Alpinestars Arctic Drystar Gloves
Good for 50 degree's F and above
I Commute 6 days a week 30 miles each way in pretty much any weather condition except freezing rain/sleet/snow. My hands are not above average in size and XL worked for me. In moderate spring/fall conditions these gloves are great but certainly don't stand out from the crowd.
They are are not completely waterproof and the insulation will get wet with prolonged exposure to rain. the Stitching came loose after 1 season of riding which cause the insulation to come out of the glove making a pain to put the gloves back on, especially when wet.
45 degrees F and below at highways speeds, without any wind protection from fairings or hand guards, you have about 20 minutes of "warmth" from the gloves. fingers still get unbearably cold after 30 minutes.
bottom line, great gloves for around town and short trips in 50 degree weather, but don't get them wet and unless you have heated grips and/or wind protection not great for winter riding.
May 15, 2016
Good value for money
They're reasonably warm, and seem to provide adequate protection. Under-sleeve construction seems questionable, but on practice it works pretty well. Rode with them in Seattle in winter. Still cold, but better than nothing :-)
May 2, 2016
Good gloves for the price
The gloves are great for winter period, they keep warm and protect pretty good from rain (Not perfect but OK).
The main down side is that it's a bit hard to do common tasks such as release brake locks, enter key to motorcycle, etc with the gloves on.
February 23, 2016
As a serious Southern Cali commuter, these gloves are a must have. These gloves offer the most warmth and comfort of any other glove in it's class while maintaining the highest of quality. They are perfect for temps 35-75 degrees F. (I'm sure they could be useful at colder temps if you have hand guards and/or the gauntlet version) They are nice and warm while maintaining a sleek fit, which is helpful when your trying to control your bike in the cold.
By the way, the sizing chart was right on the money.
February 17, 2016
Really solid feeling waterproof gloves - tricky sizing!
Despite following the sizing guide exactly it took two tries to get the right size. According to the size chart I'm a M but they were wayyy too small. Exchanged them for a L and although they fit it was a little touch and go that they were too small again. But they started to stretch now and I think the L will work out.
Otherwise they are comfortable and seem to be good quality. I like the soft but snug fit of the cuffs and the velcro straps keep the gloves secured.
I've work them in some pretty heavy rain and they seem to be completely waterproof which was why I bought them. All in all they do what I need them to do and I think they look pretty cool too.
February 10, 2016
Should remove "arctic" from the title
I bought these gloves for cooler mornings in Florida and was immediately disappointed on the first ride in 60 degree weather. These gloves are not designed for cooler weather, and anything below 50 degrees and you're in trouble. I think the biggest flaw in the design is the perforations, which make the gloves really breathable. If you're looking for a cold weather glove look elsewhere, and choose a gauntlet style.
Additionally the metal plate on the back of each glove can be felt when putting the gloves on, to the point of actually scratching your hands.
January 6, 2016
Comfy and moderately warm
I wanted some gloves to wear in colder weather and these looked good. I ride pretty much everywhere and commute every day. These gloves are keeping me warm to a point. When the Temps get down into the low 40's and below, my fingers start getting cold at the end of my commute. My commute is about 45 minutes of 75+ mph on the highway. About when I turn off the high wat is when I start to notice my fingers getting cold. So I wish they were a bit warmer in that regard but they are a 3 season glove so I can't complain too much.
My other issue is that mine are really small. My hands were barely a medium, edging on small according to the sizing guide. But I really should have gotten a large. I was hoping they would break in a little bit more, but no such luck.my fingers solidly hit the end of the gloves and the wrist of the glove protrudes a little onto the back of my hand.
Other than these slight issues, the gloves are stylish and comfortable and I don't regret getting them. I would just buy a size bugger next time.
December 10, 2015
Este producto tiene buenas caracteristicas
Muy buen guante aunque a bajas temperaturas no tienen tan buen aislamiento
September 14, 2015