Tour Master Intake Jacket
- Abrasion-resistant 600D polyester shell with 1000D nylon dobby at shoulder and elbows
- Reissa waterproof, breathable zip-out liner, and zip-out thermal vest liner
- Accordion stretch panels on back and elbows
- Zippered hand pockets, a rear storage pouch, and four internal storage pockets
- Zippered intake vents on arms and chest with exhaust vents on back
- Mandarin-style collar and adjustable zippered cuffs feature soft microfleece trim
- 360° reflective printing
- Adjustable waist strap with TPR pulls
- Adjustable arm take-up straps
- Safe-Tech CE level-2 shoulder and elbow armor
- Removable EVA foam back pad (fits Safe-Tech 851 back pad)
- Includes an 8” jacket-to-pant zipper attachment with the 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 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. The jacket offers venting and CE armor in the shoulders and elbows. 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 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. For warmer weather, this jacket offers a couple of vents on the bicep and on the sides of the torso. The airflow will be modest though so count on this jacket for temp ranges from cold to warm (but not hot), and of course, wet weather too. So I’d say you can find comfort in at least three of the year’s seasons (depending on where you live of course).
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, the Intake jacket makes a very good purchase for everyday riding. :: Paul, 01-25-21