Scorpion Force Jacket
Very nice looking jacket
Very nice looking jacket, really cool. Doesn't seem to have protective armored plates on forearms and the arm pits are a little low stitched for me, when I lift my arms up I can't get to 90 degree extension before it starts pulling the bottom of the jacket up away from my waist... If that makes sense. It is a good size but if you want to be able to wear a sweatshirt underneath get one size up from your usual.
February 6, 2014
Great textile jacket
This jacket has it all: removable thermal liner for colder days, great styling, good protection, and a fair price.
But if you really look closely for the same bucks you can buy a leather, which offers more abrasion protection vs sacrificing air flow. So it's not a track day jacket, but a good one for city, commuting, touring maybe.
The style is great, it matches my red-black bike. The overall quality is good too, with little details that make the difference, like the yellow liner loop.
I had a crash while wearing this jacket at about 80km/h. It protected my body integrity overall, but since it was a lowside , the main damage was delivered as abrasion. In the attached picture you can see the jacket got a hole in the left arm and i did got a scratch on my limb. Still i lived to ride another day, and the injury was minor, so i can say the jacket delivered. However, one could argue that a leather jacket would have been even better in this situation.
On the down sides i would put the lack of zip connection for pants, the belt loop, is really, not worth it.
September 29, 2013
A good jacket
I was looking for a winter jacket that wasn't going to put my wallet on a diet. This is a good one, so far. I got the Small yellow/hi-viz color. I'm 5'5".
Pros: The hi-viz on the jacket is great. It looks good and sits in the right places (lower back and upper shoulders, front and back). The thermal liner seems to work very well, at least for upper 40s into the 50s. I was warm enough that I was sweating a bit. The jacket has a tail that covers your lower back really well, which is nice. The small fits on me pretty well, kind of roomy in the chest and shoulders, but not uncomfortably so. The armor seems pretty good, although that's one of those things that's hard to judge without having it save your skin (or not). The aluminum pieces on the shoulders are either cool looking or tacky, depending on your preference. Not sure what I think of them yet.
Cons: The velcro closure at the neck is not very secure. Or at least, it doesn't feel that way, but I haven't had a problem with it flapping around while riding yet. The collar is really open, at least on me — great for flowing air with the liner removed, not so great in cold weather. I use a neck gaiter anyway, so this is a nonissue (actually, it's really good with the neck gaiter because there's plenty of room to stuff it into the jacket). The inside pockets on each breast are useful, but are a pain to close because of the design, even with no gloves on. I wouldn't use them to store anything I needed quick or frequent access to.
So far, so good with this jacket. I don't know how it would stand up to sub-40 degree weather, but for fall to early winter riding it seems competent, at worst.
I'll update this review in the future, probably.
November 4, 2012