Alpinestars Arctic Drystar HV Gloves
Not as warm as I'd like. Comfortable, good protection.
As a shoulder season glove, these would be great. I'm not sure how they decided to call them 'Arctic' because my hands were cold at 45-50 degrees with hand guards. They are comfortable and feel like they have good protection. There were dry in a light rain but I haven't had them in anything like a downpour yet.
They are great for what I wanted but I was hoping they'd be a little warmer.
April 13, 2015
Good looking HI Viz glove
This gloves is a very nice looking glove and feels good. That is the pros.
Cons are that u will get your hands wet with a good solid rain not as waterproof as I would like it. And if u ride below 45 degrees u will have cold hands.
Overall a good late fall early spring warm glove. No the best at keeping water out and hands dry but I wanted a hi viz glove for my commuting to work.
December 8, 2014
These gloves don't make sense
The fundamental issue with this glove is the way it goes on. The recess for your hand is fairly small, and it has a super sticky liner when wet. If your hand has any amount of moisture, whether they are clammy from the rain, or sweaty from heat, the glove will be a massive pain to put on. Not only that, but my hands were cold in 60 degree weather! It's insulated, so your hands will be warm as long as you're not riding (pretty pointless); however, the bloody things aren't windproof. Worst of all, they limit the articulation in your thumb, and feel very constricting overall. Slows inputs substantially, and I feel way less confident riding around in the things. I would purchase these gloves for my worst enemy.
November 11, 2014
Not quite right
The biggest flaw with these glove is the inner liner is a fleece layer that is separate from the outer glove, and it moves with your hand, so your hand slips around a bit inside the glove. This makes me uncomfortable when making quick movements at the clutch, brake, and throttle. I feel much less in control with these gloves. These are definitely not safe for commuting in traffic and lane splitting. They could work well for longer rides on highway or in the cold when not dealing with traffic.
November 5, 2014
Great 3 season gloves
I wear them down to 45 degree weather. The XL fit a little bit snug, but they are still new and should break in a bit.
The hi-vis is fantastic, the hard knuckles are nice, and they feel really good when riding.
October 27, 2014
Decent priced high quality hi-vis glove
Well made glove, size on the smaller side - might have to step up a size or two, good protection features, great color, not for below 40 F weather.Still stiff after 20 hrs use.
April 23, 2014
nice cold weather glove
Purchased this glove for late fall riding and hopefully a little deeper into the Michigan season. Was looking for a glove that was windproof and waterproof or close to it, w/ some insulation yet not so much to lose feel of the controls. These gloves run SMALL, order at least 1 size up from the Alpinestars size chart. I ordered the L according to chart and had to return for XL, could probably wear a 2XL but that's the problem w/ fitting using online shopping, as you can't easily try sizes, obviously. All in all the gloves are as advertised, zero wind leakage, had them on down to 50°f and were very good although this isn't cold by any means in MI. No rain yet so can't speak on that, the liner is somewhat loose inside but doesn't seem to be an issue. Good glove for the cash.
November 11, 2013
Great product but small
the gloves are great rain glove, or cold weather rideing glove. Great protection nice and warm. My only problem with them is the fit very small. i wear a medium size regular no insulation glove, i ordered a large size in these gloves because of the insulation and they a very hard to put on it takes me about 2-3 min per glove to put on. The problem is the neck of the glove is so tight it takes a forever to get the palm of my hand trough but once my hand is inside the fit perfect. They dont feel bulky at all and i have great feel of the controls unlike other rain gloves i have hade.
November 9, 2013