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post #1 of 15 Old 05-25-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Summer Riding Jacket

Anyone have any suggestions for a light weight summer riding jacket. The Milwaukee Leather I have is too heavy. Have seen a few I like from Scorpion and Pokerrun but there are no reviews to assist in my choice. Was hoping someone here might have some suggestions or reviews on what they wear for warm weather. Thanks!

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-25-2012, 12:03 PM
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Joe Rocket has a nice armored jacket with a double layer of breathable mesh and a water proof insert. It's really comfortable in hot weather when the insert is out Runs about $170.

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I have a Scorpion Hat Trick that I really like

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I wear it all summer in NC, in temps up to 95F with humidity above 80% At those temps, any jacket is going to be warm, but the Scorpion is tolerable. It has good padding, and has plenty of room. I am 5'10, 210 lbs and the large fits well. I use it year-round, in the winter I usually just put the waterproof liner in... I have never used the thermal liner.

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I have a Scorpion Hat Trick that I really like

Scorpion Hat Trick Mens Textile Jackets - Competition Accessories

I wear it all summer in NC, in temps up to 95F with humidity above 80% At those temps, any jacket is going to be warm, but the Scorpion is tolerable. It has good padding, and has plenty of room. I am 5'10, 210 lbs and the large fits well. I use it year-round, in the winter I usually just put the waterproof liner in... I have never used the thermal liner.
+1 I love my hat trick jacket. With 2 removable liners it's great. I've used mine from about 90 degrees to below freezing. Ridin in the driving rain for two hours and was perfectly dry. The only issue I've had in two years is one zipper pull broke off one cuff.

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Joe Rocket has a nice armored jacket with a double layer of breathable mesh and a water proof insert. It's really comfortable in hot weather when the insert is out Runs about $170.
+1 Really like my Joe Rocket Phoenix Jacket

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i have a joe rocket radar jacket. this will be my first season with it. its a leather/mesh combo with a removeable liner. so far i like it, havent worn it in boiling temps yet, but it is better (hot temp wise) than my all leather A-stars jacket.

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I have the Joe rocket phoenix 5.0 and it is freakin awesome. SOOO much air flow. I honestly can't see any other jacket doing too much better. It felt like I was almost not wearing a jacket. almost.

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post #8 of 15 Old 05-25-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Scorpion Hat Trick

The Hat Trick is one of the jackets I have been looking at was concerned about the fit and wear I have been buying Scorpion Gear and find that is mainly runs small, gloves, helmets etc. was wondering if the jackets are the same way seems they go by european sizing. I have narrowed my selections to Scorpion and Pokerrun primarily wondering if I am overlooking any they may be better. Joe rocket is nice I do not like the collars.

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post #9 of 15 Old 05-25-2012, 02:15 PM
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what's wrong with the collar?

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post #10 of 15 Old 05-25-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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There is no collar lol. I like something around my neck. Your from Boston what part? Originally from Saugus Mass.

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I'm just a tad north of that. I thought the collar seemed strange at first, but it is a very comphy jacket, but if you like the collar, this is not the jacket for you

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I have a black Joe Rocket Rasp jacket in large I might part with. It gets too cold at nights and I can only use it for a month or two comfortably. Probably only worn for 2-3 weeks, purchased in August of last year. The silver strips down the front are perforated panels you can expose by zipping off two strips that cover it. JoeRocket.com

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I have a Scorpion Hat Trick that I really like

Scorpion Hat Trick Mens Textile Jackets - Competition Accessories

I wear it all summer in NC, in temps up to 95F with humidity above 80% At those temps, any jacket is going to be warm, but the Scorpion is tolerable. It has good padding, and has plenty of room. I am 5'10, 210 lbs and the large fits well. I use it year-round, in the winter I usually just put the waterproof liner in... I have never used the thermal liner.
+1.

And they make it in tall if you need that kind of think. I'm 6'5" - 220 and the large tall is the best fitting jacket I've ever owned.

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post #14 of 15 Old 05-26-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Scorpion Hat Trick

The more you guys talk about them the more it peaks my interest. I think I am really leaning towards this jacket. Have a 200 mile ride to go on in the morning in Colorado and unfortunatley looks like I'll be wearing the leather jacket I have which is far to hot and heavy for this time of year here. Now for the phantom or the black.

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post #15 of 15 Old 05-27-2012, 02:46 AM
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They've got the blue in all sizes. ScorpionExo Hat Trick Jacket - $99.99 closeout special! In stock NOW! :: MSRP: $229.99

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