Scorpion Intrepid Jacket
Great Jacket! Great Service!
This is my 1st motorcycle jacket in many years. I just got back into riding after an over 20 year break.
At first I ordered a Small but it turned out to be a little too small. The return and exchange process was simple! The Medium arrived the other day so I just had to give it a try tonight.
I just got back from a ride along the lake shore and the jacket performed flawlessly. Not only is it very comfortable but it kept me nice and warm with the temperature in the mid 50s and 15mph WNW winds coming off the lake.
I would recommend this jacket to anyone that wants a really nice jacket for under $200.
October 9, 2014
Great Value - Nice Quality - Nice Style
I am 6' and 225lbs. I normally wear size Large in American cut gear for a snug fit that I like. But for this jacket, the XL fits perfectly, so I suspect the sizes may run a little small for this model as noted by a previous reviewer.
We've had a cold winter, and I normally wear heated gear. But I ventured in 28*F with my new Scorpion with just the thermal liner and it was very comfortable. It has great wind protection so I stayed warm. Admittedly, it was only a twenty minute ride, so I couldn't say it would keep me warm on a long ride.
I particularly like the velcro waist cinches to customize the fit. The arms are pretty snug already, so I don't use the sleeve adjustments.
I never cared for double zippers, which make it finicky to zip up the jacket. But I have this issue with all double zippers. I never unzip from the bottom, so this feature is just a hassle for me.
Style-wise, this jacket almost a modern interpretation of a classic jacket like Belfast. Very clean lines, classic pocket placement and cinched waist. Of course there are modern features like venting and reflective elements.
I recommend this jacket based on it's value, quality, features and style.
February 19, 2014
This is probably one of the best looking Hi-Viz jackets out there. It served me well on a 2-day road trip to Richmond, VA. I felt more visible than usual and the pockets, liners, etc. were functional. At this price it is a great all-around, 3-season jacket. The only criticism I have is that the liner zipper could be improved. It is flimsy and sometimes difficult to operate.
October 28, 2013
Great quality jacket
I purchased this Scorpion Intrepid Jacket as my first motorcycle jacket only a few weeks ago. Keep in mind that I don't have any real motorcycle gear to compare it to, and haven't ridden with it more than 10 times only in hot summer weather.
With all this in mind, I will say this is a great, high quality jacket at an affordable price.
- Riding in the hot Georgia sun (without the thermal liner, obviously) with this jacket is still quite comfortable, as long as I'm not wearing it when just walking around.
-The material all seems high quality, durable, and good to go.
-The high visibility color really helps with visibility and also looks great
-The armor feels pretty hefty and I feel confident that this jacket would keep me safe if I went down
-the zippers can be a little bit frustrating to get on and off, but not a big deal at all (very minor annoyance)
-I wish there was more reflecting strips on the jacket for night time visibility
-The back armor is, as some reviewers noted, a bit thin (its that thin foam). Because of this, I took someone elses advice and also purchased the Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector to put inside - haven't installed it yet, but if there are any problems, I'll update this review.
The pros definitely outweigh the cons, and I highly recommend this jacket, especially for a beginner at this price point.
I'm 6' 205 and a Large is a bit snug but definitely the best size choice.
May 29, 2013
Good bang for the buck, Starter Jacket
6ft 200lbs and bought a Large. It runs a little more snug than what I am use to, but I would not go a size up.
Had the jacket for a week it is great. At $180 it is all you need for a starter jacket. The ventilation is a little weak, but that was expected as it tend to perform best in Spring/Fall weather.
I upgraded the back armor to Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back. This is awesome an awesome upgrade, I highly recommend.
May 20, 2013
typical good Scorpion product
Haven't used it yet, but well made, armor is level 1, but I swapped other Scorpion jacket level 2 soft armor and upgraded to T5 D30 back protector insert, should be good to go. Quality stitching, color is outstanding, fit runs a little small. Very satisfied so far.
January 21, 2013