Alpinestars Arctic Drystar Gloves
Size and Quality
My fist size is exactly the same as Anthony's and even though he wears Large on this particular glove i did buy the XL just to make sure it fits.
It's tight when you try to push your hand through the glove where the elastic strap is and the my fingers are a bit short inside the glove.
Other than that i really love the glove, its pretty thick and perfect for winter, the design is really nice and it offers good protection (7/10 ) .
If you buy this glove my opinion is to go one size over the size chart or even two sizes up for others.
December 1, 2014
Solid Glove for Fall/Spring Riding
This is a solid glove. Just came in from riding around for a couple of hours in 50 degree temperatures and my hands feel great. I have yet to ride them below 50 degrees.
These are definitely a spring/fall below-60 degree glove for me. My hands just get sweaty in them when the temp goes any higher. When that happens, you gotta grip the finger tips tight with the other hand as you pull off the glove or the lining starts to pull out. It's not a problem when the temps are lower.
I'm wearing a medium and they're a tad snug. I have one of those hands where there's space to spare in some of my fingers, while the other two just tap the top of the glove. I might try a large next time when I look for a more robust summer glove.
Love the features. Solid construction. Nice glove.
November 3, 2014
Excellent short glove for cool and wet weather.
I've been using these for a few years now and love them. VEry comfortable and easy to use, I can easily wear them all day (and have done so on some 8 hour rides). I wish they had a bit more protection. Also, the waterproof membrane does leak in heavy rain after a few hours (I rode for 6 hours in the rain once and they were soaked) so GoreTex would be a way better choice. I also find that lining tends to pull out when taking them off, so it gets a bit hard to put them back on sometimes.
However, they are a fantastic choice when it's not very cold outside (or very warm) and I'm not riding for hours in the rain. I commute in them spring/fall almost exclusively. FOr the price I can't imagine a better glove for the season. I like short cuff gloves for shorter rides especially, easier to put on/off quickly. I use them with different jackets, and they always look good and fit and work well. THey do not offer much in terms of thermal protection, so below 10 Celsius I prefer something warmer, and I have a pair of fantastic Alpinestars GoreTex winter gloves to fit that need perfectly (and those stay dry and warm no matter what). I will buy another pair of these once the ones I have wear out, that's how much I like them.
June 9, 2014
Nice glove but not super warm
I like these gloves -- they fit pretty well, look great, and the protection seems good as well. The one issue I have is they're not as warm as I was hoping. They have "arctic" in the name, so I figured they'd be warm, but really below 45 or so degrees on the highway my fingers freeze. I'm still happy with them because for the price they're great gloves, but I was hoping for good cold weather gloves and these aren't really the answer.
March 27, 2014
the best rain gloves out there!
Comfortable, 100% rain proof, great looks, protection, perfect balance between leathers and textle for waterproof, comfrt and durability.
Even better than expected.
February 10, 2014
these are NOT winter gloves.
I originally bought these gloves because I thought it would be cool to have a mid-cuff glove for cold-weather riding. Unfortunately, these gloves don't do much to keep your hands warm at sub-40 temps. Also, putting on the glove was very awkward in the beginning because of the inner liner; it took a couple rides to get accustomed to it.
I love the looks of the glove; I also like how the wrist strap is under the hand rather than over- it's a cleaner look & more ergonomic. Luckily for me, I live in a city that's mostly in the 40-50s range all year so these gloves still have some use to me, but on chilly mornings and lengthy freeway rides, my hands are still cold & numb. I simply cannot recommend because if it only offers marginal insulation in California winter, I can only imagine how much worse these gloves would be anywhere else.
January 19, 2014
Awesome fit, feels heavy duty!
The gloves are amazing, i ordered ones before they were too small, revzilla took them back and sent me the right size, awesome service! Thank you revzilla!! :)
January 9, 2014
Decent Gloves. Not exactly winter gloves. Size really small
I was looking for a pair of winter and waterproof gloves to use in NYC. I ride a MP3 daily in manhattan and was looking was a good looking and confort able gloves. I usually wear large gloves but after reading the review I ordered the XL one.
Well they definitely are sized smaller then average and I wish I had ordered a xxl instead. The issue I have might be related with the tight fit, but they don't protect me from the cold I had would have hope. It might be because theirs not enough space for air insulation around my fingers. They are waterproof but you can feel dampness when they are wet.
After about a month of use I have strand coming out at the tip of the fingers. Not sure a long they will last but frankly I don't care because I think I will have to get a new pair since I'm not super comfortable in theses.
I should have exchanged them right away for a size up but with gloves it's hard to tell until you break them in a little.
Overall a decent gloves, I like the look but not warm enough and size is really smaller then other brand (beware)
January 8, 2014