Scorpion Hat Trick Jacket
Odd Sized Guy
I purchased this product because I wanted to have an air flowing jacket to ride in southern california, where a winter season is fairly mild. Possibly a bit of rain, and enough warm weather to cover an early morning ride to work or coming home late at night near the coast which can be a bit windy and nippy. This is my "winter" as opposed to sub 40 and 50 degree conditions.
My challenge is that I'm 6'9, 265 lb and very "torso long." 6 years ago I owned a Kiliminjaro Air so that is my only basis for comparison. The Hat Trick and Scorpion sizing guide was right on for me. I ordered the 2XL Tall, and the sleeves are perfect length as sized. When my arms are fully bent the cuffs are still at my wrists, and when I straighten my arms to the side, the jacket just covers them (I'm measured at 37"). I'm probably realistically a "double tall" size, but I know I'm hard to fit, but as it stands, the bottom is just long enough to attach the belt strap so I don't get any ride up when a lean forward. I love that feature because almost every shirt, sweater, or anything else I own always rides up, and just one snap versus having to 'zip in' or another system works pretty nice.
The fit for me is snug, esp with all three layers, however, the expanding panels not only give it great comfort and flexibility, but when the inner liners are removed, it helps keep is tight to the body. I was worried about gaps, and I like how you don't need to always adjust the waist cinch straps at each removal or addition of a layer. The sportier fit is new to me, but I really like the simplicity of this jacket. Not a million straps to adjust and flap around. The sleeves have zippers as opposed to velcro cuffs, but they are close tight so any glove with a gauntlet will easily fit over.
I haven't had a lot of weather variety to ride it in (So Cal normal), but the inner liners (esp around my long neck) are comfortable and protected me on the KLR650 at 50 degree mountain riding. I felt the air flow was good, but not as "airy" as my previous jacket, but at speeds above 35 mph, it pushed through the stitching of the mesh very nicely. As I commute mostly around town and go on slower fire roads, I was hoping the flow was just a little more "free."
I purchased the Phantom as I don't like snazzy decals or branding displays. I sit upright on the dual sport, and the back reflective panels are easy to see with low light, but they are high on the back and I can imagine a rider who is tucked may have the paneling facing towards the sky.
I couldn't be happier with the way this jacket fits my frame, it provides all the weather choices I need from 50 - 100 degrees, and the price was what I expected. All in all I would recommend and I'm very happy with the selection esp given how may options Revzilla has to offer.
May 6, 2013
Hat Trick Phantom
Ive been using my hat trick phantom for about 2 months now and I love this jacket. I am 5'10 and weigh about 170lbs. Jacket fits very well with wind liner or just outside mesh. When all 3 liners are in it can be a bit snug and still, but it has loosened up some. Weather has been great where I live so its mostly been no liners, which I love
The outside mesh only is great with its low collar and great airflow. Very comfortable. I do wish arms were adjustable on width to help keep armor in place, but they do stay well, sometimes it does shift though.
Both liners are made very well and the micro Velcro is very smart. Friends are jealous of the full zip in on the liners, plus arms buttons to connect liners together are color coordinated to make sure sleeves do not get placed wrong, very smart.
May 2, 2013
A nice jacket here !!
That jacket is everything u need , the features are awesome. The waterproof is very usefull here. You got quality for a good price
April 22, 2013
Very well made
Very well made-the removable liner zips all the way round and is easy to remove and replace. I followed the size chart which turned out to be accurate. Overall very happy with this purchase,
January 28, 2013
In Dec 15 2012, the Scorpion Hat Trick Jacket was a little tight in the sleeve and it was too short. Mario said the jacket was in Large and TALL!! We send it back, paid $25 for a TALL. .we did that and everthing was good! Thank you very much! Cathy
January 28, 2013
very nice jacket
I've had this jacket for almost a month now. Been in sub 30º weather and it kept me warm. My only complaint is that the collar chafe my neck otherwise I love this jacket. Thank you revzilla.
January 21, 2013
I have used this jacket for 4 seasons and am happy with it. I have the Phantom so the black is starting to fade some but not excessive. The quality of this jacket is excellent. I am 5'9" 165# and purchased a medium. The fit is great, even with the liners out it's still a good fit. With the liners in I can wear a sweatshirt under it but it is starting to get snug. I only have two complaints. When wearing the liners the top edge isn't soft like other jackets and rubs my neck, can become uncomfortable on a long ride. I ride a Yamaha FJR and in temps above 85 the airflow isn't enough and gets too hot. On the other end of the spectrum the jacket is good for temps down in the 40's.
January 17, 2013
great jacket.many features...
I recently purchased my Hat trick I have been using for a while now and its and excellent product, I have no regrets on purchasing this jacket because it came with sas-tec armor in the shoulders and forearms. I put it on and I could not even feel the armor. I know their in but its not like other jackets you put on and the entire time your trying to move the armor into place or around to be comfortable, I am a person who rides everyday no matter the weather, because I am not made out of sugar..this jacket keeps me warm in 30* F weather. I have a feeling i will be very cool in the summer, I up graded the back armor to Forcefield perfect combo. I love this jacket..I am 6' 00" 180lbs 44 in chest wearing a Large with Type B small forcefield insert. Thank you revzilla for your greatness in videos and products.
November 6, 2012