Tour Master Sonora Air 2.0 Jacket
- Constructed using abrasion resistant 600 denier Carbolex® and Armor-Link mesh material
- 1680 denier ballistic fabric used in impact areas
- Microfiber lined collar and cuffs for comfort
- Adjustable, elastic snap sleeve take-up straps at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor in place
- Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs
- 360º Phoslite® reflective material and Tourmaster signature rear triangle help increase nighttime visibility
- Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls
- ESO™ zippers, including a locking two-way main zipper slider
- Newly designed, removable CE-approved Armadillo® shoulder and elbow armor with triple-density back protector
- Removable AquaTherm™ two-stage waterproof and insulated quilted liner
- Features front hand, internal map, internal pouch, and mobile media pockets
- Additional storage provided by two zippered chest pockets, two large capacity bellows pockets on the lower half of the jacket, as well as a top-entry rabbit pouch in the rear of the jacket
- 8” jacket/pant zipper attachment including pant side
- Color-coded snap attachments for waterproof and thermal liners
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.
Historically Tour Master gear has been sized very generously, but some new products introduced in 2017 are running a bit more snug. For a given size, the fit is relatively trim similar to European brands like Alpinestars or REVIT. Most people can still choose the size they normally wear, but if you are between sizes or just prefer a more roomy fit, I’d advise to choose up.
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.
|Alpha Size||Max Chest Size||Max Belly||Standard Sleeve Length|
Our Two Cents
The Sonora Air 2.0 jacket from Tour Master is a full 3/4 length full-mesh jacket aimed at those who want the longer torso length often bought by touring riders and commuter in a jacket that will flow a lot of air and be comfortable in summer months.
The body of this jacket is largely full mesh material that will freely flow air and keep you comfortable in hot weather. The jacket has sold textile reinforcements in the shoulders and elbows to a some structure to the jacket (which helps with armor placement) and to give better abrasion resistance in case of a fall.
But this is not just a jacket for hot weather because it has a “two stage” removable liner included. The first state is a full-waterproof liner which will keep water out when it rains and also can act as a wind barrier to stop the wind flow that moves through the outer shell. The wind barrier will help in cooler temps such as cool mornings or elevation changes when you are in the mountains. The final stage is a vest-type thermal liner that can zip into the jacket with or without the rain liner. it is a vest only but will add a layer of insulation to help with even colder temps. Personally, I’d bet you’ll want to use the thermal liner along with the rain/wind liner. Just by itself, it could provide a bit of help with colder weather, but being just a vest, it won’t do a lot. Anyway, the options are open to you. Generally speaking, I’d say this jacket is a three season unit… summer, some spring and some fall, but not winter.
Folks who buy a jacket like this usually like plenty of storage. With this jacket you get a pair of combo cargo/hand warmer pockets down low on the front and two more zip pockets up on the chest and there is also a fanny pouch in back, and three storage pockets of different configurations on the inside. The pocket configuration is the same whether you are using the thermal liner or not which is a handy setup.
Finding a full mesh jacket in a touring style is a relative rarity and this looks like a good one. Its well made a has sharp styling and I think these are a good value. :: Paul, 12-261-17
Back pad upgrade: Tour Master’s standard back pad in this jacket is just standard fare… kind of thin and not CE approved (one of the few nits I have to pick with this jacket). Those who want a CE approved back pad should check out the D3O brand of aftermarket back pads as a replacement of the stock unit. If you are unsure about the need for an upgrade you should order the jacket and then evaluate for yourself the need for an upgrade.