TourMaster Cortech Riding Suit
Tough and machine-washable, TourMaster's all-weather Cortech Sport Jacket and Pant combo is made from 1000-denier Cordura in abrasion-sensitive areas (shoulders, sleeve panels, seat and hip areas) with a 500-denier Cordura weave everywhere else. Features we like? Removable back, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee pads, Scotchlite reflective panels, quality YKK zippers and pant legs that open waist-high are all nice. And although the Cortech duo doesn't zip together, fit is good enough to seal out the wind and keep us comfy in 50-degree temps (thanks also to the jacket's removable Thinsulate 150 liner). Complaints? We found that neither jacket nor pant lived up to its waterproof billing in heavy downpours. We also found overly narrow front pocket openings and jacket vents that don't stay open wide enough for proper circulation. The suit's outstanding build quality, however, may offset these annoyances for potential buyers.
Jacket: $241.99; Pants: $199.99
Verdict: Great value and superb construction, but jacket has ineffective venting and tiny pocket openings. Not as waterproof as claimed.
26855 Malibu Hills Rd.
Calabasas Hills, CA 91301