I'm not convinced a hood is a good thing on a motorcycle jacket. I've never got water down my neck with with my Olympia jacket which does not have a hood. It will mainly annoy you by flapping in the breeze. There is lots of great and perhaps better adv. tour gear available in the price range. Olympia, Dainese, and Rev'it are three brands I would look at. If you can stand the color, Hi Vis colors will make you significantly more visible on the road.
I have an Olympia mesh jacket I use for summer and an Olympia Ranger/AST jacket I use the rest of the year. You'll need mesh to be cool in the summer but nothing beats an adv. tour jacket for comfort and versatility the rest of the season.
Last edited by twowheels; 08-04-2016 at 03:30 AM.