Item Code: TourmasterT3Jacket Brand: Tour Master Color: Black, Blue, Hi-Vizibility, Red, and Silver Gender: Men's Material: Polyester
Tour Master Transition 3 Jacket Features
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 for the Tour Master Transition 3 Jacket
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.
Comment: 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.
Tourmaster Transition Jacket 3.0
Comment: 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!
La Crete, Alberta
Tourmaster Transition Jacket
Comment: 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.
New Brittain , Ct.
Comment: 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.
Tourmaster Transition3 Jacket Review
Comment: Ordered by size chart and great. Has performed well in moderate rain.also in temps from 41 to 92 deg using various venting options.
Tourmaster Transition 3 Jacket Review
Comment: 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.
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
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
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.