2 front ports allow air into the jacket to circulate around the body and exit the rear vents
Zippered sleeve cuffs allow air flow through the mesh gussets when open
Multiple compartments concealed under front pockets make it easy to carry necessities
Reflective tape on front and back increases night time visibility
Protection includes CE-rated armor in the shoulders and elbows, plus an upgradable EVA foam backpad
Thermal neck wrap extends up the neck and chin or stows back into the jacket
Jacket-to-pant zipper attachment system connects to the Scout Tex Pants
Includes a 1-year manufacturer's warranty
Chest: Measure across the fullest part of the chest
Waist: Measure around your waist, or belt line
Sleeve Length: With your arms hanging relaxed at your side (slightly bent) measure from center back neck,
over the top of the shoulder, down the outside of the arm to the wrist. Your motorcycle jacket will have extra sleeve length built in.
Don’t compensate for extra sleeve length, just take your actual measurements.
Body Measurement for Men’s Jackets and Vests (if your height measures 5’6” to 6’2”)
The new River Road Scout Tex motorcycle jacket is a great choice for the lady rider looking for a medium weight jacket for spring and fall weather with a relaxed cut and clean styling. This clever chassis is available in a heavy duty leather version as well. The Scout Tex is made using a very sturdy feeling polyester material and is available in sizes small to three XL. The cut is relaxed but the sizing is precise. If you plan on adding heavy layers beneath this jacket you may want to consider going up one size from the size chart’s recommendation.
The feature that gets the most fanfare from its wearers is the combination ventilation and storage system here on the chest. Unzipping this vertical zipper exposes a mesh vent that channels air into the jacket. The air follows the body under the arms and leaves the jacket through these vents on the back. Unfastening the panel the rest of the way exposes the Scout’s clever storage setup. The pocket arrangements are unique to each side. The left side has a single electronics pocket on the flap and a mesh pocket on the chassis. The rider’s right side pocket arrangement consists of a mesh pocket on the flap with a two pocket combo on the chassis. You also get a fixed bungee with a clip for holding your keys. There is additional storage in the form of two hand warmer pockets also on the outside front of the jacket.
Protection comes by way of CE approved armor in the shoulders and elbows with an EVA foam spine pad down the back. There are also hi-viz stripes across the fronts of the shoulders to increase your visibility to others in low light. River Road added a couple stripes on the rear of the shoulders as well. If you look in the bottom rear of the jacket you’ll find an eight or so inch zippered doohickey. This little feature is for attaching this jacket to your pants. This helps to protect the skin of your lower back if you happen to get off of your bike while it’s still moving.
As we open the Scout Tex jacket up you can see the comfortable padded edge of the comfort lined two-snap collar. Unzipping the main closure reveals the removable full sleeve thermal liner. In addition to holding in your body heat, this liner also offers some additional storage with a map pocket on the wearer’s right and a cargo style pocket on the left. Also on the left, on the placket, is a vertical zippered pocket for quick access items. Removing the thermal liner exposes the fixed mesh liner that improves airflow and a mirror of the pockets we saw in the thermal liner.