Scorpion Battalion Jacket
- Durable, water-resistant 600 denier poly outer shell construction
- Ballistic weave panels in the elbows and shoulders provide additional abrasion resistance
- Sas Tec CE® approved SC-01/02 removable armor at elbows and shoulders
- Back protector compartment with PE foam pad included; also fits optional Sas Tec SC-1/15 10mm back protector
- Removable EverHeat® thermal liner vest
- Zippered chest and rear exhaust vents for flow-through ventilation
- NightViz® reflective pipingon the front, rear and sleeves for increased nighttime visibility
- Dual waist strap adjustment for a custom fit
- YKK main closure zipper with Scorpion TPR pull
- Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow
- 8”, #5 nylon zipper as well as a belt loop for secure pant attachment
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We tried the size Medium in this jacket on Huey and we put an XL jacket on Dewey. These are the sizes they normally wear and both fit very well. Finding a fit in this style won’t be difficult. The overall style is simple and the jacket is fairly relaxed in fit. I’d advise you choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing.
You can also use the chart below to choose a size based upon your chest and/or belly/waist measurements. I added an estimated “max belly” measurement too. Like I said above, this is a relaxed style so most people won’t have trouble with the belly size (like they might with a trim sport style), but if you have a bit of a belly it wouldn’t hurt to put a tape around it and make sure you are OK with the size you’ve chosen.
|Size||Max Chest||Max Belly||Sleeve Length (from center of collar in back)|
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Our Two Cents
This new Batallion jacket is a simple style with an affordable price, but has more-than-plain styling. In trying this jacket on, I’m liking the simplicity and how the jacket feels lighter in weight than a lot of textile jackets. We used the Black/Neon for our feature photos, and I really like the color combination and the graphic style. The material used for the shell is “water resistant” and will probably shed enough water to get you through a light shower, but the design is not waterproof, so those that frequently ride in rain will want to get a good rain suit. But remember, making a jacket waterproof takes special materials and adds to the complexity. And also, some jackets that are waterproof wind up being hotter in the summer. This jacket, being an overall lighter jacket and not having the rainproof mid-liner will be comfortable in warmer temps. The jacket has four zippered vents to flow some air. And for cold weather, the jacket has a vest-type thermal liner you can use to retain some heat. The jacket has CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows which is soft and comfortable, and a foam back pad. Storage consists of two zippered hand warmer pockets and one inside zippered breast pocket. We find the nighttime reflectives on this jacket to be better than average. If you take the “View Larger Images” link above, you’ll see some good shots of those reflectives and the other features of this style. Overall, I think this is a great “everyday” textile style you’ll enjoy owning. :: Paul, 03-24-14
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