Scorpion 1909 Leather Jacket
Looks and Armor - Amazing Jacket!
Called to confirm on sizing since I wanted to avoid too tight in the shoulders. Scottish heritage at play here...
Chest: 48 inches
Around the shoulders is 57 inches
Went with a 2XL and pulled the trigger; not too worried since Revzilla's return policy is that good. NAILED IT on size. Fits perfectly and the armor molds in really nicely in the shoulders and feels snug without being tight at all. It's been a week and already the jacket feels like armored skin. I have absolutely no impediment at all on the commuter bike through a couple of hours of slow speed skills to shake winter rust off the riding. No issues in a couple of hours in city and freeway riding after that. In fact, I'd say a slight boost with a subconscious feeling of knowing I'd be fine during a slide in it - safe riding for all!
That's the fit, lookwise...it is fantastic. The distressed look bleeds a bit of James Dean attitude with a classic look that never goes out of style. It looks WAY better in real life compared to the photos. Wore it on a night out for the heck of it, no riding, and was impressed with the unsolicited praise for the look and surprise for those that had no idea the armor was still in it.
Note: inner pockets allow for removal of the shoulder and forearm armor.
Bottom line, if you're looking for a cool looking leather jacket, this is it. If you're looking for what feels like a great protecting armor jacket, this is it. If you're looking for a surprising true to size jacket, this is it. Leather, armor, classic look with no storm-trooper lines...a perfect jacket well worth the money!
Finally, some of the smaller things: I wear decently thick gloves ,Alpines, and with those on the extra length zipper tags are great for getting in and out of pockets. I was a bit nervous regarding sleeve length barrel chest and shoulders issue, but sleeve zippers pull up over gloves and it fits perfectly, not long, not short. Been riding from 45 to 70 degrees without liner and have not felt cold or hot - a nice comfortable in both slow speed and freeway speed air flows while others I'm with have commented about getting cold in their gear. Not entirely sure how it will be in 80+ yet but given every other "worry" about the jacket I had has been unfounded, I'm less concerned than I was at first.
Hope to update later as to how it wears through a season here. Happy and Safe Riding!
Rides: 2010 Triumph Speedmaster commuter, 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Storm weekend rider
March 17, 2015
Classic, stylish, semi-distressed moto jacket that does a lot very well.
First and most important for a review, my stats:
Wearing a size XL
Height: 5' 8"
Measurements: arm 33", chest 45", waist around belly button 45".
Riding a '09 Buell XB12scg
I would have ordered an XL but the jacket was a gift so I originally received a size Large. It fit ok, was a little snug everywhere(with armour in) however the stomach was way too tight (as the stats above show I've got a bit of gut these days so take that into consideration). If you don't have a gut and like a tighter fitting jacket a large would probably be a good fit.
I sent back the large for an XL and as everyone knows by now Revzilla is AWESOME about returns and shipping, I had my new jacket in no time with zero hassle. Two thumbs up for customer service.
The XL fits me perfect in my opinion except for the length at the waist, it's a little long on the bike but I'm certain it's going to break in and be fine in a few months. The shoulders fit perfect with or without the armour(I do have kinda broad shoulders). Chest fits perfect. Sleeves go down to my knuckle but is perfect on the bike.
The construction of the jacket is very nice. Very well put together. It has that heavy feeling of quality. All the zippers are smooth and strong, the leather is thick and high quality. The distressing is perfect in my opinion, just the right amount. The brown and black are much closer in color when seen in person. I Can't speak to the summer heat but the ventilation seems to be adequate, especially the perforation under the arms.
All in all I'm very pleased with the jacket both fit, style, and quality and I do recommend it.
I know this review is kind of long but they've been very helpful to me in the past. So I hope this one helps.
March 16, 2015
Good look and feel
Solid jacket with a clean look. Only 3 internal pockets and no holster, but it looks sharp and its comfortable off the rack.
March 9, 2015
Wow. Seriously, right on the money.
I was going back and forth between this and the (also awesome) Roland Sands Ronin for a good 2 months or so. But when it came down to it, this jacket just simply offers more for less (all style preferences aside).
For one, this jacket includes (removable) elbow and shoulder Sas-tec armor. It isn't super bulky or noticeable, but for comfort's sake, I like to keep mine out, except for longer rides (mainly because I find myself wearing this jacket daily, even off the bike).
Secondly, it's over a hundred dollars cheaper than the Ronin. And after you factor in the included armor, the jackets are relatively the same (zip-out thermal liner, quality construction, same general cafe style, good venting, etc). However, I've heard some concerns re: the stitching durability on the Ronin, and I've been nothing but impressed by the overall solid feel of all the seams and materials on this jacket. Nothing about it makes me nervous at the thought of sliding down a bit of pavement with it on.
That being said- the $120 price difference would only be for the style and looks of the Ronin. And let me just say, not sure why Scorpion went with the photos they did, but this thing looks LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than the goofy promo photos they have for it online. Be sure and watch RevZilla's awesome overview video to get a better sense of color and finish on this guy. It looks and feels FANTASTIC. Heavy duty, a great broken in look and feel, all while retaining the bullet-proof build quality I mentioned.
And finally, the fit. This thing fits like a custom-tailored piece. Bear in mind, I prefer a more fitted look and feel. I bought a size M, and I am 6'0", 32 waist, 155 lbs, and I usually wear a size 38 or 40 suit jacket. But even though it's a great, snug fit, it also gives enough room to fit a normal weight hoodie underneath, making this jacket awesome from spring all the way to winter (no joke). Sizing chart was SPOT on, use it!
As if that's not enough, like I said earlier, I find myself wearing this jacket every single day, through a wide range of temperatures (on AND off the bike), because of how good it looks.
Absolutely zero complaints. The price is steep for a jacket in some respects, but without a doubt, this is right on the money, considering all the quality and features you get with it. Couldn't recommend it enough.
I look forward to aging this jacket over the years and someday passing it down to my son in a decade, should it hold up til then. (It's that freakin' cool).
Cheers guys! Ride safe.
February 10, 2015
The "IT" jacket
6'5, 230 lbs - order the XL. Being a big guy my whole life, sizing charts can often be a gamble of sacrifice between sleeve length, chest width, etc. This jacket fit absolutely perfectly. It's extremely comfortable on the bike (I ride a cruiser) and off as a casual wardrobe piece. The armor inserts don't impede your range of motion and don't wiggle around when riding. Love this piece.
February 3, 2015
Timeless style and protection!
I knew I wanted this jacket from the first video review I saw. I immediately went into a store to see it for myself. I fell in love at first touch, This jacket has an amazing feel to the leather, and you can tell there was a lot of time spent on the details. Keep in mind that the jacket you see online and in a store will look slightly different than the one you get due to the way they distress the leather. That is unless you are fortunate enough to find your size in the store and walk out with the one you try on.
The Jacket does fit as advertised as an "American" cut, so there is room in the gut area. Everywhere else fits true to size except the sleeves. This is the only negative about the jacket in my opinion. It seemed there was less than 1.5 inch difference between the large and small as far as sleeve length was concerned. I am 5'5" 155, athletic build, and the sleeves are about an inch too long. If I leave the sleeve un-zipped and let my arm hang, it covers my knuckles. Even in riding position they are too long.
If you have never had SAS-TEC armor before, it slowly conforms to you as it gets hot from the sun. The pockets for the armor are sized perfectly and there is no sliding around like in some other jackets I have had in the past. If you regularly travel with a clear or tinted visor to swap on your helmet, there is no inside pocket for it like some other jackets offer. Also, at this price point, it should come with a back protector.
Regardless of my sizing issue, no other jacket comes close to the look and feel of this jacket I my opinion. As long as you're not built like me, I HIGHLY recommend this jacket.
December 11, 2014
Great and good looking protective gear.
Excellent construction, fits is true. wish it had bigger pockets. also for the money they should include the back protector.
the leather is top notch quality and the style makes the jacket flow nicely.
December 1, 2014
excellent style and protection
I was first drawn to this jacket by the lack of logo-ing and was further inspired to get it by all the feature it contains and the retro style I appreciate
November 17, 2014