Tour Master Trek Jacket for Women ~ Sale
- Abrasion-resistant 600D polyester shell with DWR coating.
- 1000D Honeycomb nylon ripstop reinforced shoulders, elbows, and forearms.
- Ergonomically shaped external TPU shoulder armor.
- Aqua-Barrier™ Under-the-Helmet hidden hood (U.S. Patent #8,156,573 and #7,779,485).
- Lightweight Reissa breathable, waterproof zip-out liner, plus full sleeve zip-out thermal liner.
- 4-Way stretch shoulders and accordion elbows stretch panels.
- 2 large hi-flow zippered mesh chest panels offer multiple configuration options.
- Additional vents include forearm, upper bicep, underarm, and oversized rear exhaust panel.
- CE level-2 SAFE-TECH shoulder and elbow armor
- Removable EVA foam back pad (Fits SAFE-TECH size M back pad).
- Reflective accents on chest, arms, and back.
- Sliding arm take-up straps for infinite adjustability.
- Waist belts with hidden stretch panel for a customized fit.
- Exterior storage includes front cargo pockets, zippered hand pockets, and a rear oversized storage pouch complete with safety buckles.
- Internal storage pockets repeated on the shell and both liners.
- Comfort features included two-way front zipper, microfiber-lined collar and cuffs, snap-lock zippered cuffs with mesh gussets, and TPR hook and loop cuff adjustment strap, and TPU carabiner.
- Rear zippered expansion panels with mesh gussets.
- Genuine SBS waterproof zippers and TPR zipper garages.
- 8” Jacket-to-pant attachment zipper with the pant side included.
Below is the Tour Master chart provided for this product. All measurements are in inches and consider these to be “max” measurements. The adjustment straps on either side of the waist can effectively tailor the fit of the jacket through the mid-section for you.
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Our Two Cents
The Trek Jackets and matching Pants are new for 2021. The jacket and pants are part of a new line of Tour Master gear aimed at adventure riders. The line is called “Horizon Line”. Both the Ridgecrest jacket and pants are solid textile designs with zippered venting for use in warmer weather, but they also include removable waterproof liners and thermal liners for colder and/or wet weather. Please review the close-up pictures in our gallery to see the venting features as they are extensive. The jackets feature a hidden hood in the collar that can be deployed in rainy weather to wear under your helmet. The hood covers the area between the jacket’s collar and your helmet to keep water from going in the jacket down the back of your neck. Both the jackets and pants are offered in men’s and women’s sizes (see the links below for the other garments of the group). * Note:* Also part of the Horizon Line this year is the Ridgecrest jacket and pants for men and women which are similar to the Trek but have a partial mesh and textile shell designed for comfort in a warmer temperature range. Check our Tour Master department for links to those.
Well, I guess “Tour Master” isn’t just for touring anymore, is it? So what makes this Alpine-Trek jacket and pant different from the traditional Tour Master jackets and pants (like the Transition for example). The overall styling is definitely different. The colored jacket choices are more in line with the “back country” palettes you see with other adventure gear lines like Klim. Also, there are more pockets and pouches for stowing things, and many of the pockets are styled as patch pockets rather than inside lined pockets so they’ll have more capacity. Both the jackets and pants have more patches of nighttime reflective materials. The pant legs have added patches of leather on the inside surface of the pant legs to shield you from engine temps and also to give a better grip between you and the bike (a feature common in off-road/adventure pants). The pants are fitted a bit more loosely and with the bulkier pockets (as already mentioned). In our sizing advice I’ve cautioned that the pants are built quite as widely in the lower leg like some other brands, so be sure to check out that advice to make sure the pants will work with your style of boot.
And what’s similar to traditional Tour Master gear? The overall “heft” of the jacket materials and the armor setup is very similar to Tour Master’s street line. When you compare this gear to main-line brands in the adventure market (most notably Klim), you’ll find this gear doesn’t use the higher end ultra-tough materials. But on the other hand, the price marks for this gear are WELL below those other brands. This gear is priced slightly above the Tour Master street line, probably because of the added complexity of the pockets, etc, but it is an absolute bargain as compared to Klim or REVIT. I’m not saying you don’t get what you pay for, but rather, this gear offers a lot, but in lesser cost materials, which may suit some riders just fine. Not everybody is interested in “lifetime” gear.
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). The pants include the same CE2 armor for the knees and thin foam units in the hips. Like the back protector in the jacket, the hip armor can be upgraded (link also below).
Consider both the jacket and pants to have a complete outfit. Compatible zips are included in both the jacket and pants for connection to each other. Both men’s and women’s sizes are offered. The entire outfit with optional armor upgrades can be had for less than just a jacket in many premium brands! :: Paul, 05-21-21