From my last post, you can see sewn in bicep side pads, and from the pic above it has removable ce pads in shoulder as well as elbow and back. Plus it's got sewn in (EXTRA) upper and lower back protection. That was what sold me other than having a waist/chest dimensions to size it with (most don't have dimensions OR complete padding.) It's the first padded leather jacket I've had, so I will feel pretty safe.
Dimension and quality wise, I looked all over and for $149.99 complete, I could not find better in a few days. It's Leather Up's house brand, so if you see an advertised price lower on ebay, add the shipping and ebay tax and you will be the same or higher. But for the same price, I'd rather buy from the distributor (sometimes ebay sellers push reject parts they get wholesale - I don't want to take a chance.) It does seem like a $400 jacket from comparing it on the web, but I've never owned a $400 jacket, so...?? But it's definitely the nicest I've had, and a little extra insurance on the road.
When my waterproof/uv 303 protector and saddle soap arrive, it will more of a permanent rain/Sun proof motorcycle garment.
And when web sellers say "leather", a lot of them are buffalo or sheep (from Scotland, lol) baaaaa. I don't know the difference, but they are a lot cheaper than cow hide leather.
They have so many jackets, so I thought I'd give the link above, and at least you have a good one to compare with if you can find one better for the price. And the main zipper has a wind flap and is enveloped with leather so you don't scratch you tank when you lay on it on the expressway jet streaming.