Riding in the heat can get real uncomfortable, real fast. Scorpion wants you to avoid all that swampy unpleasantness with its Yuma Pants.
There’s 250 denier polyester mesh panels on the upper and lower legs, front and back, to push air through the Yumas. The remaining chassis is built from 500D nylon, with reinforced heavier-duty material in abrasion zones for extra protection.
In the ride position, you get a steady blast of air on and around the shins. The thigh panels require a bit more movement to really get the breeze blowing though, and I have to fan my legs out from time to time to catch a draft. When I get it right though, the flow is ample. And if you’re on a bike that accommodates standing up on the pegs, you can access a direct gust that way as well.
Like the Yuma Jacket, the pants feature Exo-Stitch seams in areas most likely to contact the ground in the event of a crash. There’s also SAS-TEC, CE-certified armor in the knees that can be adjusted for an individualized fit. Scorpion includes foam padding in the hips, with compartments built to accept optional SAS-TEC armor for added impact protection.
But I never had to fuss with the position of the knee guards, the fit of the medium pants was good in that regard from the start. Scorpion recommends medium for riders with 32-33 inch waists, and I’m a 32/32 so complied.
Fit at the waist is comfortable and not too snug, however I wouldn’t mind a little more length at the bottom of the leg. These have a 33-inch inseam, and when in the ride position the cuff has a tendency to pull up toward the top of a mid-level touring boot. However if I were to bump up to a large, with a 34-inch inseam, the waist would be a bit too big. It’s a minor annoyance considering fit is right everywhere else.
Though if I were to decide to bump up a size, I’d take full advantage of the Velcro waist adjusters to cinch the Yumas up tight. With the medium, I haven’t had the need to use them.
I also appreciate the sizable Velcro cuff closure/adjustment design. When you’re peeling the pants off or securing up your boots, you can open the cuff to nearly the knee. If you’re looking to create a tight seal, two stacked Velcro strips provide a broad range of fitment options.
Accordion flex panels above the knee and above the backside provide ample flexibility, and an eight-inch YKK zippered elastic panel connects the pants to the Yuma Jacket and other corresponding pieces from Scorpion.
I’ve got a habit of stuffing my pockets, so appreciate the two expandable cargo pockets and two waterproofed hand warmer pockets.
NightViz reflective elements improve visibility, and a removable H2O Blok liner protects against wind and water when the conditions get nasty. Since riding has been sunny and hot these days, I have opted to ride without the liner.
In the Sand colorway, the Yumas look good and when paired with the matching jacket provide a really sharp, adventurous aspect. If you’re just looking for the pants, to go with whatever top-half you please, Scorpion also offers the Yumas in all-black.
Comfort and convenience are the name of the game with the Scorpion Yuma pants for me. If there were a longer inseam option with the medium-sized waist, they would be ideal. Sizes range from small up to 3XL and MSRP runs from $229.95 up to $244.95.