Scorpion Covert Hoodie Review [Motorcycle Jacket Alternative]

I’ve seen riders do it, but I’ve never been tempted to ride in a hoodie, until now. I recently reviewed Scorpion’s 1909 Vintage Jacket and noted that Scorpion Covert Hoodie is offered as an underlayer for the 1909 Leather Jacket. “Wow. Looks cool,” I thought. Turns out, although the Scorpion Covert Hoodie is a little bulky, I can just put an L size hoodie under the XL size jacket – I’m a US size 46 jacket – and it might be a great combination on a cold day.Although marketed as a hoodie, the Scorpion Covert Hoodie is more like a lightweight jacket. Turns out it’s a great hoodie. Wearing a non-technical hoodie on a motorcycle is not a good idea from a protection standpoint. The good news is that the Scorpion Covert Hoodie is designed to ride without a jacket. As in the 1909 Vintage Jacket, the Covert Hoodie features thin, barely noticeable Sas-Tec CE Level 1 elbow protection with pockets for optional shoulder and back protectors. I’ve installed CE level 1 shoulder protectors ($20) but haven’t added the CE level 2 back protector ($45) yet – both are available from Scorpio.I’m still a jacket guy, but the Covert Hoodie has opened up possibilities like short trips to the market, for gas, the nearby Rock Store for lunch, and more. This hoodie is attractive, has great features and adds a lot more protection than any old hoodie.The chassis is constructed from cotton which is much heavier than any sweatshirt I have seen before. It features Scorpion’s exclusive RhinoMesh liner, which is said to be five times more abrasion resistant than “typical hoodies”. It’s covered in 600 denier polyester at the elbows and shoulders for extra abrasion resistance. After careful examination, I find many features available on the best jackets. There are two exterior zippered handwarmer pockets and two vertical zippered chest pockets. The chest pockets open directly onto the lining and act as air vents. More ventilation is available from 8-inch underarm zip openings.Inside there is a cargo pocket with a short hook-and-loop closure. Scorpion calls it a concealed carry pocket. However, there is no type of strap to secure your piece, and if you drop your 1911 on it, it might sag a bit. fancy jackets ADV. All zippers appear to be nylon type and are YKK branded.As for sizing, although Scorpion’s sizing chart suggested I take XL, it was too big. Large fits well, with room inside for another layer on cooler days, the large Scorpion Covert Hoodie tucks under my XL 1909 Vintage Jacket. It will be much warmer on cold days than the standard 1909 thermal vest liner. Turns out the Scorpion Covert Hoodie is a lightweight cotton motorcycle jacket that I can wear on or off the bike. I will definitely be rocking this just for much of the winter here in SoCal.Highlights of the Scorpion Covert Hoodie

  • Sizes: SM to 3XL
  • The black color
  • Armor: CE level 1 elbows (shoulders and back optional)

Scorpion Covert Hoodie Price: $150 MSRP ($170, as tested with shoulder armor)

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