Tour Master Lawndale Leather Jacket
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
buy the size larger for sure
So I do an odd thing here in Colorado to deal with the wide range of cold over the Rocky Mountain passes and cool camping mornings or commute and that is I wear a Joe Rocket Phoenix Air jacket year round UNDER my coats. This way in heat of the day up to 100' I can open my 'outer jacket' vents and air will flow around me nicely and I wont dry off too fast yet in the wet or cold, simply closing the vents that trapped air between the outer coat and my body is a good insulator. This way the Tourmaster worked well on my test rip up the canyon to Rocky Mountain National Park (yes its in my back yard) it was 80-85' when I left and testing the vents and airflow I was happy. My ride is a BMW R1100S so not as crouched up as a Ducati or R1 but not as uptight (upright) as a Goldwing or RT.
What I was looking for was a longer leather that when the 'liner' I wear of the Phoenix jacket is not on is more relaxed for around town and casual wear and the design of the pockets and side velcro buckles match my favorite Hein Gericke leather touring pants with full side zips and cargo pockets on leg. These pants I zip on to the air flow 'liner' jacket I wear as well. With this bike seating position the chest vents open and I could feel the breeze go through the coat nicely .
Keep in mind I am 5'8" with a 44" chest and 15" biceps ... the arms are snug and the coat is snug - what I bought was the XL (46) jacket. My Joe Rocket Phoenix is a medium. Wearing the 46 with out my fully padded (back, shoulder, elbow) liner the jacket fits comfortable for a night on the town or a walkabout Europe.
I am happy.
Justin in Colorado
June 4, 2013
Great jacket for Cooler days.
I purchased this jacket for cooler days when I will be making several stops (such as meeting wife for dinner). It is easier to use than my riding suits for these situations. Also blends in nicely and doesn't give a "hardcore" biker appearance. It;s very well built, attractive, and comfortable. My first use of the jacket was on an airplane trip to Oregon as it provided the best combo of utility, weather protection, and temp versatility. Do buy 1 size larger though, glad I did.
April 25, 2013
compared to other jackets with a vintage style this jacket is a steal!
Great jacket overall - heavy leather, nice features, great multi-purpose liner. Love the style and the color of the leather (tobacco brown) is beautiful!
The fit was tight - I'm a big dude, and with the liner in, my arms are really very tight in the biceps area. The fit is about perfect with the liner out. I live in a warm climate so the liner will be out 99% of the time for me. The jacket may also stretch in a bit with wear??
The liner has removable sleeves so you can keep the vest in and take the arm liners out - awesome feature not found on many other items at any price. This is a Christmas gift for me - so actual road usage has not happened yet. I'm anxious to see how well the vents work, but im not expecting too much. They are small, but there are two on the chest one on the back, and one under each arm. Im really hoping this lets the air flow.
I was really wanting a RSD Domino Jacket - but it was over $600...and the Tobacco was unavailable in my size. This is a great alternative at a third of the cost.
Only advice - if you are a big build person, get a size larger than you would normally wear. These things are all cut to fit slim folks. I'm generally very comfortable in a 2x shirt or jacket - but this one is a 3x and it is snug!
December 10, 2012