Yeah that’s exactly the feeling I got too. Initially I felt it was kind of like CXL without the pain and suffering but I quickly lost my appetite to wear it. My jacket was lighter than both my current vic jackets and felt inconsistently thin in certain spots on the sleeves. Not 5 Star thin but I noticed it. I’m sure like every other leather option it’s subject to variance.About Bainbridge and CXL. I think everyone is trying to crack the code. How to have that CXL finish but more wearable - little or no warm up time needed. How to get that substantial feeling without it weighing too much. I think some type of thinned down CXL steer is the answer. But that's just my daydreaming. And I think Bainbridge was created with that intend too.
Nevertheless, if one wishes for the qualities of a CXL jacket, they will not be had with bainbridge. It is it’s own thing. Personally, not for me. I loved mine out of the box but that love faded fast.