I passed my CBT recently and also took a few extra lessons, mainly to see if I enjoyed riding more than anything - which I did. One aspect that I was put off by was how weighed down I was with the helmet, gloves, and thick jacket. With all the checks and how more aware I had to be compared to driving a car I felt like it was really hindered by the gear. I would like to trade off some of the additional safety in return for gloves that give back a bit more control, and a jacket that is more of a slimmer lighter fit. In all the stores in my area the jackets are more or less the same, overly big, thick, and weighty. I'm curious if anyone here would have experience with something a little different, perhaps some of the Summer jackets. It would have to be waterproof.