Tour Master Intake Air Jacket
- Abrasion-resistant 600D polyester shell with mesh panels
- Abrasion-resistant 1000D nylon dobby on shoulders and elbows
- Reissa waterproof, breathable zip-out rain liner with zip-out thermal vest liner
- Mandarin-style collar and adjustable zippered cuffs feature soft microfiber trim
- Accordion stretch panels on back and elbows allow for increased mobility
- Two zippered hand and chest pockets, rabbit pouch, and four internal storage pockets
- CE-level 2 SAFE-TECH shoulder and elbow armor
- Removable EVA foam back pad (fits SAFE-TECH 851 size L back pad)
- Reflective printing on upper chest, arms, and back
- Adjustable waist and arm take-up straps
- Includes an 8” jacket-to-pant zipper attachment with pant side included
- Genuine YKK® zippers
Read on for more details.
We checked the sizing of this style with our Fit Check mannequins Huey and Dewey. They are wearing size Medium and XL jackets respectively. These are their “usual” sizes and they fit just fine. We also checked the chest and belly of the other sizes and find them to fit OK too. Therefore, we recommend you choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. If anything, we find the fit to be generous, so if you are between sizes, I’d advise the smaller.
Another way to refine your size selection is to measure your chest and belly and then use our size chart (below) which lists max chest and max belly sizes for each jacket size. The measurements in the chart are a combination of the manufacturer’s size chart and also the measurements we take on the product samples. After you measure, you can choose a jacket size using the chart. You’ll want to choose a size that will accommodate both your chest and belly.
This jacket is offered in tall size. Tall jackets will be about 1 1/2” longer in the sleeves and torso than the “standard” size jackets. Sleeve lengths listed below are for standard sizes, so add the 1 1/2” for an estimate of the sleeve length of tall sizes. Sleeve lengths are measured from the shoulder seam to the cuff end.
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Our Two Cents
The new Intake Air jacket by Tourmaster is a short waist, more sporty textile jacket make for everyday use. It offers a removable waterproof liner and a thermal liner as well to extend its usable temp range. This jacket’s outer shell is mostly mesh material so you can be comfortable in hot weather. Compare this jacket to its brother (and sister in the women’s sizes) Intake jacket which has a solid textile shell vents along with the same removable liners and armor. The main difference with this “Air” version is that it will be usable in very hot conditions, but less usable in colder weather. So if your climate skews toward mild winters and hot summers, this Intake Air is the version for you. An option back protector is available. Both men’s and women’s sizes are offered, so take the link below to view the other gender sizes/colors.
As with many new Tour Master jackets for 2021, the version number of the model has been reset so the name of this newest version is simply “Intake Air Jacket”. This jacket is now offered with two removable liners… a waterproof liner and a vest-type thermal liner. You can mix and match those in the jacket depending upon the weather conditions. Without any liners installed, this jacket will work as well as nearly any mesh jacket for comfort in hot weather. When the rain comes, or the temps go down, you can use the two liners to help you out.
For storage, you get a “standard” number of pockets. In front, you get two zippered handwarmer pockets, and in the back is a fanny pocket. Inside, you’ll find a couple of patch pockets. Adjusters are included for a custom fit on the sides of the waist and on the arms too.
Tour Master is featuring SafeTech brand armor in their 2020 and later products. The jacket includes shoulder and elbow armor inserts that are CE level 2 rated. The material is a more flexible and “squishy” rubberized material, which I think is an improvement in comfort over past designs using less flexible black solid rubber. The jacket has a fabric pocket for a back protector. The jacket comes standard with a simple thin foam back pad (mostly a place holder). Optionally you can buy a CE rated back protector by SafeTech for about twenty bucks (something I’d recommend).
You can mate this jacket to Tour Master pants with the short rear zipper to make a complete touring or commuting outfit. For the money and the feature list, either version (this Air jacket or the standard textile one) makes a very good purchase for everyday riding. :: Paul, 04-09-21