John (Thornton )
Only jacket I found that had the hard shoulder and elbow protection at a price I could afford. Plus an articulated back pad. Largest available was a 3X. Could use a 4X, but I guess it's time to lose a little weight. Was using a heavy leather jacket that is treated to reduce UV rays and heat absorption, but still not made for the hot days of summer. Last time I rode with that jacket, I think I got overheated..fingers cramping..eyes hard to focus..finally stopped at DQ and got some ice water and a medium cone. Finally cooled down enough to finish the ride home, but without the protective gear so I could stay cool. Felt sketchy without protection. Now I'm covered. Thanks.
Tom (Vancouver )
Good jacket overall - have only used it for a month so take my review with a grain of salt. The good: moves a ton of air, very light and relatively comfortable. The fit is.. a bit boxy - probably a bit too big in the belly area while it fits me perfectly in the shoulders. I am 6' and 185 lbs and I got the medium - it is the right size for me. I hoped for a bit more in terms of fit and finish, but it is up to par with the other tourmaster gear I bought in the past. Overall decently made but nothing to write home about. I like that the cuffs tighten up nicely, allowing the jacket to fit into gauntlet style gloves and prevent the sleeve from riding up in case you go down. The armour is OK - though it is hard to tighten up the sleeves enough to have it sit snug against my arms - I am not a super slim build, but you'd have to have forearms like Popeye to fill in the sleeve! IN terms of protection.. I kind of feel like by wearing this thin mesh of a jacket I am already pushing the limits of minimum acceptable protection. Compared to my 4 season nylon jacket, I definitely feel more vulnerable in this as it is very thin in spots. The liner feels reasonably made and fairly comfortable, but have not yet tested it in pouring rain. One other gripe is that the cell phone pocket is too small to fit any larger modern smart-phone.. forget about getting your iphone 6 plus in the jacket (minor frustration). Overall, decent value for the money - would I buy it again.. maybe. I would not say it is outstanding for the money.
Jason (Ann Arbor )
Jacket with liner and a mid layer (needed until about 50): 37ish - 60 deg. After that, it's fine without it and the vents help after 80/85. Venting work well in higher temps though I do feel like I get pushed around more at highway speeds with them open but I don't have a windshield on my bike so ymmv. Jacket isn't waterproof, more like highly water resistant. I've been riding in steady downpours and after twenty minutes or so the inside starts to feel damp to the touch. In lighter rains it's held up alright though. The internal pockets are definitely nice. The right hand one holds my small tablet perfectly and the pockets carry through to the liner so you don't lose anything by having it in place. I like the more classical colors. I get complemented on it all the time. It fits me well and the fit and finish has been fine. The stitching etc. has held up. Overall, the jacket has been a great purchase for me. I did get it on sale though.
glenn (savannah )
great jacket. After looking at every jacket I could, I decided to go with this one. Glad I did, fits great looks great. You will not be disappointed. First time tourmaster buyer,if this is any indication Ill buy tourmaster again.
Rick (Indianapolis )
Let me just say, this jacket is all it says it is !!!
Scott (Burnet )
This is a great value, for anyone wanting an all-around 3 season jacket; 3 seasons being fall, winter, spring. Zippers/vents/etc. well done. It's proven itself truly waterproof/breathable in the last month of riding in it, and durability seems quite acceptable. About me: 6' 210 Lbs., and I ride everyday- it's my only transport. So far, it's gotten me thru 29* light snow, up to 70* sunny, and I love this jacket.