Scorpion Women's Fiore Jacket Durable 600 Denier outershell Removable EverHeat full-sleeve Thermal-Liner Exo-Tec CE approved armor in Back protector compartment with PE foam pad included Pockets - 2 hand warmer and 1 internal pocket Stretch panels on sides for a contoured fit Ventilation system - 2 front vents and 2 back vents NightViz reflective trim on back and sleeves Dual waist adjustments with snaps Lightweight perforated lining for maximum air flow Belt loop for pant attachment
When it comes to value for the price, Scorpion does not disappoint. This is a very solid jacket for a very good price.
TEMPERATURE: The jacket is comfortable and has plenty of venting. The liner zips out but even being in Southern California, the venting usually provides enough air flow that I typically don't get hot. I have ridden in colder temperatures and the jacket kept me warm. The features and materials work in both warm and cooler weather. Now, of course, I am not riding in extreme temperatures like snow or desert heat but in 55 to 90 F temps, the jacket performs well.
COMFORT: This jacket fits well. Elbow, shoulder pads protect those boney parts. Simple sleeve finishes that don't interfere with my gauntlet style gloves. The textile fabric is a little scratchy when it hits my neck so the jacket could have used more lining up there but that is a minor concern. The liner is soft, I often wear a spaghetti strap tank top under the jacket and am quite comfortable. The jacket comes down past my hip so when I am riding, it rarely rides up (I hate it when jackets rise up and expose my lower back when I am leaning over the bike or in a tucked position.) and is great if you ride in the tucked position. Unlike SO many other manufacturers, this jacket takes a woman's chest into consideration for design. If you go up in size (I have an XL), the jacket does not crush my chest and suffocate me like so many other women's moto jackets that were obviously designed by men or flat-chested women. If you are NOT flat-chested, ahem, try this jacket.
PERFORMANCE: No flapping even when the vents are open. There are snaps to bring the jacket in if the liner is removed. No annoying air pockets. Velcro at the sleeves. A good fit is important as my jacket fits like a glove when the liner is in, no issues at high speeds. Good to cut the wind.
FEATURES: Pockets are fair sized but could be bigger and more of them. There are two zipped outside pockets and one inside pocket. The embroidery has some reflective quality and there is reflective material on the back but VERY little. I would have preferred longer lines and a larger space with the reflective material. (There are two small panels on the back and that it is it). The large panels of white, however, help with visibility. Pocket for back plate is easy to get in to. Protective pads don't interfere though the shoulder pads are quite large. I don't find this to be a problem.
APPEARANCE: Nice design - women like my jacket as it has some feminine swirls along with some hidden embroidered skulls. I like the designs because they make me more visible, especially at night. I don't feel like a woman in a man's jacket but for a different color. This is a woman's jacket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Women's Bombshell Boots
Premium grade cowhide leather chassis Internal ankle and insole padding for comfort and protection Metal heel protection plate Menage-a quad buckle design Ribbed calf expansion panel Easy on and off zipper closure system
Good form and function for a shorter rider
PostedMarch 2, 2012
From Orange County
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
I never thought I would find motorcycle boots with a heel but happily, I came across the Bombshell boots. I am only 5'2" and when I put both feet down in regular boots, I can only get the balls of my feet on the ground. In these boots, however, I am can get flat with both feet.
FIT: I ordered my normal size (6). Though leather boots typically require breaking in, the 6 was very small to the extent that I could not wear socks and my heel was crammed against the back of the boot. Ordering the 7 solved this problem. They seem to run small so I recommend ordering a size larger. The top of the boots were tight but stretched to fit. I wore the boots to work several times to break them in and they now move well.
PEGS: The boot have notches cut into the platform heel. The notch fits nicely on my peg though it has taken some getting used to. I have found the angle of the boot on my peg in conjunction with the shifter to work well for me. This geometry will vary from bike to bike so I suggest you test this before you commit to buying them. No vibration issues.
SHIFTING: There is a shift pad on the boot which allows me to feel the gear shifts well.
SAFETY: No steel toe and the leather is not thick over the foot so the boots could be better in this respect. The metal on the back of the heel is a nice feature. The ankles have plenty of coverage and have pads over the ankle bones.
APPEARANCE: Most people are surprised they are moto boots. Though a heel is unconventional, they really help me get extra height. Nice design.