Scorpion Abrams Riding Shirt
- Mid-weight cotton chassis reinforced with integrated Rhino-Mesh® lining providing 5 times the abrasion resistance of a typical riding shirt
- 600D polyester reinforcements provide an additional 10x abrasion resistance at the shoulders and elbows
- Integrated pockets at the shoulders and elbows for optional Sas-Tec® flex armor
- Streamlined back protector pocket for optional Sas-Tec® level 2 armor
- Adjustable YKK underarm venting
- Integrated action-back panels for increased mobility and comfort
- Forearm and bicep adjustability for optimal fit
- 5 external pockets, 2 chest, 2 hand warmer pockets and 1 utility arm pocket
- 1 large internal conceal carry pocket
- YKK center front zipper with snap closure flap
- 1 year warranty
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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 shirt is fairly relaxed in fit. I’d advise you choose the size you normally wear in men’s clothing. If you are between sizes, I’d advise to go up, particularly if you plan on adding armor.
You can also use the chart below to choose a size based upon your chest and/or belly/waist measurements. This shirt is cut like… um, a shirt so it doesn’t taper at all from chest to waist like jackets do, but even so, 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.
Most people will be able to add back, shoulder and elbow armor without going up in size, but if you plan on adding a back pad, please add 1” to your chest measurement to compensate for the thickness of the added back pad.
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Our Two Cents
The Abrams Riding shirt by Scorpion is a “work shirt” style riding shirt with reinforcements to improve its abrasion resistance. Armor is optional.
The shell of this shirt is cotton, which by itself wouldn’t be a good material for crash resistance, but inside the jacket, in place of where a liner would be, they’ve used their abrasion resistant mesh material. The material is similar to what you see in mesh jackets, but it is a slightly tighter weave to make it comfortable as a liner.
The shirt looks like it uses only button up the front to close it, but behind the buttons is the main zipper for safety. The button covers are quite ornate and those match the snaps over the pockets too.
Being a light cotton shell with a mesh liner, this shirt will work best in mild to warm or hot weather. There are a couple of zips in the underarm area to allow airflow too.
This shirt has pockets for the installation of optional armor for shoulders, elbows, and back. The recommended armor is SAS-TEC brand armor inserts. We’ve been selling this style armor for years. It is very robust is a good product for a lightweight shell like this is. It is flexible but will absorb impact well. See the link below to buy the pieces you want. :: Paul, 11-22-19