Scorpion Stinger Phantom Jacket
Classic look, modern protection
6'2"-6'3" on a good day.
I wear a large shirt and it's tight on me.
I bought an XL Tall.
If you are over 6', I suggest you do the same.
Also, get the phantom or the phantom black. That Ed Hardy stitching that comes with the regular Stinger jacket is lame and niche market, and I hope they do away with that in their next jacket.
Quality jacket, tough construction, seams are well stitched (my fiance is a seamstress who always criticizes the quality of stitching on everything I own signed off on it), zippers are heavy duty and didn't need any graphite out from the package.
It's a heavy jacket. Around 10 lbs shipping weight. I like that.
Comes with a decent hanger.
The winter KwickWick liner is warm enough, although I tend to run hot anyways, and it vents well for perforated leather.
Great bang for the buck.
Scorpion has always been a competitive mid-tier brand, offering the best quality, I find, for those who don't want to break the bank, but understand the importance of quality gear.
Does need a back protector though. That foam is not doing anything except adding a small abrasion barrier.
They won me over with their Exo-1100 helmet, and gained some more points with the jacket.
I might even look at them for some new gloves that I am in dire need of...
October 22, 2013
Love this jacket!
6'5" 250lb, 46" chest. ordered the XXL Tall. This one did not have the stenciling on the back panel, which is what i wanted. Great construction, finish is well done. Heavy duty jacket. Little stiff out of the box, but some leathers take time to break-in. Always had a tough time finding a jacket long enough in the torso that it doesnt ride up. This one is perfect, and maybe even a tad long in the sleeves, but no worries. It covers my short gloves well. Full Liner is warm and does a great job at keeping the heat in. Takes up a little space. Without it, the whole jacket vents well. Perforations all over the place.I'd recommend the tall sizes to any who need the extra length.
My ONLY gripe....that small belt loop snap strap to keep it down in the back. Worthless. Comes un-snapped easily.
Would do better to ALSO have a 8' zipper sewn in for those who want it.
August 27, 2013
I've had this jacket for more than 2 years and over 18K miles and I can attest to the quality and comfort that makes this a great jacket.
I was initially drawn to this jacket because it comes in tall sizes and it's classic style. I wear a large tall. I'm 6'4" 210 lbs, on the lanky side with a chest size of 44-46.
Things I like about this jacket:
Collar fit (very important for me)
Great air flow without the liner, even at 90 degrees.
Warm and dry with the liner, even at 45 degrees with light drizzle.
It still looks great!
December 30, 2012
great for tall riders!
At 6'8 250, with a 46 inch chest and 38 inch sleeves I'm Probably one of the Tall/bigger guys around trying to fold up on a sport bike and have had a real issue finding a jacket that fits me the way a sport jacket should. Tried a joe rocket jacket first which was overall a C- at best. Then I ran across scorpion's line of tall gear. bought a textile first which fit great and had some really cool features. And it looked rad! I've had the textile for over two years and its held up great. a couple months ago i sold the joe rocket on craigslist and threw down the rest to buy this jacket. I've wanted if forever and finally convinced myself to throw down the cash. this thing is AWESOME. Looks good in a clean, understated way. now that im a little older i don't really want a road jacket with a speed hump and 6 different colors of leather. its comfy and fits true to size in the chest so measure up and buy one!
November 27, 2012
Good jacket, survived a crash
Durable, survived a 50mph slide on road and gravel
removable liner and multiple pockets.
Without the liner it fits large and it is not very adjustable. I bought a 2XL... next time I would buy a XL TALL. (6'2", 220lbs normal build)
Armor seems thin, especially on the spine,
June 13, 2012
Great for hot weather!
Jacket is fantastic, fits so well for a large framed person. Feels a little heavy for what it is, but being leather (perforated) it's got some protection. I ride in 120+ degree weather often, so I need one that breathes. As long as I'm moving this jacket feels VERY comfortable. Even just walking in it has enough airflow.
June 8, 2012
One of the best leather jackets for tall guys
I'm 6'6" and 230lbs with really broad shoulders/long arms, and so finding a good fitting motorcycle leather jacket was not something I expected to happen. I saw that this jacket came in Tall sizes and so I thought I'd give it a try. I started out by ordering a XL (Tall) and amazingly, the arm length was almost longer than I even needed, and it fits nice and snug - but it wasn't long enough (came up too high above the waist.) I exchanged the jacket for a 2XL (Tall) and now it comes down to my waist, but is a little baggier than I wanted - but overall, considering how hard it is to find good fitting shirts/jackets, I am extremely impressed with the tall-friendliness of this jacket. I did take out the liner and pads so that the jacket looks more casual- I'll use the liner if It ever gets cold in the winter, and the pads when I go to the track.
The quality of this jacket is more than I would've expected for the price paid. The zippers, pockets, and padding are all top notch and look great.
IMO, this is the best looking leather jacket around that comes in tall sizes. It's a very sport/race-oriented looking jacket, so if thats the style you like- you're going to love this jacket. I love that there are no huge brand names anywhere and nothing that begs for attention. It's just a very sleek cool looking black jacket.
May 25, 2012
Fits big guys well
I'm 5'11", 42" waist, 50" chest, 44" belly. After trying a few different leather jackets, this one finally fit me right. the stretch panels on the side make it very comfortable and keeps the jacket fitting well. The perforation flowed alot of air, but i kind of wish the back was perf as well to give the air some place to exit.
My only complaint would be the sleeves. they are slightly too long for me, which isnt a big deal, but the cuffs do not fit over my short cuff gloves when zipped up.
great looking jacket, quality leather, and lots of features.
April 19, 2012