Wednesday, June 14, 2006
  Jacket Reviews
Since I purchased two new jackets lately, I thought I'd post a review. The first jacket is the Tour Master Cortech LRX Sport Women's Jacket in black:

I bought this jacket from a seller on eBay for a really reasonable price. This is the jacket I wore on last weekend's 400 mile Ojai trip. It comes with a liner that I foolishly forgot to bring since it was a bit cold at the beginning of the ride. In terms of fit, I'd give this jacket 8 out of 10 points. It fits better than most of the jackets I own and really does seem to be tailored for a woman in most respects. The sleeves were still too long but there were enough adjustments on them to compensate. The LRX jacket was very comfortable to wear on the ride.

Even with the liner, I think this jacket would not be warm enough for the winter though. But, it's great for the spring and fall. I will complain about the zipper though. The zipper frequently got caught in the too thin placket. Both the zipper and the plackets on the jacket could be improved

The other jacket is the Tour Master Cortech Breeze Women's Jacket:

I really don't have a lot to say about this jacket since I have not ridden in the jacket. I will note that the construction appears to be decent. Newenough has these on closeout for $61.50. The sleeves are even longer that those on the LRX jacket except the Breeze doesn't have sleeve adjustments. If I didn't know better, I would guess they just slapped a ladies label on the next smaller size mens jacket. The ladies Breeze does not seem to be tailored for a woman. I'll use this jacket this weekend and comment further later.
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