High protection? Yah, you betcha. Light weight? Nope. Contributes to a summer of reading motorcycle-porn? Sure thing. The downside; no riding for rest of the season. The upside; free rides around town; no grass to mow or other house projects, and free beer. And, yes, this was a "motorcycle" mishap; twisted and cracked lower leg while rolling up garden hose after washing, of all things, motorcycle.