Scorpion Hat Trick II Jacket
Tried and True
I bought this jacket in 2011 before setting off on a 2 month ADV trip in British Columbia/Alberta. I've literally lived in it at times. I've ridden from 18 degrees F to 105 degrees F, in rain and in snow and I can't imagine a better jacket. In the winter I just wear a light base layer and use the rain liner to block wind (lost my thermal liner in a move) and I'm completely comfortable.
I'm 6'7" , 250 with a 37" sleeve so finding a jacket that actually fits is nearly impossible and the XL Tall fits like it was tailored for me. I ride with guys wearing $700-$900 ADV jackets and the only difference I notice is that I paid a lot less for a jacket that can take anything I throw at it and protect me when I go down. No better value for a jacket that fits all riding styles and all weather!
The ONLY complaint I have is that after several thousand miles, 2 bikes and 4 years the fabric in the sleeve is just starting to fade to that textile purpleish shade that all black jackets do. Other than that mine is in great shape and I'm thinking of buying another for the closet just in case this one is discontinued.
April 19, 2015
This was my first riding jacket which I bought in October of 2013, and all things considered it's a solid jacket.
My biggest issue is probably the fact that it feels a little small despite choosing the proper size for my chest measurement. Could have been an error on my part, but I have a 37" chest and I feel like I probably should have opted for a medium as opposed to a small. But it being my first jacket, I feel like I have a lot better sense of how I want my next one to fit now, so live and learn.
Size imperfections aside, the versatility of this jacket is impressive. It stays quite warm with both liners in, yet still is capable of flowing tons of air without the liners. I live in the Pacific Northwest and have ridden in pretty much every kind of reasonable condition, and it holds up admirably.
One little annoyance, as others have mentioned, is the way the bottom strip of velcro catches on part of the jacket and rips up the fabric. A minor design flaw.
If you're looking for versatility, this jacket provides it, and is priced very reasonably to boot.
February 10, 2015
Comfortable and cool
First, I am a big guy, so finding a jacket was an adventure in itself. At 6' and 250#, I am finding it somewhat difficult to get gear I like and that fits. I hate having to settle. I did not have to settle with this jacket.
While a little tight around the belly for me, the rest of the jacket fit perfectly. Even the belly was not uncomfortable. It was also with all the liners in as well, so taking out the liners loosened it up a bit.
So far, most of my riding has been under 40 deg f, with some of it in the 20s. The jacket has been great, and not once did I feel cold or uncomfortable. I will have to wait to see how it behaves in warmer temps and with some rain, but I feel quite satisfied I made the right purchase on my jacket. It has kept me warm enough in the chest and arms I am not even considering thermal gear. Only my hands have gotten cold (and tops of my thighs).
Please keep in mind, it is my first, and I have a total of 560 miles on a motorcycle so far.
January 30, 2015
I shopped long and hard looking for a jacket that I could use in summer weather but also stretch it into colder times of the year. This jacket was what I decided on. Ive ridden in 98 degree days and as long as I'm moving I'm ok. Its got great ventilation when the liners are out. I tested the waterproof liner on a hour and a half trip that poured the whole time and underneath I was completely dry! I have so far ridden in temperatures as low as 40 with just the windproof liner in and a t-shirt and was ok, I have a pretty good tolerance tho. I'm sure you could throw both liners in and wear some other thin layers and be fine under 30 degrees if you are pretty tolerant. I say the fit is a little small because when I have both liners in, its a little tight on me, which is incentive to loose more weight, but its still comfortable and I wouldn't have been happy if I got a size larger. When its just the jacket shell, it fits me loosely, but still fitted. I have not tested out how it holds up in a crash, and I hope to stay that way for a while. My only gripe about this jacket is that the velcro on the windproof liner catches bad in the jacket shell liner and kinda tears on the fabric, which is ascetically unpleasing. And I wish there was another interior pocket. Nothing is perfect, there are a few other tiny things I would change but for the price point, I think you get a lot. The zippers seem of very good quality, they are YKK. The liners are pretty easy to take in and out as well. The little belt loop snap on the back is an awesome feature as well. I am really happy with this jacket and I would definitely buy more products from Scorpion.
September 9, 2014
Near Perfect For My Wants/Needs
This is my first moto jacket so I have nothing to compare this to. I chose this jacket because of all the features that it has. I love the fact that it is a three-season jacket with removable thermal liner and waterproof liner. Removed both for summer riding and it is great! Excellent air flow, very comfortable, and it just feels like a durable jacket. Sometimes you just know when you have quality product in your hands and that is the case here.
The fit is near perfect. My sleeve measurement is 33 in. and my chest measurement is 37 in. I went with a M and and I am very happy with that decision. It is a bit loose in my shoulders but that just means I need to lift more.
The complaints I have are (1) a lack of color options (I would have LOVED a red and white one); (2) I wish there was more NightViz reflective trim throughout the jacket; and (3) for the price, while still a very good deal for what you get, I wish it had at least two internal pockets rather than just one.
July 22, 2014
Super versatile and very comfortable.
I've put on 3000 miles with this jacket so far in as cold as 44*, on a naked bike with no windscreen, and with the thermal I've never been cold. With the rain and thermal liners both removed I've ridden in as high as 94* in stop and go traffic and didn't feel like I needed to take the jacket off. For one jacket to have that much temperature coverage is awesome!!
The fit is great, I've got larger than average shoulders, 5A High School Lineman, and they fit in the jacket without issue. I've not had any issues with wear, it seems to be holding up to everything I throw at it.
There is one annoyance - the Velcro from the rain liner sticks to the inside liner of the outer jacket and it appears to be causing some pulling on the fabric.
I'd recommend this coat to anyone. My roommate purchased one 2 months after he'd seen me enjoy mine so much and he's loving his now as well.
July 17, 2014
great value, great jacket
for an under $300 jacket, this thing is amazing. on chilly mornings it's very warm with the windproof liner only. haven't had a chance to try the insulated liner. waterproof in light rain so far. great airflow. feels solid, good construction. great styling. very happy with this purchase.
July 2, 2014
500 miles as soon as it arrived.
Temp varied from 45-80s. It kept me cool and warm the entire time. It kept me warmer than my leather.
Plus, it looks awesome.
May 23, 2014