Alpinestars Arbiter Gloves
Didn't last 2 months
Size chart said MED, but a LARGE was just a tad tight. Fingers were just long enough, and the pinky a bit too long. Thought they'd loosen up-in April. After 2 month's and roughly 4-5000 miles of wear in heat, and some rain, the palm stretched, but the fingers shrank...or something because now my fingers won't even fit all the way in. The suede,or Clarino whatever on the palm is slothing off, the mesh material is fuzzing itself apart. Do not recommend!
June 11, 2013
Great glove for 3 season/city commute riding. Nice fit, a size larger than norm is recommended, and an overall comfortable glove. I like the break in the knuckle protector, it sits better on my hand when gripping and I don't feel any pull or stretch from it. Nice finish too, I think they'll hold up well. The ventilation is great in 80 degree heat and I was still warm in temps around 50. Love the pull tab, and the tactile sense is good enough that I can undo my helmet strap without taking them off. I could have used a bit more padding in the palm, but for short rides it's not that bad.
June 4, 2013
Tight fit, but it's the Alpinestar's way!
These gloves breath very well, a very good warm weather design. They appear to be well constructed and would probably take a pretty good slide on the asphalt. I'd rather not find out! Bottom line here, a very clean glove with very price $50 delivered! Tight fit, but for me it's better!
I also have the gauntlet Gore-Tex Alpinestars for colder weather.
June 3, 2013
Great gloves, needed a fix though
I love these gloves. I have medium size hands with short fingers and the small size in these pretty much fits me perfectly. They are the most comfortable lightweight armored gloves I've worn so far.
However, I did have a little problem with them. I left these in an non-A/C'd garage on a moderately humid 90° day and it apparently killed the glue that holds the rubber side of the closure pull to its velcro strip. I left them closed and the next time I went to put them on the rubber was completely loose and hanging away from the velcro. Glue that can't hold up to heat on summer gloves is a problem, but at the same time I admit being left in a hot garage all day is different than being worn for a few hours on a hot day.
In any case, I just used some generic 5 minute epoxy (which remains flexible when dry) to reglue the rubber to the velco and that's worked out fine. They've been perfect since this little fix.
May 31, 2013
Great gloves! When i first put them on they were tight, really tight, but after a few days they conformed to my hands and now i feel like they aren't even there. They are great in 80+ weather; also they have a degree of warmth to them when you go down to the 50s high 40s at night. My hands never get that nasty tingling numbness. I believe the two piece knuckle guard placement is genius! Basically these gloves are awesome!
May 27, 2013
run small, go up a size
Bought these for my summer gloves, find them to be a bit uncomfortable, possibly because of the tighter fit, they definitely run a size small, good entry point for light protection. Very thin protection on palm, just wish it had bit more padding.
May 20, 2013
Nice glove, fits small
Glove looks great and fits nicely, albeit very much on the small side. Order at least one size larger than normal. Other than the sizing, I'm very pleased with this purchase. Also, Revzilla was fantastic with the return/exchange process...will definitely be back!
May 20, 2013
They look fantastic, and are excellent gloves compared to others of their price. The only issue I found its that the goatskin part of the glove wear out fast
May 4, 2013