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Tourmaster Transition 3 Jacket

Item Code: TourmasterT3Jacket

Brand: Tour Master

Color: Black, Blue, Hi-Vizibility, Red, and Silver

Gender: Men's

Material: Polyester


  • 3/4 length 600 Denier Carbolex® and 1680 Denier Ballistic Polyester shell incorporates reflective Phoslite® material panels for increased nighttime visibility
  • Waterproof, breathable Rainguard® barrier allows dryness without perspiration buildup
  • Collar anchor prevents flapping when collar is open
  • Waterproof zippered three-position shoulder vents, chest vents, sleeve vents, rear exit vents and Pipeline Ventilation System for flow-through ventilation
  • Durable two-way main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements
  • Wide reflective strip across back & chest, reflective sleeve piping, reflective lower takeup strap panel, Phoslite® material panels and reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility
  • Microfiber-lined collar and cuffs are soft, yet durable
  • Adjustable sleeve takeup straps at the forearm and bicep help to secure elbow armor and material
  • Removable, CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple-density back protector
  • Tour Master’s Z.O.Q. (Zip-Out Quilted) liner features warming 100g poly fill insulation
  • Vertical zippered chest map pockets, pockets with a flap closure, internal media pocket, dual-zippered fanny pack and sleeve key pocket
  • Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine-tune the fit
  • Jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included

Size Chart

Please measure the circumference of your chest using a cloth tape measure and add 1" if the measurement is an odd number to get to the next even number and choose your size from the chart below. Please note all measurements are in inches.

Size Chart

Size Chest Waist Sleeve Height
XS 38-4030.524 5'7"-5'9"
S 40-4232.524.5 5'9"-5'10"
M 42-4434.525 5'10"-5'11"
L 44-4636.525.5 5'11"-6'
XL 46-4838.526 6'-6'1"
2XL 48-5042.526.5 6'1"-6'3"
3XL 50-5244.527 6'3"-6'4"
4XL 52-5446.527.5 6'4"-6'5"


MDT 42-4434.527 6'-6'1"
LGT 44-4636.527.5 6'1"-6'2"
XLT 46-4838.528 6'2"-6'3"
2XT 48-5042.528.5 6'3"-6'4"
3XT 50-5244.529 6'4"-8'5"

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Most Helpful Reviews :

Best Bang For The Buck On A Touring Jacket

by - verified purchaser
Ordered a small & it fit almost perfectly , a little loose at the chest area, also feel a little shorter than my other 3/4 jackets. Mine was shipped without the shoulder armors but Jafrum took care of it in less than a week. Good jacket for the money, period.

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"Tourmaster Transition3 Jacket Review"

by - verified purchaser
"Ordered by size chart and great. Has performed well in moderate rain.also in temps from 41 to 92 deg using various venting options."

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Tour Master Tranisition 3 Jacket Review

by - verified purchaser
Great jacket!. I ordered a size larger so I could layer if necessary. Extraordinary construction with fabulous utility. The heavy liner is great for cool day. Not so cool, you can remove it. Highly recommend this jacket.

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Pleasant Surprise

by - verified purchaser
I am a woman biker, 5'5" and stocky. I ordered a man's XL (high viz) and the fit is perfect. On chilly days (62 degrees with fog and light rain) just closing the front and leaving the back vent open provides a very comfortable ride. I stay dry and warm without building up excessive heat. There is no bunching up of the fabric in the front. So far I love this jacket. It's stylish, comfortable, versatile, and durable. I am very happy with my purchase and will get one for my husband.

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Tourmaster Transition 3 Jacket Review

by - verified purchaser
I ordered by the size chart and it fits great. Lots of pockets, Vents, adjustable straps to adjust for the fit you are looking for. It has a zip out lining and all zippers seem to be made of high quality. So far I Love the jacket and hope it’s not too hot during the summer. High quality jacket at a very good price.

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Tourmaster Jacket

by - verified purchaser
All-in-all the jacket is great. Lots of reflection but when we received the first jacket it had a flaw on the inside of the arm, which made it too tight to wear and it was very uncomfortable. I have ordered a replacement jacket.

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Tourmaster Transition Jacket

by - verified purchaser
Great jacket. I ordered one size larger, works for me. A little warm to ware right now but it will be perfect in cold weather.

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Tourmaster Transition 3 Jacket

by - verified purchaser
Nothing wrong with this stylish coat: Plenty of adjustable straps, pockets (even a double fanny pack!), and a rain-proof front zipper. I ordered another for my wife.

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Tourmaster Transition 3 Jacket Review

by - verified purchaser
I was looking for an armoured jacket that would protect me in different weather conditions and I chose a good one. Lots of pockets, lots of vents, velcro cuffs, and zip-out lining. It's not cheap but there are lots of jackets that cost more and provide less.

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Tourmaster Transition Jacket 3.0

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What an incredible deal. Similar jackets I saw at a dealership were over $600. I love how many pockets it has and the high quality of the assembly. I was surprised at the weight of the jacket, finding it heavy, but once riding I felt very secure and the heavier weight was nice. This is a jacket for bikers who put serious miles on in seriously bad weather. Awesome Hardcore Touring Jacket!

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One problem outweighed by lots of flexibility

by - verified purchaser
There are no shortage of vents on this jacket. Two in front, one of each shoulder, two near the arm pits, two on the lower back sides and one across the shoulder blades. Did I forget any? Probably. The other cool thing is the vents have nets so they could also be used as pockets. Speaking of pockets.. there are a lot of those as well. A couple inside the jacket liner, a couple in the jacket itself, two outside for hands, one on the left cuff with a little lanyard clip that I have no idea what to use for (gloves clip?)... The jacket seems well made and durable so far. No comment on water proof or not yet as it hasn't rained. The dual front zipper is nice but the top zipper has already had it's little handle snapped off. The bottom zipper is metal but the top is cheap plastic. Not a great idea. I'm a little thick so the bottom of the jacket doesn't really close. I ordered an XL and I am 5'7" and weigh 220 with a large chest and shoulders so I really fill the jacket. The snaps on the arms allow you to fine-tune the position of the armor as well which is great because otherwise I'd have armor on the bottom of my arm instead of on my elbows! Good: Pockets Ventilation Material seems strong Dual zipper front with velcro and waterproof lining Removable inner lining for warm/cool weather Comfortable collar and cuff materials Bad: Plastic zipper handle broke after 1 week Collar is just a little short to block cool winter wind from going up helmet Bottom/gut area could use a little more room.

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by - verified purchaser
Had the Tourmaster Transition jacket for years, been waiting for them to go on sale in order to get a hi-viz model. Can't be too careful these days. Dam this hi-viz is bright should take all the excuses from the "didn't see the bike" crowd. Jafrum prices and delivery always first rate. Fitment wise, I'm 6'04" 270lbs 34" sleeve the 3XL fit perfectly... even the arm length !

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Tourmaster T3 Jacket Review

by - verified purchaser
I wrote a nice long detailed review and the Jafrum site ate it. Good: Venting Warmth Pockets Quality material Adjustable position armor Removable liner Bad: Zipper broke after one week Belly/Waist area needs a little more room or more size options for short fat people ;)

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The Transition III is a three quarter length textile riding jacket that’s made of a highly abrasion resistant material called Carbolex, with extra heavy duty panels in the shoulders and elbows.

It’s available in a huge size range, with available regular sizes extra small to four XL, and tall sizes medium tall to three XLT. The fit is pretty spot on per the size chart unless you are going to wear this jacket in cold enough weather where you would need a thicker layer or a heated liner. Billy, here, is 5’10” 165 with a 42 inch chest, and the recommended small fits perfectly over a t-shirt, but he would need a medium if he added a hoody.

In my experience, there are four key elements to a good touring jacket; protection, mobility, climate control, and storage. This Transition III is above average in all four.

Protection is achieved through a combination of high tensile strength and abrasion resistant fabrics and CE rated armor.

Carbolex is a 600 denier modified polyester based material, so it doesn’t have quite the abrasion resistance of say an aramid fiber, but it is highly resistant to UV light, so the jacket isn’t going to lose strength to fading over the years.

The shoulders and elbows are reinforced with a 1680 Denier ballistic polyester and house removable CE approved armor components. Your back is also protected by armor but it isn’t CE approved. The trade-off is that is instead articulated, which makes it really flexible and you hardly know it’s there. While we’re looking at the back, you can also see the zippered panel that allows you to attach the jacket to a pair of riding pants. This feature not only protects the small of your back in a crash, but it also helps to hold up your pants, and keeps water from running down into your “whistle”. Safety can also be found in the form of visibility. Phoslite reflective piping and panels dramatically improve your visibility at night, as does the TourMaster logo on the back.

The second key element to a good touring jacket is mobility. Mobility is comfort, and is achieved using three characteristics; cut or shape of the jacket, adjustability, and the use of flex panels. The Transition III doesn’t have any flex panels, which would be a nice addition, but the cut and the adjustability are quite good. The arms have a gentle curve to them, and the expansion joints in the shoulders help to keep the jacket from pulling on your back and binding under the arms when your arms are outstretched. There are Velcro adjusters at the ribs that work with the stretch band on the back of the jacket to optimize the fit.

There are also these reflective adjusters at the bottom of the jacket. You can use these in conjunction with the two way zipper on the main closure to control the fit and the airflow. The sleeves are fitted with these sleeve take-ups to keep the armor in place and reduce buffeting, and the cuffs are adjustable to allow your gloves to be worn with the gauntlet either on the inside or the outside of the cuff, depending on the weather conditions.

The third key element to a good riding jacket is climate control. The shell construction, ventilation, and liner system are all crucial in keeping you comfortable in varying weather conditions. The Carbolex shell is water resistant yet breathable, so it keeps the water out, but also lets water vapor escape through the material.

Ventilation is everywhere on this Transition jacket. TourMaster uses a similar ventilation strategy as FieldSheer, in that the hook and loop flaps that cover the waterproof vent zippers can be fastened back on themselves to create a scoop of sorts, to funnel huge amounts of air into the jacket. You can use these take-up straps to keep the vents open when you’re not reaching for the handlebars. This style of vents can be found on the sleeves, and on the inside and the outside of the chest. The vents on the outside of the chest have a cool added feature, this snap on the bottom of the vent opening makes the vent zipper easier to reach and also keeps the pull tab quiet in the wind when the vent is open.

There are additional vents on the back of the jacket as well. There is a huge exhaust vent across the shoulder blades and this fanny pack at the bottom is also ventilation when the zippers are open.

The liner system is the last element to good climate control. If you unhook the collar and fasten it out of the way, you can unzip the two way zipper to expose the removable, quilted, thermal liner. If you unzip the liner, you will see a fixed mesh liner that promotes airflow, and if you look closely, you can see the rainguard waterproof, breathable liner behind it. The combination of these systems provides a waterproof, breathable barrier that will keep you warm and dry. The only lacking feature with this setup is that the waterproof liner cannot be removed, which does reduce the amount of cool air you can get into the jacket on hot days, but the trade-off is a reduction of bulk, which is incredibly important for comfortable cold weather rides.

Storage is the final piece to the touring jacket puzzle. To say that storage is ample would be a dramatic understatement. Again, this jacket has a fanny pack built into it! Now, admit it. You’ve wanted to rock a fanny pack again since the eighties, but have lived in fear of wedgie dealing bullies. Well, it’s time to let your fanny flag fly. Now you can hide your must haves in a butt pouch, and no one will ever know.

If you fill up the fanny and still need more room, there are plenty of other pocket options to choose from. The front of the jacket is equipped with two large flap style cargo pockets, and the chest vents closest to the main closure double as pockets as well. Even the sleeve gets a pocket. If you open this pocket up, you’ll find a stretchy cord with a spring ring on the end to hold your keys. If we go back inside the Transition jacket, you can see that the thermal liner is equipped with numerous different sized pockets, and the shell is equipped with a Velcro pocket as well.

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I've owned multiple leather and textile jackets over the years. Finally found my last one! Love it.
Clifford C onDec 21, 2014
How is the sizing on the men's Transition 3? I am about 6'2" and 165 lbs. I'm a large/tall in sleeve length but only a medium/tall thru the torso. Any advice on whether a Lg/Tall or Med/Tall would be best for me?
Greg W on Mar 29, 2015
What is the substantive difference between the Tourmaster transition jacket and Saber series 4 jacket?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2014
Tourmaster Transition 3 Jacket
Tour Master Saber 4.0 Jacket
Best Answer:The transition 3 will have more features all the way around. The Saber is 500 Denier while the Transition is 600 denier with 1680 denier in impact areas. The Transition jacket will have more ventilation built into the jacket as well. Both have removable armor and both are water proof.
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