Tornado Puts a Twist on Traditional Motorcycle Jackets

Scorpion’s Top Textile Jacket

Lake Forest, CA June 23, 2011 — Scorpion’s Tornado textile jacket puts a new spin on the traditional motorcycle jacket, combining top features with incredibly low prices. “This jacket has it all… waterproofing, CE-approved armor, you name it,” says Scorpion Sports Inc. National Sales Manager Jon Eide. “The range of features we have incorporated into the Tornado for a price well under $200 really does blow me away.”

 

Starting with durable 600-denier nylon, the outershell is then treated with polyurethane for true water resistance, no matter how inclement the riding conditions may get. Internally, the fully removable AirGuard liner helps prevent wind chill from becoming a factor. When things do warm up, Scorpion’s AirVent™ ventilation system kicks in. Consisting of two zippered high-flow air intake panels in the front of the jacket and two matching rear vents, airflow over the body’s core is maximized when the panels are unzipped. Should it get chilly, simply zip-up to seal out any unwanted airflow.

Speaking of sealing things up, Scorpion’s exclusive ExoStitch® seams not only improve the seal, but also keep cuffs from fraying or seams for giving way. “It is this attention to detail that really differentiates the Tornado,” claims Jon.

“Sure the AirVent system is cool, but this is a serious riding jacket, so we didn’t skimp on the EXO-Tec CE-approved armor inside the shoulder and elbow pockets,” adds Eide. Further enhancing the safety aspect is a full-length back protector pocket, complete with a P.E. temper foam insert.

The Tornado offers its own unique styling twists and technical features, including adjustable sleeve tension straps for a custom fit… and to keep things from flapping in the breeze. Large zippered hand-warmer pockets and NightViz reflective panel front also add to this jacket’s functionality.

Men’s Sizes S-XXL MSRP: $189.95 in Black, Red or Blue

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About Scorpion Sports

Scorpion Sports, Inc. (SSI) is the home of the Scorpion brand supplying helmets and technical apparel directly to motorcycle dealerships. SSI imports a full line of unique dirt, snow and street products from their state-of-the-art production facilities. The brand is built on innovation and high quality. All Scorpion street helmets feature the exclusive SpeedShift® quick-change faceshield system, EverClear® no-fog faceshields and come with a washable, removable, moisture-wicking KwikWickII® liner. AIRFIT® is an air adjustable cheek pad system to personalize helmet fit, available on both street and off-road helmets. Another Scorpion innovation found on select models is the built-in SpeedView™ retractable sun visor designed to accommodate varying light conditions quickly without changing faceshields.

 

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Quick Fact on Fringe.. Practical or Fashion Statement?

By: John Turner.

In times not so long ago, fashion statements in clothing were the exclusive province of the wealthy, the well heeled, the aristocratic breed if you will. For us mere peasants the idea of clothing was more utilitarian where the popular “form follows function” statement was the obvious choice.

Here is one example of that principle that may be somewhat lost in the fashion statement of today’s motorcycle rider. There are quite a few very nicely constructed leather jackets for men and women with fringe adorning the arms and in some cases the front and the backs.

Now for us this is a fashion statement. Our leathers are usually made from some sort of cow hide or pigs hide or something of that type because these are herd animals for which everything except the “moo” or the “oink” is used for some product.

I call this my “Paul Harvey” moment. Because here is the rest of the story!

Our ancestors, especially the American Indians and our 19th century cowboys had leathers too. Most of their leathers were made of deerskin however. That fringe we see as decoration for us today was far more practical for the Native American or cowboy caught out in the elements. Because of the absorption characteristics of tanned deerskin the water will soak into the hide, but the fringe was placed on the arms, the front and the back to quickly wick the water away from the body and drip off thereby keeping the core body temperature from dropping. Since nothing will chill the body faster than wet and cold.

Some of you already knew this. But I bet for most this is one of those tidbits of knowledge that will make you say “those folks back then had to deal with some pretty rough times, so I guess they figured things out the way a human being is capable of doing”.