Tour Master Advanced Jacket for Women
- Carbolex® 600 denier outer shell material
- 1680 denier Ballistic in the shoulders and elbows
- Shoulder vents with pinch vent openings provide excellent ventilation and keep the vents open
- Two mesh lined chest pockets also double as vents
- Two rear exhaust vents
- Dual zippered fanny pack
- Action back rear panel for extra comfort in the riding position
- Phoslite® reflective piping, reflective panels and Tour Master’s signature reflective rear triangle help increase nighttime visibility
- The microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft, yet durable
- Adjustable, snap sleeve takeup straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material
- Updated CE-Approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector
- Waterproof, breathable Rainguard® barrier
- Removable full-sleeve thermal liner
- Hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket
- Adjustable waist belts with reflective pulls help fine tune the fit
- Includes a jacket/pant zipper mounting point
- Collar anchor
Read on for more details.
We checked the fit of this jacket and found it to run true to the sizing chart. For the fit test, Laverne and Shirley are standard size 6 and 12 respectively and they are wearing sizes Small and Large (please click through to view their chest/waist/hip measurements). Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see how our test subjects look in their jackets.
Below is the Tour Master chart provided for this product. All measurements are in inches and consider these to be “max” measurements as the jackets can be adjusted down to customize the fit:
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Our Two Cents
This new “Advanced” jacket is the “better” jacket of Tour Master’s good/better/best jacket lineup for 2016. The Motive is the “good” and the Transition 4 is the “best”. I think this Advanced jacket strikes a good balance in price and features, and it gives you most everything you’ll need for street, touring or commuting.
The usable temp range for this jacket would be cold to mild temps. It does have some zippered venting, but it also has a fixed waterproof liner situated behind the main outer shell. That waterproof liner will do a great job at keeping water out because it has no openings, zippers, vents etc to compromise its waterproofing capability. But that sort of construction doesn’t lend itself to venting capability. Those zip vents will let air pass through the outer shell, but not past that inner rain barrier, so it won’t reach your skin. For the cold temps, the rain barrier acts as a wind barrier as well. And the jacket has a removable full sleeve thermal liner too. So in cold temps, you’ll really like this setup.
This jacket has plenty of pockets for storing your stuff. There are two chest pockets and two hand warmer pockets and a big fanny pocket too. Inside, there is one patch pocket and if you are using the thermal liner, that has two patch pockets.
Aside from the usual features, I like the overall length of the jacket; it is an easy fit for most people. The jacket cut doesn’t taper a lot from the max chest, but in a longer style like this, if you use the side waist adjusters, the jacket looks very tailored.
And for this price point, the jacket has some nice styling features… the use of contrasting colors, the stenciled-on reflective materials and the small but sharp red accents. Even the hi viz color is tastefully done and isn’t TOO high viz.
So overall, I like this style. There is a good mix of features and styling without too many complicated features. That helps keep the price reasonable and makes the jacket easy to use. And this one will be great for wet weather due to the liner construction. Heed the temperature advice though… this style works for cooler weather, but it won’t be your favorite in hot summer temps unless you are a fan of sauna suits for weight loss :) :: Paul, 09-01-15
Note about images: We’d shot a bunch of feature photos of Huey in the men’s jacket and since those features are identical on the women’s jacket, we’ve used those photos here. Scroll down to the end of the photos and you’ll see the jackets on Laverne and Shirley.