Scorpion Commander II Jacket
What a deal
This is my first adventure jacket. I was looking for something that would keep me dry and warm for winter riding. Having worn it down as low as 25 degrees I can attest to both its wind protection and warmth. My only complaint is the lining sleeves seem a little short. In retrospect I would rather it be a little tight than loose just due to bunching up on the lower arm but for long rides you might want to keep your thumbs out of the liner loops.
I also wish there was something between all black or highlighter yellow. I want to wear this jacking in the summer as well so hopefully the black doesnt get too hot.
March 6, 2015
WAY too small
Not sure how the other reviewers can say it fits like it was tailored. I'm 6 foot 168 pounds with long arms. I got a Large Tall and could barely get it on. Then with it on I felt like one one of those huge body builders who can't even touch his own nose. No sleeve length. No shoulder room. No way I could even get my arms to the handlebars on my BMW 1200RT or Kawasaki KLR650.
November 6, 2014
Better choices out there
I had high expectations of this jacket...it looks great.. but its heavy... armor is above average..but airflow is way below average....
My biggest complaint, which is a deal breaker had I known before purchase, is the fact that you CANNOT use the jacket with the insulated liner only. In other words, the waterproof inner liner must be zipped in , THEN you can zip in the insulated liner, making the jacket bulky with virtually no air flow. My g/f Scorpion jacket was designed so that you can forgo the waterproof liner and use the insulated liner on those chilly but rain free days. Off to EBAY my jacket goes...
September 9, 2014
Just buy this jacket now.
I'm 6'1'', 230 lbs (a bit of a gut) and somewhat long arms. The XXL fits me extremely well. I've got the Hi-vis and really like it. While I do prefer the look of the black there is no denying how far away cars see me while wearing the fluorescent jacket.
It can be a bit warm on days above 90F, but honestly only bothers me a bit when stopped at a light - when moving you get decent airflow. The coldest I've taken it so far is about 40F - was very comfortable with both liners in. I haven't ridden with it in the rain but can't imagine that it wouldn't perform superbly. I really like the adjustability of the arms and the waist.
The only thing I could complain about, and really only a minor complaint, is that the air vent zippers can be difficult to open and close while moving; you'll probably want to pull over to adjust them.
Really very happy with the jacket - just extremely pleased.
I put in a Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector - fits well enough, maybe a bit tight in the pocket but a decent fit.
October 21, 2013
Would buy again.
I've owned the jacket for a few months now, bought it in late summer and have worn it to early-mid autumn; I live in northwest Oregon (helllooooooo rain). The jacket holds up fine, it essentially looks as if i just unwrapped it.
As with the other reviews, the neck cuff is abrasive, and lets in a lot of air flow; this would be a great winter jacket as well if not for that (i'm going to have to find some nice scarf or face mask). The removable layers are an amazing feature, I'll use this as my 4 season jacket as the airflow is nice when the inner layers are removed. With the exception of the neck, the jacket is very comfy.
The jacket is waterproof, being that i live on the coast, i encounter rainy weather often. One last note, the thing is stylish. I'm 6'3" 190 lbs, 35-37" dress shirt sleeve length, and let me tell you, it is extremely difficult to find clothes that fit well, I ordered the Large Tall, and it fit as though it was custom made. I've lost count the number of compliments that i've received.
Overall, I would highly recommend this jacket.
October 14, 2013
Excellent touring jacket
My first real jacket (other than a summer mesh) that I purchased for all season riding. As far as fit, I'm a 6'3", 210 lbs guy and the Tall Large fit me like a glove (measure your arms). Zipping the jacket all the way down results in bunching right over the pants (I ride a standard), which is easily alleviated with unzipping a little bit from the bottom. With the winter liner in, I was unable to wear any other layers (other than a light sweat shirt). I have not yet tested it in rain, so that will have to wait. Needless to say though, I look like a human highlighter and remain toasty warm. As others have complained, the collar tends to rub a little, but it does keep a lot of the wind out. Anywho, I would definitely recommend this jacket to anyone looking for increased visibility, safety, and warmth.
September 12, 2013
You will feel the weight as the miles roll on...
The jacket looks really good but there are some flaws to it. I really love the way the jacket looks and purchased it based upon that aspect; however, I neglected other features when making my decision. The jacket is heavy! I mean, I cannot do a long distance ride on this jacket because I end up being spent. The weight wears me down every time. Furthermore, if you are somewhat muscular or your arms have some meat on them; then, sizing will be tricky. Again, the jacket is very stylish; however, that should not be the only thing about a product.
August 18, 2013
Looks even better than the original Commander
I love my Commander jacket! I have the previous version and find it to be perfect for all conditions except peak Summer (85+ degrees). Extremely warm in the winter with both liners in. Version 2 has several upgrades that I wish I had. Especially the magnetic closure. The original had an additional zip-on neck gator that reaches up to the base of your helmet (looks like you're ready for a shuttle mission), however, I only use it once or twice a year. This design is more practical.
I'm 6'2" 185lbs 42 inch chest, 34/35 shirt sleeve length, and the large fits me as if it were custom tailored. Now I just need to find the perfect Summer jacket.
July 20, 2013