Scorpion SP2 Pants
- Constructed of premium 1.2 to 1.4mm top-grain leather
- Custom perforated leather panels for air ventilation
- Sas-Tec® CE® approved removable viscoelastic adaptive absorption armor at the knees
- Hip protector compartments with PE foam pads
- Accordion stretch panels in the knees and rear for increased flexibility
- Power stretch panels in the inseam & knees increase flexibility & comfort
- Knee slider hook and loop attachments fit most styles of knee sliders (knee sliders sold separately)
- YKK® main closure zipper
- Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow
- 21” circumference jacket to pant attachment YKK® zipper
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We measured the waist on these pants and compared that to Scorpion’s size chart below and we find the chart to be pretty accurate. The waist on these pants is VERY stretchy and easy to fit. But since the waist is elastic, you can only practically wear these pants along with a jacket that zips to it (otherwise the pants won’t stay up on you). The pants come with a mating zipper half so they can be adapted to a jacket by getting your tailor to install the mating zipper in your jacket, or of course you can zip them directly into a compatible Scorpion jacket.
I gave these pants a “FAILED” grade only because the placement of the knee armor is pretty severely “off”. On the two pair we tried (a Medium and an XL) the knee armor was three or four inches below where it should be on your knee, even when in the riding position, and unfortunately the position is non-adjustable. Some may want to wear these as “street pants” without the armor and if so, this won’t matter. The only other remedy would be to pay a tailor to move the pocket up in the pant liner. An unfortunate situation.
Inseam lengths on the pants range from about 29” in the small sizes to about 31” in the largest size. This is typical for a sport pant like this because the pants are designed to only reach to the top of the foot. The pants are tapered at the ankle and are intended to be tucked into boots, so the inseam is shorter that what you buy in normal jeans. Since the pants tuck into sport boots, the actual inseam is not critical.
Here is Scorpion’s chart for waist:
Our Two Cents
These new SP2 pants by Scorpion are really nice sport pants. Like the jacket, they are made of very high quality, thick leather and are made very comfortable with the wide elastic waist band, the use of stretch fabrics in the crotch and the stretch leather panels above the knees and below the waist. The super stretch waist means you HAVE to zip these pants to a jacket or they won’t stay up. As I mentioned above, the pants come with the mating zipper half so you could adapt them to any jacket with the help of a tailor, or of course use them with compatible Scorpion jackets. As I also mentioned above, these pants have a problem with the placement of the knee armor… unfortunately it is positioned too low and becomes more like shin armor even when sitting. Otherwise I really like the pants, but for most, this will be a deal killer. If Scorpion comes up with a fix we’ll amend this commentary, but for now, I can’t recommend them :: Paul, 09-20-13 (more about less-than-favorable reviews)