Tour Master Centurion 1-Piece Suit
Great value for the money
Several of the existing reviews stated that the sizing for this suit ran a little small. After looking over the sizing chart it looked like a Medium should fit, but might be a little short on the inseam and arms. I sent an email to Revzilla giving them my measurements and asking their opinion. The response I got back said a medium should fit, Even with that assurance, I decided to order the Large anyway and I'm glad I did. It fits almost perfectly. I'm 5'10", 42" chest, 34" waist, 34" inseam, 23" sleeve length, 16" neck. The legs and sleeves of this size L suit hit me just right when sitting on the bike, and the waist adjustment straps make it fit fine with plenty of adjustment left if needed. It does seem just a little tight between the crotch and the shoulders, and at least initially it was a bit of a challenge to get it pealed off my shoulders and off my arms.
The quality of the suit is excellent. The only minor issue is that the knee armor in the right leg is positioned slightly inward instead of being directly in front of my knee.and there doesn't seem to be a side-to-side adjustment possible -- only up and down.
I've only ridden once with the suit since receiving it. I took the liner out and rode in 50 degree weather, and was totally comfortable. (NOTE: Because of the temperature during that ride I didn't open the vents so my rating of the "airflow" above reflects a neutral score. Can't comment on what I didn't experience.)
Other reviewers have commented that this suit has pockets and vents galore. Well, it sure does. I counted 12 different possible vent openings, and more pockets than I will ever use. Having said that, a couple of the "pockets" do double duty as vents, (like the "map pocket" on the right chest). I would think you wouldn't want to use them to store things in if you need to open that vent.
The zippers are all very high quality, and the ones on the vents are advertised as being waterproof. There is the one neck to left knee zipper to open the suit for ingress and egress. The outside of both legs also have floor to hip zippers. One review said it was still difficult to put this suit on with riding boots on, but I had no problem getting my size 10 feet into the legs if all the zippers were open.
The zipper on the outside of each leg is double, so you can open it from the top as well as the bottom. That makes it convenient if you need to get into your pants pocket without taking the suit off. However, there is no opening for running the wires to a heated vest (or pants) control unit or power connection.
Haven't ridden in the rain yet, but if possible, I will update this review after I do.
April 7, 2014
GREAT ITEM !
I am not easily impressed, but I am totally impressed with this item. The quality is outstanding! It is a little heavy, but doesn't bother me. It is a little baggy in the midsection, but the adjustment waist strap is a big help. I took out the liner and I am very comfortable from 45 degrees and Up. Below 45, I have the Gerbins heated liner that I use, and I can easily ride all year long if I needed to. I am a commuter and this keeps me dry in light rain. Some people said they get soaked in downpours with this suit on. They should't be riding when it downpours anyways. Some people are hilarious. Just buy this product and you wont be sorry. I am 5'10, muscular build , 215lb and 40 in waist. The 2XL fits perfect ! Just to let you know, the videos you see on youtube with this item are very misleading. It looks 100% better in person. One person on Youtube wearing this suit looked like a Michelin man, I couldnt stop laughing, and I was very skeptical because I didn't want to look like that. Then I had nothing to lose with Revzilla ,due to their return policy. If you are nice to them, they will even waive the return shipping ($7.00) .
April 1, 2014
Good value for the money
Size runs a little smaller than you might expect. I am 5'10", 200#, fairly muscular upper body. Got an XL. Length was perfect. Upper body area was comfortable, but I would not be able to wear anything heavy underneath especially if the quilt liner is in.
All one-piece suits seem a little baggy to me, but the Centurion actually looks good when its on and there are elastic/Velcro adjustments to pull in the waist to make it look more trim (if you are one of the folks who need more belly room, there is plenty#.
Have done a couple several-hour rides in mid-40s since getting the suit a few weeks ago. I was entirely comfortable with quilt liner removed and only a long sleeve T and Bohn under-armor-pants underneath. The suit is completely windproof. I opened just a couple of the zip vents #I think there are 10 or 12 around the suit) to test the venting and got a nice airflow. This suit should be good even in fairly hot weather using the entire vent system
Have not hit heavy rain yet, but stayed completely dry in light rain and you can tell from the overall construction that the suit will be good in heavy rain.
Lots of pockets. Quality fabrication and materials. I thought the armor was comfortable and well-placed, although a few other reviewers have reported differently.
One thing to note - it you need to adjust length if could be costly. There are Velcro straps at the bottom of the legs and the Goretex lining goes down to the bottom hem. Not just a simple cut-and-hem job.
Not an inexpensive item, but equipment with real quality never is. I rate it a good buy.
March 17, 2014
Another Great Tour Master Product!
Great suit, fits well and is plenty warm for what I am using it for. Went out the other morning at approx 40 degrees and was perfectly toasty!
December 23, 2013
I bought this suit, had it for only a few days now, but I am loving it!!!! I bought it and immediately went on a 4 hour cruise to visit my girlfriend off in college, was very comfortable!
I did take out those weird pads that were in the rear end, I don't see the point in them... and they kind of just annoyed me off, they are just velcrowed in. I also took out the liner because it was like 65-70 degrees. I was a bit warm but not uncomfortable, I think that was more for the fact it was humid, sprinkling and some rain on the trip there and back... But who knows. I'd say the upper limit of this suit without the liner is 65-75 without getting too too uncomfortable. Although.. I didnt open any of the vents... So maybe if I opened the vents then I could use this in warmer temps than I think? we will have to see, its only cooling down for the season, not warming up.
I cant wait to see how the winter performance of this suit will be! Thats the reason why I bought it, so I can save on gas in the winter, my car is a gas pig. I have a ninja 300 and it sips fuel, its an amazing bike! love it!
As far as sizing... I was very confused, the size chart is very odd and seems to not be reflective of the actual suit... But I guessed right the first time, not that it would of been a big deal, revzilla is EXCELLENT! as always! Easy return etc etc. and VERY fast shipping, I got all my gear I ordered maybe 3-4 days after I ordered it? Very pleased!
So the sizing... I am 5"6 and 140 pounds, fairly skinny athletic build. My torso is long and my legs are fairly short. I have a 32" waist, and a 29-30" inseam, I cant remember my arm and torso length... but anyways. Like others said the suit fit short from crotch to shoulders, but I found that is actually a good thing because It does not bag up when sitting down as much as lets say... my coveralls I had before that fit nicely when standing... but when sitting... I had a large lump of extra material hanging off my crotch... The arms are a good length and the legs appear too long when i first tried it on. but after sitting down on the bike... I realized they fit perfectly! the legs should be a little long so they dont ride up exposing your ankles when sitting on your bike. same with the arms.
The armor is good, had pads in the forearm, elbow, back, knee and shins, seems like it could take a good crash. Material seems really durable too.
Pockets... Ok I love pockets... but there is alot!!! of pockets! LOL not a bad thing, Just kind of funny how many they were able to fit on this suit!
venting, I actually didnt open any of the vents on my trip... I knew it was gonna rain, but I think if i opened up the vents I would of been very comfortable in warmer temps. Also I took out the liner because I did not want to over heat. But the suit does leak a bit of air through the center zipper, but not excessively, I think its enough to keep you a bit ventilated in the winter without effecting warmth. With the liner in, it may not leak as much either.
Pricing is good on this suit, very good value for what you get! especially as compared to suits of the same type.
Rain.. Not sure yet... I hit rained twice on my trip but it was fairly short, like 10 minutes of down poring then it would stop and I would dry out by the time it hit again. So I believe I stayed dry inside but it felt like it was wet, even though it wasn't, I guess I should say... the material does absorb water... but doesn't get you soaked, at least for that time for me, its not a rain suit.. So don't expect it to be, but its defiantly fine if your caught in the rain or if you have a 15-20 min commute in the rain. I had plain shoes on... not boots, that did get soaked... but the rest of my body was fine.
The suit is heavy, but! its a winter suit... DUH its gonna have a bit of weight to it, and if your sitting on a motorcycle, your not worried about weight, its in no way cumbersome, and if anything it adds to the effect of feeling protected. Especially when your on the highway and hard rain hits... it can bite you but this suit does a nice job at stopping the rain enough so it doesn't hurt, of course, riding in the rain in any circumstance in uncomfortable...
Overall I am really impressed with this suit, its everything I wanted it to be for the price I got it at! Good value!
I would recommend this to anyone in a heartbeat!
If you wanna ride all year and feel better when riding because your protected get a full suit, It really does make me feel more confident when riding especially on highway knowing I have a bit of protection, if your touring especially, geta suit, some good gloves, a good helmet and save boots. =D
September 1, 2013
I'm 6' and the large fit me good but torso could have been a bit longer, would probably be nice if they had tall sizes also if a person is slimmer and taller.
August 10, 2013
Great bang for the buck
Wonderful.. Ran a little small from shoulders to crotch
May 15, 2013
Has kept me warm in New Hampshire
Took the Hyabusa out last weekend, it was 39 degrees out. I wore a t-shirt and jeans Under the suit as I was going to a restaurant. I was warm as toast. Only my thumbs got a bit cold, need better gloves. Even at 70, ok 90 mph I was warm. Impressive suit.
March 12, 2013