Tour Master Women's Transition 3 Jacket
Warm, visible, and comfortable
I was in the market for a new cold weather jacket. I wanted a 3/4 length, hi-vis textile jacket that could handle the "cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon" aspect of the typical SE Texas winter/spring. What I found, in my price range, was the Tour Master Transition 3. I've purchased Tour Master before, so I knew it would fit well, but how well would it keep me warm? Very well, actually. My first chilly commute was at 34 degrees F. With the addition of my cold weather pants and heated grips, I got to work comfortably and much warmer than I did wearing my leather jacket.
This is not my first Tour Master product, so I expected (and think I have) the same quality I am used to. I feel protected without feeling like Randy from "A Christmas Story." The jacket fits me well without restricting movement, even after I tweaked the fit using the sleeve snaps and waist straps.
I haven't had the jacket long enough to comment on the durability, but I'm hoping it lives up to the longevity of my other Tour Master products.
February 17, 2014
Comfy and warm
My previous cool/cold weather jacket was heavy and stiff. This Transition 3 jacket is so comfortable, I want to wear it to bed. The sleeves are long enough and it covers the small of my back. It cinches in at the waist, keeping air drafts out. I haven't had a chance to try out the air vents because the weather is cooler now, but it's been comfortable from 45F - 75F so far.
October 28, 2013
WOW! Excellent Purchase.....
With my dear wife by my side I write this review. The jacket itself is well constructed and thought out. Although it could be used year around it's primarly a colder weather jacket. The garment fits just a little large, possibly part of the design for layering. Her choice was the "HI-Vis" for safety reasons and I have to say "it's nice". When you ride the "High Deserts" of Nevada you need gear that can that can hold up. The 60mph. winds on the "ET", extraterrestrial highway, around Area 51 proved to be no match for this jacket. SHE STAYED WARM.
October 28, 2013
Purchased this jacket specifically for actual dual sport riding with an upcoming trip on the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route in mind.
The jacket arrive in a timely manner as we've come to expect from Revzilla. First impressions were that the jacket material was somewhat softer and more pliable than several other similar waterproof "Adventure" jackets that we have in the family. The quality of construction looks very good. Nice consistent stitching lines and fabric margins on the seams with virtually no seam puckering or gathering was noted by the rider, a very experienced seamstress/quilter. Fit was as indicated on the sizing chart. This jacket does appear to have been designed for a woman's shape, not just modified from a men's jacket.
We put this jacket to the test during a 10-day ride across Colorado, with 8-days spent mostly off-pavement in very marginal weather conditions. We had lots of rain, freezing rain, hail, larger hail as well as some snow during this trip. But mostly lots of rain ranging from constant drizzle to heavy driving rain. The jacket did a good job of keeping the rider dry and warm. No jacket is absolutely waterproof, but this one came close to being completely dry with only some leakage up the wrists and through vents accidentally left open.
The jacket dried fairly quickly overnight when hung in motel rooms. It showed no color running or bleeding in spite of being very soaked day after day.
The jacket also softened up and became even more flexible with use. It is much softer and feels much more pliable than 2 similar competitors jackets that have about 3 times the use including being used on the same trip. The other jackets are also is priced quite a bit higher than this Transition 3.
The jacket does breath fairly well in warm weather if you get all the vents open. It does get warm pretty quickly when stopped, but that is the same for all of these type of jackets.
After day after day of rain, lots of mud, several minor "off's" and constant wear, the jacket showed no signs of wear or failure. A good machine washing on gentle cycle and the jacket looks virtually new. The gooey dark mud all washed right out.
Our overall review of this jacket is very positive. Good materials and construction, good workmanship, and performance in very wet weather that seems to live up to advertisements. The real plus is the softness and comfort compared to similar jackets.
We use our gear hard, and will try to remember to post a follow-up review in 6-months or so when we would expect to start seeing any quality issues crop up (if there are any).
September 16, 2013
Great value & very visible on the road
I bought this jacket for my wife to match mine (same jacket but the male version). I wanted the hi-vis version because we're much more into being seen than being fashionable. That said, it still looks great on her. The contrast of hi-vis & black is really sharp.
April 8, 2013
Great touring jacket which will increase your visibility.
This jacket fits like a glove. Full liner is removable for warmer days. Tons of pockets, full venting system. Love the safety colors and the refective areas on each side, front and back of the jacket. Safety, comfort, convenience, warmth, and stylish--is why I love this jacket.
April 3, 2013
I haven't had this jacket very long, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It is very comfortable, has a lot of features, and I feel safer with the high viz coloration. I am saving up to buy the summer equivalent. Originally, I ordered the x-small according to size chart and after watching video. It did fit, but was a just a bit too small for comfort. It felt short in waist and elbow protection didn't line up quite right. Revzilla was amazing with my return/exchange as always. I got the small and it fits PERFECTLY. I am 5'7" 130 lbs with a long torso. I like all the ventilation with this jacket and the adjustability. It is a bit heavy, but I don't mind. I have ridden in 35 degrees-60 degrees and it has been nice and toasty, but cool enough at the higher temp. It will be more like a 2 season jacket for me here in FL, but that is no fault of the jacket seeing as it gets sooo hot here.
March 8, 2013
Got this for my wife
I have one of these my self and love it. I got this one for my wife in HI-Vis and she hates it. She thinks it looks dorky. I still like it.
December 30, 2012