Scorpion Drafter Mesh Jacket
Bang Exceeds Buck
This jacket is absolutely fantastic!
Bang: The bang far exceeds the buck in this case. The quality is definitely more than I expected.
Style: The style of this jacket is great. The black/silver color is very flashy and I love the lines of the jacket. The shoulders don't look huge (like my other jacket) and it is as form fitting as you want without being too overboard.
Comfort: This is a very comfortable jacket that I have no problem wearing even when off the bike. It is light considering all of the armor it has, and even with my Forcefield back armor insert it isn't too heavy. The armor lines up perfectly on me and doesn't move around.
Protection/Durability: I can't speak from experience, but I'm sure this would do its job if I hit the pavement. There are thicker patches and armor in all the key slide/impact areas. With a back protector installed I feel even more prepared for the worst.
The mesh is a good density and should hold up for many years or in the unfortunate event of a crash. The only areas I'm worried about durability are the zippers, which feel kind of cheap. Only time will tell, though, as I've had many clothes/jackets with cheap feeling zippers that lasted a long while.
Air Flow: I don't have any other jackets to compare it to, but this jacket flows more than enough. It literally feels like I'm not wearing a jacket when at speed. I forgot to zip it up once and failed to notice for several miles, and when I did zip it up I felt no change.
Features: This jacket has all necessary features for a summer riding jacket. The waterproof liner is a great option, but not being forced to buy it is an even better option. I'm sure with the liner you could get away with using this jacket for the majority of spring and fall. With an upgraded back protector and liner you get a 3 season jacket for a steal. The best feature of this jacket is its minimalism in design. It leaves out unnecessary fluff so it can meet or exceed its targeted goals without breaking the bank.
I recommend this jacket if you are even considering it. At this price it is a no-brainer.
June 9, 2014
It's worth what you pay for...
This jacket has all the right attributes for an entry level mesh jacket. The ventilation on it is superb and I would say it's more of a late spring, summer and early fall type of product. The water proof liner does not come with it so make sure you know that. I would also recommend swapping out the for for an actual back plate. Overall it's worth every penny and like anything can greatly improve by adding $ to it( ie plate and liner)
May 19, 2014
I love this product
scorpion jacket is worth buying makes me look sexy with my bike and I love the color.
May 20, 2014
perfect for summer
this product has the style, fit, breathability and upgradability that I was looking for in a summer riding jacket. Once I saw the price... it was a no brainer.
May 27, 2013
Good textile jacket
I bought this jacket at a local bike shop for the same price revilla lists it at. This is my only riding jacket and I like it. The airflow is great. Even with a hoodie on under this, I can still get air flowing through both. It fits well and the armor is CE rated. Unfortunately, the back pad is just a foam pad. I bought a forcefield pro back insert (shape A size small) to replace it. Also, the wind proof liner is not included and is a $30 add on though. With the liner and upgraded backpad, this is a solid jacket for summer or winter use.
October 18, 2012
This product is great for a young rider.
This jacket was for my younger brother and he really likes it.
October 16, 2012
Great Jacket! I was STUNG by it's functionality!
I am new to Scorpion products and thus far I am very pleased and delighted with the products I have purchased. I would recommend their clothing line to my fellow bikers.
June 25, 2012