More protection than most leathers.
The D stone material is tough. On our shipper's lowside, the leather was damaged on the jacket but the D-Stone fabric did not have a scratch.
The shoulder cups are like football shoulder pads- it is not just a pad.
When you hold the jacket by the collar, it actually feels like holding a jersey with football pads. The elbow and shoulder pads are CE approved. They are molded in a waffle pattern to diburse energy side ways.
Put a good back protector in the rear pocket and you are set.
DAINESE "Shield Air G1" Back Protector Insert