Scorpion Eternity Phantom Jacket
This products functionality is exactly what I was looking for in price and style.
January 30, 2013
Good jacket for the price, good all around jacket
This is a great jacket if you're only going to have one jacket. It's tough and well armoured (other than the need to add a back protector and chest protector if you want one). The leather is really thick and heavy duty, and the construction seems pretty decent too. knee and shoulder armour feels quite good, and stays in place well even though my arms aren't huge.
Lots of perforation, so not crazy hot in the summer, and comes with a good full sleeve thermal liner for colder days. This jacket took me from about 35C#95F# to 8C#46F) comfortably. Below 8C it would have been ok if there was room to wear a fleece or something under it. I couldn't wear one under it because I sized it to fit without the liner in the summer, and it got a bit tight with the liner and anything more than a sweatshirt underneath.
Back protector slot is hard to get other brands of protectors in, since the zipper is about 5 inches down from the top of the protector, and the pocket is shaped to fit the protector exactly. I'd suggest if you're adding a back protector to either get one that is made to fit in this jacket, or get one that you can cut down to fit using the foam insert it comes with as a template.
I find the zippers a bit annoying.
White leather gets dirty quickly
Leather seems to dry out very fast near perforations and starts to flake a bit.
No pants connection zipper, so you can't really use it as a track jacket. But it does have a small leather loop that you can hook up to a belt or belt loop to keep it from riding up on your back when you're on the bike.
Back protector slot is hard to get other brands of protectors in
Finish on metal sliders wears off quickly.
January 22, 2013
Bought this jacket based on the stellar reviews. I have a perforated leather Astars jacket for the warmer weather here in SoCal but i wanted a stylish, non-perf leather with great protection and a good liner for the cooler winter nights (mid 50s) as the Astars let the wind cut right through me. Based on a lot of reviews I read, I expected this jacket to be the one that fit the bill.
Well, its certainly very stylish and fits pretty well, has great protection (I added my own CE-2 back protector), and has a good liner, but I expected the jacket to be a lot warmer. Its possibly due to the riding position (GSXR600 '05) but the wind goes in through the neck area and really makes this jacket less warm than it should be. My arms are kept nice and warm, but my chest area gets a little chilly (not unbearably cold, but chilly). I had to order a neck windstopper to remedy the problem. In a full tuck, no wind gets through and I'm nice and warm.
The jacket is extremely comfortable once broken in and at 5'8" 155lbs athletic build, the medium fit perfectly. I feel very confident that the jacket will protect me in a fall. I do wish the zippers on the arms were on the inside rather than the outside in the case of a fall (you'd land right on your forearm and potentially break the zipper) but I wear a full gauntlet which should protect the zipper.
Overall, its a very nice looking jacket with great protection, fits nicely, and has a warm liner. If you have a sportbike and you're looking for a jacket to ride into the 40s with, this might not be the one youre looking for unless you layer up with thermals/get a windstopper, but its a nice jacket none-the-less. For the price, I dont think any other jacket has the same amount of features or quality.
December 17, 2012
Awsome looking and functional Jacket
This is my first jacket and I cannot be happier.
This jacket has it all!
It has the functionallity of safety jacket with well all around protection, flexibility on the inside arm so you don't feel like you are in a cast, and a lot cheaper than other competitive jackets.
My chest is 44' and recommended size is L according to the chart, but I personaly recommend you go a size higher for extra comfort like I did (XL).
This jacket will keep you warm and can get hot in 80+ degrees.
November 5, 2012
i <3 this jacket!
I'd been wanting to get a white jacket for a while to match my white street triple R, and I am not disappointed with this jacket one bit. I love it. :) It looks bad @$$, it's super comfortable in the riding position, and it temperature regulates very well. I commute in the bay area, so it's cool (50-55) in the morning and warm in the evenings (75+), at least in the summer time. I either use the thermal liner or a long sleeve shirt in the morning underneath, and then just a t-shirt under in warmer weather. With the rear vents open there is great airflow through the jacket.
I have the Shoei RF-1100 Hadron (white), which matches the jacket perfectly. They both have black, gray, and white designs.
I went with a medium. I'm about 5'11", 190 lbs with a pretty fit/muscular build, ~42" chest. The jacket fits perfect for me, I like pretty form fitting clothes. Sleeve length is perfect. Jacket length is perfect.
One thing I have noticed with the white leather, which I was kinda expecting, is that it shows dirt pretty easily. Get yourself a leather cleaning/protectant product if you like to keep your jacket looking like new.
July 16, 2012
Great Overall Jacket!
I'm tall and slim (6'5" with a 42" chest and 32" waist). Large Tall fit the bill perfectly. The adjustable sides work wonders and the sleeve length is right, even in a full tuck. The leather is soft and feels protective. The zip vents on the front and back allow for surprisingly nice air flow (Note: the black version has the zip vents in the front, the white version has full perf in the front). The full liner is exceptionally warm and easily removable with a zip and a couple of snaps. With the liner in, the air flow is dramatically reduced, but seriously, if you have the liner in, you're probably not in weather where you're too concerned with air flow. The kevlar weave (not sure the proprietary name) in the inner arm allows for great comfort in accommodating different arm sizes and arm movement, providing air flow, and ensuring protection in a slide.
*Note: I listed the fit as true to size. I have a Large Tall. The width is what I expect from a Large, and the length is what I've come to love from a Tall size.
First off, the elbow and shoulder protection is SAS-TEC (top of the line), which was a welcome surprise. It's soft and molds to a perfect fit with your body heat. The shoulder and elbow sliders really complete it. The locking YKK on the sleeves is also a nice touch. The jacket also has a snap that allows you to connect it to belt loops on jeans. It feels like a good way to keep the back of the jacket connected to the pants in a slide, but in reality, I'm not sure whether it would stay connected in an actual slide (and hopefully, I'll never find out). The stock back protection is the usual perfed foam pad that comes with most jackets, but it's upgradable to the Knox TP2 pad (CE rated). I also hear that a SAS-TEC SC 1/12 pad can be cut to fit the back pad pocket (check out the 1/12 video review), but I haven't done it, so I can't speak to it. The one downside is that the back protection only goes down about 2/3 of the way down the back. The lower back is unprotected.
What can I say, you can look at it and judge this part for yourself. The elbow and shoulder sliders really give the jacket a completed look. It could use a couple more reflective strips on the back of the jacket, maybe in line with the white stripes on the back, but otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing (on the Phantom, that is).
This jacket is great. It may seem a bit pricey at first, but I for what you're getting, it's a good deal. I'd challenge you to find another jacket where you get this much and are not paying substantially more. The tall sizes are a huge bonus. Not a lot of leathers out there fit us tall guys as tightly as they should. If you're on the fence, get it. You won't be sorry. Scorpion hit a home run with this one.
January 18, 2012
Great jacket. Highly recommend!
Overall great jacket. Sleeve length is awesome for taller riders however chest is slightly small in comparison. Highly recommend for comfort and durability.
January 17, 2012
This product has amazing features! Top of the line protection, perfect ventilation especially for the weather out here in Hawaii! I would recomend this jacket to anybody!
February 13, 2012