Tour Master Saber 3 Jacket
Good value, good fit for formerly athletic now tubby dudes
I have a hard time getting gear that fits. To give you an idea, I'm 5' 7", 165, with 39 inch chest, 16 1/2 bicep, 32 inch sleeve, no 6-pack -- more like a Muscatel-in-brown-bag gut I'm somewhere between athletic and "plus size" (lol) fitment. I usually have to buy things a size up and put up with too-long arms.
Anyway, I went for the Small per the chart and it's just about right. I can't get any layers on underneath with the liner in, but that's OK since it's warm enough for most of the SoCal area riding I do. It's a warm jacket, not for summer. On me the armor is right where it needs to be, and snug.
Construction seems quite good for the price. I really like the fit. Usually, nothing in Small ever fits my upper body, or midsection. So, if your body type is anything like mine, go by the chart. You'll get a snug-fitting jacket that's still very limber and flexible.
June 11, 2015
Great well fitting jacket
Jacket fits great is exactly what I was looking for
May 12, 2015
A great touring jacket with a lot of features
My very first commuter jacket was a Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket, and this Tour Master is now my 3rd touring jacket. It is very lightweight and has the most features in a touring jacket that I've purchased so far. I also like how lightweight it is. The only slight downside I can think of is that it is just a tad bit "puffy" compared to my other touring jackets. I commute in Seattle, so I get my fair share of rain. I've only been in one downpour, and I did end up dry. This is a great jacket for the closeout price, and I expect it to last me at least a few years.
April 27, 2015
Overall the best riding jacket I've owned to date!
The looks, fit, warmth, and craftsmanship are the best! I've owned several coats over the years but this is by far the best I've owned and the price was great! The service and fast shipping is the best I've every received from an online merchant. Thank You Revzilla!!!
April 20, 2015
Great Jacket for the price
Good quality, very comfortable, very warm. The best bang for your buck!
March 2, 2015
This jacket has everything I was looking for. Shoulder, elbow, and back protection in a waterproof jacket with removable liner and plenty of vents. Great for my commute and off road adventures.
February 25, 2015
Awesome jacket, especially for the price!
Okay, so I often read tons of reviews before a purchase and always appreciate the info from others, so I wanted to write one about this jacket which I purchased a couple of months ago. I absolutely love this thing. I live in the south and winters here typically aren't too bad, although we have seen single digits recently. I have ridden a short ride around 35 degrees but mostly in the mid 50's to 60 and this jacket blocked the wind and kept me warm with no wind penetration and I am a very cold-natured person. With the venting features it has, I'm sure I will be able to wear this from early fall to late spring. I am very impressed with the quality of the build, and it has some weight to it with the quilted liner and armor. It fits perfectly for me. I am 5'6" and 130 lbs with a 38" chest, and bought a small. The sleeves are the perfect length while riding and it is so comfortable and looks great. I can wear a sweatshirt underneath with no problem. I have not tried it in the rain yet, but I did buy it for the waterproof feature just in case. This thing is packed with lots of features and is an excellent price compared to other jackets I looked at. I look forward to wearing this for years to come.
February 20, 2015
Love the jacket!
Bang for the buck, style, and comfort are excellent. Bought the jacket on sale, it's nicely tailored (have received many compliments from non-bikers), and I can wear it all day long. Excellent sleeve, waist, and wrist adjustments. Multiple venting and pocket locations. I am just shy of six feet tall and 190 pounds. I got the Medium per TM's sizing chart. Without the thermal liner it's a perfect fit. With the liner things get a little snug. I have ridden with only a t-shirt and the jacket in 50 degree weather and stayed warm, so I may not even need the liner. Only two suggestions, 1) a higher collar and 2) CE back armor which I realize would up the jacket's price. Overall, a very functional, 3- 4 season jacket at a fair price.
December 18, 2014