Scorpion 1909 Leather Jacket
Pre-distressing is the *worst*. Stop it.
One of the other reviews mentioned the distressing. I should have paid attention. The pictures really don't show how severe this is.
The armor sits weirdly on me. My elbow is right in the middle of the forearm protection, and there's no adjustability.
Most important, this is a $500 jacket, and the leather is about what I'd expect to get from a Wilson's fashion jacket. It's thin, single stitched. I feel like I could poke my finger through it if I tried.
I wanted something less hyper-sport looking than my Alpinestars, but I'm not going to sacrifice safety for it.
December 10, 2015
Look so good, your vegetarian wife will love it.
At least, my vegetarian wife loves it. I think it's something Han Solo would wear if he dropped the Millennium Falcon in favor of a speeder. The color is almost a brownish gray, rather than a plain gray, and the brown accents are very subdued, really classy.
Getting my hands on a medium of this jacket was difficult, this sucker sells out quickly. Fortunately, Revzilla's customer serviced kicked enough asphalt that I wasn't upset about some ordering issues.
I was able to take the EVA foam back pad from another scorpion jacket for this one, which was an unexpected bonus. Would be nice if it came with CE level back armor, especially for the price they're asking. Scorpion is playing with some big numbers here, they've gotta come fully stocked. That being said, it looks unlike what most other companies are offering.
November 20, 2015
Scorpion 1909 Leather Jacket
This is a super cool Jacket. Great vintage style. The armor is also a great addition to this jacket. fit is true to the sizing chart.
September 24, 2015
nice jacket but a little over distressed
I like this jacket but was a little disappointed with the distressing that was done to it. It doesn't really show in the video or the pictures but the distressing is a little overdone. I know it is done in a controlled way but think maybe they should offer a waxed leather version without the distressing. Normally, I stay away from pre-aged clothing but this looked cool in the pictures and video so I bought it. I don't want to look like a storm trooper wanabe racer or a biker while riding so the overall style of the jacket suits me. It may grow on me as it ages for real but I may end up re-dieing it or oiling it to get rid of some of the distressing. I really like the armor in the jacket and I also got the back protector which I also like. I was also dissapointed to see that the jacket is made in China. Too bad. I would have been willing to pay a little more if it was made in the US. I can't imagine they are really saving that much money getting them made in China.
September 23, 2015
Well made and great styling
This is a well made and heavy duty made jacket that would offer some solid protection in a spill.
September 21, 2015
Very cool, comfortable jacket
I received this jacket about 3 months ago. Ever since I received it, I can't stop looking at it. It is badass, and the pics do not do it justice at all. The leather itself is very thick. The armor is comfortable and doesn't hinder movement in any way. Plenty of pockets for storing multiple items. My only nitpick about it would be the zipper for the liner... a little cheap. All of the other zippers are heavy duty and will give years of service I am sure.
August 3, 2015
Solid jacket choice
Bought this jacket mostly for the looks. I've been riding with it now for a few months and decided to share my thoughts. Negatives first: the armor in the jacket is incredibly stiff when cold. I received the jacket in the late winter and upon trying it on was sure I'd have to return it because the armor was so stiff. Turns out the armor softens and conforms to your body as it gets warmer. Body heat is sufficient to soften the armor. Second negative is one of the liner retaining buttons ripped off the jacket the first time I removed the liner. This isn't a huge deal as I'd rather throw on extra layers of clothes vs using the liner anyway but it does speak to the quality. Best part of this jacket is the looks. I get constant compliments on how good the jacket looks to point people recommend I wear it casually even if not riding. That level of style and construction quality combined with the price makes the jacket an absolute steal.
June 22, 2015
Beautiful piece on and off the bike
There is not much more to say about jacket other than it's one of the best jackets I've ever owned. The leather is nice, thick, heavy, but supple enough to not restrict any of your movements on or off the bike, and if you are off the bike, you'll have a hard time noticing the armor; if anything you'll notice the elbow pads if you bend your arm and the SAS Tec needs to take a few seconds to form into place. The SAS Tec is by far my favorite "liquid" armor, super soft, super breathable but I'm not interested in finding out if it works or not..I'll trust that the Germans have manufactured it properly and that's good enough for me. I haven't purchased the back protector yet, but plenty of other people have reviewed it. You don't really need to take the armor out if you're going to wear the jacket as a style piece, you can if you find the jacket to heavy, but again it's really tough to notice the armor.
The worn in look is amazing, the jacket doesn't look that black to me, I felt like it was a darker grey or charcoal color, and the brown accents really pop. It'll look and feel like a jacket that's been passed down from your grandpa, no break in necessary. Perforation in the inner arms and under the armpits is great for airflow, open the rear vents up and even on 90+ days you're sitting cool at the lights. On slightly colder days the thermal vest is great, and if you need a little bit more warmth just pop on a long sleeve flannel or thermal and worry no more. Have not tried it out in the rain, and as long as I can help it I probably never will.
Plenty of pockets on this thing for everything you'd need to carry, and they're deep pockets too, fits a 6+ in the hand pockets with no problem, I would like to mention that the liner of the pockets MIGHT be the only thing that leaves you wanting a bit more quality, but that's just based on the tactile feel of the material compared to how amazing everything else is on the jacket.
Overall, this is a great jacket, I would recommend it for any style of rider. I've worn it every day since I've purchased it and I get compliments on it daily. Expensive but worth every penny..hospital bills are always going to be more than your safety gear, just sayin...
June 21, 2015