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Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket
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Alpinestars GPR Leather Jacket

Designed to let you feel as cool as you look, the Alpinestars GPR Perforated Leather Jacket features ventilated inserts in its supple, full-grain leather construction for enhanced airflow.  

  • 1.3mm full-grain leather provides the optimum combination of durability, comfort and abrasion resistance.
  • Integrated Aramidic stretch panels in the shoulders allow full range of movement for extra comfort and control while riding.
  • Removable and adjustable CE certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders.
  • Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert and Bionic Chest Guards available as accessory upgrade).
  • Snap connection system allows integration with Alpinestars’ CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector (optional accessory).
  • Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants
  • Perforated leather for ventialtion and use in warm weather
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Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket 4.9 5 97 97
Awesome product Excellent product, leather feels perfect in summer time but in winter is kinda cold December 8, 2014
Great Jacket! This jacket is a steal! I'm 6'1 180 and the size 52 fits me spot on except for the sleeves being a bit short. It flows a good a out of air while riding. I'd definitely recommend this jacket! I bet the black one is bomb! December 5, 2014
Hard to fit a tall guy. Sized this one out at a physical store to find out that a 56 was the best fit for me. I am 6' 2", 180lbs with a 32" waist and long arms. The Astars size 56 is just barely loose (but still acceptable) around the waist with the waist adjustment toggles all the way in. Fits great in the chest and shoulders for me and is shortish (but an acceptable amount) on my arms. I'm fairly certain that once the sleeves break in they'll fit fine. If you are my size and plan to wear some kind of back protector I'd definitely stick with the 56. The 54 is a little too snug and short around my shoulders and arms to consider, however it does fit me better in the stomach and waist. A 58 would be way too much. Great quality jacket and super windflow! December 5, 2014
Fantastic Value I had my eye on this and another Alpinestar jacket all summer. Once I saw them go on sale I had to pull the trigger. Fit is spot on for 52. I'm 5-11" and have a 42 chest. Length is just at my belt buckle. Breathes well in the arms. Bought the Nucleon back protector in size large. Really looking forward to summer days again. November 23, 2014
Superb jacket. My first Alpinestars perforated leather jacket and it won't be my last. I've worn it on several 32-35°C (89-95°f) rides and it vents almost as well as my other Alpinestars textile mesh once the bike starts moving. I purchased a size 54 after trying to gauge my 5' 8" stocky frame against the models in the video. It fits perfectly; good room under the arms and around my 44' chest, and the arm length is right on the money. Style wise, it's a compliment magnet. The leather is just the right thickness to be resilient but comfortable. The quality and fit is up to what I've come to expect from Alpinestars. Rides: Kawasaki 2013 Z1000 November 21, 2014
Great jacket Got the white/black jacket. Very nice. Fit is a tad snug, but I also have the nucleon back protector and bionic chest protectors in it. Airflow is pretty good. Very happy with it so far. November 17, 2014
Great Jacket at an awesome price! Jacket fit true to sizing chart. Looks great and quality that you can see! The back protector does seem a little thin, I plan to upgrade that in the future so I would plan for that when measuring. Other than that seems to have plenty of protection. November 17, 2014
Fantastic Jacket, couldn't be more happy with it Bought this jacket for something to breathe more in the AUS summer.. The leather makes it a little hot at a stand still but the airflow is fantastic. The style is great and the jacket fits like a glove with the armour actually making me feel safe. Other reasons I bought the jacket were for track use (optional adding back protector and upgradable chest) I've had this for a few months now and worn it in 35 degree C, heat and it has been much better than my textile. Only downside is the airflow is so high probably not suitable for winter depending on layers. November 3, 2014
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Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Gerardo B: I think is a great jacket and with low price. The color combination is the best and their protectors are vevy good. This jacket is more comfortable than other more aggressive models. Dec 20, 2014
Angelita P S: Bought as Christmas present for my husband he saw it on line and that is the one he chose. Dec 19, 2014
STEVE D: Have an Aplinestars jacket currently but it's not perforated and get's to hot in warm weather. The quality of this brand seems exceptional and like the fact that I can install better armour in place of the foam back and chest protectors. Nov 28, 2014
Julio G: just because I like the design and looking Nov 28, 2014
John T: I chose A-stars jacket because of the good quality and the styling. Nov 17, 2014
Jesse S: Great price and reviews from a reputable business. Nov 7, 2014
David Ryan S: Good Jacket and its on sale Nov 3, 2014
Andrew H: I liked the reviews and pricing Oct 24, 2014
Richard H: John , the person I was on the phone with.... Super helpful! He told me he would take care of me if it was the wrong size. Why go anywhere else! Sep 8, 2014
Thomas D: For great protection. But I wouldn't buy it again because it was waaayyy to hot in the summer and leather jacket is mega heavy compared to the textile. If you're going to do the riding required to use this chances are you're going to have or want to be in a suit. So just by a textile for riding around town in and a suit for aggressive and track days. Sep 7, 2014
Robert T: Protection, valued name, good fit. Jun 26, 2014
Keegan F: Great styling from a respected company. Wanted the protection of a full leather jacket. Upgraded to the bio armor for the back too. Jun 25, 2014
matthew l: love this jacket -- saved me in a massive collision with a truck (my schuberth helmet also saved my life) May 7, 2014
Ryan I: Looks, color scheme, protection offered and price. Apr 25, 2014
Michael H: Needed a better riding jacket. Apr 9, 2014
Andre L: Perfect fit and finish in this jacket. Mar 25, 2014
Gregory L: u kno from the three six to the hard hit money gang and when i got shot now errbody all over the world know im switchin Jan 20, 2014
Michael Jason B: Affordable and Brand name Jan 19, 2014
Haydn F: Street riding jacket with subtle green lines to suit the M1 gloves and Kawasaki green of my bike! Jan 15, 2014
Jeffrey F: Style and price Dec 2, 2013
jeffrey w: hold my bear Nov 19, 2013
John T: Read the reviews on this site, and watched the video overview by Anthony. This looked like the best jacket for the type of riding I do, and the weather I typically ride in. Sep 12, 2013
A shopper asked: It's hard to tell from the video, but is the green in the black/green jacket fluorescent so that cagers can more easily spot you? Jan 12, 2012
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Axel: I've seen this specific jacket in person, the green isn't reflective, but there are reflective inserts in the arms as well as the back that say alpinestars. Oct 20, 2012
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showerfan: no it is not. it is seriously awesome looking and fairly bright, but not kick-you-in-the-eyeballs fluorescent Sep 4, 2012
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dragking: Nah, the green is just kaw green. The "alpinestars" on the sleeve and lower back is luminescent. Feb 21, 2012
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natr0n76: I would say no. But the stitched on alpinestars logos are reflective. May 7, 2012
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Chris K: The green on this jacket is bright, but not High-Viz. Jan 13, 2012
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shackman: The green is not reflective. Aug 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: How much does this stretch? Dec 19, 2014
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Patrick A: I have noticed after a few rides the pads in the shoulders and elbows seem to have found there place. They don't float around as much making slipping the jacket on a lot easier without all the repositioning of pads constantly. I would compare it to breaking in any coat or glove that will conform to your body after awhile. The more you wear it the better it feels. Mine was a bit tight in the shoulders and upper arms but is like a second skin now. Very comfortable.
I hope this helps you some what.
PA
Dec 19, 2014
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Melissa P: It really doesn't stretch much at all. The jacket is amazing! My boyfriend had a bike accident last year and the jacket did an amazing job at protecting him. Plus the jacket didn't have a mark on it! I highly recommend it. Dec 19, 2014
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Gobind Joel R: Tried on the tightest fit I can possibly force the zipper up then bought one size larger. I don't feel any stretch. Not sure if am answering you question. Dec 19, 2014
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Jack D: There is stretching material in key areas insuring extreme comfort for this excellent high quality jacket - 1/4 - 1/2 inch of extra stretch movement. Dec 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have asked this same question about the Alpinestars Jaws (I am currently going back and forth between the two): What is the length of the front of the jacket? I heard the jaws was 20.5 inches from top to bottom in the front. Would anyone mind shedding some light to the length of the GP-Rs front length.

Thanks!
Apr 13, 2013
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RevZilla: The front length of the Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket varies with the size of the jacket. A size 52 GP-R jacket is approximately 21.5 inches from the to of the collar to the bottom of the jacket (measured on the front).

The same measurement on a size 52 Jaws jacket is approximately 20 inches.
Apr 18, 2013
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David T: The size jacket you are considering is important to know if you want an answer to this question. I could measure my jacket for you, but you my not be looking at an XL. May 9, 2013
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mlynch914: 21.5" top to bottom on my GPR size large 42us/52eu. May 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: I've got 42 inch chest, but 31 inch waist and 23 inch arms. What do I do? Apr 2, 2011
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BlewByYou68: Go with a 54 Euro. I got the 52 and it was way too tight! Hope this helps, you will love the jacket! Feb 18, 2012
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LowRes: MrClean,

I have similar measurements and I was most comfortable in a 56 in that jacket (just tried some on this weekend).

Arms are always short for me but I'm 6'2" with longer arms. I would stay stick with Astars or Dianese for your build (larger shoulders and smaller waist). These two manufacturers tend to have the most aggressive shoulder to waist taper.
Apr 4, 2011
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dragking: Try the alpine star gp r leather jack, it s got waist adjust... watch the review they talk about sizing. Apr 4, 2011
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A shopper asked: I am about to purchase this jacket, Only problem I am having is that I am between sizes 52 and 54. How do I choose the right size?? I tried it at the store but can decide which size to choose. If it help I will be purchasing a back protector, maybe that will make a difference. Help anybody?? Nov 18, 2014
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Johnathan R: Well, Hope my 2 cents helps somewhat, This is really subjective as far as fit is concerned. I am size 54 on the DOT, 5'9'' 200 lbs muscular build for comparison info. I did buy a size 52 but after training for tough mudders, had to up size. This is my street jacket. You want to get it snug enough where after it breaks in, it is close to perfect. This will stretch a bit... but not alot. The back protector will take up some room. If its for street I would suggest a more relaxed fit, if its for track... you can go tighter as you don't want the leather to move too much in a slide/fall. Hope this helps Nov 18, 2014
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Adam R: If you upgrade the back protector, go with the size 54 jacket. If you have more room, you can also add Alpinestars chest protector too. Should fit just fine! Nov 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am approximately 6'3 with a 36 inch chest, 31 inch waist, and 38 inch hips, what size jacket would best fit me? Feb 7, 2014
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Ty A: A small is going to fit your frame, with the exception of your height. This jacket does have a little tail in the back that helps, but it may come up short for you.

A*'s is more for us "fat" Americans, they're a bit more forgiving with those of us with some extra inches. With your build I would be looking more toward a Dainese if you can afford it. You have a tall, slim build like most Italians. Your jacket needs to be a pretty snug fit to ensure that the pads and protection remain in their proper place should you meet Lady Pavement.

Long story short. If you are set on this jacket, buy the SM. If you want a bit more room, MD. Just remember, your protection shouldnt be easily moved around. My recommendation would be a Dainese, again, if you can swing it. I probably wasnt terribly helpful, but I do hope this helps.
Feb 7, 2014
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Nikolaus R: I am approximately 5'9" with a 38inch chest. I wear a size 50 (Euro size). I would suggest a size 54 or 56 it may be a little bigger in the chest, but it would fit down to your waist line. Feb 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: How does the Alpine Stars GP-R Jacket compare to the Atem Jacket? Aug 19, 2013
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Todd W: That is a good question. The fit and quality of the GPR is nice. The GPR does not have Hump on the back. It is warm to me above 85 degrees. The Atem is replacement for the Tech 1 R. The Atem and Tech 1 R are upper halves of their One Piece Suits. The GPR is not. I hope this info helps.

The Alpinestars line up
Race Replica
Atem / Tech 1 R
GP Pro
are their lineups for Race suits.

The Tech 1 R "Jacket" I believe has a different liner that helps with cooling. It has more protection, and race hump. The Atem is the replacment of the Tech 1 R Jacket.

Todd
Aug 20, 2013
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Michael Jason B: I've never worn the Atem jacket. But from the looks of it that Atem jacket, It should have more arm flexibility in the front part of the jacket. It also looks to be more of a snug fit than the GP-R. GP-R is a great jacket, but kinda movement restricting, Also the inner lining of the jacket is not removable so when it's hot its extra hot. Aug 20, 2013
A shopper asked: Anthony, wich base layers would you recomend to extend the riding season of this jacket? I live in patagonia (argentina) and it can be really cold some times without been winter. Thanks. Aug 10, 2013
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Leilany B: I've ridden in this jacket down to 20 degrees F. Under the jacket I had in a Underarmour Base layer, which is their warmest winter line. I believe I had on a 2.0 base layer which is similar to flannel pajama material. It's snug fitting, not compression. On top of the base layer I had on a typical 40 degree F. weather thickness sweat shirt..

I hope this helps make your decision. Great summer jacket, and with just a little bit of added base layer it can be a winter jacket as well. Obviously you will need to size the jacket correctly if you know you want to layer up underneath.
Aug 12, 2013
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Randy E: In my experience the best cold weather base layer is Under Armour Base 4.0, top or bottom. When the temps are not so extreme the ColdGear Mock-T and bottoms work well. I normally buy the "Fitted" sizing in tops and order one size up because I prefer a little looser garment than their "Compression" sizing. Aug 12, 2013
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A shopper asked: I've been getting conflicting answers concerning this question so once again I turn to RevZilla for answers! I'd like to replace the foam in my size (Euro) 54 jacket with the bio armor or bionic air armor to replace the foam slip in piece. I already have a 'race' back protector that straps to your chest so I just want to put a slip in model. Thank you! Mar 2, 2013
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RevZilla: Both the Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector in size Large and the Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert in size Large will fit right into the back pad pocket on this jacket. Mar 5, 2013
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mlynch914: I use the Bio Armor size large in my GPR jacket size 52eu. May 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am living in Seattle. During the summer time the average high temperature around 73F and average low temperature around 54F. I want to ask is Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket good for these kind of weather. Jan 10, 2013
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LazT: Just bought a GP-R myself. I'm in North Georgia and our weather the past two months has been ranging 40-65 degrees. anything under 60 degrees and you will definitely need layers and or a liner. I would recommend a non perf version or take a look at the new 2013 Astars lineup. I think some come with liners for cooler days. Jan 29, 2013
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RevZilla: As the GP-R Leather Jacket is perforated, we find it suited to temperatures consistently above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. For a temperature range of 50-70 F, we would instead recommend the non-perforated GP Plus Leather Jacket, since it will block more wind than a perforated leather jacket. Jan 10, 2013
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A shopper asked: I live in the UK, we have a lot of dreary weather and i recently got this jacket, love it, ride it with the knox metasys back protector, comfy, makes me feel safe. But it rains a lot, and was wondering if this jacket will hold up to a light shower or would i be better off taking my textile one during rain? Dec 28, 2012
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kstorm21: NO! It has a windproof liner for only the chest part. I really did wish it had a waterproof liner. In Hawaii it rains a lot too. :( If you get it, I'd recommend a rain suit or jacket. A* has a nice one you throw over it like a windbreaker. Dec 29, 2012
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mlynch914: I don't recommend the leather in the rain. May 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: Anthony, on your video review, you said the GP-R is $429.00 but the price on the site is $449.00 Which one is right? Sep 25, 2012
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RevZilla: The price of the Alpinestars GP-R Leather Jacket was changed to $449.00. Prices are subject to change as per the manufacturers discretion. Sep 26, 2012
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Axel: That used to be the old price point. Oct 20, 2012
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A shopper asked: Question on Size/Fit: Wanted to try on the GP- R at a local Cycle Gear but at the time did not have it in stock was told by the associate there the GP Plus R fits the same. Can I get a size/fit confirmation on the GP-R? Thanks. Oct 13, 2014
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John B: I haven't tried a plus, but I would go for it. I have two A stars in the same size and the fit is good. I suspect the plus to be a more aggressive fit while still being a fit. Oct 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will this jacket zip up to Dianese Alien Leather Pants? Jul 14, 2012
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RevZilla: The connection zipper from an Alpinestars Jacket would only work with Alpinestars Pants. Generally, each brand will use its own gauge/size zipper on all of their products. However, almost every pair of pants will come with the female end of the connection zipper (and if it does not you can get one from the manufacture or a fabric store). One would need to take the female end of that zipper, along with their jacket and pants, to a seamstress/tailor and it would be a simple modification to sew the female end of the zipper into the jacket. This would then allow the user to connect the pants and jacket from two different brands. Jul 17, 2012
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Sizing video for alpinestars (198)

Men's Jackets Sizing

Euro USA Alpha Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hip (cm) Arm (cm) Height (cm)
42 32 2XS 82-86 68-72 83-87 51-52 159-163
44 34 2XS-XS 86-90 72-76 87-91 53-54 164-167
46 36 XS-SM 90-94 76-80 91-95 55-56 168-171
48 38 SM-MD 94-98 80-84 95-99 57-58 172-175
50 40 MD 98-102 84-88 99-103 59-60 176-179
52 42 LG 102-106 88-92 103-107 61-62 180-183
54 44 XL 106-110 92-96 107-111 63-64 184-187
56 46 XL-2XL 110-114 96-100 111-115 65-66 188-191
58 48 2XL 114-118 100-104 115-119 67-68 192-195
60 50 3XL 118-122 104-108 119-123 67-68 192-195
62 52 3XL-4XL 122-126 108-112 123-127 69-70 196-199
64 54 4XL 126-130 112-116 127-131 69-70 196-199

Note: Alpinestars sizes displayed on our website are in Euro sizing, use the chart above to convert your standard US size to Euro. 

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 48 761574 3101611-10-48/28102061 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 50 761575 3101611-10-50/28102062 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 52 761576 3101611-10-52/28102063 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 54 761577 3101611-10-54/28102064 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 56 761578 3101611-10-56/28102065 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 58 761579 3101611-10-58/28102066 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 60 761580 3101611-10-60/28102067 Available: Expect 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Black / 48 761581 3101611-21-48/28102068 Out of Stock
White/Black / 50 761582 3101611-21-50/28102069 Out of Stock
White/Black / 52 761583 3101611-21-52/28102070 Out of Stock
White/Black / 54 761584 3101611-21-54/28102071 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Black / 56 761585 3101611-21-56/28102072 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Black / 58 761586 3101611-21-58/28102073 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White/Black / 60 761587 3101611-21-60/28102074 Available: Expect 1-3 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Red/Black / 48 761588 28102075/310161123148 Out of Stock
White/Red/Black / 50 761589 3101611-231-50/28102076 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Red/Black / 52 761590 3101611-231-52/28102077 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White/Red/Black / 54 761591 3101611-231-54/28102078 Out of Stock
White/Red/Black / 56 761592 3101611-231-56/28102079 Available: Expect 2 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Red/Black / 58 761593 3101611-231-58/28102080 Available: Expect 2-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White/Red/Black / 60 761594 28102081/3101611-231-60 Out of Stock
Black/Green / 48 761595 3101611-16-48/28102082 Out of Stock
Black/Green / 50 761596 28102083/31016111650 Out of Stock
Black/Green / 52 761597 3101611-16-52/28102084 Out of Stock
Black/Green / 54 761598 3101611-16-54/28102085 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Green / 56 761599 3101611-16-56/28102086 Out of Stock
Black/Green / 58 761600 28102087/31016111658 Out of Stock
Black/Green / 60 761601 28102088/31016111660 Out of Stock