A lot of thought went into this jacket, and its really well built. Many subtle technical details, and some not so subtle (i.e. air vent along top of back). Slightly longer sleeves, slightly longer tail... all ideal for riding. Beware of the sizing though: The size chart says Levi's "Jackets" M=41-44 chest, however its definitely more in line with the Levi's "Tops" sizing which is a more standard M=38-40 chest. Plus its a slimmer fit. I'm 6' 180lbs, slightly broader shoulders and wear a 40L jacket, I bought the medium based on the size chart but am exchanging for the large. Otherwise for the sale price on this site its a worthy investment. Only difference I could tell from the newer version of this jacket is that the back pockets have a more hidden side zipper access vs the flaps on this jacket, but is that worth $100? Jacket feels like it will wear well with age too.