Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket
Great jacket with many features
Since this is an older version of this jacket, it was on clearance when I bought it, and it was a great decision. I've been using it everyday to commute to work and I love it. Make sure you use the sizing chart to measure your whole body before purchasing it, I did that and I only had to order once with no returns. You won't easily find your size by just looking at the chart since your body measurements won't match perfectly, but what I did is highlight all the numbers in the range where my measurements where, and then with those numbers highlighted, and then find an average line and that way you can find your size. Hope I explained that correctly.
February 24, 2015
I love this jacket
Wanted a solid riding jacket, as well as one for everyday use. This jacket hits that nail on the head.
Sizing- 5'7" 165lbs, longer torso, shorter legs, average arm span. Fit build. I opted for 52 Euro (I'm usually 50 euro). Check your measurements and compare to A-stars chart. 1/2 to 1 up was the trick for me. 52 is near perfect for one with a similar build/sizing, as torso length is dead on, cuffs fall just over the wrists. Mobility is excellent, especially where it counts, which is on the bike.
Quality- Leather and material quality is excellent, breaks in well. Construction is great, all seams are tight, secure, with minimal frays. Not too flashy, the logos not over the top and in right places. Black has a nice tone and color.
The protective pads are well placed, comfortable, and removable. The pads make the jacket a bit stiff for everyday use, but is tolerable.
(a bit of a fight to put the pads back into original spots within the mesh liner though, but eventually go back)
The jacket breathes well, but also remains warm in cooler riding. Excellent temperature control. Can be a bit warmer in summer heat (black, non perforated).
Cannot comment on the true functionality of this jacket, as A-stars designed this to be compatible and zipped together with other protective padding and articles of clothing, of which I currently do not use. For the riding I do, functionality is great.
Solid and protective while riding, great temperature/wind control, fits well and is comfortable on/off the streets. I love this jacket by Alpinestars.
Rating- 5+ stars
January 28, 2015
Killer leather for a good closeout price
I bought this on closeout when Revzilla still had full size-availability. Using the AStars sizing chart i pegged the exact size my first try. Nice to not have to hassle with an exchange. Being leather there is very little stretch to this jacket, so make sure you take that into consideration if you like to layer up or like a looser fit, because it is a snug sporty fit.
I love the full protection and style this jacket offers. I live in the PNW so ventilation isn't a huge issue, but I can foresee this guy getting pretty toasty in the summer. If you ride in the heat, opt for the perf version.
All-in-all a fantastic jacket that i would buy again for the closeout price. however $400 is the MSRP and i must say seems a bit high for a practically feature-less jacket, though the AStars quality is clearly evident and construction is top-notch.
January 27, 2015
Great value for a Lthr Jacket for cooler-weather-riding!
Spot-on ZLA rep. recommended a 1-size larger--bullseye! I mean, Dude, it's a true definition of Bang For The Buck! I got with it front and back CE protections, and all it needs is does its purpose to get broken in. Voila! What a great purchase. Now, the Dainese... (Okay, that's my next jacket!).
January 1, 2015
Very happy with my A-star jacket!!
Great durable jacket. The non-perf version is a bit warm on 85+ degree days but the non-leather panels in the sleeves help with air flow while at speed. Jacket has a great shape for riding but is also comfortable off the bike. They do run a bit small. I had to return my original purchase for the next size bigger.
October 25, 2014
Es una excelente chaqueta, muy cómoda.
La experiencia abordo de la moto es increíble.
Les recomiendo que pidan 1 talla más grande de su medida, porque es un poco pequeña. pero fuera de eso todo anda bien.
Tuve un excelente atención por parte de Eric Mansky quien amablemente me hizo el cambio de talla requerido.
Felicitaciones al equipo revzilla!
October 20, 2014
Una chaqueta con buen estilo y excelente proteccion
Esta chaqueta tiende a ser una talla pequeña, pero queda muy bien y ajustada. El estilo es muy bueno y todas sus protecciones garantizan total seguridad, yo la recomiendo con el Bionic Back Protector para 100% seguridad.
July 22, 2013
Worth every penny
This jacket has been great. The fit is slightly small but nothing that would stop an average size rider from fitting into it. The protection factor is great. I've logged well over 3000 miles with this jacket and I don't have any complaints. There is a slight break in period to get the initial stiffness out of the leather. The bug cleanup on this jacket is easy as there are no perforations to get guts and legs stuck in.
April 8, 2013