Tour Master Lawndale Leather Jacket
Great "bang for the buck" jacket!
Long story short, this is a great jacket.
While the product description does note that the jacket accepts shoulder and elbow armor, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it also has a pocket for back protection.
I ordered Icon d30 armor from revzilla to compliment the jacket and found that the shoulder and elbow inserts fit perfectly. I haven't tried any back protection yet.
As previously mentioned, the brown is extremely dark. I would be interested to compare the black and brown versions to see what difference there is. I hope that the brown might come out more with age, but I won't be too disappointed if it never does.
I decided that to lean towards a tighter fit to ensure that the armor stayed were it would be most effective. I am 6'1, 195 lbs and typically wear a size 46 suit jacket because I have very broad shoulders. After seeing the jacket on the model in the video, I went for the 44 L and it fits very well. The jacket is very tight with the thermal liner and I would probably not be able to squeeze a hoodie underneath. The inability to unzip from the bottom of the jacket really counteracts any advantage to buying this jacket in a larger size. If i had ordered any size larger, it would probably bunch considerably when in the seated position.
Before I placed my order, I emailed revzilla to find out what thickness leather was used in production and they were very quick in getting back to me, confirming that the jacket is between 1mm and 1.2mm throughout.
I definitely recommend this jacket for classic style, quality and protection at a great price point.
August 4, 2014
Great value for a 3/4 jacket.
As much as I love this jacket, I have a couple minor things to point out:
-The sizing runs really large; i wear size M in everything and this jacket size small is slightly too big for me.
- A two way zipper would make this jacket perfect.
- Proper fitting armor is kind of hard to find, the forcefield elbow armor is slightly too big for the pockets.
Overall, great jacket.
July 19, 2014
Good Jacket, a couple of tweaks would make it great.
Really like the look and feel of the jacket, build quality a bit rough but kind of gives it character. I went with brown, it's very dark, almost black and will age really well I think. 3 gripes...
1) Gap in collar makes for drafty times
2) Needs 2 way front zip given it's a 3/4 length jacket
3) What's a m/cycle jacket without armor?
June 1, 2014
I normally wear a XL jacket. I'm 6'3" and 220. I have a 46 inch chest, broad shoulders and a 36" waist.
The XL in the Lawndale was TINY bit short in the cuff, but not enough that I would have returned it. It's too snug in the shoulders. I ordered the XXL because, and here's the good news, the jacket is fantastic!
The leather is soft, the buttons are antiqued brass, the color is deep, deep brown. Numerous pockets, quality zips, full-grain buffalo...what's not to love?
It's a shame they couldn't have been a little more generous in the shoulders. I hope the XXL doesn't swim on me.
Why anyone would spend the extra $ on a Falstaff jacket is beyond me.
May 13, 2014
great value, great quality for the price
nice value, fit is good, zippers work well and stitching looks good. would recommend if your looking for reasonably priced 3/4 length leather.
April 23, 2014
Very good value!
I ordered Sunday morning, received Tuesday noon! On looking over the outside, found a small blemish that was just dust and another possibly from dyeing process, on the front. Hardly noticeable. Fit and finish is overall very nice. The fit with liner is good while wearing a long sleeved base and long sleeve T. I had also installed shoulder and elbow armor but no back pad yet. A more substantial layer would be tight. I'm 5'6 and 180. My sport bike leather is a 44 and based on that and the guide given I ordered a large. The waist straps are a nice feature as that is where my fit issues always come to bare! My test ride was 40F with the above combo, neck gaiter and full face on my naked Buell Lightning. I did get some wind in, as with all zip in liners there is a bit of a gap in front. On a normal ride this temp I'll use the heated gear, which fit fine without the liner in place. I was surprised by the pockets! The hand warmers are easy to get into and there are two inside pockets; one horizontal zip, one vertical, and one more in the liner. The vertical zip is directly behind the left upper outside pocket so it kind of conceals the shape of the inner pocket contents. The ease of movement picking up the dropped glove and overall utility leave my sport jacket behind.
April 2, 2014
Very well designed jacket
A Revzilla review
I’m impressed and very satisfied with
your marketing strategy (discounting and paying Jerry’s tax
The vids that helped with my choice – much appreciated
And your packaging (plastic bag + desiccants including a hanger)and your choice of carrier.. (11pm pick up Fri delivered 10am Mon)
You guy’s are first class
Some product comments on the Lawndale...
The 42-44 fit with liner is tight (I’m 44) but allows just a tee shirt under.
Without the liner the fit is perfect
All zippers are brass and heavy duty (high quality)
Brass snaps were shipped with plastic stickies (to avoid patina)
These snaps give wearer the option NOT to use the zipper for additional venting
The includes the wrist zipper + Velcro
Overall an excellent experience, thanks for your professionalism
February 4, 2014
You'll know right away
I've been looking for the right jacket for some time. After returning to riding a couple of years ago I wanted to replace my "Fonzie" style jacket with something a bit more grown-up. I liked the British Belstaff style right away but worried that the quality might be lacking. Well, the photos and video do not do this jacket justice. If you like the style you won't be disappointed. It looked great right out of the box and after several weeks of riding I am attached. I am 5' 9" 190 lbs and the large fits perfectly. It has been a cool and wet spring in Wisconsin. Most riders around here struggle to stay warm. Not in this jacket. I don't think I'll wear it when it is 90, but it is right for most of the riding season around here. Looks good. Feels good. Smells good. Good zippers. Money well spent. Welcome back to cycling.
P.S. My wife thinks it's beautiful.
June 14, 2013