Scorpion Torque Jacket
- Durable 600 Denier nylon outershell with P.U. coating construction
- Removable EverHeat™ thermal liner vest
- CE™ approved armor at elbows and shoulders
- Back protector compartment with P.E. foam pad included (can be upgraded to optional SAS-TEC back protector insert)
- AirVent™ ventilation system: 2 front vents and 2 back vents for maximum airflow
- Dual hand warmer pockets and 1 internal pocket
- NightViz™ reflective trim on back gets you noticed at night
- Built-in, lightweight mesh lining
- Belt loop for pant attachment
- Comfortable mandarin style collar
The sizing on this jacket is comparable to other “alpha” sized jackets and is also in line with men’s clothing sizes, so choose the size you normally wear in jackets and shirts. If you want to double check sizing using a tape measure, refer to the chart below. There are waist adjustment belts on either side of the jacket which can take some slack out of the waist. The overall cut is for “standard” street riding and is not restrictive so fit should be very easy.
|Size||Max Chest||Max Belly|
Our Two Cents
The Torque jacket from Scorpion is a good looking, simply styled textile jacket. Nearly every top brand offers a street textile jacket like this, but Scorpion gear is of a very high quality (IMHO) and the overall quality of this jacket is on par with the rest, so this jacket offers very good value.
The jacket comes with CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows along with a foam back pad. And it has a nice selection of pockets… two in front and one inside as well. The fit of the jacket is adjustable with side waist adjustments and also adjusters on the arms to tailor the fit and to keep the armor in proper position. For climate control, the jacket comes with a removable vest-type thermal liner and for warmer weather, there are some BIG vents front and back.
I mentioned quality and here are a couple examples of a few “extras” that make this jacket extra nice: The thermal liner attaches to the jacket with a very nice coil zipper all around and has a strip of “quick wick” material down the spine area to make it dissipate sweat better than plain nylon. The four zippered vents have very good zippers and larger zipper pulls. For comfort the jacket has a nice rolled end on the top of the collar and ends of the sleeves with softer material. Overall, a very nice jacket almost any rider can appreciate. :: Paul
Update: We bought all the remaining inventory in the US for this closeout, so take advantage of discount pricing on this quality textile jacket while the inventory remains. I originally reviewed this jacket as being a very nice “entry level” choice because of the high quality. And at the new closeout price, I think you’ll find this jacket to be an even better deal! :: Paul, 05-27-14