Scorpion Commander II Jacket
Rode with it for the first time today - great jacket.
It was cool out, but I was comfortable. A bit stiff, but that should get better.
May 17, 2013
I bought this jacket after seeing it at a motorcycle show. I liked the looks immediately! I needed a jacket to wear in 4 seasons. I do not have heated gear yet and wanted a jacket that would give me the options year round. The Commander II will do that nicely. I have been wearing the jacket in the late winter- early spring this year and just wearing a t shirt under the jacket. I have been out when the temps were 35 degrees and was warm. I like the multiple layers so that as the temps increase I can zip them out and still have the protection this Jacket provides. I did take the Elbow armor out because I found it too restrictive and tight on the arms. Other than that the Jacket fits true to size. I bought the Large, the arm length, chest and length is right for me 5'10 190#. If you are looking for a great jacket for 3-4 seasons that is great looking and feature packed then this is it!
April 1, 2013
nice mid-level jacket
Let me start by saying that I have very high expectations for a $350 jacket. I'm upgrading from a pretty cheap, 5-year old Frank Thomas. My summer jacket is a mesh Dainese that I love. I was looking for something waterproof that can get me riding through the mild winter days in the 40's. My ride is an '03 Speed Triple: no windscreen or fairing. Most of my riding is commuting to work on the interstate at 70mph.
First I tried an Icon Patrol. That thing is a beast--very high quality and very heavy. After trying to ride with it several times I had to return it. The high and very stiff neck made it intolerable. I don't think it was really designed for use on a motorcycle.
The Scorpion is noticeably lighter than then Icon. It doesn't have the hand-warmer pockets, which I liked. The overall quality in the details is slightly lower than the Icon, but the neck is WAY better for riding, and provides good mobility. I'm pretty cold-natured, and I have been comfortable above 45F with this jacket on my 20 minute commute. I rode in the rain for the first time today: moderate rain, 58F. Very comfortable. No moisture issues after 30-40 minutes.
My main complaint is that there is a lot of air-flow in through the neck. I think this will be a benefit in spring, summer, and fall. I'm still trying to figure out how to block that with a scarf or something in winter.
Note that since the water-proofing is in the liner, there are no waterproof external pockets.
March 30, 2013
High quality jacket
Very high quality jacket. I've rode in this jacket when it was 40 degrees and I stayed warm with just a t-shirt on. Is a great 3 season jacket. All zippers, pockets and snaps work great.
Only negative is that for the price, I would think the back
Protector would be of higher quality. Overall, it's a very nice
Jacket. Other jackets of this quality and features are Much
March 11, 2013
Well fitting, I really like the addition of the magnets rather than snaps that do wear out over the years. Feels bulky with all the liners but is still comfortable to wear long term.
Pockets are easy to get to and it's waterproof.
I think it's going to be a warm jacket in the summer but I'm used
to that. I would buy it again for sure.
March 4, 2013
Only one you'll need;)
I just recieved my new Commander 2 jacket tonight and immediately checked it out. It fits great, looks awsome and feels pretty good too. I'm 5'7", 155lbs and got a medium. You can't bend your arms very well once on, but you don't need to too much when your riding. It's borderline too long bunching up when sitting on the bike, but it keeps all the wind out of your jacket though. Against my better judgement, I took my bike out for a quick ride tonight#15degrees, Nebraska# to test it out to see how warm the thermal liner really is. I was beyond impressed. I didn't feel the slightest chill at all, and I stayed about 50mph for a few miles even. Between the wind/waterproof liner and thermal liner, they do better than I expected. I can't comment on airflow beings it's not to warm out yet. All in all, I believe this jacket is right on que for the price, style, comfort, and practicality. Definitely gets my vote!
January 21, 2013
Bad mamba jamba!!
Best part about this jacket is that it doesn't look like your typical touring jacket: big and boxy with tons of external cargo pockets, zippers everywhere, and loud velcro. This jacket looks cool when you wear it. The raised logos, visibility accents, the stitched padding in the shoulders and the wide cinch straps on the arms make it look good on and off the bike. Functionally great too. Wore it in 38-40 degree ride at 70mph wind chill with only a t-shirt on and I stayed warm. Haven't worn it in the rain yet, but I'm sure the waterproof liner and resistant pockets work good. I'll update when I do. The armor is flexible and form fits nicely. The magnet closure is great!! Like I mentioned before, no loud tearing sound when you open this jacket. I would buy this jacket size based on sleeve length. It is not a boxy fit. I am 6', 185, 40" chest and 35" sleeves. I bought the Large initially after talking to Revzilla rep based on chest size and it was too tight and too short in the sleeves. The XL sleeves fit true to size and the body was much better, especially if you want to wear stuff under the jacket, so use the size chart and buy based on sleeve length. I have one gripe and one wish. I wish the jacket had fleece lined hand warmer pockets since this is predominantly a 3 season jacket, but oh well. My gripe is that the neck strap when unfastened is too long and hangs out way in front. You can see this when Anthony undoes the strap in the video. There is no velcro or snap or loop to fold back the strap. So I brought the jacket to my tailor and they sewed on a small square of soft velcro just beneath the adams apple on the inside and I can now fold the strap in half and out of the way perfectly. I really like this jacket and I know you will too. Recommended.
December 12, 2012