputable service.
My budget is variable, but I'm willing to spend half a grand if the jacket gives superior protection. But is it worth it?