Scorpion started making women’s riding gear last year, part of its EXO clothing line. I tested the leather Elektra jacket and Haley pants. The thick cowhide leather jacket feels broken-in right off the rack. Even without the full-length liner zipped in, the jacket kept me warm on cool riding days. The medium jacket I tested was true to size, with several different ways to adjust the fit. Short waist zippers can accommodate wide hips. A thick mesh panel in the front runs parallel to the main zipper. It can be zipped for extra airflow or to expand the jacket. And leather laces on both sides of the jacket can be tightened or loosened to adjust for fit. Stiff, CE-approved armor is fitted into the shoulders and elbows and is removable. Leaving the armor in definitely makes the jacket tighter, with a more restrictive fit.
I was excited about the Haley pants because they’re cut like my preferred jeans — low waist, slim fitting, boot cut — yet they’re made of the same thick leather as the jacket. They come with a mesh liner throughout, with protective armor in the knee and hip areas. Women who don’t like low-waisted pants may not appreciate this type of cut. Laces run up the side of each pant leg to loosen or tighten for fit.
There’s a lot going on with this pant and jacket combo. Be sure to try them on before buying. The Electra jacket runs $329.95- $379.95, size XS-XL, 1W-3W. The Haley pants are $269.95, size XS-XL (waist 35-36, inseam 34). AIM
–Genevieve Schmitt as published in American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley magazine.
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