Tour Master Elite Series II 1 Piece Rain Suit
Good suit for the price... runs big but not long
I bought this suit to use as my only form of weather protection on a 9000 mile trip last summer. I used it a number of times and not once did I have it leak on me. For this price I think you would be hard-pressed to find something else that you can say this about. My criticisms are as follows: The suit runs big, but not long. I am 5'10" and 175lbs. I found a large to be the right size in terms of fitting over my leathers (with CE armor in them) but when I was seated on the motorcycle the leg of the suit rode up to where it came over the top of my boots, allowing water to enter them. This was solved by getting an overboot, but I have goretex boots that would be waterproof if only the pant part of the suit was a little longer so I was hoping I could avoid overboots. I should mention that I ride a 2012 Suzuki V-Strom, which has a very neutral riding position. I think an XL would have been too large in other dimensions. So if you are a average size or slim guy you might want to look else where. My riding partner for the trip has a few extra pounds on him (going to guess 5'10" 240lbs) and found his XL to work perfectly for him. My other criticism is that this suit offers no breathability. I rode in torrential June downpours in southern Florida where I got just as wet from the sweat as I would have from the rain. You can zip down the front of the suit for some airflow, and that seems to work at less than 85 degrees or so, but more than that and you'll be sweating. Again, for this price I don't expect miracles, but you should have the right expectations. All in all I might look to buy something a little higher-spec for another 9000+ mile trip, but for daily use this suit fits the bill.
January 14, 2014
Save your money
I ride 80 miles a day in Florida rainstorms and this suit has never held up, whether in light rain or heavy downpours. The crotch gets wet every time it is in use. I have tried sealant, patches and multiple other tricks and they have not worked at all. The zipper channel is open at the bottom which is probably where the leak comes from but i can not stop it. The stirrups also caught on my brake pedal once almost forcing me to tip over at a stop. There are better alternatives out there than this suit.
November 24, 2013
Very good product
Overall, I am pleased with the suit. I works well and I am dry as a bone. The fit is a bit snug, especially in the legs but not so much as it is bothersome. I would recommend this product to anyone that rides in the rain like I do in the Pacific Northwest.
September 16, 2013
Great rain gear
Great product. Has a lot of extras that make the product worth it. Outstanding protection
September 9, 2013
This is an awesome rain suit, it fits well, I ordered an XL (usual size) and it fits perfectly. Easy on and off, flaps seal out the rain and the hood prevents rain down my neck.
June 11, 2013
Good sturdy material, but intermittent performance, and a few design flaws
With a weeklong trip upcoming, it was time to get some proper rain gear. The only gear we had in the past was cheapo items that only lasted one use, or sometimes less than that. We were excited to see how durable these appeared to be right out of the box, but then got a bit concerned about how much room they would take in our luggage.
Sizing: Both I and the wife got the same size as we wear in other Tourmaster gear since other reviewers were claiming they ran big. We planned on wearing this over our protective gear, but I couldn't even get the XL on over my XL Transitions2 coat. The wife got hers on, but it was uncomforably tight, especially in riding position. Thankfully Revzilla's return policy worked charmingly, and we got the larger sizes quickly.
Both of us feel that even with the larger size, the legs are short, which is especially strange for me. I'm 5'11" with barely a 30"inseam so gear is usually long on my legs.
Functionality: I have had mine out in the rain a few times, and the first time it worked flawlessly. The second time my crotch got wet. I figured I must have stretched some stitches while entering/exiting the suit, or throwing a leg over the bike, so I sprayed sealant (tent) around the seams. The next time the suit worked well. Then just this last time I got wet-crotch again. Some other reviews mention this, and perhaps it is the zipper cover creating a channel for the water to pool in? I need to do more investigating.
Features: Surprised that the zipper cover isn't attached at the bottom, allowing for the possible water tunnel and afforementioned wet-crotch. Also annoying that the velcro on the collar has the scratchy side in, so if you don't cinch it all the way closed your neck gets rubbed raw. The gussets in the legs are nice, but not tall/large enough to allow for booted entry. Stirrups are nice and latch strong, but accent the short leg problem.
June 1, 2013
Decent Rain Suit.
I bought 2 of these. One for my wife and one for myself. My wife had no problems from her's. It did a good job of keeping her dry we got in to a really heavy down pore that lasted for 15 min. The rain was so heavy that the cars around us where doing 5-10mph under the speed limit. So all in all it did its job. The one I got for myself had a leak and I was able to send it back and get another one. Also they are bulky and take up a lot of room when you want to store them in your saddle bags. Thanks Revzilla for the excellent customer service.
May 16, 2013
Good rain protection but very bulky
I'm 5'11", 180lb and wear a Size 42 Alpinestars race suit. The Zilla guys recommended the size M and it is the perfect fit for me.
I have not tried this suit in heavy rain but it did not leak at all in a medium shower. My only complaint would be that it is very bulky and heavy. I had some bad luck with a two-piece Astars rain suit but if I had to do this over I'd probably give a try to the Rev'it one-piece suit instead. It's more expensive but seems to be much more light weight.
May 16, 2013