ctowncat
 
 
 
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    May 27, 2012
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Tour Master Transition 3 Jacket 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 Masters 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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great jacket for the protection and the price
PostedMay 27, 2012
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ctowncat
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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This jacket has worked out great. I paired it with the Tour Master Venture Pants which looks great together. I can't comment on the rain and water proof nature of the Transition 3, but I will re-comment once this happens. Here are the things that I like:
1) The price - I was skeptical given the low price point, but when it was mentioned that it was a 4 season jacket, i was sold. I was pleasantly surprised, it feels roomy and protective. I think it fits similar to the Olympia gear and is cut for the huskier builds.
2) The reflective panels work well when they are shined on. There is piping down the extremities which will help in dark situations
Here are the things that could be improved:
1) The air flow is rather mediocre, there are zips to mesh areas, but there is also velcro lining which closes them and prevents air flow. There are vents along the arm, the chest area, and the back. However, there design prevents maximum air from getting in. In colder weather riding, this will be less of a problem likely.
2) Foam backpad, I wish there was a CE rated back armor, but I feel vulnerable on the back and might seek a replacement.
3) Low neck collar lets air flow on the neck. I would prefer a high neck color with a roll to minimize air between the neck and the helmet. But this collar is designed to be low, which you could love or hate.
All in all, I think it's a great outfit for the money
Rides: 2009 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet Features A large-size FX-39DS weighs 1.59 kg or 3.5 lb An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy A flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn screw face shield with side covers. The shield itself is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays There are several tinted shields available for this model Shield can be removed to allow open face riding or goggle use A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable 9 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead, top and rear vents Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers A clear coat finish to protect paint and graphics Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty Includes flat black side-covers and screw plug for shield use without the visor DOT approved for use in the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This helmet has all of the great features of the Shoie D3 but at a 1/3 of the cost
PostedMay 27, 2012
Customer avatar
ctowncat
From Milwaukee
State:WI
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
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The helmet is really great for the price point. I couldn't bring myself to buy the Shoei D3 helmet, so this caught my eye. I've been very happy with it as it's been about 1 1/2 weeks now. However, as many others have mentioned changing face shields is darn near scary. You have to remove a few screws on the side, then instructions indicate to remove the plastic circle pieces that just snap off and go flying. Much better attention could have went into designing a better face shield attach/detach mechanism. The instructions to install and or replace the face shield was very poor and just followed my intuition.
In regards to the helmet, the visor does catch some wind when looking left/right but isn't too bad. The field of view is good, but the replacement shield doesn't have the same range as motion as the original. There is a ratcheted buckle type strap on the bottom and makes putting on and taking off very easy. The helmet does breath well with the vents provided. Fogging isn't too much of a problem given that the helmet is open and exposed near the neck area vs. other helmets. It looks slick and do recommend it.
Rides: 2009 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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