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    OldBMWMaster JDOCKERY132445's Avatar
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    Review...Scorpion Hi-Vis

    Below is a link to the jacket I bought at the MOA. It is now on sale.

    http://www.hivizstore.com/index.php?...mart&Itemid=53

    For years, I have done my summer riding in an old Belstaff with lots of zippered vents. It has been more than adequate, until I hit the heat in Bloomsburg.

    I waited until the vendors were starting to pack up and made a deal on a 3/4 link scorpion hi-vis vented jacket. [$150.00] It worked wonderfully well in the 100 + temps we had and on the way back to NC.

    This week, the weather turned chilly here [40s at night/70s daytime] The Belstaff and my Firstgear Kilmanjaro were in the attic; so I zipped in the rain liner and rode with the Scorpion.

    Incredible. It was warm enough for the mornings and zipping out the liner in the afternoons made it the jacket to own.

    As an added bonus, people actually notice me.
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
    Kure Beach, NC 28449
    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    Great review! I've been impressed with Scorpion helmets.

    Price and quality.

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    I purchased the version of the jacket that is not mesh after a ride when three people making left turns pulled out in front of me and I decided I wanted Hi viz.
    Very nice jacket with zip out insulated AND zip out wind and water jacket not to mention the zip off storm collar. The venting on mine is good enough for riding in the high heat but not as good as a mesh would be. But here in Indiana, if you want to ride a lot you have to be prepared for the colder air. Riding this past week temps were between 37 and 80 depending on the day. I have not needed to have the heated seat on because if the temps were above 60 I was getting hot and below 50 i was perfectly comfortable. Lots of pockets and features. Great jacket for what i paid $129.00
    My wife loves her Scorpion jacket also.

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    I have the same exact jacket that David is describing. I think it is called the Scorpion XDR. Gre-e-e-e-e-a t jacket. I used it for a 3,000 mile trip back in May from Orlando (in the 80's) up the east coast to northern Virginia (in the low 60's) back thru the mountains to the North Georgia Mountion Rally (60's and 70's) and back through some nasty rain storms.

    In fact, I am putting it on in 30 minutes to hear for the Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds, Alabama. Off the rack, the jacket feels a little heavy. Once you have it on, you feel safe and protected.

    I have not purchased the BMW gear because of the outrageous prices, but I would be surprised if the were "twice" as good (considering twice as expensive).

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    Not made in China

    The thing that finally prompted me to buy this one at the rally was that it is NOT "Made in China".

    There were many more offerings at the rally that were much more expensive that were made in China. Who wants to pay a made in USA price for something made with cheap labor?
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
    Kure Beach, NC 28449
    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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    In the rain

    My first rain ride with this coat yesterday. The liner keeps you dry. So far, I have not found anything that does not work with this unit.
    Jerry Dockery
    309 N. 3rd. Ave.
    Kure Beach, NC 28449
    1996 R1100RT main bike & 1985 K100RS...too fast to believe.

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