I'm so stoked to see some women specific armor on the market! This thing is unbeatable! I bought it for a downhill mtb race at Bootleg Canyon in Nevada after hearing how rocky and sketchy the course is. I am SO glad I had it! It has a full zip front so you don't have to take your helmet off and pull it over your head. It has hard shell elbow and shoulder protection which are removable if you don't want the extra bulk and full spine and rib protection. It is hot.. not going to lie.. but I felt safe. Safety first, kids!