Tour Master Trinity Series 3 Jacket For Women
- The 400 denier nylon dobby 3/4 length shell combines with a waterproof/breathable Rainguard® barrier
- Waterproof zippered chest/sleeve vents and rear exit vents provide flow-through ventilation
- Two-way main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements
- Phoslite® black reflective sleeve piping and Tour Master’s signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility
- The Microfiber lined collar and cuffs are soft, yet durable
- Collar anchor snap eliminates flapping while the collar is open
- Adjustable sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure protective armor
- Removable, CE-Approved armor at the elbows and shoulders with an articulated triple-density back protector
- Tour Master’s Ladies Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out Quilted) Liner features a comfortable color-matched taffeta liner
- Zippered chest map pocket, hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket
- Two zippered vertical gussets in the waist improve fit and comfort when seated in the riding position
- Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help to fine tune the fit
- Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
Price Drop! As of March ’14 Tour Master has lowered the MSRP and by extension, the lowest allowable price we are able to charge (10% off MSRP), so what that means is you can now buy this product for less! The original MSRP is shown below. The new MSRP is $169.99. Buy now and save!
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 (take the link to see specific chest/waist/hip measurements) and they are wearing sizes Small and Large. As you can see the fit is comfortable and each has a bit of downward adjustability with the Velcro waist adjusters. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see how our test subjects look in their jackets.
We chose the sizes for our Fit Check using the chart below which is provided by Tour Master. We suggest you make your selection in the same way. If you are between sizes, then our suggestion would be to choose the smaller. At the time of this writing, Tour Master is not providing a conversion from their “alpha” sizes to a women’s dress size. Regarding the Estimated Height given: I think Cortech’s estimates are based upon an “ideal” and indicate unnecessarily narrow range, so take those measurements as a guideline only.
|Jacket Size||Chest||Waist||Sleeve||Hip||Estimated Height Range|
|XS||32||28||24||35||5’ to 5’1”|
|Small||34||30||24.5||37||5’1” to 5’2”|
|Medium||36||32||25||39||5’2” to 5’3”|
|Large||38||34||25.5||41||5’3” to 5’4”|
|XL||40||36||26||43||5’4” to 5’5”|
|Plus Small||38||40||24.5||41||5’1” to 5’2”|
|Plus Med||42||42||25||43||5’2” to 5’3”|
|Plus Large||46||44||25.5||45||5’3” to 5’4”|
|Small Tall||34||30||26.5||37||5’4” to 5’5”|
|Med Tall||36||32||27||39||5’5” to 5’6”|
|Large Tall||38||34||27.5||41||5’6” to 5’‘7”|
Our Two Cents
The Trinity jacket is a long running model for Tour Master and this is the third iteration of the style. Along with the expected black and silver is a new cream color. A 3/4 length (meaning longer than a waist length sport jacket) is practical and stylish and is ideal for touring or commuting. The longer torso on the body will give more protection from the elements and also is considered by some to be a more flattering cut. Since this jacket is used for both street and touring, it comes with a lot of storage options… two zippered hand warmer pockets outside and three large pockets inside. Cortech gives you the same pockets on the removable liner as with the jacket’s liner, so whether you use the liner or not, you’ll have the same storage layout. The shoulders and elbows of the jacket come with removable CE approved armor and there is a triple density back pad that is more substantial than many. The jacket is suitable for a fairly wide temperature range from cold to warm weather. For cold weather use, the jacket includes a removable full sleeve liner which should work great. And the jacket is equipped with a waterproof/breathable “mid liner” to keep water out in case of rain. The mid liner is installed between the jacket’s shell and the inside mesh lining. This type of liner is very effective against leakage. The jacket has some pretty substantial zippered venting… two zippered shoulder vents and one rear exhaust vent, which should catch some pretty good air and provide some comfort in warm weather. For really hot weather, I would recommend buying a full mesh jacket though. Even though this style has the zippered vents, the mid liner serves as a barrier to direct air flow to your skin and therefore won’t provide enough venting for really hot weather. The sleeves, cuffs and waist of this jacket are all adjustable giving the jacket a secure “custom fit” feel. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see some good closeups of the jacket and its features. You’ll also see our “Fit Check” photos and some night shots to show you how the night time reflectivity strips work (very well actually). This style has been a crowd pleaser for many years and the third version will be as well. It is a good combination of practicality, style and value. :: Paul, 10-24-12