Tour Master Jett 3 Jacket
Excellent value for money
Very comfortable, armor in the right locations, sizing is very large in comparison to other jackets I've owned and tried. I normally would wear a large so after reading other reviews I ordered a medium. Even that was too large. Revzilla replaced it for me and paid all freight sending me a small size. Can't say enough about Revzilla's service and efficiency.
The jacket is amazing value for money rivaling similar ones of any other brands at much higher prices. Liner is easy to remove and refit. The jacket feels so comfortable you would think it's a much higher priced item. After 44 years of riding including daily commutes, long distance rides (5-6 thousand miles) and weekend fun I have never found a jacket which is better value while still offering very good protection. Ideal for temperatures from about 35F (or lower with your own extra layers) to around 80F or slightly more with liner out.
October 20, 2015
Good all-weather jacket with many features
I have been riding for five months and do not have experience with other products for comparison. Initially I borrowed a friend's Tourmaster Sabre which I liked for the armor, number of pockets (four internal and two external), comfort, and apparent durability, but decided I would prefer a shorter jacket. I hoped to find one jacket that could be worn in cool spring and fall (low 40s) and occasional hot summer (low 90s). I read many reviews on Revzilla, but ultimately my familiarity with the Tourmaster won out. None of the others seemed to have the protection and storage for a comparable price. I chose the Jett because it is similar to the Sabre, but shorter.
Re jacket size, I normally wear medium, but the Sabre I wore was a small so I bought a Jett small. For warm weather riding, I am surprised how large a small is without the liner. Ventilation is adequate, but the Jett (or Sabre) with the heavy fabric can get hot. However, I am now riding in 40+ weather with the liner and need enough room for additional clothing, so the size small seems correct for me. A previous reviewer mentioned that the liner adds too much bulk and takes it out. I had not considered that I could remove it to provide more room for my own layers of clothing and, not knowing the type of insulation in the liner, increase warmth. I will try it.
One minor complaint: most of my cold weather jackets and vests have high collars and with layering the Jett collar strap is too short to secure with the velcro.
I am very satisfied with this jacket, many features at a good price.
October 17, 2015
So good I bought another
This is my second Jett after using the first one for three years on fairly short daily commute. Good, solid, basic jacket, High quality zippers and fasteners. No accidents so can't speak to it's protective capabilities.
Warm enough with zip in liner for San Francisco "winter" and warm (!) enough without liner for San Francisco "summer".
I especially like the length in the body - not super long like a touring jacket but not super short like a boy racer jacket. Hits a little below my waist, around the top of my hips. Roomy pockets are nice.
Sized about 1 size too large- I bought a small (the second time) even though I wear a medium in everything else. With liner it's snug but comfortable and not constricting.
April 13, 2015
This jacket is well constructed , the armor is well Place and I was very surprised to see and feel the forearm armor as well
It seems to be very formfitting and very durable and exceptional value. I would only advise new productions to have more vents in front of the jacket
right now in chilly New York it's very warm
will see how it is in the springtime and early summer
November 15, 2014
Excellent Jacket, with Some Nit-picks
I've put about 500 miles on this jacket in two weeks of daily commuting. I've worn it comfortably in temps from 37F to 80F. The shell and armor appear to be substantial enough that they seem likely to protect in a crash. The construction and quality control appear good, with few flaws. I am very satisfied with this jacket and believe it to be good value for the money.
I'm no expert, but the armor is noticeably better than the stuff I have in another jacket that is at the bottom of the food chain, and it falls exactly in place over my elbows and shoulders. The back pad is, of course, just foam and not armor, but it's thicker and denser than what came in the aforementioned other jacket. The shape of the back pad is different than any other I've seen—wide at the bottom and narrow at the top—and I haven't found an upgrade in the same shape, so one of the cut-to-fit options will probably be necessary. The shell looks and feels like Cordura and seems likely to substantially reduce road rash.
The jacket runs large relative to other brands but was accurate with regard to the Tour Master sizing chart. I am 5' 11", 180 pounds, 41.5" chest, a 35ish inch waist, skinny arms, medium shoulders, and the small fits me best. It does, however, give a new meaning to the term "generous fit" with regard to the abdominal region. The shoulders, sleeves, and waist fit perfectly, but there is still more room than I need in the middle, and I have a small gut (the kind you can sort of hide if you suck in). This in no way hinders the comfort or performance of the jacket, but it's not particularly flattering. I also wouldn't mind it being a tad longer, as it lets in wind at the waist if it's not zipped to overpants, but that's life. The larger issue I have with fit is that the neck, although an inch or two larger than mine, seems to choke a little in front when fastened while leaving space around the sides and back. It's as if the jacket is cut with the neck a little too far back. It's noticeable when looking down while wearing something to keep my neck warm. This could also be the case with any jacket once you tuck a neck warmer into the collar; obviously with enough bulk it's going to start to choke.
I am particularly happy with the jacket's temperature range handling. I don't care for the bulk of the quilted lining, so I layer with a wool base and a sweater if necessary. I rode with that arrangement for 40 minutes at 40 - 50 mph in 37F this morning and never felt cold. On the other end of the spectrum, I recently rode for an hour in the upper 70s. With the vents open and was never overly warm while moving. Opening the vents does have a peculiar effect however. The vents don't open through the Rainguard® lining, which itself is not bonded to the shell, so the shell puffs up with air and the lining compresses to your skin. The air circulating between them cooled the lining against my skin and kept me cool, but it was an unusual, although not uncomfortable, sensation. As for blocking wind in the cold, I would say that there are only a few spots where it gets through, however the shell does feel a little cool inside from the wind cooling the outside. It may be that the use of an all over base layer reduces the effect of wind leakage compared to relying on the liner, which doesn't close inside the jacket across the front. As for the quilted liner, there is nothing wrong with it in terms of fit or warmth, but it does bulk up my shoulders such that the chin bar on my helmet hits the armor when checking my blind spot. I can still see all the way through the blind spot, but it's a little unsettling.
I found one small manufacturing defect. The inside of one of the hand-warmer pockets got caught in the stitching on the waist, so it's only half a pocket inside. I may well have been able to exchange it for that, but I don't really care. I can mostly get a balled up fist in there if I really need to. I haven't seen any signs of trouble with the Velcro. I actuate the wrist closures several times a day and the arm adjustments only when I change the amount of bulk underneath, and so far so good.
December 6, 2013
Good Starter Jacket
I have owned this jacket for about 2 years now. The jacket is a great starter jacket but has several flaws. My biggest issue with the jacket is that the velcro that holds the collar down lost its abilitly to hold the collar closed. It does however, still grab everything that gets near it. My other issue is that there is not enough adjustment in the waist. I had to buy a larger size due to my chest and I cant get it tight enough in my waist.
I ride year round and the jacket is great as long as you have an additional liner under it. Even with the jacket all sealed it feels like the air passes through it without an issue. I would not recommend this jacket if you plan on riding in temperatures below 40 degrees.
I DO NOT REGRET BUYING THIS JACKET. I feel that this jacket is a very good purchase for a person just starting out and that might not venture into extreme cold weather riding.
October 25, 2013
This was my first jacket and I'm glad I purchased it. I bought a size large so I could bundle on heavy clothes underneath, but otherwise, get the size that you'd typically buy because the fit is right on. The removable liner makes it a great choice for multiple seasons, although, I will say that it's a bit warm in the summer months and doesn't breathe particularly well at a standstill. Something like the Airflow jacket would be more appropriate for that type of weather. But otherwise, this jacket delivers excellent value in it's price range and you can't go wrong if you choose it.
June 11, 2013
I bought this jacket to replace an older Jett that I've had for 5 years. The fit is a little tighter in the forearms than the older jacket. I must have received one that made it past the inspectors because it was missing the armor in the left shoulder and the zipper that attaches to the pants was not sewn in.
October 29, 2012