I have a free large, First Gear Kilimanjaro, cordura type jacket for someone new to the sport.
Lots of great features on this beast:
100% waterproof 330 Denier Hypertex® (somewhat true)
Shelltex™ membrane for breathability
Removable Temperfoam™ shoulders/elbows armor with EVA back pad (soft armour which you may want to upgrade to hard.)
Patented 2 port Torso Vent System (TVS) with Cargo Storage System
Caped under sleeve and rear vents
Removable, Fully sleeved Wearable liner/jacket
Like this but all black. Only crashed in once.