Tour Master Women's Transition 3 Jacket
They jacket fit as specified. It is very warm when riding on cold days. When matched with the Tourmaster overpants it keeps you warm and protected with temps in the mid 20's.
January 26, 2015
Would buy it again
Lots of features, good body armor, very comfortable
January 26, 2015
I thought it was time to upgrade my jacket for cool weather. I was this one. And really like it I am about 5'4' I order the XL. And It fit just great. If your on a budget. This one a keeper
September 24, 2014
My wife loves her jacket
It does everything she wanted it to do. Fit, comfort, function, quality, price.
August 11, 2014
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