Tour Master Saber Series 3 Jacket
Decent but quality is suspect
I guess for the price I cant complain much but....
I have about 24,000 miles on this jacket. When it was about a month old one of the cords that holds the sleeve in place just broke loose, no big deal but still. After about a year the pull on the main zipper broke off (cannot be repaired so now I am pulling up a very small zipper- can be difficult). Also the velcro is already wearing out, collar and sleeves do not stay secured, very annoying. Small but important issues like that really bother me, I am sure they are using cost cutting materials wherever possible but without working velcro and zipper the jacket is quickly becoming useless. Everything else with jacket is very good, warm, waterproof, stitching is good etc. I would pay 5 extra bucks for more attention to the details!
April 10, 2014
Good jacket lots of good features
Good jacket, nice features a little tight in the sleeves with the liner in but fine with the liner out. Still a very nice jacket with quality construction.
April 10, 2014
Great jacket for colder temps (high 20's to 40's) with the liner. With the liner removed you can wear up to the low 60's. Jacket has various zippered openings to allow air flow and there are a number of adjustments you can make for fit. I'm 6' 205lbs and size XL fit me perfect.
March 23, 2014
a great all round jacket
got this jacket for the winter weather. its got a load of very useful and secure pockets that you can load up on the out side and inside. lots of venting for when things get a bit warm and a full length removable jacket liner. the back armor stretches almost all the way down to your bum so it adds that level of security. the zipper is big and very secure with a full length of Velcro that over laps over the zipper to keep the elements out and keep you warm. i ride a bmw f700gs and it does great in the up right riding position with all the wind blast.
January 26, 2014
Jacket is a size 46 and I'm 225 and 5'10". I love this jacket. I'm more of a "pear" shape and if I wasn't so in need of losing about 20 lbs I would have gone up to a size 48. That being said... I love this jacket. I'm currently using it with a winter base layer and it's plenty warm to 30 degrees. A heavy shirt and it would be good in even colder temps. Plenty of storage. It expands even to my girth. Definitely worth the money. shipping was quick as usual with Revzilla.
December 2, 2013
Very happy with this jacket
I've owned the jacket now for about a month and logged a few hundred miles with it in some pretty chilly weather (30F or a little less) and so far, could not be happier. At the price point, you get a LOT of jacket.
I rode yesterday, it was sunny and 32F, with all of the air ports shut and the liner zipped in, I felt very warm. No air penetration at all, from my neck to my waste to my wrist, I felt nothing but the force of the wind pushing against my chest as I rode 70 mph down the interstate. Absolutely no penetration and was very comfortably warm.
That said, I have not had the opportunity to test the jacket in warmer conditions. We had one day that was windy in high 40s F to about 50F and I actually rode without the liner and was comfy. I also had opened a few of the air ports to allow for some breathing and it was just fine for me.
The jacket has a wealth of features. Pockets galore. Armor at the elbows, shoulders and back. I'm 6', 240lbs, and bought the 2XL jacket and it seems to be cut perfect for me. The elbow armor and the shoulders fit in just the right spots, I never notice the back at all. The adjustment straps allow me to cinch up everything from the waste to the arms so it's a very nice and snug and form fitting jacket, just like I like it. And I like that it's 3/4 length, so it rides a little bit below my waste, so I dont get sneaky airflow from underneath.
All of the velcro closures are super sticky it seems with it being brand new and hardly broken in, I have to make an effort to open any pocket. If it was a jacket I wore off of the bike, that would annoy me, but as you want to keep everything out while on your bike, I appreciate that it makes me feel anything in my pockets are very secure.
I have not done any wet weather riding with the jacket yet, so I cannot testify to how waterproof the jacket is. But given how tight it closes up for the cold weather, I feel really confident it will keep me as dry as any jacket out there.
November 29, 2013
The Saber 3 jacket is toasty warm. It's now late October in New Hampshire, which means mornings can be in the 30s and 40s and afternoons can be 50s and 60s. All vents closed and long sleeve shirt keeps it toasty in the morning. Afternoon temp change means opening some vents. And a short sleeve underneath. In the springtime. I'll be able to remove the liner when ther temp is higher on a more regular basis. Lots of pocket, lots of vents. I love the jacket.
October 21, 2013
Very nice jacket for the price.
Surprising quality for the price. Could use another vent in the back as it does have a tendency to puff up with the front vents all open. Longer tabs on the zippers so you can find them easier while riding would be nice. It's very warm with the liner installed. Better armor would be nice too.... but then all these things would mean a higher price, this jacket is a lot of bang for the buck. I'd buy it again for sure.
September 30, 2013