Tour Master Centurion 1-Piece Suit
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
I haven't used it yet but I really like it.
I am 5-11 215 lbs (42 chest, 42 waist, 34 inseam) and couldn't decide between a XL and a 2XL. I order the 2XL and decided to keep it after trying it on several times and sitting on the bike. Its hard to explain, I may have gotten by with an XL but I'm not swimming in the 2XL. The legs are a little long but when I get on the bike and bend my knees everything lines up and it feels really good. If I take the liner out (which I haven't) the XL would have probably been a better size but I really only plan on using it during cold weather so that's not a concern for me. If you are my size and plan on using it with the liner out than I think the XL may be a better choice. The arms have sizing tabs on them; I don't have big arms but it fits perfectly with the liner in and no adjustment. This suit heavy, well made, and I am glad I got the silver and black color (very stylist).
I believe I got a very good value for the money. It appears to be really well made and has good protective armor (back, elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees). Plenty of pockets, and versatility that you can see in the online videos. Hey, with Revzilla's return policy you can't go wrong. Once I get some riding time I will re-post.
December 7, 2012
Quality Riding Suit
This suit is very high quality and very well made. Lots of pockets to put stuff and fits good. It has flaps over flaps making it weather resistant but slightly slow to put on and get ready to go due to that. I had to take all the protective pads out of my suit in order for it to fold up and put in the saddle bag. Keep that in mind unless you want to carry it into work or the mall with you. I rode in several heavy rain commutes and walked into work dry as can be. I'm from Seattle so I need it waterproof and it is. If your on the fence for sizing, go to the larger choice. It's heavy with lots of layers but I like it and would recommend.
October 30, 2012
After riding with this for less than a week, I rode to the office in light rain for about 25 minutes and arrived at the office with very wet pants at the waist and in the crotch. I definitely would not recommend this if you're going to ride in the rain.
September 15, 2011
A lot of features and protection for the money
Having used this suit in most all conditions I am happy with it.
The sizing/fit is going to greatly depend on your body shape.
Very warm with the liners in. Enough venting to keep you cool with the liners out while moving. When stopped you can open all the zippers and keep from building to much heat.
Quick to get in and out of and so far is very waterproof while riding in a down pour.
I have been very happy with my Tourmaster Transitions-2 jacket for a few years and this is a lot like it but with attached pants.
As stated in other reviews it will not pack down to a small size for travel.
I have not used the helmet rain liner yet so cannot comment on that.
I bought this suit to limit the amount of clothing needed for long distant touring. I feel it will fill this need well.
May 8, 2011