Tour Master Sonora Air Jacket
- Three quarter length, Armor-Link mesh material and 600 denier Carbolex® combine with 1680 denier ballistic polyester in the impact areas
- Comfortable, mandarin-style collar
- 360 degree Phoslite® reflective piping and Tour Master’s signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility
- The microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable
- Adjustable elastic and snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material
- Removable CE approved armor at the elbows and shoulders with an articulated triple density back protector
- Aqua-Therm® two-stage waterproof and insulated liner can be configured or removed to best match comfort needs
- Zippered chest map pockets, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket
- Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls, fine tune the fit
- Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
Read on for more details.
The overall fit of this jacket will work for the “average build”, so choose a size based upon what you usually wear in men’s jackets/shirts. Tall sizes are approximately 2” taller in the sleeve and torso. For help you can refer to Tour Master’s published size chart below. Sleeve lengths listed are from the shoulder seam to the end of the arm cuff.
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Our Two Cents
The Sonora mesh jacket is a free air mesh style, but one that is a bit longer through the body and has a lot of storage. Touring riders like a “3/4” style jacket like this because they can carry small items in the various pockets for easy access. This jacket has four pockets on the front and one larger fanny pack pocket in back. It also has three nice patch pockets inside. Touring riders commonly find themselves in a variety of temperatures though, even in summer when a mesh style like this is most comfortable. For cooler temps such as early mornings or mountain passes and/or wet weather, the jacket comes equipped with Tour Master’s two stage rain liner/thermal liner. The rain liner is much like a rain jacket (waterproof nylon material) which is installed into the jacket to block wind and rain. And when temps drop a bit further, you also get a full sleeve thermal liner. The zipper arrangement to install the liners allows you to use one or the other, or both depending on the present conditions. Very neat! The armor included with the jacket is very substantial (for a mesh style anyway). The elbows and shoulder armor is a CE approved “GP” type which is a hard plastic over padding arrangement most commonly found in race suits. The back pad is a triple density foam. Overall, a very nice design at a value price. Take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see a nice photo spread of this jacket’s features.
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
The Sonora jacket, was great but actually felt large and I was concerned about how hot it would be given that I was purchasing mesh gear for warm weather riding. After conversation with the new enough staff, I opted to return the jacket for Tour Master Air intake jacket you see in the picture. Very happy with the purchase. (Read more...)