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Tour Master Cortech Jacket Report

By Frank Glamser <>

I have owned a Tour Master Cortech jacket for about six months. I've ridden about 4,000 miles in the jacket of which about 30 hours have been in the rain. The temperature range experienced was from 35 to 85 on a fully faired bike.

The body of the jacket is made of 500 Denier Cordura while the upper chest, upper back, outside shoulders and underside of the sleeves are 1000 Denier. Small reflective triangles are sewn on the shoulders and center back. The lining is mesh. The jacket is pictured in the Competition Accessories and Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse catalogs. Available colors are black, black & red, and black & purple.

The style of the jacket is similar to the old Belstaffs. It is longer than many jackets, measuring 31.5 inches down the back in XL. The standup collar is corduroy lined and seals with a hook-and-loop fastener strap. The cuffs have a large gusset which allows for generous airflow when opened fully. They are corduroy lined and close tightly with a hook-and-loop fastener strap. At the waist in front are two adjustable belts on either side and in back is an internal elastic belt. In cold weather the jacket can be made very snug at the waist, neck, and wrists.

There are many generous pockets: Two large cargo pockets in front below the waist, two smaller chest pockets, a small zippered pocket on one cargo pocket (for my earplugs), an inside chest pocket, and a large fanny (American usage not British) pocket across the back with vertical zippers at each end. The front pockets are flapped and hook-and-loop fastener secured.

Dual density removable armor is found at the shoulders, elbow/forearm, and back. It is firm and generous sized.

The two-way front zipper is sturdy and covered with two flaps, the outer one of which is secured with a hook-and-loop fastener strip. The flaps are adequate, but just so. Ventilation is via two angled horizontal zippers backed with nylon mesh and a rear overlapping cape across the shoulders backed with mesh. The fabric is coated on the inside, and all seams are taped.

The jacket comes with a full length, sleeved thinsulate liner with knit cuffs which zips in easily.



Frank Glamser
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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