Alpinestars Arctic Drystar HV Gloves
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
Good medium weight glove
These run a little small. I normaly wear a size large and decided not to follow Anthony's advice to go up a size because warm gloves tend to be bulky. They are snug but I like the extra amount of control that the tight fit gives me and figure they may break in a little after more use.
I commute over Vail Pass everyday so temps are typically less than 50 degrees at 7:30 in the morning. They keep my hands nice and warm and are bearable riding home in the afternoon when it is in the 70's. Any warmer than that and I switch to my mesh gloves. Havent had a chance to test in the rain yet.
They feel like they would help in a crash and the hi-viz gives piece of mind without being overbearing. Overall a good quality glove for the money.
June 30, 2013
keeps hands from freeezing, down to 30 F
did a ride on a 45 F day, no problem: next time out, was a 30 F day, no sun: got very cold hands within 1st 5 miles of ride.
March 18, 2013