Tour Master Saber Series 3 Jacket
Good value for the occasional rider
This was just the right size. This jacket is light and has good coverage. The only draw back to date is the zipper which is hard to start and it is not water proof if there is a down pour, but I was not expecting it to be
May 14, 2013
The jacket fits true to size, not oversized like some people have said. I am 6'1" #210 and the XL fit perfect. This is a great coat for the price!!!
April 22, 2013
A great product for its price.
I'm from the Philippines and I often do adventure riding here on my F800GS, and in case you didn't know, our weather here is usually a hot sunny day suddenly shifting to a wet rainy day. I've experienced rains in Canada and the US and the ones they have back there are what we call here just "drizzling rain". So its quite difficult to find a riding jacket in these parts of the world that has a significant amount of venting but be waterproof at the same time. This one's been doing a good job so far.
March 11, 2013
Great Value, Comfortable Jacket with Protection
I live in Arizona and purchased this jacket for mid-fall through early-spring riding. This jacket is just a great value. You would be hard pressed to find another jacket with a high quality quilted liner plus shoulder, elbow and back pads. Not to mention the waterproof pockets, interior pockets, comfortable wrist, arm, neck and waist adjustments.
I would say the jacket runs slightly large. I am 6' tall, weigh about 190 lbs and I fit very comfortably in the medium. I have a full range of motion and do not feel restricted (although I've only been using it without the liner so far).
The only negative I can think of is that sometimes I have to give the zipper a second or third attempt when getting zipped up. The zipper quality seems very good, but sometimes it just doesn't catch.
This is my first piece of gear from Tourmaster. Based on the build quality, I would try other components without hesitation.
October 30, 2012
Great Protection - first hand knowledge
The coat arrived on Friday; I laid the bike down on Sunday.
Doing about 35MPH when I shouldnt have been on a very slick, industrial road with loads of potholes, train track, broken blacktop.
The coat protected me very well. In fact, I tore the elbow and shoulder of the coat slightly but my body underneath was fine. My hip (that was unprotected) is black and blue still 3 weeks later.
I bought the coat mostly as a do-it-all-fairly-well coat. The protection obviously seems adequate. There seems to be plenty of venting that keeps me fairly comfortable despite riding in the city with frequent stops (Baltimore has very high heat and humidity this time of year). I also liked the understated design and style of the coat as well as the smartly placed pockets.
This is my first bike coat so I dont have much to compare it to. However, based on my limited experience thus far as well as my research this coat offers a lot for the price. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
September 10, 2012
Jacket looks and feels great on long ride.
Wore the jacket on 8-day/2000+ mile ride in August in Northwest and Utah/Colorado. Seemed to have adequate protection (did not test it fortunately) and plenty of features (pockets, vent zippers, etc), however, you have to get the vents set just right or it may ride up at higher speeds. Liner is easy in/out as needed. Runs just a bit large (I'm 5'5"/155 and I wore a Small).
September 3, 2012
Except being slightly small for a XL it's an overall a good buy.
The Saber Series 3 jacket is my second Tourmaster jacket. I found the Sabre fit to be slightly smaller than the same size Transition II jacket.
September 3, 2012
The jacket is amazing, since it is intended for cold weather, the airflow is not the best and it was a given since i saw it. I got it in red and looks amazing with the helmet i got (Shoei Qwest Passage). The pads feel sturdy and safe and the reflection from it is above average.
July 16, 2012