Originally Posted by Mav
I would say that I agree that the material does feel more substantial than the Darien... But it is more comfortable once you put it on due to a better cut, the kidney belt and the much better armour. having had both jackets, I would say that the Darien and Badlands are not in the same league - if your budget will stretch to the Badlands, then I can see no reason to go for the Darien
I would agree, also, The armor in the Badlands is far superior to the armor in the Darien, which I believe (and I could be wrong) does not come with a back protector. The Badlands is pretty comfortable once you're sitting on the bike. Off the bike, it feels like chainmail armor, but I've only had mine for a month and I would think it's still breaking in.