Scorpion Admiral Jacket
- Durable 600 denier nylon outer shell
- Ballistic nylon panels on shoulders and outer sleeves
- Removable EverHeat™ thermal & waterproof/breathable liner
- CE approved ventilated armor at elbows and shoulders
- Back protector compartment with P.E. foam pad included
- Velcro® operated arm adjustment straps
- 2 hand warmer pockets and 2 internal pockets
- Dual exterior chest waterproof storage pockets
- Zippered ventilation system, 2 front vents and 2 back vents
- NightViz™ reflective trim on arms, front and rear for improved night time visibility
- Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow
- Belt loop for pant attachment
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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.
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Our Two Cents
The Admiral jacket is part of Scorpion’s XDR line, which stands for Xtreme Distance Rider. Scorpion has designed this jacket to be very versatile through different weather conditions and climates that you might encounter on a long trip. I have to say, I think they’ve been pretty successful with accomplishing that goal. The Admiral jacket features a removable liner which is both insulated and waterproof. There are advantages and disadvantages to this design. One benefit is that you can remove the liner and have a jacket that flows air well with the vents open (other styles with non removable waterproof liners can be quite hot). The downside to this liner is if it’s warm and raining, you have to choose between getting wet or wearing an insulated liner. Also keep in mind that this type of liner will still allow the outer shell of the jacket to get soaked. Obviously the best solution for rain is a good rain suit, but for the occasional shower, the Admiral should work. For warm weather use, the Admiral has some very nice venting, with 14 inch vents on the front of the torso and 10 inch exhaust vents on the back. In cold weather, the high collar of the jacket will be much appreciated, although we did feel a bit of a “choking” effect with it sealed all the way up. The fit of the Admiral is comfortable, not too loose and not too tight. The waist features stretch material at the sides for a comfortable fit, and the arms have Velcro take up straps to keep your armor in the right place and prevent flapping. Armor comes in the form of CE approved shoulder and elbow pads, and a foam back pad. For storage, the Admiral has two zippered chest pockets with cargo flaps, two hand warmer pockets, and two internal cargo pockets in the jacket shell. The internal cargo pockets are only accessible when the liner is removed. Although there are some limitations to the functionality of the liner system, we still feel that this is a great jacket and a good value for the money. Be sure to click the “View Larger Images” link above to see some detailed photos of the Admiral jacket.