Tour Master Draft Air 2 Jacket Features Armor-Link mesh material combined with 600 denier Carbolex in the impact areas creates a well-ventilated garment that helps keep the rider protected Comfortable Mandarin-style collar 360 Phoslite reflective piping and Tour Masters signature reflective rear triangle helps increase nighttime visibility The microfiber-lined collar and cuffs are soft yet durable Adjustable Velcro sleeve tabs at the forearm and bicep help secure elbow armor and material Removable CE-approved armor at the elbow and shoulder with an articulated triple density back protector Removable breathable waterproof liner Hand warmer pockets, internal pouch pocket and mobile media pocket Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls help fine tune the fit Rear stretch panel accommodates an optional jacket to pant zipper (connection zipper not included)
I've had this a few weeks now and use it about two times a week. --First off, great looking jacket, I got the blue and its clean and sharp. Good reflective material on the back and it's not covered in brand labels and tags. A few small tags here and there but not excessive. Also, plenty of pockets to keep all your stuff (wallet,phone...). --Fit is near perfect. I'm 6'2 170lbs. and ordered a medium. Sleeves are notoriously a problem for me being tall and lanky, but they are plenty long enough. The torso could be a tad longer but it's not too short for me. --Protection is good, feels good and comfortable on, not too heavy or bulky. It's plenty sufficient for my leisure style riding. --With the rain liner in, jacket feels good, decent wind blocker for cooler days (obviously not insulated) but may need another base layer if its cold. On warmer days (hasn't been above 85 in tx since I've had it) without the liner is great! Way better than expected air flow, but still protected. Feels like a tee shirt with pads. I suspect it will be great in the real texas heat to come, don't foresee any personal over heating issues anyway. --Has good placement of Velcro to tighten fit on cuffs, arms, and around waist if needed. Personally not a fan of Velcro because the strips tend to peel off eventually. So far so good with this jacket. There is a little Velcro tab to prevent your zipper from flopping while riding and I noticed the Velcro there is coming apart from the jacket at bit already. Don't suspect that to last long but other than that all other points seem sturdy. --Note: it comes with a sturdy hanger for you to hang it up after use, which I like. It helps it keep its form and keeps me from just hanging it on a cheap plastic one, which in my opinion could cause wear points in the shoulders. I tend to take good care of my things, and this jacket appears to be one that will last a long time.
---Overall, I'm very impressed with this jacket, especially for the amount of money spent on it. Great bang for buck in my opinion! Definitely recommend.
TCX X-Street Shoes Get your street style on with the new X-Street all-uses riding shoe. Vintage sneaker construction with soft, breathable, full-grain leather or casual blue denim and a distressed-look rubber sole. Yet still equipped with signature TCX protective features including ankle guards and reinforced toe and heel counter. Features UPPER breathable, full-grain leather or blue denim PROTECTION ankle guards, reinforced toe and heel counter. CLOSURE laces INSOLE molded EVA with antibacterial, moisture wicking face fabric. SOLE distressed-look vintage rubber sole Also available in a waterproof version !
This shoe is a great alternate to a riding boot. I'm personally not a boot fan, so something with classic style like this shoe suits me well. It's very comfortable, and offers enough protection for the average cruiser/commuter. Heel protection is great, and ankle protection is sufficient. There's not quite as much protection in the toe box as I had hoped, but I believe is it more than sufficient for me. The shoe does fit a little small. I tipically wear a 10.5-11.5 depending on the make of the shoe, I went with a 10 and it fits perfect. Overall great shoe, comfortable enough to wear all day, and provides plenty of protection. The style is great, and the price is very reasonable!