Tour Master Transition 3 Jacket
I bought this jacket for the looks and features.It fits well.I"m 5-5 150 lbs and I ordered a small.Fits perfect.I live in northern R.I.I just went out for a ride 38 degrees to start on Dec.7 2015.I only had a flannel shirt on.I was good up top but my legs were still a little chilly with chaps and long underware on.The jacket did good.I"m satisfied.
December 7, 2015
I loved the idea of not having to have multiple jackets, and think ahead of your trip, is it going to rain? Is it going to warm up? This eliminates having to make those choices because it is every single jacket that you need to own in one. The fit is spot on, perfectly snug in the shoulders and arms, with a little extra space in the chest and waist, enough to fit a sweater underneath, although I've been out in mid-40's and with the liner alone I've been totally comfortable. Without the liner the jacket is light and the vent scoops move a huge amount of air. The vents do go through the lining in the jacket so you do get air on skin. The only downside to the venting system is that the openings are entirely covered by a vest if you choose to wear one when you ride, although I don't see how they could have avoided that issue when designing them. I've only tested the waterproofing in light rain but it has performed very well. The features of this jacket really blow me away. Tour Master has really thought this jacket through, both on and off the bike, it is very comfortable, at 6'8" 200lbs with a 42" chest I thought the fit was going to be difficult, but the LGT is perfect, and the waist straps allow you to dial in the fit, I have a very skinny frame and I have not had any issues with wind coming up from my waist. The build quality is outstanding, the material feels very heavy duty, and I look forward to years of continued use!
October 19, 2015
Great Protection at Competitive Price!
I currently own a 2009 Ninja ZX6R. I’m 5’8”, 170 lbs with athletic, muscled build. I’m 47 years young and have been an avid rider of trails, tracks, and traffic since the age of eight. I have ridden in this gear for a week now during my daily work commute to offer a credible review and help qualify my impressions for the benefit of those reading. My daily ride totals 32 miles round trip with roughly a dozen traffic lights and open highway speeds (55 mph posted, and maybe 25 -30 mph added at times to support my thorough data collection…). My morning runs were made at 6:30 while still dark out, average temps 51F with low 49F. Afternoon departure was 5:30 with average temp 76F and high of 80F.
Tour Master Transition 4 Jacket; Hi-Viz/Black, Medium. I’m not sure that I could have squeezed my shoulders into a small, but the medium gives me good room with the shoulder design that will allow me to wear adequate under layers when the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia temps dip very soon. The cuffs, front closure, and collar are all very comfortable with soft lining and Velcro closures to keep everything properly and securely fastened. I wanted a solid, water resistant, functional four season jacket with removable armor, liner, and overall safety in mind at an affordable price. This jacket is perfect in every way for what I wanted and offers impressive quality at this price. I wore this jacket all week with the liner removed and only a collared golf shirt underneath. Even with a 31 degree swing in temperatures, I was never uncomfortably cold nor hot. I would offer, however, that were I riding in this jacket in temps 85F or higher without steady wind flow, it would likely be uncomfortably hot. I had already planned to buy another mesh jacket specifically for the mid-summer duties when considering my purchase. The visibility during pre-dawn commutes and late evening runs is excellent. In addition to the morning ride, I did wear the jacket every afternoon including the day that reached 80F. The vent system did a fantastic job flowing air while at highway speeds. The front, lateral shoulder vent system on this garment is very functional, maybe even too much so if ‘spirited’ riding is your thing. At speeds above 70mph (again, for test evaluation only), with both front and rear vents fully opened, the jacket flows so much air that the drag is noticeable while on my sport bike. Maybe on bikes with a taller wind screen, this would not be so apparent. That being the only point of mention, I have no negative feedback, and offer this product a highly favorable recommendation. I would absolutely buy this jacket again. Considering the price versus functionality and quality, I consider this a steal. Safe Riding!
October 16, 2015
Got the jacket and 3 days later headed out for Alaska, 9500 miles. I had temps from 40 to 95, with electric lining it was warm. Just got back from Tx 2500 miles in 4 days. Really hot I actually think with the scoop vents open it is cooler than my mesh jacket. I am very happy it fits perfect has good airflow on my bike which has a medium size windshield. The lining is never going to be used I use a nice jacket liner from a previous jacket that doubles as my walk around jacket. For light rains showers it keeps the water out . I have a rain suit for those all day rains. I had a little trouble getting the hang of the zipper but now that it is broke in, it zips right up first time. This one will be around a long time.
August 31, 2015
good for the price
Like others have said, the main zipper sucks. Very hard to get it started. I am getting used to it. Almost returned the jacket but the only other one I like costs more than twice as much.
August 24, 2015
Big guy big jacket comfortable jacket
I will update after more rides but so far:
Pros: Fits large guys I am 6' 325 and the 5xl fits a little loose.
Plenty of pockets including a key/small document pocket on the left forearm. Lots of insulation and very flexible armor. I will disagree with some of other reviewers though theirs is for the 3 and mine the 4 so may be why# it is a heavy jacket. I wanted a winter jacket and this fits the bill. I rode tonight in 53 degree at speeds up to 70 and no chill. I actually considered taking out the liner it was warm. Several of my coworkers have commented that it looks good.
cons: the neck roll is a little thick but I adjusted to it after about 15 miles so.. also the removable neck wrap takes some adjusting to but is removable so very minor. I chose to leave it in and after a couple of tries was able to make it comfortable.
Final thoughts #for now# A good buy and well worth it! I hope to upload a video or pics in near future.
October 5, 2015
I like this jacket
I have had good luck with Tourmaster products in the past and given the price of this jacket is was worth checking it out. So far I have not been disappointed. I live in a northern climate and the jacket is warm and the venting works well when it is warmer. I have not ridden with it in the rain yet, but given the quality, I think it will be just fine.
July 28, 2015
Felt like it was out to choke me!
I'm sorry to say that this jacket was bought & returned the same day. It felt and looked great in the store, but when I sat on my bike, it was immediately pushed up and the collar jammed into my neck and adam's apple with a vengeance!
I tried riding around a little and it only got worse.
The faster I went, up to about 50, the more the pressure increased. I finally said "screw this" and returned it for a refund.
Surely, this is an isolated incident and must have something to do with the way I'm built, but I seem to be about average height, weight, build etc. but for me it was a no-go from the get-go.
I really wanted to like this jacket, since I loved the look and features, and I was very sorry that I had to return it.
July 9, 2015