Total Motorcycle Gear Review – Scorpion Review Roundup

Total Motorcycle Gear Review - Scorpion Review Roundup

Total Motorcycle Gear Review - Scorpion Review Roundup

Total Motorcycle had the opportunity to review several items from Scorpion that should appeal to a variety of riders and provide varying degrees of protection at the same time. Aaron Heinrich provides us with our Spring Total Motorcycle Gear Review – Scorpion Review Roundup.

Spring is typically a time to not only dust off the bike for some serious riding as the temperatures warm up, but also re-consider what might have passed as protective gear last year and spend some dough on some new gear. Making through another season to ride again another day is the primary goal.


Scorpion’s Covert Line

Over the last several years, there’s been a downright proliferation of all types of iterations on what had been fairly standard protective riding gear. The cruiser and bagger riders, in particular, were basically left with leather and/or mesh jackets, brain buckets that passed for helmets, and jeans supposedly designed for riding but looked more like what your mom wore in the 80s. (Yes, they do make your butt look too big!) None of which provided that unique combination of style and protection necessary that riders of all sorts need and want…and that’s where Scorpion’s Covert line comes in. It destroys the idea that protection can’t have a cool factor. We had an opportunity to try a number of Covert items. What follows is our take on each one.


Scorpion Ratnik helmet 3-in-1 not so covert

When Scorpion offered up its latest helmet iteration from its Covert line for review, Total Motorcycle didn’t hesitate to pick the Ratnik model. Given a choice of white, black or the one with the crazy graphics, we went with the latter.

The Ratnik helmet is part of an overall line from Scorpion aimed at the cruiser/bagger rider market. It includes a waxed cotton shirt, pants, gloves and assorted other bits. There’s nothing covert about any of it.  Since the average cruiser rider likes the attention a nice ride brings, wearing gear that adds to the look isn’t a bad thing.

The Ratnik Covert helmet in full-face mode.

Riders who like the status quo in their helmets, will give one glance at the Covert helmets and go WTF! With the built-in visor down and the front mask in place, you look like you should be piloting something more modern than a V-twin bagger. In fact, movie buffs may look at the helmet and wonder where they might have seen something similar before.

Edward Wilkinson, Director of Development and Marketing at Scorpion, confirmed that the inspiration came from the helmets worn in Starship Troopers.

We’re not sure if it will help ward off bugs the size of humans, but after a few weeks of testing, here’s what we do know.

This helmet gives you options – three of them in fact. That comes from a unique patented design that lets you remove the front mask and the neck collar to allow you to go from full face to three-quarter to half helmet with ease.

The front mask is held in place with neodymium magnets and a simple lock mechanism on either side. Slide the ends into the slots (be sure to remove the plugs) and the magnets keep it from going anywhere. Unfortunately, it won’t provide much impact protection if you do take it on the chin. But Scorpion doesn’t claim it will, and they make the point in their explainer video on their site. What it will do is keep the wind, bugs, and dust from your face and mouth.

When the built-in visor is down, it sits tight on the lip around the upper edge of the front mask to create a nice seal against wind hitting your eyes. I had no problem riding with it down like this and saw no need to wear additional eyewear. A tinted and clear visor are included, and both offer an unmarred view of the road and surroundings. Both feature EverClear coating to keep them fog free.

While Scorpion lists aero-tuned ventilation system as a feature, you will get wind noise. About as much as you’d get from a half or three-quarter helmet. So, wear ear protection.

Our only two beefs with the Ratnik in full-face mode is that it was actually easier to take off when the front mask was off, and there was no way to scratch your nose because of the way the front mask sits up high and against the bridge of your schnoz.

Take the front mask off and you have a three-quarter helmet that works just like any other helmet. But don’t count on that visor to keep the wind out of your eyes. I tried riding it with it down and found I had to pull over and put my glasses on. I used the visor as an extra wind guard, and it didn’t alter my vision at all.

With the front mask and neck collar off, the Ratnik becomes a half helmet, albeit a somewhat oversized one. It will still slightly look like you have an over sized mushroom top on your head, but that’s better than the battered brains that can result from hitting the pavement wearing the head buckets some bagger riders choose.

Removal of the neck piece isn’t quite as easy as removing the front mask but it’s off and on in a matter of seconds. I recommend anchoring the helmet between your knees since it comes off easier with two free hands.

Internal elements of the Ratnik are made of anti-microbial fiber to help keep your noggin cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They can be removed for cleaning or adjusting, and the front mask can be rinsed off to keep dust from collecting in the built-in screen.

The shell is made of an advanced polycarbonate exclusive to Scorpion to help keep weight to a minimum and impact absorption to a maximum. A double D-ring chin strap system keeps the helmet where it’s supposed to be. A vent near the top front of the helmet with a horizontal slide opening provides extra ventilation on those really hot days.

All of the Scorpion helmets in the Covert line come with a 5-year warranty and can fit sizes XS to 3XL. Sizes run true, so if you typically wear a medium, order that.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive helmet that will give you choices in protection and a different look unlike most any other out there, the Covert line from Scorpion at about $210 won’t disappoint. And if you want to make a statement, too, the Ratnik will do it all.

Here are the performance features direct from Scorpion:

  • Advanced LG® Polycarbonate Shell:
    Developed exclusively by Scorpion, our industry-leading polycarbonate shell is engineered to minimize weight and disperse impact
  • Dual Density EPS
  • Aero-Tuned Ventilation System
  • EverClear® SpeedView® Drop-Down SunVisor:
    Retractable tinted sun-visor that eases eye strain instantly in varying light conditions. EverClear® coating is applied to both sides for a fog-free ride. Comes with dark smoke installed and an additional clear visor for night-time riding.
  • KwikWick II® Anti-Microbial Comfort Liner:
    KwikWick II® anti-microbial fabric keeps you cool and dry in warm weather, warm in cool weather Liner is easily removable and washable.
  • Removable Rear Comfort Sleeve Included
  • Removable Front Mask with Neodymium Magnets
  • Double D-Ring Chin Strap System
  • Block-off Plates Included For Use In 3/4 Mode
  • DOT Approved
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Sizes:
    XS – 3XL

Manufactured By: Scorpion, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Reviewed by: Aaron Heinrich

Location: Roseville, CA, USA

Review Dates: February 9 – March 30, 2018

Price as Tested: $210.00 USD

Manufacturers Website: Scorpion

A cotton shirt that protects? Go figure.

The waxed cotton shirt in the Scorpion Covert line.

Waxed cotton has been around as a water-proof fabric since the 19th century. Initially used to keep sails from deteriorating, it was eventually used to create jackets and gear for sailors to keep out rain and seawater.

One of the first companies to use it for landlubbers was Barbour & Sons and Belstaff. Those companies initially made waxed jackets for farmers and gameskeepers, but as motorcycling took off in the early 30s, both companies started making waxed cotton gear for riders. Technology created less expensive water resistant materials that were also more breathable, and waxed cotton became more of an anomaly than a given when it came to motorcycle gear.

Scorpion has brought the fabric back with a waxed cotton shirt in their Covert line aimed primarily at the cruiser/bagger rider.

Lest you think this is just a shirt made of an old-fashioned material, think again. The built-in sleeves in the shoulders, back, and elbows let you add armor and turn this rugged looking garment into a pretty good alternative to the more traditional leather, mesh or combo jacket. It also includes a Kevlar lining so there’s some additional protection that isn’t immediately evident.

The shirt features two front pockets with snap closures, an internal pocket, and a zip front with snap closures that help keep the wind out. While those front pockets aren’t big enough for the average smartphone or sunglasses, they have enough room for items like garage door openers or lighters. That inside pocket is where you’ll want to slide your phone.

I wore this shirt on 60-degree windy days with nothing but a long-sleeved thermal shirt under it and was comfortable. It wasn’t until the temps dropped into the high 50s and the wind gusts made it feel colder, that I was wishing for another layer. With the armor in place, the shirt never felt bulky or restrictive.

Since it’s still winter in northern California, the temperatures are pretty mild, so it’s hard to say how this shirt will do in warmer weather. It might benefit from an underarm zipper for venting given its lack of breathability.

While the Covert Waxed riding Shirt isn’t designed to provide the kind of protection you might find in leather, it does provide an alternative to a lightweight mesh or similar jacket. Since it looks like a work shirt, it also doesn’t scream, ‘hey, I ride a motorcycle’ if you’re meeting up with your friends who don’t.

It’ll run you about $130, and for that you’ll get style, function and some protection in a retro-looking water-proof shirt. Boom!

For those who like to see features in bullets, here’s the quick list of what you’ll get in Scorpion’s Covert waxed cotton shirt:

  • 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

Manufactured By: Scorpion, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Reviewed by: Aaron Heinrich

Location: Roseville, CA, USA

Review Dates: February 9 – March 30, 2018

Price as Tested: $130.00 USD

Manufacturers Website: Scorpion

Scorpion Covert Riding Jeans Have You Covered

The Covert riding jeans from Scorpion

The past decade has seen multiple iterations of riding jeans that promised a more protective alternative to your average Levi’s or designer options. The problem was they looked like hell even if they did keep your backside and lower appendages from turning into hamburger. For the rider who had to show up to work not looking like he just got off a bike, they sucked.

Drastic changes in motorcycle jean designs in the last several years have provided more options that offered both protection and good lucks. The Scorpion Covert Riding Jean is no exception.

These Kevlar lined denim jeans look, fit and feel about as close to actual jeans as you can get. There’s none of the baggy crotch or oversized pant legs inherent in many of the other riding jeans out there. They fit comfortably while riding – I had them on for hours during one ride – and just as much so while walking around.

They also have built-in sleeves for knee and hip pads, so it’s up to you to determine how much protection you might want. Although the pads do not come with the jeans, so you’re on your own there.

As with any apparel that includes Kevlar, proper cleaning is a must. I’ve washed the jeans twice as instructed and made sure NOT to put them in the drier. They survived just fine and fit as well as they did when I first pulled them from the box…and with no fading!

There are other jeans out there that provide more protection. But for about $120, the Covert Riding Jeans offer a safer alternative to those faded Levi’s you’ve probably been banging around in, and you’ll look good wearing them.

Scorpion's Covert riding jeans

Michael’s Take and Update

Motorcyclists legs and butt protection is sorely missed when it comes to order of buying and selecting gear. When you think that your legs and butt count for 33% of what could impact the road, what you wear is going to make a huge difference in how you walk away. I’m guilty, as many of riding normal jeans on a ride; considering I run Total Motorcycle and speak highly of rider safety, I should know better. My only excuse is the lack of below the belt riding gear available, but that is quickly changing. In the past, it was leather chaps, they worked well for the legs, but most had a huge hole right where you needed it the most.

Then the Village People didn’t help the image of motorcycle chaps much either.


We did get leather riding suits and track suits in the 70s to today, and that helped a small set of riders… mostly on the track. I can’t imagine riding on a track in jeans or shorts.

Enter a decades long dry spell of riders not having gear for their legs and butt. Then, about 7 years ago, we started seeing Kevlar jeans. Now we can look the part and not look like racers or Village People on the street.

Scorpion’s Covert Pro Motorcycle Jeans are the top of the line Scorpion has to offer and IMO, worth the $30 extra over their non-Pro jeans. You get heavier and most specialized denim, a heavier weight 250 GSM DuPont™ Kevlar® lining and optional armor.

For the past several years I have had and use regularly Kevlar Riding Jeans on my long or highway rides. Scorpion’s Covert riding jeans are in both  better and slightly worse then what I currently use (Sliders Kevlar Jeans). Better as they are more stylish, less baggy and more refined. Slight worse as they offer 250 GSM DuPont™ Kevlar vs 300 GSM DuPont™ Kevlar in my Sliders. It really is a toss up. Experts say 300 GSM is what you should be aiming for, but 250 is so close that does it really matter? The more GSM Kevlar and higher oz of denim makes material less flexible and more rigid, so it is up to an riders individual taste what feels/looks/performs best for them.


Here are the full specs:

 Scorpion’s Covert riding jeans:

  • Traditional 5 pocket design
  • 14 oz heavy denim
  • Dark Indigo wash
  • 165GSM DuPont™ Kevlar® lining from knee to waist.
  • Knee and Hip armor pockets (fits optional SAS-TEC® armor)
  • Mesh lining for comfort and airflow

Covert Pro Jeans:

  • Exterior fabric is a heavy 373 GSM (Gram per square meter) Cordura® fabric consisting of a blend of %85 cotton and %15 T420 nylon for excellent abrasion resistance.
  • The entire jean is lined with 250 GSM genuine DuPont™ Kevlar®.

o    This reinforces the exterior jean against tearing, and also provides excellent abrasion resistance should you wear through the exterior fabric.

  • The same infinitely adjustable SAS-TEC armor that is used in our “Adventure / Touring” products, such as Yosemite is used in these PRO Jeans.

o    Armor is not included, but knee and hip armor can be purchased separately.

  • NightViz® panel in inside or bottom hem improves visibility at night.  Just fold the bottom hem up.
  • Polyester mesh liner for comfort and airflow.







Manufactured By: Scorpion, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Reviewed by: Aaron Heinrich, Michael Le Pard

Location: Roseville, CA, USA and Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Review Dates: February 9 – March 30, 2018; May 10th – June 10, 2018.

Price as Tested: $120.00; $159.95 (Pro) USD

Manufacturers Website: Scorpion


Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket

Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket

“I would rather sweat than bleed” has been one of my safety motto’s for the past several years and at Total Motorcycle riding safe is the key to riding a long time. With that in mind, a motorcycle jacket is arguably the 2nd most important riding gear a motorcyclist wears; with the helmet being the most important. So choosing a good, safe riding jacket that has been properly designed will not only safe your skin (literally) but make the ride more comfortable.

Scorpion introduces the Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket for the “do it all” rider. You want to have a jacket that will work in the cold? In the rain? In the heat? Give airflow? Offer top notch protection? The Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket is all that and more.

I found the Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket offered lots of pockets, zippers, linings, armor and vents, it also looks GREAT. The technology involved is amazing from the Exo-Stitch® Safety Seams with heavy bar tacking at high stress areas to the SAS-TEC® CE certified armor, NightViz® reflective areas, Velcro adjusters and included H2O Blok and EverHeat liners. But it all comes at a price, complexity. And for me, that is where it all falls apart,  more on that in a moment.

I have no doubts that the jacket is engineered for safety, and in Hi-Viz Neon/Grey (the option I chose) it will MAKE YOU SEEN on the road. Scorpion has really did its homework with R&D in-regards to rider protection. While I didn’t get a chance to test it in the rain, there is no doubt in my mind the jacket would keep you dry. And while testing, NOT ONE vehicle turned in-front of me or didn’t see me.

The included liners are good, not the best, but good. They are one of the weak points of the jacket, a little too bulky, a little too frustrating to attach/detach, don’t fit that well in the jacket and just annoying to work with. I found the attachment/detachment system of snaps, loops and zippers can be time intensive to work with and could use a better redesign as it takes too much time to even bother using the liners. When the rain starts to pour down you had better have thought it putting in the removable full sleeve H2O Blok® waterproof / windproof liner before you left! You will get completely soaked before it is in. If it is going to be cold out when you ride up into the mountains, you should have put in the EverHeat® thermal liner when you left. It is a shame really as the versatility can be a real bonus if it is implemented in the right away, a little revision here will go a long way.

So we have talked about the look of the jacket (excellent), technology (excellent), versatility (great/poor), now we need to look at the protection.

First we have ACTIVE protection, the protection that is “always on” and active. the ample use of NightViz® reflective on front and rear of torso, arms and elbows for increased nighttime visibility plus if you get the Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket in Hi-Viz Neon/Grey, you are golden. You’ll stand out day and night on the road. Drivers will actively have to avert their eyes away from you rather than search for you. Wonderful.

Second we have PASSIVE protection, this is what saves your bacon when the rubber doesn’t hit the road first. CE certified Sas-Tec shoulder and adjustable elbow armor, 500 denier nylon main body material, with 1680 denier nylon abrasion zones and PE Foam back pad back protector (up-gradable) and optional Kidney Belt, make for a strong case that this jacket will work really well in a crash. Again, I have no doubt this jacket has been engineered for safety first. Wonderful, except… the CE certified Sas-Tec armor is semi-ridged and the near unbendability of the elbow armor is uncomfortable bordering on I can’t bend my arms more than 45° is quite an issue when you have to open your helmet visor or itch your nose. The versatility of the optional Kidney Belt area inside the jacket is great except it makes for a bit of a “shredded” area that at first glace you think must be a defect and is hard to work around with the liners.

Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket

When ordering sizing is smaller than you might think and I would suggest ordering one or two sizes larger than you need. Measurements taken from the Scorpion site put me in a Medium jacket, as I like to wear clothing layers under my jacket (thanks to the cold riding in Canada), I then order a Large. This jacket was ordered in Large, but it fits Medium without the liners in. Being tall, I should have ordered the “Tall” size, but this does fit in length ok. Thus if I was ordering it to try, I would go with the XL/Tall rather than the Medium it would have suggested.

At first glance, it is that 5 star product we all hope to find but improvements are needed. Overall, a great foundation and with a little fine tuning it will make a huge difference. Total Motorcycle looks forward to Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket V2.0

So what we have here is a jacket that looks great, offers amazing versatility, wonderful protection, the best in technology but is uncomfortable to wear and can be frustrating to use. And that uncomfortably and frustration doesn’t add much fun to the ride.


Here are the full specs for Scorpion’s Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket:


This is an amazingly versatile jacket. It is a windproof textile jacket for cool days, but fold down the inner windproof panels on the chest and back; open the full length arm vents and side torso vents, and you have maximum air flow on hot days. An additional removable zip out H20 Blok® waterproof liner means you can handle wet weather, and the included removable thermal EverHeat® liner keeps you warm when it gets cold. SAS-TEC® CE certified viscoelastic armor is used in the shoulders and elbows. From touring in cold wet climates, to commuting in hot humid places, the Yosemite jacket will handle it all. 500 denier nylon main body material, with 1680 denier nylon abrasion zones

  • Yosemite Jacket
    • Main body material is a high tenacity Nylon.  (All our “touring and adventure” products are all nylon.  We do not use any exterior polyester fabrics.)

    o    Nylon is much stronger for tear and abrasion than polyester.

    o    Most of our competitors use polyester because it’s cheaper.

    • Main body fabric is 500D Nylon
    • Impact zones are all 1860D nylon
    • Elbow / forearm is all 1680D right down to the wrist, not just a small spot on the elbow.
    • All critical seams have our unique internal Exo-Stitch® safety stitching.  This internal stitching is not exposed to abrasion in a slide and keeps the jacket together.  (Many brands do not do this.)
    • Zippers on forearms and biceps open to reveal mesh ventilation.
    • The two upper torso panels have an internal windblocking layer than can be zipped down on the inside of the jacket to make the torso ventilated.
    • The entire back panel can be zipped down to expose the mesh panel.

    NET RESULT – The jacket can convert from a insulated waterproof jacket to an extremely breathable mesh jacket.  All Season.

    • Removable EverHeat
    • Lots of reflective NightViz® areas on all sides so you can be seen at night.
    • We use the largest SAS-Tec pads we can.

    o    The armor is infinitely adjustable due to the molded hook on the pad and loop areas in the armor pocket for personalized fit.

    • EVA backpad can be upgraded to a SAS- TEC Level 2 CE protector for $45
    • Micro Fleece trim at collar for comfort.
    • Five external pockets and two internal pockets including huge rear storage pocket for gloves or liners.
    • Polyester mesh liner for comfort and airflow.
    • YKK zippers
    • 8” jacket to pants zipper

Manufactured By: Scorpion, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Reviewed by: Michael Le Pard

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Review Dates: May 10th – June 10, 2018

Price as Tested: $389.95 USD

Manufacturers Website: Scorpion

Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect

Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect

I have to admit it, I am very picky about a motorcycle helmet. Maybe it is my head shape (Intermediate oval) or I am just used to the fit of a helmet brand, whatever the case, it is hard to pick out a helmet online and trust it will work. Today, a lot of motorcycle gear is bought online, which is, IMO, unfortunate. Not that you don’t get the “best deal”, but you don’t get to try not only it on but all its competitors as well… not to mention your local motorcycle shop may not be there when you need it either (support your local motorcycle shops!).

Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect

A helmet is the number one safety item you can wear when you ride, your body can heal, bones mend, but the mind, that isn’t so “easily” repairable. Because of this I want a helmet that checks all my personal safety boxes. Is it DOT approved? It is SNELL approved? Proper strap and claps? Does the visor restrict any vision and is secured properly? You might notice I said SNELL approved, I won’t buy a helmet that isn’t, I am a firm believer in independent testing on a specific model. Plus cost is a factor, a $500 helmet is awesome, but $500!? I like maximum bang for the buck. So the Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect was the one I selected. At $210 it won’t break the bank and leaves enough to buy all the other gear you need.

Scorpion advertises the EXO-R710 Transect as “the world’s best fiberglass helmet around $200”, that is a massive claim to make and without testing every fiberglass helmet around $200 worldwide I can’t prove or disprove it so while it is a nice sales line, I won’t have it influence my review.


  • DOT / SNELL certified
  • Great visibility design for a mostly black helmet.
  • Comfortable interior padding
  • No Peripheral vision reduction
  • Excellent visor design and lockability against wind noise and turbulence
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Release Cheek Pads and clearly marked “Emergency” check release points.


  • Even though the visor is nicely sealed the air turbulence does come in underneath and it is a little noisy on the freeway.


Overall, this was an easy to review one because the product is that good and that good of a value. I have worn and owned many motorcycle helmets in my 28 years of riding and the Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect is right up there with the best of them… maybe the EXO-R710 Transect is “the world’s best fiberglass helmet around $200” after all if not, it is darn close.

Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect deserves our 5-Star award for blending safety, style, visibility, features and comfort at a very good price.


Edward Wilkinson, Director of Development and Marketing at Scorpion Sports Inc says:

Scorpion is committed to making protective gear, that is comfortable and affordable so more riders can enjoy their sport safely. Scorpion has a unique advantage in that we own our own factories.  We control all aspects of the production and QC process. Because we own our own factories, we can offer high quality products at an amazing value.  (Our factories make products for many of the world’s top brands.)


Given these efficiencies we can use superior materials, add additional features, and pay very close attention to all the details of our products.

(Other brands “farm” their designs out to factories that compete based on price.  You tend to lose quality and control when you do this…)


R-710 Helmet:

The latest addition to the popular R-Series, the Scorpion EXO-R710 combines MotoGP™-level features with a sub-$200 price. Advanced features include the Fiberglass / Aramid Tri-Matrix shell, Ellip-Tec® ratchet system, Everclear® No-Fog Face Shield and Quick Release Cheek Pads, allowing the EXO-R710 to be equally at home when used for daily commuting, carving in the canyons, or during closed course competition. Clear faceshield included, dark smoke faceshield sold separately, other shield options available. Pinlock® MaxVision® flat shields with tear off posts are also available as an accessory for the track.

  • Fiberglass Tri-Matrix shell is light, stiff, and protective.
  • Aero Tuned ventilation is quiet and keeps your head cool.
  • DOT / SNELL certified.
  • Three shell sizes.  (Most products at this price point only have two shell sizes. )  So you get a smaller profile and less weight.
  • Dual density EPS.  One type is tuned for slow impacts, and the second is tuned for higher speed impacts.
  • Everclear® optically clear no-fog faceshield works for most conditions.  Pinlock compatible shield is available for those riders that ride in cold and really damp climates.
  • Kwickwick II® liner is anti-microbial and simply snaps out for washing.
  • Emergency quick release cheek pad system
  • Communication system speaker pockets fit the new larger 40mm speaker drivers used by most brands of communication systems.






Manufactured By: Scorpion, Santa Fe Springs, CA

Reviewed by: Michael Le Pard

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Review Dates: May 10th – June 10, 2018.

Price as Tested: $209.95 USD

Manufacturers Website: Scorpion


Total Motorcycle Gear Review – Scorpion Review Roundup Conclusion

Michael’s Take-a-way: Scorpion truly believes in rider safety and not just profit. While this may sound like the status-quo, unfortunately it is not in our global economy. Scorpion’s research and development comes from riders riding in all types of conditions, not from a CAD design or what style looks the best today. The Scorpion Covert Pro Riding Jeans, Scorpion EXO-R710 Full Face Helmet, Scorpion Yosemite ADV Jacket make a great outfit that balances safety, style, protection and price is a wonderful package. Like any riding gear, make sure you visit (and support) your local motorcycle store/dealership and try these on, see the quality and I’m sure you will come away owning some Scorpion gear in your closet. I look forward to reviewing more Scorpion motorcycle gear in the future to see how the company progresses.

Scorpion EXO-R710 Transect

Aaron’s Take-a-way: For the rider looking for interesting alternatives to the typical leather, flannel denim, and half helmet that pass for protection, the Covert line is worth considering. There are plenty of options in the lineup, and individual items – like the Ratnik 3-in-1 – allow you to change up the look depending on your mood and the weather. You’ll also get great looking gear without breaking the bank…which means some money left for some short and long distance adventures as the days get longer.

As for the rest of you who are fine with what’s in your closet and on your head…ride in peace.

Full Covert line ready to ride!