Tour Master Lawndale Leather Jacket
This coat works great.
I haven't ridden in really hot weather yet but it has been perfect for what I have been doing. Vents worked well. I love the style, reminds me of good old Belstaff jackets. I plan on a long ride in April on the West Coast and I am looking forward forward to that with this new Jacket..
March 19, 2016
I put off buying this jacket for several years. I loved the European style jacket, but for the cost, there were other options that better fit needs. I broke down and bought one. the jacket looks great, just like the pics. I got the brown. It is very dark, almost black like everyone remarks about it. But I knew that when I ordered. The antique brass snap buttons help to define its brown color mush more than chrome button.
I normally wear and XL jacket, so that's what I ordered. It fit true to size to me, However, the sleeves, with liners are a little restrictive. More so, that they should be for how generous the rest of the jacket is. Without sleeve liners, it gets better, but full lining was my anticipated way to wear it. This is why I rated the jacket as running a little small.
I rode it last nigh in upper 30's for about 30min. I had no temperature issues with it, in fact, I wished I had grabbed my heavier gloves. My hands got a little cold.
The coat is a little longer than typical (3/4 length). In some positions it did try to bunch up my shoulders, as I expected it would. The two zipper that everyone talks about would definitely help this.
The workmanship is great, everything works as it should. There are some fold marks in the jacket, but there always are when you buy thru the mail. I have no idea how many of the shops get the jackets so full and unfolded.
Its a great looking jacket. Its a cross between the Belstaff Trialmaster and Brooklands. If you are looking for a very British appearing jacket, as I was, but at a 1/4 the cost. The Lawndale definitely fits the bill.
February 26, 2016
Tour Master Lawndale Jacket
I really like this jacket. The leather has a great feel and smell. It's very stylish so you can wear it for any occasion. The large size is a perfect for me. I am 5'11" & 195 lbs. The only issues I have with the jacket is it didn't come with armor and the sleeves are a little snug for me which makes putting in armor with the liner very tight. I'm sure eventually the leather will break in but initially it's tight around the forearms and biceps. As for the armor missing, it also makes it difficult to find a quality back protector that will fit in an odd shape sleeve. I can't for the life of me find a quality back protector that will fit. Luckily, I have an undergarment armor shirt that will fit without the insulation liner. So in general this jacket is great and very stylish with a few flaws that I can overlook.
November 16, 2015
Outstanding comfort, great for fall riding and looks great says my wife.
This jacket has the traditional looks that I was looking for and is well built, warm in fall riding without the liner. Leather is has a soft feel but has the thickness to give protection if ever needed. Looks like I may be using this jacket for more than riding my 1971 BMW /5 as I love the feel and comfort it provides. Great jacket, highly recommend.
September 14, 2015
Excellent 3/4 length jacket for the money!!!
I've been hunting for a while for a Hein Gerrick (spelling) style Dakar 3/4 length leather jacket and this one fits the bill perfectly. I'm a stocky 5'8" 220 pounds. I went with the XL and it's just right. The arm length is perfect and I have a bit of room for my heated jacket liner underneath. This jacket has excellent pockets and vents and is quite light weight for it's apparent size making it a great year round wear.
My only complaint would be the lack of a lower zipper at the bottom when sitting but the jacket moves well with the rider and it's a minor problem compared to the amazing price point. Oh an I still don't believe it's brown...lol...
December 15, 2014
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