Scorpion Covert Waxed Riding Shirt
When you don’t want to wear a heavy riding jacket, but need more than just a t-shirt; that’s where the Covert Waxed Riding Shirt comes in. We infused 12oz denim with a unique mixture of micro and technical waxes to make a riding shirt that looks and feels like a classic work shirt, but protects against wind, water, and abrasion. Additionally it is fully lined with 165G Dupont™ Kevlar® fiber to resist tearing and add strength. Exo-Stitch® safety seams and mesh armor pockets at the elbows, shoulders, and back (for optional Sas-Tec® armor) enable you to add protection from impact. Scorpion has combined the best of old and new technologies to deliver style, comfort, and safety.
- 12 oz. Denim with Paraffin Waxed Coating
- 165 GSM DuPont™ Kevlar® Lining
- Polyester Mesh Lining
- Mesh pockets on elbows, shoulders & back for optional Sas-Tec® CE armor
- YKK® center front zipper as well as snaps
- Two upper chest external pockets
Read on for more details.
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 “waxed” version of the Covert riding shirt is made of a heavy denim-like fabric. And yes it does have a very slightly “waxy” feel to it!. Like the flannel Covert shirt, this one has provisions for adding armor and it has convenience features you find on traditional riding jackets.
Have a look at the video on this page… it gives a good look at the details about how this shirt is reinforced to improve its abrasion protection beyond what a normal shirt would provide (which would be near zero). The video covers the flannel version, but the reinforcing techniques are the same for this version as well. The Waxed shirt has a heavier shell material than the flannel version and it feels like it would hold up much better in case of a fall. The addition of the Kevlar layer and the moto-specific stitching further beefs up the design. This shirt gives more confidence than most shirts like it.
We’ve been selling the SAS-TEC brand armor inserts for years and this shirt includes pockets for the addition of those armor pieces. This armor is very robust is a good product for a light weight shell like this it. It is flexible, but will absorb impact well. See the link below to buy the pieces you want.
Other notable features: this design includes a standard shirt collar but the tips have little snaps to hold them down so they don’t slap your neck when riding; note the zipper behind the row of snaps in front. That will keep this shirt on your body in case of a fall, but being concealed, it doesn’t take away from the shirt look. Inside, there is a zip close pocket. There is also a nice zip close inside pocket to store some stuff in addition to the two outer chest pockets. Scorpion mentions that the jacket “protects against water” and I really haven’t tested it, but I’d venture a guess that it will shed a minor shower, but definitely won’t perform like a waterproof riding jacket. But anyway, it is a step above a flannel riding shirt in that regard.
I know lots of people that will think the styling of this shirt is just perfect for them, being without badging or colors. And I think it is neat to make an option for those that see the need for something that will give basic crash protection without looking so much like a motorcycle specific jacket. :: Paul, 01-02-18