Scorpion Influx Jacket (L Or 3XL Only)
- Two types of ventilated poly mesh fabrics for maximum airflow
- 600 denier poly panels at elbows and shoulders backed with EVA foam for extra durability and protection
- SAS-TEC® CE certified SC1/02 removable armor at elbows and shoulders for impact protection
- Back protector pocket with PE foam pad included (Also fits optional SAS-TEC® SC-1/15 10mm back protector)
- Removable full sleeve AirGuard® windproof liner
- NightViz® reflective areas on torso, arms, and shoulders for increased nighttime visibility
- Arm adjustment tabs and adjustable waist straps for fine tuning the fit
- YKK main closure zipper with Scorpion TPR zipper puller
- Lightweight perforated lining for maximum airflow
- 8” #5 YKK zipper works with Scorpion Trey or Scorpion Drafter II pants
- Jacket belt loop strap and snap can attach to any jeans with belt loop
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.
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Our Two Cents
The Scorpion Influx jacket is a sport-styled jacket for street and sport riders. It is very similar to the Drafter II (also introduced this fall for the 2017 spring line), but you can see the waist is just slightly more tapered and the overall fit is more, uh “fitted” than the Drafter II. I’m just guessing, but I’d say this Influx is aimed at the street sport folks and the Drafter II will appear to street-cruiser riders.
Functionally, you’ll appreciate this jacket mostly for hot weather. About 75% of the outer shell is a full mesh material that will allow air to blow right through. Other areas are made of a solid textile material, but there really isn’t enough of the solid material to significantly restrict flow. You can see this by taking a look at our gallery of close-up pictures… just take the “View Larger Images” link above.
Like other jacket styles from Scorpion, the quality of this jacket is very good. The tailoring is very nice and the materials are very good quality. This jacket has all the basic features you’ll need in a summer-specific jacket. It includes the armor in the shoulders, elbows and back. The shoulder and elbow armor is standard CE armor which is robust. The back pad is simple foam and might be fine for most people, but if you want better protection for the back, an energy absorbing and thicker version is available below.
Other features…. pockets in front and one inside for storage of your personal items. The jacket does come with a removable wind liner which is common with full mesh jackets like this. The liner will help keep you warm if the temps drop a bit on your trip, like a cool morning for instance. The liner will also be handy if it rains lightly. While it is not “waterproof” it will help shed some light rain… certainly better than nothing at all.
If you want to have matching pants, I’d suggest any of the Scorpion pants. There is a short rear zipper to connect to Scorpion pants that have the mating zipper. Or there is a snap-close loop to connect to any pants that have a rear belt loop. Overall, a very sharp and functional summer jacket. :: Paul, 12-21-16