Scorpion Hat Trick Jacket
Great all around jacket for a new rider who doesn't want to over commit.
Jacket has worked great down to 25 degrees. Haven't used it in the summer yet, but based on the mesh, likely will work great. Wish the waste had one more adjustment smaller. The chest buckles up a bit, but that is to be expected. Very happy and love motorcycling. I finally get it !!
January 20, 2014
This is my first jacket as I am a new rider and this jacket is great. I got it on a closeout deal which only made it sweeter. There are a couple of gripes that I have with it though, but nothing major:
- The high collar on the waterproof liner can be a bit irritating, my neck was a little red, but I after playing with it, it was ok.
- I purchased a size Large and with both liners in, I fill the jacket, but with them both removed, it seems a little big.
- The liners have a lot of buttons, so while it is secure and the sleeves won't slide up on you, it can be annoying to take out/put in as well.
- The foam backpad will need to be upgraded, but no biggie.
I do however like the fact that the thermal liner can be worn without the waterproof liner if wanted. And this is considered a "Summer" jacket, but I was wearing it in 30 degree weather (with both liners) and had no problem what-so-ever.
I love my jacket and would recommend it to anyone.
January 13, 2014
Great jacket for the price!
Got this jacket for it's 3 season set up with the two liners it comes with. Great for the south/central Texas temperature swings! Breathes really well when only wearing the jacket when it's 80+ outside. Keeps the water off your body and keeps you warm when it rains between 60-80degrees. Keeps you EXTRA warm with the additional thermal liner in for those chilly 30-40 degree days as well. Reflective sections on the front and back are pretty good and the medium fits great for a guy with a size 38 chest. My only problem is the front of the jacket touches my neck when completely zipped.
Not a complete annoyance, but it took a little getting used to.
Replaced the foam back pad with an Alpinestars Bio Armor back protector, that fits great and gives me the additional comfort of knowing my back has some extra protection.
Definitely recommended for those with a tight budget looking for a nice armored jacket.
December 30, 2013
This is a great jacket, two internal layers for multi season! that's great!
December 9, 2013
Great Value for 3 Seasons
I got my Hat Trick 1 Jacket on closeout in Black. I am 5'11" and 140 lbs and got a Medium, and I think it fits fine. The only thing with fitment that I don't like is how there is no zipper on the bottom of the jacket, so when I sit down it pushes up (not a major deal) and the front neck area seems to be to high up/ close to my Adam's Apple (when I sit down sometimes) that can get irritating, even though there is a little comfort thing at the neck. I'm not sure about the armor and how good the Sastech stuff is, but it feels protective, although it does move around a little bit (but not enough that it wouldn't protect you in a crash). I definitely recommend upgrading the back armor, I went with the knox tp2 back protector ($30).
I do absolutely love this jacket though, because it is comfy and how often I can wear it. It usually takes me 5 minutes or less to remove/replace the liners, which isn't bad. I like the locking zippers on the sleeve, it's just a nice feature. Definitely great bang for your buck and if you're looking for a first jacket and can find this in your size, this is a good choice. The Hat Trick 2 is similar, and I assume it will be the same, if not better.
December 3, 2013
Great multi-season jacket
I've had this jacket for a couple of months now and I am really quite happy with the purchase. I'm not a tall guy, so the sizing was concerning but I got some great advice from Revzilla CS and they were dead on.
I haven't had a chance to use it in really warm weather yet, so I can't really comment on the upper-range of temperature comfort. That being said, I've been out in 40F weather with only the insulated liner installed and wearing a mid-weight baselayer I was really pretty cozy. With the waterproof liner in I'm sure I could get close to freezing temps and be reasonably comfortable.
October 28, 2013
Fitment is fairly standard (medium fits my 5'11" 170lb build perfectly) and build seems quite durable, aside from a loose seam in the inside pocket which was easily fixed by someone who actually knows how to sew. Other than that, it's a well made jacket.
Can't speak from experience, but it seems to be quite protective for a textile/mesh jacket. All of the important parts have are covered w/ thick textile, and the armor at elbows & shoulders seems pretty stout. The back insert is rather flimsy, but can be easily replace.
Airflow is surprisingly decent; I've ridden with this in East Tennessee summer heat (temps nearing 100°) and was fairly cool while moving. sitting at a red light, on the other hand, was not so pleasant. can't blame that on the jacket, though. Some other nice features include separate zippered breast pockets on the waterproof liner. They're made of the same waterproof material, which means they'd likely help protect the stuff you'd rather keep dry. There's also a strap/button on the back to attach to a belt loop, as so to prevent flashing your crack while in the tuck.
Revzilla bills it as a "true 4 seasons jacket" and they very well could be right, depending on how mild your winters are. I can ride comfortably at temps down to the 50's with a long sleeve shirt and just the waterproof liner zipped in, and easily down into the 30's with the separate thermal liner in as well.
Overall, I really like this jacket and recommend you get it. or not, your choice.
October 22, 2013
Just What I Wanted/Expected
As a new rider, I "geared up" prior to purchasing my bike. Now that I have my bike and am riding, I have plenty to concentrate on, but thankfully my body isn't high on that list.
This jacket fits as expected after watching the video to determine my size. It is still hot in TX so I have worn without either liner in, and the airflow is great. I have tried on both liners though, and they fit well also. In TX this will be a "Year Round" jacket.
I am able to move, and ride comfortably with this jacket, and carry items like my wallet and phone in the internal pockets. As cooler weather approaches I'll start to add in the liners.
I got a great deal at RevZilla and love this jacket. It's also a good match with my Honda Shadow Phantom. And as a vegetarian and animal lover, I'm glad it's a textile jacket.
October 15, 2013