Tour Master Epic Jacket - Hi Viz
Disappointed in this TourMaster jacket after a year...
I had high hopes for this jacket. After much research, this looked like a great value for my new jacket. I bought it on sale at a great price and of course the RevZilla service has been speedy and awesome. The jacket has great style and I have received many complements on the visibility. The jacket is waterproof and warm with the liner installed. My coldest ride was in the mid-forties and the jacket did well. I feel like it offers average protection because it is thick and heavy, similar to other products available. However, the jacket falls short for me in a few areas. The arms are incredibly tight, even without the liner installed. At first I thought it was snug and would loosen up over time, but after nearly a year, this hasn't happened. I'm average build. I don't have Popeye forearms, but the jacket sleeves are squeezing my forearms and it's uncomfortable. The other major issue is venting. I can't get enough air through this jacket for the warm and humid Florida summers. I had to return to my full mesh jacket. This one was just too hot. Finally, the expandable material on the external sleeves is fraying and coming apart simply from highway wind exposure. This is not my first TourMaster product, but it might be my last. After a year, I'm looking for a replacement jacket.
August 15, 2013
This product comes apart easily
The Velcro comes apart. Its only glued. I've had this Jacket only 3 months, I haven't wore it every day because of the hot weather, poor ventilation. The Velcro straps are already coming apart. I would not recommend this Jacket.
August 12, 2013
Great jacket! First time I wore it temps went from sunny and 75 to 50 degrees and raining, the jacket worked prefect! I didn't get wet or cold. Later in the weekend I removed the liner and opened the vents and it worked great. It was a buy.
July 22, 2013
Fantastic jacket for the price. I bought this as my first touring jacket and will hopefully have it for years to come. I bought the hi-viz color, and let me tell you - you'll definitely never go missed by motorist again.
It may not be the sexiest, contour-hugging jacket you'll come across, but that wasn't what I was expecting from a 3/4 length touring jacket.
So far after a few weeks it has withstood normal abuse and doesn't seem like it is showing signs of any weakness. The armor is well placed and sturdy. The venting system is amazing, I've riden this in cool weather as well as steamy-hot days and it's worked great. The zippers can get stuck sometimes which is a pain, but with a little working they're good again. I'll probably just lube them with some graphite.
I live in the mountains of WNC and the weather can change from cold & wet in the morning, to hot in the afternoon with rain showers in between. This jacket has tackled it all very well and I believe it will continue to do so.
I run a size medium in 99% of everything I own and wear, and this was no exception. Medium fit right on the dot and I still have room to put a couple thin layers. If I planned on putting heavy layers underneath it'd probably be a bit tight, but I don't really think I'll need to unless it's blisteringly cold.
May 14, 2013
Excellent jacket, excellent price
Tourmaster epic jacket in hiviz is a no-brainer purchase if you are looking for a feature laden jacket at a very reasonable price. Watch the video and tell me this jacket does not meet the definition of 'bang for the buck'. Five Stars all day long. Looking forward to many dry and safe rides with the Tourmaster Epic hi viz jacket.
As always Revzilla delivers on their promise of customer service and also honored a price match on this jacket. Buy with confidence.
Revzilla is my motorcycle gear store.
April 15, 2013
Warm and Visible
I comute to work year round and bought this jacket for the colder months. I have ridden in temps d at 24F with a t shirt and fleece pullover with no problems. With the vents all zipped there is minor air infiltration around the chest. as for water intrusion I have only been in light rain with no problems. The high vis is what I really like. This thing almost glows. The picture on the web site does not do it justice. I have had numerous comments from motorists at stop lights on the visibility of the coat. (day and night). The sizing is correct but I purchased one size bigger so I can layer in really cold stuff. As mentioned the forearms are a little tight. Also the forearm zippers are continually getting stuck in the liner fabric. To prevent this I place my thumb behind the zipper when zipping. For the price this is a good deal. I will buy another unless the durability long term is lacking.
December 7, 2012
Great winter jacket.
Bought this jacket for riding this winter in So Cal, this jacket is meant to be wear with a thin warmer underneath and that's it, it's super warm. I like snug clothing, I'm 5'11", wear usually a 40-2 M, and shirts 15 1/2, 34-35. and order a M, fit perfectly, and I used a back protector and a couple of layers underneath.
Don't know how it will perform in sumer, but it has tons of vents. This is a great 3-4 season jacket, at a great price.
November 29, 2012
great for cold weather
I bought this jacket for riding in cold and rainy weather. I have ridden on the highway down to 27 degrees and it kept me comfortable with only a short sleeve shirt underneath. This coat starts getting too warm above 50 degrees. I have not yet worn this coat in any kind of rain yet so I cannot comment on that.
The only gripe I have with this coat is the velcro collar. I wish that it was a button, or that the velcro was flipped. The hook side of the velcro is on the right shoulder catches on the bottom of my helmet and starts chewing it up as I ride if the collar is velcro'ed open on the left side.
This jacket is a tight fit. I can only fit one layer of clothing underneath. I dont see being able to wear this jacket much colder than 25 - 20 degrees F.
November 27, 2012