DucNut
 
 
 
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    October 16, 2012
  • Last review
    November 7, 2012
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Tour Master Epic Jacket - HiViz The Three Quarter Length 600 Denier Carbolex and 600 Denier Ballistic Polyester shell incorporates reflective Phoslite material panels for strength and increased nighttime visibility Features an Aqua-Barrier under-the helmet hood to eliminate seepage in the collar area The hood easily stows. in a hidden collar pocket A waterproof and breathable Rainguard barrier allows rain protection without perspiration buildup Collar anchor snap eliminates flapping while collar is open Integrated kidney and back support belt easily deploys or stows from a hidden sleeve Waterproof zippered 3-position shoulder vents combine with chest vents, sleeve vents, rear exit vents and the Pipeline. Ventilation System to provide flow-through ventilation Durable two-way main zipper closure with dual wind flap seals out the elements Phoslite dark reflective piping and wide strips across the back, Phoslite material panels and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle increase nighttime visibility The fleece lined collar and cuffs are soft, yet durable Adjustable sleeve take-up 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 removable liner features warming 80g Thinsulate insulation Vertical zippered chest map pockets, zippered hand warmer pockets with flap closure bellows pockets, internal media pocket and a dual zippered fanny pack Adjustable waist belts, with TPR pulls help to fine tune the fit Includes a jacket/pant zipper attachment with the pant side included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent value, feature laden
PostedNovember 7, 2012
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DucNut
From Sacramento
State:CA
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I don't know why you would pay more for a jacket. The construction looks bomb-proof, plenty of features including zippered vents, waist strap, armor, built-in back support if you care to use it, zip-out liner, and cinch straps to secure armor in place.
As to fit. I am 5'9", 42" chest and usually wear a medium. This jacket runs large for my frame with the small being a perfect fit. I have a pencil neck at 15" and this is the only riding jacket I have with enough adjustment to seal well. Sleeve length is good for a semi-crouch (Ducati Monster) riding position.
Some have commented on the tight sleeves, particularly with the liner in place. They are snug and can be cinched even tighter. The whole point is to hold the armor in place and I think it works well. I have two other riding jackets (one a $$$Dainese) and neither of them give me the same confidence that the armor will stay put in the event of a crash.
Haven't ridden it in the heat; I have a ventilated jacket for hot days. I bought this jacket for commuting and cold weather. So far freeway riding with temps in the low 50's is no problem. I have a similar Tourmaster that can go into the 30's with comfort so I expect this jacket will as well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell RS-1 Replacement Cheekpads Helmet Size Stock Cheekpad XS 40 MM SM 35 MM MD 40 MM LG 35 MM XL 40 MM 2XL 35 MM
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good price and function
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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DucNut
From Sacramento
State:CA
Age:55-64
Gender:male
With a head circumference of 56.5 cm I am between a small and medium RS-1 Bell. I went with the medium and ordered the 5mm thicker cheekpads. Snapped in no problem and now I have a great fitting helmet.
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Bell Transitions SolFX Photochomatic Faceshield for Bell Star, Bell Vortex, Bell Revolver, and Bell RS-1 Helmets Transitions Photochromatic shields automatically adjusts to light conditions, darkening when exposed to sunlight and clearing in low light. It eliminates the need change between tinted and clear shields when riding in the light of day, the darkness of night and anything in between. Features Shield tint automatically adjusts to lighting conditions Bell NutraFog II anti-fog coating reduces fogging Anti-scratch and UV-protected coatings block 99 percent of UV rays Compatible only with Bell ClickRelease shield system (featured on Star, RS-1 and Vortex full-face helmets)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pulled the trigger, worth the $
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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DucNut
From Sacramento
State:CA
Age:55-64
Gender:male
I own a Bell RS-1 that is a snug fit, making it difficult to wear sun glasses. The photochromic shield was the perfect solution. Some have commented that it doesn't get dark enough, but it works well for me. That may be because I am used to wearing the rose colored, high contrast shades that aren't that dark to begin with. I like not having to wear sunglasses while I ride; no need to get them fitting just right before closing the shield. or having them fog on a cold day. Also works well as conditions change, particularly on East to West transitions.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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