Tour Master Flex Series 3 Jacket
Very versatile jacket. I've worn it at 60 F and down to 40 F both occasions with the liner and shell in place. I found it comfortable all around for short distance city riding. The fit is snug with two additional layers on top of what the jacket offers but not uncomfortable for me, I'm average build 5'!0/ 180 with a 36 inch waist. I'd like a little more reflectivity on the back for night riding post daylight savings time. I wouldn't call this a true winter jacket but for city riding and 3+ season commuting I think it fits the bill very well.
November 5, 2013
I bought this looking for a lighter color mesh jacket for warm days but what I got was a great 3+ season jacket.
The quality was much higher than the JR gear I was wearing. Everything feels softer, smoother and more durable. The zippers and velcro operate better and don't jam up or stick to random things.
The outer shell blocks wind nicely and holds up nicely to light rain. I doubt it'll do well in a downpour. One nice thing about the outer shell is it doesn't add to the bulk of the jacket or effect the fit.
The panels and liner roll up into a lightweight bundle which isn't too much hassle to drop in a saddlebag and are all you'll need from 30 to 90F
September 16, 2013
Great Jacket for multi-weather areas!
I live in Manitoba, Canada where we see cold to cool to hot and sometimes very hot and back down to cold so to be able to have a jacket that does it all is money. The mesh middle jacket allows great airflow and is very light with comfortable padding. The outer layer keeps the water out very well and also is a great windbreaker. Putting it all together or taking it all apart is a bit time consuming but really a minor detail.
It fits quite large-I normally wear size medium or small (on one or two occasions) for jackets. I had to go for extra small in this one and the fit is great. Recommended!
September 6, 2013
I shopped around and could not find the Series 3 cheapper anywhere. It is comfortable and fits snuff. The jacket does not flop around while riding.
May 27, 2013
Great so far; Runs very large
I think this is a lot of jacket for the money. Very versatile. I haven't gotten all the way down to just the mesh without the lining yet, but it has very nice airflow with the lining still in. The armor seems to fit well and stay snug in the right spots. The fit and finish could be a bit better, but - again - for the money it's great.
My only issue is the sizing. I'm male, 5'2", 150 lb, 34 waist in jeans, 40 short suit jacket. When I called Revzilla, they suggested I get a medium (which is the size I wear in most things), which was giant. I sent that back for a small, which was also to big. Finally got an extra-small, which fits perfectly. Glad I finally got it right, but I have never been an XS in anything ever. Luckily, Revzilla's return shipping is cheap.
May 6, 2013
Very well made, great armour at shoulder, elbow, back. Very warm with removable quilted inside layer, good fit.
April 22, 2013
Really good overall product
I have had this jacket for a little over a month. So far its been used in dry cool weather conditions. Regarding the cold temps, low 30's to mid 40's, the jacket has kept me plenty warm and comfortable with the thermal liner installed.
One afternoon when the temps jumped into the 60's, I removed the liner and opened up the exterior vents which was perfect. The vents are easy to manipulate. Removing the thermal liner takes a couple minutes. It is an easy and well thought out process with the zippers and snapped keeper straps. I especially like the color coding on the keeper straps to make sure the liner is reinstalled correctly. The fit seems pretty true to size, however I decided to get mine one size larger to fit an additional fleece layer just in case. The adjustment straps on the waist and sleeves help with tailoring the fit.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this jacket and for the cost it is WELL worth the money. This is the 2nd Tour Master product I have owned and I would definitely recommend it.
February 12, 2013
Great jacket for the price!
I've had this jacket for a couple years now, and I've ridden tens of thousands of miles in it, in all sorts of weather conditions from 28 degrees up to 133 degrees Fahrenheit. For a sub-$200 jacket, this is worth the money. You essentially get a 4-season jacket that is 3-in-1. It's a mesh jacket, with an exterior water-resistant shell, and an insulated liner.
It's not waterproof, but in light rain the exterior removable shell will keep you dry for a while. In a torrential downpour, you're gonna get wet eventually. It is water-resistant, not waterproof. The removable insulated liner is fairly warm, and I can ride down into the 20s Fahrenheit with this jacket for a couple hours before I get cold. There are plenty of pockets. The zippers seem to be holding up fairly well after a couple years of daily use. Both liners are easy to zip on/off. The velcro seems durable.
I am 6'3", 210 pounds, and I ordered an XL/46. The fit is pretty accurate, since I'm a 44 long in a suit jacket. With the insulated liner zipped in, I have room for a base layer and a fleeced. Without the insulated liner, the jacket is loose. With the exterior water-resistant shell removed, the mesh jacket flows A LOT of air.
I've been down in the jacket once at low speed and I walked away with no bruises. The armor did its job. As an entry-level all-season jacket, I have no reservations recommending this jacket.
November 20, 2012