Alpinestars GP Air Gloves
One of the best on the market
My boyfriend's gone through a couple pairs this season, and I ended up getting these for his birthday - and they are the best out of all of them. He tried other brands, but nothing beats the quality, durability, and overall comfort of the Alpinestars line. Not to mention the styling of their products. He's happy, and so I'm happy :)
October 6, 2014
Best gloves I have ever purchased
I was previously riding in the alpine stars spi's and thought they were great, and then saw these and figured I'd take the chance. I'm glad I did!! The ventilation is amazing and they are super comfortable. Just a great all around 3 season glove
September 8, 2014
Buen par de guantes
Buenos guantes, muy frescos en el calor. La protección es sólida. Son cómodos aunque el meñique quedó corto (supongo q es algo personal más q un problema de la marca. La malla que queda en los dedos empezó a "pelarse" un poco pero sigue 100% funcional.
September 8, 2014
Great Summer Glove
i bought this glove to replace the A-stars Thunder glove(horrible glove). this glove is the truth, good all around protection and great summer weight and ventilation. have only had them a couple of days but have been on 2s everyday since i got them, love the feel and the feel i get with them on. if you need a good summer maybe early fall glove, this is it. it may be a 3 season glove just not sure yet.
September 8, 2014
great glove in the summer
Purchased in mid-August. I generally wear between a small and a medium sized glove depending on the manufacturer (so typically mediums have a little extra and smalls usually run 'perfect' to a bit tight). These gloves in a medium fit just about perfect for me - not too tight and not too much space past my fingers that I still have a tactile feel with my fingertips.
The wrists tend to run a bit higher on these than my last pair of gloves, offering more protection to the wrist bone, but something I did find out is it does make wearing a watch harder as the velco doesn't seem to close quite right if you wear a larger watch.
September 8, 2014
All around great glove
I have about 300 miles on these gloves in dry weather about 70-92 degrees. So far I am completely happy with everything.
-They are higher on the wrists with protection so it overlaps with my AP Stars GP Plus r pref leather jacket. With the protection It is too big to zip my small jacket over the gloves and the glove opening is too small to strap over the closed arm of my jacket. (still working on how to make this work, give it time)
- Finger tips work well with iPhone 5 and gripping on controls.
- Good enough air flow which occurs mostly between the fingers with breathable fabric.
- I think the 3rd/4th finger bridge could be better. I have not needed it thankfully but I suspect from checking the amount of movement that my pinky finger would still suffer from major over rotation in an accident. However it is better than not have a bridge.
- Palm slider feel great while riding and does not interfere with grips or creating discomfort.
- Durability so far has been good and I feel safe in it.
Happy with purchase.
August 31, 2014
Decent Short cuff glove, not 100% sure about longevity
I have had these since May, and commute daily with them. The mesh material on the thumb/hand as well as the palm's leather seems to be having some wear issues. Initially I took a lighter to the lose mesh threads which seemed to do ok.
But things seem to be fraying some again. I've got Oxford heated grips with the sport texture. I'm not sure if the texture is just too aggressive for these gloves or what. Based on the wear rate I am seeing now, I am not expecting to get many years out of these.
Also, oddly, it seems to be affecting my LEFT glove more than the right one. The right one shows some wear but not like the left.
Otherwise the gloves are fine. I sized up one size and they are a tiny bit big, but I believe the next size down would be too tight. Venting is good, however my bike shields a lot of the wind to my hands.
August 25, 2014
Great Looking Glove with Nice Features
Now that I've ridden with these for a few months... :
Bang for the Buck: These are a decently priced glove that gives you great style and some nice features.
Style: One of my favorite short cuff style gloves for the looks. It has a modern design and the carbon looks great. The vent positions are all in the proper place, too.
Comfort: I ordered these in XL to get a little more room for airflow. They're very comfortable and I've ridden 4 hours straight in them without issue.
Protection and Durability: As far as protection goes the gloves seem to do what they're intended to do. I've taken large rocks to the hand while riding, bugs, and other misc. road debris without pain. The durability, however, is left in question because the glove will begin to fray on the cheaper synthetic suede material because it does not have the best anti-abrasion characteristics. The leather, plastic, and carbon pieces hold up great. There are medium hardness "strike" areas in the wrist area for impact that will be useful in a slide. The palm area has a leather slide area while the top of the hand has mesh and carbon.
Air Flow: Air flow seems to be decent. My palms do sweat a lot here in Colorado due to the altitude and dryness and so the palm leather will get hard if not properly cleaned and conditioned. There is a nice vented area for the knuckles so the top of the hand stays cool, though.
Features: The wrist closure is simple and has held up better than my previous A-Stars gloves. The fingers have the capability of using your smartphone without having to take off the glove which is nice for entering in GPS locations while stopped safely. The stretch panels and finger bridge with pre-curved fingers are definitely a nice feature, as well.
Overall I'd say these are a nice glove for someone who takes care of their gear, is looking for a short cuff, and doesn't want to step into the higher dollar S-1 glove from A-Stars.
August 4, 2014