Tour Master Draft Air Jacket
- 600D polyester oxford fabric and polyester mesh shell
- Zip-out full sleeve waterproof liner
- Action-back comfort liner
- Comfort soft mandarin-style collar and cuffs
- Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
- Zippered hand, chest, and rear pockets with external storage pockets
- CE-approved shoulder and elbow armor
- Removable EVA foam back pad (fits KNOX® Advance X 107 back pad)
- Reflective printing on upper chest, arms, and back
- Adjustable waist straps and arm take up snaps
- Includes an 8” jacket-to-pant zipper attachment with pant side included
- Genuine YKK® zippers
Read on for more details.
We checked the fit on these jackets with our size mannequins and we also spot checked a few different size jackets with a tape. We feel this model runs true to size. The jackets are sold in ordinary “alpha” sizes, so you can choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
For those that want to check the size based upon their chest and belly measurements, I put together the chart below. Measure your chest and belly and pick a size that is big enough for both. Tour Master jacket are generally more of a “touring” fit with only a slight taper from chest to waist. They work great on bigger guys and those who enjoy a more relaxed fit.
|Alpha Size||Max Chest Size||Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
Tourmaster’s Draft Air jacket is tweaked with slightly enhanced styling for 2020. This is a LONG running jacket style from Tour Master built for every day street riders for hot summer use. Armor is included along with a removable rain/wind liner.
I looked back into our archives when I saw this new Draft Air. My first review of this jacket was way back in the early 2000s and I counted six different permutations over those years. The version before this was “Draft Air Series 3” and we reviewed that one in 2015. But the same basic mission still remains. A cost effective, comfortable mesh jacket for summer use for the every day street our touring rider. The changes to this new version are subtle… mostly just a pattern change for styling. It fits and it works well for it’s purpose.
The main shell is mostly-mesh with solid textile overlays in crash prone shoulder and elbow areas. And inside is a removable full-sleeve wind/rain liner. The liner serves two purposes… firstly, you can use the liner to act as a wind block in cooler weather and you could even layer under the liner with your own thermal underwear to take the jacket down further in temps. If it rains, you can use the liner stay dry. Or when it’s hot and dry, remove the liner and let the air flow right through the shell to your body. The liner serves well to make this jacket much more functional than just a full mesh jacket alone.
The overall fit of this jacket is casual… it’s not a sport cut and it will be comfortable for a majority of riders. Tall slender folks may find it a bit to big through the torso and arms as the overall cut is generous.. A person with that type build should probably look to one of the European brands for a better fit. Armor is included in the shoulders and elbows which is molded rubber and is rated CE1. It’s pretty standard stuff. The back protector which comes with the jacket is basically a thin foam piece which is meant to provide a very basic level of protection. But the armor pocket will accommodate an upgraded back protector which I’d recommend. We suggest… (more to come).
Other basic features are here too… a nice selection of pockets inside and out, arm and waist adjusters to get a good fit and night time reflectives are worked into the shell design for your safety at night. A short rear zip is included to attach to Tour Master and/or Cortech pants. Overall, the Draft Air is a good basic summer jacket design with all the necessary features. It offers good quality and an excellent price too. :: Paul, 05-27-20.