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Jacket

Joined
Oct 22, 2013
Messages
122
Location
san marcos TX
#1
Last Saturday I decided to wash my motorcycle jacket and pants for the first time in about 5 years, brought it to the Laundry Mart. It got clean OK. But when I inspected my Tourmaster Epic jacket, which was pretty good all those years, I found that the shoulder pads had disintegrated, all crumbled up in peaces and I can't just replace them without cutting open the inner mesh liner. dang it, it looks like it is time to buy a new Jackett. I will make sure the next jacket has pockets to replace the armor pads.
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
1,329
Location
Midlothian
#2
Sorry to hear it. Lots of great gear out there but most of what I ride in is Olympic. Very popular brand, good bang for the buck and POCKETS for your pads. The knee pads also have adjustment up and down. Happy hunting.
 
Joined
Sep 4, 2009
Messages
11,339
Location
Arlington
#3
Must be a fairly old jacket; both my current Tourmasters have armor pockets that Velcro shut. There is a LOT of good gear out there, but my favorite remains Tourmaster - great value for price, and it always seems to fit me right.
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2009
Messages
6,398
Location
Harmaston, TX
#4
Tourmaster Epic jacket does have velcro flaps to remove shoulder armor. The pads should have been removed before washing as the washing machine agitation is what breaks them down faster.

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Joined
Sep 4, 2009
Messages
11,339
Location
Arlington
#8
That'll be on my tombstone as my life accomplishment: "Helped Poxy find the armor pocket in his jacket." Could be worse... Seriously, glad we could help.
 
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