Scorpion 1909 Leather Jacket
I'm 6' and about 180, so I bought a large. I usually need to have suit jackets tailored, since I've got fairly wide shoulders and long arms, but this fit me almost perfectly. It has good space across the shoulders and arms, though has an enormous amount of extra room for the beer gut I will undoubtedly gain now that I have a jacket to accommodate it.
I've worn it on 90 degree days and its extremely well vented. Even when sitting still at a light or in traffic I don't get too uncomfortable. I suppose anything leather/armored is going to be toasty, but the 1909 does a great job of minimizing this. And with vents closed, long sleeve undershirt, and thermal vest in you stay cozy down to temps in the 40s for quite awhile. Keep in mind, though, that the perforated sleeves still bring in a lot of air at speed and so this jacket probably won't do for long haul trips in the winters.
Plenty of easy-to-zip pockets, including a ridiculously handy one for keys/toll money on the right sleeve. And my girlfriend loves it.
June 28, 2016
I have a small midsection...
Great Jacket, has held up well after 1.5 years of use. I ride everyday, so it has faded a bit in the Sun, turning a slightly (very light) reddish brown on the shoulders.
The zippers are still doing well, and its liner is great for fall travel, just be sure to close the vents.
It fits great in the arms, however even using the buttons on the back, it is still a bit wide on my mid section.
Overall, great jacket, looks good, and the seams are holding up well.
June 16, 2016
Style and Protection
Overall this is a great jacket. Mobility is great without the armor and OK with it. Leather is distressed, but I like it. Plus it is buttery soft. Airflow is fantastic! Style of this jacket should never go out of style. It looked good 100 years ago and still does. This definitely has a European cut to it. I am 5 ft 10 and weigh 165 with a 41 inch chest. I had to return the medium because it was too tight around the chest and upper back. The large fits great.
May 23, 2016
Great jacket and manufacturer support
This is a great jacket, as has already been said in other reviews. I've gotten lots of compliments on it, from both sexes! Color-wise, the brown is faded to almost gray as a result of the 'distressing.' I'm going to hit mine with some leather conditioner to hopefully enrich the color a little.
The armor is comfortable and does a good job 'molding' to your body.
Airflow is good for a perf leather jacket, although I haven't ridden in hot conditions yet.
In cool conditions, it kept me warm with the liner in during daytime at freeway speeds (on a sport bike) down into the high 50s with just a tee shirt underneath. For night riding, or anything cooler than that, you will want an under layer.
The main reason I'm writing is also to say that Scorpion stood behind a small defect in the jacket, and was great about it. One of the stitches on the neck started to unravel after only a few days of use. I contacted Scorpion, spoke to a human being, and was assisted right away. They arranged to have the jacket shipped to them, repaired it, and sent it back no questions asked. All told, the repair took around two weeks. Win!
I would definitely buy this or other products from them again.
May 23, 2016
Looks Great, Feels Good
I'm happy with this jacket. It's definitely on the pricey side, but a jacket is one of those pieces of gear that you don't want to cheap out on. You get what you pay for. I bought the $40 back protector that matches the armor that comes in this jacket, and I feel very safe when I wear it. If you're going to cough up the money for this jacket, definitely get the back armor. It feels good to know your spine is protected. It has just the right amount of give. And I have no doubt this leather would save my skin. It's tough. Did I mention it smells great? Like, awesome. And it works well as a jacket off the bike. You'll look good.
It breathes well. I hope to make this a year round jacket. It is not "cool" by any means on the hot days, but open up the vents on the back and it breathes well enough. The perforation areas help. And in the winter I think it will work well with layers.
I'm 5'11, 165, and the Small fits me perfectly. I wanted to wear a Medium, since I usually wear Mediums, but I tried it and it was just too loose. Probably because I don't have massive arms/shoulders. Sleeves were a little long. But I suppose if you're my size and just ripped, then go for the Medium.
The only thing I didn't like is the shoulder armor is pretty intense. Makes my shoulders unusually huge. So I took it out. But I'm glad I have it for track days or longer rides.
May 18, 2016
Everything is awesome. You can't even tell the armor is there when your riding. I was out in 77 heat yesterday only going 20-30 mph and it kept me cool.
Not something you could wear in cold weather.
It's very stylish.
I'm 6'2 and 180lbs and got a size M. It's very tight and form fitting the way I like it. The sleeves are long enough even when I'm riding.
April 19, 2016
I love this jacket. It has good deep pockets, amazing airflow. It's looks amazing, great styling and quality.
April 12, 2016
High quality, looks great, a little tight
Love this jacket. Quality of the lather is good, and airflow is fantastic. Hard to overheat if you are moving over 25mph. This is my first jacket with armor and while I feel very protected, it does get a bit annoying.. Not sure I will be wearing this much when not riding. Also, the closure at the neck is a little uncomfortable in the way it rubs my neck/chin/helmet, but not a serious issue. The fit is flattering but quite snug in the midsection. I am a slim guy and I can't imagine a dude with a beer gut fitting into my medium.
March 29, 2016