Although, this jacket fits me, it is a bit tight in the chest area. This is a constant issue with women’s moto jackets. I prefer a tight fit in gear as I want it tight as a glove so that it won’t move around if I have a tumble. However, jackets are always a bit uncomfortable in the bust area. I decided to make use of the extra waterproofing fabric inside this jacket in order to make a velcro closure. This closure serves multiple purposes: 1.) provides additional room in the entire jacket for a more relaxed fit. 2.) allows for an easier zipped closure. 3.) provides more versatility and waterproof protection when used in combination with the zipped closure. As far as the velcro providing protection...I think it will not come apart upon regular movement, but ofc it is not superior protection because the waterproof material is exposed. The integrity of the jacket is not compromised as the zipping mechanism still is functional. The velcro is sewn on.