Scorpion Commander II Jacket
- Durable, 600 denier poly construction
- Rare earth magnet front closure
- Sas-Tec® CE approved removable armor at elbows and shoulders
- Back protector compartment with PE foam pad included (can be upgraded to optional SAS-TEC back protector insert)
- Removable, full-sleeve AirGuard® waterproof/windproof liner
- Removable, full-sleeve EverHeat® thermal liner
- Waterproof zippered chest vents and sleeve vents with a rear exhaust vent for flow-through ventilation
- NightViz® reflective trim on the front, rear and sleeves
- Sleeve take-up’s secure armor and excess material when liner is removed
- Dual waist strap adjustment for a custom fit
- Comfortable collar trim with front relief panel
- Two-way, YKK main closure zipper with Scorpion TPR pull
- E-Z access storage pockets; 6 external, 3 internal and a rear fanny pack
- Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow
Read on for more details.
This jacket is offered in “alpha” sizing. We checked the sizing on our Fit Check mannequins. The size Medium and XL fit Huey and Dewey very nicely! We also checked measurements on selected sizes and all checked out as it should, therefore we’d advise you to choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. Tall sizes are also available. The tall sizes add about 2” to the sleeves and torso. If you normally wear talls in men’s clothes, these should work for you.
The overall cut of this jacket is “normal” and the taper from chest to waist is about 4”. If you have a bit of a belly, you can check your belly measurement and make sure that the jacket you choose is large enough for your chest AND belly. Example: The size XL will accommodate a 46 chest and a 42 belly. If you are trim through the waist, it won’t be a problem because there are very effective waist adjusters on this jacket and having the waist pulled in to fit actually enhances the looks.
|Size||Max Chest||Max Belly||Sleeve Length
from center of collar in back
Note: Add about two inches to the sleeve length in the table above for tall sizes
Our Two Cents
The Commander II jacket is really a nice jacket! Lately I’ve been reviewing a lot of high end 3/4 style textiles like this from our European brethren… Alpinestars and REV’IT! come to mind. The European styles have a certain “finished” look that is becoming very popular. It seems you get that look only by making a very high quality jacket (go figure), and this new Commander II is following suit. AND they are doing it for a bit more reasonable price I might add. I have the black jacket here in front of me and in just looking it over, I like the quality of the TPU pulls on the ends of the pocket flaps, the waterproof vent zippers in front with their tidy little “zipper garages” and the substantial nature of the sleeve and waist adjusters. You can see all these things in detail by clicking our “View Larger Images” link above. And another little surprise… the front storm flap over the main zipper is held closed by three hidden round magnets (like you see used a lot in ladies purses). It’s sort of neat how fast you can yank that flap back… kinda handy! For use in cold and/or wet weather, the jacket includes two removable liners. The first is a waterproof full sleeve liner to keep out any rain that might get through the outer shell (I’d characterize the outer shell as “water resistant”). And for really cold weather, there is a completely separate full sleeve thermal liner. The zippers that hold the liners in the jacket are arranged so that you can use either, both or neither depending upon the conditions. In warmer weather, leave both liners at home and use the zippered vents. There are two pair in front… two on the chest (with the neat zipper garages I mentioned), two on either bicep and also there are two more hidden on the side of the front chest patch pockets. As for the back, there is one large exhaust vent across the shoulders. I’d bet the venting will only be “average” even with all the zippers because those vent zips are sort of inflexible and won’t remain wide open to the wind blast. But anyway, they’ll help. I’d recommend the jacket for cold to mild… maybe even warm weather, but certainly not hot weather. Great full coverage jackets like this are rarely good for hot weather anyway just due to the nature of the construction. Long distance riders and commuters will appreciate the storage this jacket has to offer. You’ll find four large pockets for storage in the front plus one inside breast pocket. Plus you get a large storage pocket in the back and the vents in front (already mentioned) double as mesh pockets. For protection, this jacket is fitted with removable CE armor in the shoulders and elbows along with a removable back pad. This jacket is also a good choice for tourers who do a good amount of riding at night. There are reflective logos and reflective paneling for increased visibility. We’ve got some good nighttime shots showing this in our photo gallery. The jacket includes a short rear zipper for attachment to compatible Scorpion pants. Good grief! There is a lot going on with this jacket! Be sure to take the “View Larger Images” link above to see a nice photo spread of everything I’ve mentioned here. :: Paul, 11-09-12
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